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Adult or Invalid Cradle

1928.879 (RS255568)

Description

Open-ended adult cradle. No hood. Extremely simple. Long sides and simple head board cant out from flat bottom. Two shaped rockers.

Details

Label
This mid-eighteenth-century cradle was designed for the comfort of elderly or ill family members. The rocking motion of a cradle provided adults with the same pain alleviation that it provides a child and also helped to decrease the incidents of bed sores and improve circulation.
Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1800
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture; Sleeping & Reclining Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed
Bed, Child's
Cradle
cradles (children's beds)
painting (coating)
sleeping and reclining furniture
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
26 7/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1928.879
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
25443

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