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Wicker Collection

Background imageWicker Collection: Dickens / Empty Chair

Dickens / Empty Chair
HIS HOME AT GADSHILL His desk and empty chair after his death, dated 9 June 1870

Background imageWicker Collection: Womens Institute activities during the First World War

Womens Institute activities during the First World War, making jam and wicker baskets to help with the war effort. 1915

Background imageWicker Collection: Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs

Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs
Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - note the holidaymakers being pushed around in wonderful little three-wheeled wicker seats (rolling chairs / miniature carriages / carts)

Background imageWicker Collection: Two ladies on a 1914 Triumph motorcycle

Two ladies on a 1914 Triumph motorcycle
Two ladies on a 1914 Triumph Model H motorcycle & sidecar combination circa 1914

Background imageWicker Collection: Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake

Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake
A farmer and his heavy horse take a break from working to gather hay on a field. They stop to talk to another farmer and a young lady in white dress

Background imageWicker Collection: Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Large fig factory

Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Large fig factory
The scale of the fig industry at Izmir is demonstrated in this postcard showing a huge warehouse with a multitude of baskets and workers

Background imageWicker Collection: West End Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

West End Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Veranda of the West End Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageWicker Collection: Aberdeen Fish Market

Aberdeen Fish Market
Two market traders walk through Aberdeen Fish Market, Scotland, where thousands of fresh fish are set out in crates and wicker baskets

Background imageWicker Collection: Frome Market 1930S

Frome Market 1930S
Well-dressed ladies carrying heavy wicker baskets of shopping, next to the fruit and vegetable stall at Frome farmers market, Somerset, England

Background imageWicker Collection: Sorting Post 1930S

Sorting Post 1930S
A postal worker at the General Post Office (GPO), at Mount Pleasant, north London, sorts out parcels on a conveyor belt in the warehouse

Background imageWicker Collection: Madimba - Congo - Pipe-smoking lady

Madimba - Congo - Pipe-smoking lady
A rather powerful looking lady from the Congo, smoking a pipe and carrying a large wicker basket on her head. She is the wife of the Chief of the Mpongo Tribe of Kibweta, Madimba, Congo, Africa

Background imageWicker Collection: Basque woman riding a donkey

Basque woman riding a donkey
Basque peasant woman (from the far south of France) riding sidesaddle on a donkey. She carries an absolutely superb wicker basket. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWicker Collection: Poster, Connemara, Great Southern Railways, Ireland

Poster, Connemara, Great Southern Railways, Ireland
Poster, Connemara, The Old Bog Road, Great Southern Railways, Ireland. Date: circa 1920

Background imageWicker Collection: Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace

Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace
A Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace, and different patterns everywhere you look

Background imageWicker Collection: Princess Baa of the Ashanti and her husband - Ghana

Princess Baa of the Ashanti and her husband - Ghana
Princess Baa of the Ashanti and her husband from Ghana - pictured outside the Gold Coast Pavillion at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Park in 1924

Background imageWicker Collection: Roses in a Basket

Roses in a Basket
A decorative arrangement of roses in wicker basket

Background imageWicker Collection: A Shetland Peat Carrier

A Shetland Peat Carrier
A Woman of the Shetland Islands carring turves of peat in a wicker back pack basket. She does her knitting whilst she walks (possible some distance). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWicker Collection: Breakfast Tray 1930S

Breakfast Tray 1930S
A wonderful breakfast set in dainty china, served on a wicker tray. A napkin, the morning post and a copy of The Sphere. What more could one ask for? Tea and toast? Date: 1930s

Background imageWicker Collection: Abyssinian cat on whicker chair

Abyssinian cat on whicker chair
An Abyssinian cat sitting on a whicker chair. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageWicker Collection: Women Sunbathers 1930S

Women Sunbathers 1930S
Three young women sunbathing in bathing caps, holding their faces up to the sun and sitting on wicker chairs

Background imageWicker Collection: Basket maker weaving a basket from willow

Basket maker weaving a basket from willow taken from an osier-bed. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts, Tabart, London, 1810

Background imageWicker Collection: Fall / 3 black Schipperkes posing on a wicker basket

Fall / 3 black Schipperkes posing on a wicker basket
Mr Lawrence Ludfords 3 black Schipperkes - Binchou de la Bouche of Skipland, Gill of the North and Vespoir of Skipland (mother, father and son) posing on a wicker basket Date: 1940

Background imageWicker Collection: Little girl with kittens in a basket on a postcard

Little girl with kittens in a basket on a postcard -- Our Darlings Darlings. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWicker Collection: The New Playmates - Siblings and new bunnies

The New Playmates - Siblings and new bunnies
The New Playmates - A young brother and sister meet a basket of new bunnies. circa 1920s

