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Robert Burns

Bread Basket from the Burns' household

Period:
Georgian Period
Description:

This small basket, for serving bread, was used by Robert Burns and his family during the time they lived in Burns House, Dumfries. Jean Armour, the poet's widow, continued to live in the family home following the poet's death in 1796.  She remained there for the rest of her life and by the time of her own death in 1834, the house had become a place of pilgrimage.

 

Relics of Robert Burns, Jean Armour Burns and their household were treasured and preserved.

Materials/Media:
wood, wicker
Dimensions:
height 85mm, width 270mm, depth 210mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.373
Digital Number:
BHBN043n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council