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Crib

2005.18 (RS30983)

Description

Walnut Gothic-Revival style crib; solid headboard and footboard with carved flattened trefoil "finials" at either side extending down to squared legs and stepped feet; casters; tops of headboard and footboard are rounded (extension of trefoil); solid sideboards; side rails with turned spindles and carved Gothic arches; one side is hinged and drops down; blue and white stripped mattress.

Details

Label
This Gothic Revival crib (1845-1855) was used by generations of the Bowen family. The crib descended through the Bowens' eldest son Henry Eliot Bowen and was used by five generations of the family. Because of its style and family associations, the crib is an important addition to the collections at Roseland Cottage.
Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1855
Material
carving (processes)
turning (shaping process)
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
carving (processes)
Crib
cribs (children's beds)
Gothic Revival
sleeping and reclining furniture
turning (shaping process)
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
33 x 38 x 23 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.18
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles Hamann
GUSN
189590

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