Colonial Pennsylvania Black Walnut Rocking Cradle with Twin Cyma Curves on the Headboard & Footboard !!! Circa 1750 to 1800. Found in the "Dutch Country" of Lebanon County,Pa.
Fully Hand Dovetailed corner construction. Has a lower Dovetailed Stretcher Frame Support with a rectangular Mattress Frame made of native White Pine. Still retains the Original Rare Brass Rope Studs. (Brass Pulls with coarse threads) This is a true work of Art and fully embellished.
Historical Note ; Colonial Babies were tied-down in these cradles, as an act of protective necessity. Mothers would Rock the Baby to sleep with a foot against one of the protruding Rocker Rails, then continue their household work knowing that the baby would not be roaming around when awakened.
Condition : Near Mint Condition with All Original Profile,Frame,& Hardware. Native Pennsylvania Black Walnut was left natural and then Professionally encased in 1 coat of Shellac for Years of future enjoyment. The side has one wood fracture coming from the dovetail joint as seen in the last photo.
Measures : 43 inches in Length, 30 inches Wide at the Rockers, and 23 1/4 inch High at the Headboard.
Weighs : 23 Pounds and 8 Ounces.
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