Silver Vinaigrettes: A small container with a perforated top, used to contain an aromatic substance such as vinegar or smelling salts, especially popular for women in the Victorian era to combat the aroma from the waste products common in cities. Wikipedia
VICTORIAN ORINOCO FURNITURE COMPANY MARQUETRY WASTE BASKET MEASURING 18 INCHES HIGH. IT HAS SCROLLED FEET AND BRASS HANDLES. BEAUTIFUL INLAY DIAMOND PATTERN WITH CHECKERED BORDER. SHOWS A BIT OF WEAR/LOSS BUT STILL A FABULOUS, WELL CRAFTED ANTIQUE REFUSE BASKET.