Cradle

Object Number: 
1948.33
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Mahogany, pine, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 45 1/2 in. ( 71.8 x 64.1 x 115.6 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany cradle with hood with faceted top, cut-out handles on either side, broken serpentine-shaped foot board, and mattress with cotton ticking and raw cotton stuffing; raised on shaped rockers.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, Mrs. George McLaughlin (Harriett Taylor, ca. 1813-1873) of New York City, grandmother of the donor, rocked her daughter Harriett T. McLaughlin (1843-1907) in this cradle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Georgina Romain Nichols (Mrs. James Wallace Nichols)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group