This is the best example of a primitive doll's cradle that we have had the privilege to retail. The original dry painted surface, vibrant dry blue interior and years and years of patina make this is an absolute honey. Just look at those old cross head nails and the hand tool marks seen to the underside!! This cradle fits our antique 17" wax doll perfectly, but we can also imagine it displaying your antique teddies or vintage toys. This antique cradle will look really stunning in any folk art inspired interior....see our other folk art antiques shown in the last image.
This decorative rocking cradle was produced in the early 19th century, circa 1840, most likely in Pennsylvania. The cradle or crib retains its original orange red painted outer surface with European inspired scrolling floral motif decoration and gorgeous blue painted interior. This ancient pine cradle has the most wonderful dry, natural patina. The cradle was produced for a doll and is complete with a selection of period correct bedding including lavender filled mattress, lavender filled pillow, cotton lace pillow case, large cotton sheet and wool blanket. Sorry for import regulation purposes to non EU countries the lavender fillings will need to be removed - but this gives you a chance to fill with fresh lavender upon arrival.
This is a fantastic example of a piece of 19th century Folk Art doll furniture, it will display excellently in any home.
Measuring: Width 18.5 inch (47 cm) by depth 8.75 inch (22 cm). Height 9.75 inch (25 cm). For a sense of scale the bedding and pillow dimensions when in the crib measures width 15.5 inch (39 cm) by depth 4 1/8 inch (10.5 cm).
Condition: This ancient doll crib is in good condition with some minor bumps and surface cracks, the odd missing nail, but very strong and stable. The freshly laundered cotton bedding has some minor age related rust spots.
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