A very nice early cloth covered oval basket. The material is a cotton calico print and lines the inside as well as the outside . It is beautifully gathered at bottom and at the top rim. The basket is wood with a good sturdy wood handle that is covered with cloth. The bottom of the basket has a fairly thick piece of wood and the sides are the thin but feels like all one piece of wood that has been steamed into a oval. The basket is circa 1880-90 and is very nice. I think it has been used as a sewing basket but would nicely display a collection of small items. The basket is 11" long, 5" wide and the sides are 4 1/2" high.