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Cradle

Description

Possibly an early 20th century reproduction. Bonnet top shaped with 3 angled panels, arched enframement at front dovetailed onto side boards. Simple arch cut-out on side under bonnet. Arch topped foot board dovetailed onto sides. Headboard is nailed. Thin serpentine rockers attached by screws through interior floor also with later bracing. Cut-outs in rockers appear to be for a long brace, but where this could have been attached to underside is not apparent. Fanciful imitation grain, painted fans, stripes and other designs in orange-brown on yellow ground. Blue interior.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-50
Location of origin
New England
Associated Building
Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.).
Material
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Cradle
cradles (children's beds)
pine (wood)
People and organizations
Thacher, Mary
Dimensions
25 1/2 x 23 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1999.581
Credit Line
Estate of Guido Perera
GUSN
256404

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