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Antique French Breton Doll's Cradle/Crib
A charming item, it was produced in the late nineteenth century in Brittany, France. It dates from 1890-1900.
This miniature crib is part of a genre of doll furniture made for the tourist industry in the late 19th century. Hutches, armoires, cribs, buffets, benches and clocks made up this dark carved wooden collection with it's signature geometric designs. The fancy turned balusters and the flower petal shaped carvings on these pieces replicated their larger counterparts, which were produced in Brittany, France.
It measures: 8 3/4" long, 5 1/4" high and 3 1/4" deep. The sides are made of wide panels which have a pressed flower design, Above them finely turned wooden ballisters connect to a curvy flat rail, also ornamented with a pressed flower design. There are four finely turned wooden knobs at each corner. The crib/cradle rocks on two curved feet.
It is in very good condition, with little wear and no fading to the wood. There is wear to the right bottom rocker, but it doesn't effect the soundness of the piece.
A charming little piece, which tells a story of a historical part of France.
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