An Exquisite Cradle
It has been a long time since I have one of
these to sell! The cradle is suspended between two stands which have hooks
on them so that the cradle actually swings. The delicate tiny spindles are
all intact along the sides of the cradle. The ends of the cradle and the
stands that support the cradle have fancy raised designs of scroll work.
Underneath the cradle is a decorative bar that attaches both stands in
order to keep the whole cradle in balance. Some bedding in a beige
coverlet and fancy lace pillow are set inside the cradle. The soft metal
is painted in asphaltum which is a brown wash. A beautiful piece in a
bedroom or nursery.
Measurements: 3-3/4" h. from tallest point
on the stands on the ends. x 3-5/8" long x 1-5/8" w.
Circa: 19th Century