Adult or Invalid Cradle

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1750-1800

GUSN

GUSN-25443

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

cradles (children's beds)
sleeping and reclining furniture
wood (plant material)
painting (coating)
Bed
Bed, Child's
Cradle
Cradle

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

Dimensions

26 7/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1928.879