Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C

Sweetpea Cottage is offering a fine doll cradle for you to add to your collection. This beautiful piece was carefully hand-made showing the fine workmanship of delicately cut dovetails. It comes from an estate in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and has construction elements expected from a fine craftsman. The wood appears to be yellow pine judging by the grain patterns and its hardness. The dovetails are crisp, clean and beautifully executed. It has a varnish over cherry stain that has crackled slightly over the years to develop a beautiful finish. The finish looks completely original. There are 4 small finger-holds, one on each side. At the foot end of the cradle the board split off of the top at the finger-hole but was carefully reattached so that the split is hard to detect. A split runs about 1/3 of the way down the length of the inside bottom. This is a result of seasonal wood movement and has not weakened the piece in any way. The total length of the cradle is about 18 1/4 inches long, stands approximately 9 3/4 inches tall at the highest point, and is about 8 1/4 inches wide. The cheese cutter rockers measure 13 inches from side to side. The sides and base are made from 1/4 inch thick boards giving the piece a visual lightness, while the rockers are a stout 5/16th inches thick. Construction is a combination of dovetails with square-cut nails used to attach the base and the rockers. There are 2 brass screws, probably a more recent addition, inside the cradle that are used to strengthen a spine that runs along the length of the underside of the cradle. This is an outstanding miniature that will accent any collection!

If you are looking for a unique gift for yourself or a special person, then this is for you. Check out the photos carefully, and you will see what a gem it is. Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, then you can return it for any reason. We will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask that you notify us by email within 3 days of receiving your purchase that you intend to return it. Once it is returned to us in a timely fashion and in original condition, then we will issue your refund. Shipping for this item will be $18.00 within the U.S. We will not be able to ship this item to international customers. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.

Item ID: AntRC-224

Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C

Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C
Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C
Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C
Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C
Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C
Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C
Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C
Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C
Elegant Dovetailed Handmade Doll Cradle, Late 19th C

Sweetpea Cottage is offering a fine doll cradle for you to add to your collection. This beautiful piece was carefully hand-made showing the fine workmanship of delicately cut dovetails. It comes from an estate in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and has construction elements expected from a fine craftsman. The wood appears to be yellow pine judging by the grain patterns and its hardness. The dovetails are crisp, clean and beautifully executed. It has a varnish over cherry stain that has crackled slightly over the years to develop a beautiful finish. The finish looks completely original. There are 4 small finger-holds, one on each side. At the foot end of the cradle the board split off of the top at the finger-hole but was carefully reattached so that the split is hard to detect. A split runs about 1/3 of the way down the length of the inside bottom. This is a result of seasonal wood movement and has not weakened the piece in any way. The total length of the cradle is about 18 1/4 inches long, stands approximately 9 3/4 inches tall at the highest point, and is about 8 1/4 inches wide. The cheese cutter rockers measure 13 inches from side to side. The sides and base are made from 1/4 inch thick boards giving the piece a visual lightness, while the rockers are a stout 5/16th inches thick. Construction is a combination of dovetails with square-cut nails used to attach the base and the rockers. There are 2 brass screws, probably a more recent addition, inside the cradle that are used to strengthen a spine that runs along the length of the underside of the cradle. This is an outstanding miniature that will accent any collection!

If you are looking for a unique gift for yourself or a special person, then this is for you. Check out the photos carefully, and you will see what a gem it is. Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, then you can return it for any reason. We will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask that you notify us by email within 3 days of receiving your purchase that you intend to return it. Once it is returned to us in a timely fashion and in original condition, then we will issue your refund. Shipping for this item will be $18.00 within the U.S. We will not be able to ship this item to international customers. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.

Item ID: AntRC-224

$269 USD

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