An Early Boulle Cradle
I purchased this Boulle cradle at Bonham’s in London many years ago. The original bedding is still in the cradle and includes a mattress, coverlet and matching pillow. The interior of the cradle is not painted, but is painted black on the ends. The exterior has beautiful gold transfer work and those are illustrated in the photos. The front and back of the cradle is one piece of wood with a scalloped edge on top and rockers on the bottom. The sides of the cradle are slightly angled and have a gentle slope. A very unique and rare piece!
Measurements: 2-3/4”h. x 5-3/4”long x 2-1/2”d.