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Overall: 28 x 26 x 45 1/4 in. ( 71.1 x 66 x 114.9 cm )
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
This cradle reportedly belonged to Chancellor Robert R. Livingston and his family, and may have been used by subsequent generations. The Chancellor married Mary Stevens (1752-1814) in 1770 and they had two daughters, Elizabeth (1780-1829) and Margaret Maria Livingston (1783-1818). The leather and decorative tacking on the cradle elevated this everyday domestic object into something elegant and worthy of an esteemed and wealthy Hudson Valley family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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