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Cradle

Date:
1640–90
Geography:
Made in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
White oak
Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 24 x 37 1/8 in. (72.4 x 61 x 94.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.672
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 709
This joined cradle exhibits a well-balanced arrangement of horizontal panels with mortise-and-tenon joints. It was probably fitted with mattresses of feathers or chopped wool, and specially made blankets and bed rugs.
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