Background imageWicker Collection: Young crofter with his dog, Shetland, Scotland

Young crofter with his dog, Shetland, Scotland. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageWicker Collection: Misfitz - Spoony

Misfitz - Spoony. early 20th century

Background imageWicker Collection: Advert for Asprey selection of household items 1937

Advert for Asprey selection of household items 1937
Selection of items from Asprey, Bond Street: Glass luminous World lamp, gentlemans pigskin compactus case with ivory fittings, miniature reproduction clock in walnut, brocade evening bag

Background imageWicker Collection: Dog carrying basket of flowers on a birthday card

Dog carrying basket of flowers on a birthday card
Large dog carrying a basket of flowers on a birthday card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWicker Collection: A woman of the Auvergne collecting walnuts

A woman of the Auvergne collecting walnuts
A woman of the Auvergne region of France loading a wickerwork pannier backpack with the walnuts she has been collecting in her straw basket Date: 1910

Background imageWicker Collection: Little Girl and Pug Dog

Little Girl and Pug Dog
A little girl in her Sunday best outfit sits on an elegant wicker-work chair with the family pug dog

Background imageWicker Collection: Siamese Cat Gets Cream

Siamese Cat Gets Cream
A spoilt Siamese kitten sits in its wicker basket and laps up the cream from the top of a milk bottle!

Background imageWicker Collection: Swinoujscie, Poland (formerly Swinemunde in Prussia)

Swinoujscie, Poland (formerly Swinemunde in Prussia)
Bathers with their marvelous wickerwork seats on the beach at the Baltic Sea Coastal resort of Swinoujscie, Poland (formerly Swinemunde in German Prussia) Date: 1905

Background imageWicker Collection: Shoot for Kamella - children's clothes brand

Shoot for Kamella - children's clothes brand
Client: Stonehouse Advertising - shoot for Kamella children's clothes brand - smart double-buttoned kids trouser suit with multi-colour diamond pattern design Date: circa 1967

Background imageWicker Collection: A siren seducing a merman knight, 14th century

A siren seducing a merman knight, 14th century
A mermaid or siren in German womens costume from the 14th century seducing a merman knight. Scenes below show knights and ladies holding family crests

Background imageWicker Collection: The Old Wicker Railway Station, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

The Old Wicker Railway Station, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Old Wicker Railway Station building in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, which opened in 1838. In 1870 it was closed to passengers, being used for freight and renamed Wicker Goods. Date: circa 1840s

Background imageWicker Collection: The Parable of the Sower sowing Seeds

The Parable of the Sower sowing Seeds

Background imageWicker Collection: Advert for John Carters invalid chairs 1884

Advert for John Carters invalid chairs 1884
Selection of invalid and students chairs, including holding a book or writing at a desk, lamp in any position over an easy chair

Background imageWicker Collection: Snake charmer, Banares, India

Snake charmer, Banares, India
A snake charmer sits on the pavement and plays to his cobra, which rears up out of a wicker basket. Banares, India Date: 1986

Background imageWicker Collection: West Africa - Nigeria - Kano Woman - Sanusi People

West Africa - Nigeria - Kano Woman - Sanusi People
West Africa - Nigeria - Kano Woman with a wicker mat rolled-up under her arm - Sanusi People. Date: circa late 1950s

Background imageWicker Collection: Jurs Granary - Bahr El-Ghazal, Sudan

Jurs Granary - Bahr El-Ghazal, Sudan
Jurs Granary - Bahr El-Ghazal (Sea of Gazelles), South Sudan. The South Sudanese region of Bahr el Ghazal takes its name from the Bahr El Ghazal River, the main western tributary of the Nile

Background imageWicker Collection: Mending crab pots, early 1900s

Mending crab pots, early 1900s

Background imageWicker Collection: The Bunnies ride into a big stone

The Bunnies ride into a big stone Date: 1924

Background imageWicker Collection: The Bunnies ride down the hill in a basket

The Bunnies ride down the hill in a basket Date: 1924

Background imageWicker Collection: Portuguese woman poultry seller, Lisbon, Portugal

Portuguese woman poultry seller, Lisbon, Portugal Date: circa 1895

Background imageWicker Collection: Studio photo, Seated woman with painted backdrop

Studio photo, Seated woman with painted backdrop Date: circa 1890

Background imageWicker Collection: Illustration, Knights at Arms, boys fighting

Illustration, Knights at Arms, boys fighting using household objects Date: 1930s

Background imageWicker Collection: A Wholesale Distributor, Covent Garden Market, London

A Wholesale Distributor, Covent Garden Market, London, by Hablot K Browne (Phiz) Date: 1862

Background imageWicker Collection: The Market Porter, Covent Garden Market, London

The Market Porter, Covent Garden Market, London, by Hablot K Browne (Phiz) Date: 1862



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