Cradle

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1735

GUSN

GUSN-30140

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

Descriptive Terms

cradles (children's beds)
sleeping and reclining furniture
leather
Norway spruce (wood)
Pine
Cradle

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

28 3/16 x 9 1/16 x 16 12/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Swan

Accession Number

1924.47

Reference Notes

Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)