Following a trek across the countryside, landowners in earlier times would pause at the entry to deposit their walking canes in a specially made basket. Today's version is an exquisite recreation in rattan that is narrow enough to fit in the smallest entries. Reinforcing wicker trim at the base and round the lip will also keep umbrellas in place. As a display piece, it can hold collectible walking sticks or parasols with decorative handles. A grip at one end makes it simple to move without spilling contents. Large and small wicker patterns create attractive banding inspired by designs from European crafters. In the French Country style, it retains a rustic elegance that can sit sentry at any doorway.