Frails came into the docks of harbors filled with raisins and sometimes figs from at least the end of the 17th century well into the 19th century. It appears once emptied, the frails became an inexpensive basket used in markets or by workman who need a convenient way to carry tools. Our frails are hand made and are roughly 13.5″ (36 cm) high and 16″ (40 cm) wide. The frail is 24″ (60 cm) long with a comfortable 13″ (35 cm) handle.
Frails are seen in various artwork such as in the 1732 Moll’s arrival in London (The Harlot’s Progress) by William Hogarth take a look at the luggage at the bottom right of the print. Frails are also found in American newspaper ads as well as British criminal records.
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