Good vintage pre-owned condition for its age. I honestly do not know what the metal basket is for. Please see pictures and zoom in for the great detail.Feel free to ask any questions or request more pictures. I can also deliver to Burleson TX. (Close to Fort Worth) Due to travel once a month. The item "Antique Cahill Cast Iron Coal Basket Fireplace Grate Log Holder Insert 1900s" is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Fireplaces, Mantels & Fireplace Accessories". The seller is "welmas" and is located in Baytown, Texas. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.