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Open-ended adult cradle. No hood. Extremely simple. Long sides and simple head board cant out from flat bottom. Two shaped rockers.
cradles (children's beds)
sleeping and reclining furniture
wood (plant material)
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.
26 7/8 (W) (inches)
Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell