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Cradle

1924.47 (RS104763)

Description

Cradle. White pine . Original brass handles on foot and headboards. Nailed frame. Covered with black leather and decorated with brass nails. The sides are nailed to the foot, headboards and hood crest. The two-board hood is nailed to the top edges of the sides, headboard and crest. The black leather is nailed with iron tacks to the underside of the bottom. Small sections of leather have been lost. The interior is lined with two layers of nineteenth century wallpaper. The rockers have been moved and renailed but appear to be original.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1735
Material
Norway spruce (wood)
leather
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cradle
cradles (children's beds)
leather
Norway spruce (wood)
Pine
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
28 3/16 x 9 1/16 x 16 12/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1924.47
Credit Line
Gift of Charles C. Swan
GUSN
30140
Reference Notes
Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.

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