Cradle

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1820-50

GUSN

GUSN-256404

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

Descriptive Terms

cradles (children's beds)
pine (wood)
Cradle

Associated Person

Thacher, Mary

Associated Building

Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

376.1981

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New England

Dimensions

25 1/2 x 23 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Guido Perera

Accession Number

1999.581