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Our wide range of baskets and willow products are handmade by skilled craftsmen. Produced for today's applications very much in mind, for stylish, versatile furniture and for your specific trade applications, there is a basket to suit all tastes. Visit our Gallery section, if you have a specific idea in mind.

Nearly 200 years old, P. H. Coate & Son is a family run business where recognition of the demand for high quality, practicality and elegant good looks has resulted in increasing popularity for all types of beautiful basketware.

We are suppliers of basketware to kitchen furniture manufacturers, bakeries, hotels, restaurants, cabinet makers, shop fitters, quality retailers, garden centres and many more.

Bespoke basket making
We offer a fully bespoke design and build-to-order service for one-offs through to supermarket produce displays. To view the varied work we have undertaken please take a look at our gallery.

Commissions may be undertaken for Theatre, TV and Film productions and historical replicas are our speciality. See our portfolio list below.

We are versatile and can make to your specifications. Phone us on 01823 490249 to find out more about our bespoke service.

Portfolio List


First Knight starring Richard Gere - Hurdles
Wind in the Willows starring Richard Briers - Bath Chair
Big Brothern- Hurdles
Emma (TV Drama) - Baskets
Churchill, The Gathering Storm - Traditional Furniture
River Cottage - Hurdles

Museums: Henley Rowing Museum, Bunratty Rural Life Museum.

Others: Windsor Great Park - Display Trays.

Retail Opportunities
We are currently interested to find quality retailers throughout the country who may wish to stock our product. Please contact us if you would like more details.

Point of Sale
We offer a wide range of point of sale products, examples of which are shown above.

Artists' Charcoal
For over thirty years artist charcoal has been made here from willow grown by the Coate family. Coates willow charcoal is now well known across the globe and is commended for its softness and deep black lines.

The willow plant used for making this artist charcoal grows very quickly taking only one growing season to be ready for use. The process of turning the willow plant into fine charcoal sticks takes three days.
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Supermarket Displays

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Produce Display Baskets

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Bespoke Willow Projects

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Retail Displays