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Cradle

Cradle
Title
Cradle
Date 
1756
Medium 
Pine, oak; pine; leather, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 32 1/4 x 27 3/4 x 47 1/4 in. ( 81.9 x 70.5 x 120 cm )
Description 
Leather-covered pine and oak cradle with edges outlined with brass studs; curved hood with double serpentine-shaped front board; double serpentine-shaped foot board; three brass handles, one on either side and one at foot; raised on shaped rockers.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1776[dup]
Marks 
in brass studs: on top of hood: "M. R. / 1756"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group