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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.
cribs (children's beds)
sleeping and reclining furniture
turning (shaping process)
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.
33 x 38 x 23 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Charles Hamann