Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

A 17th-century cradle in oak and pine

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A distinctive form, with a tall bonnet and turned posts. The case is joined with mortise and tenon joints, in the typical manner of the period. The sides and the head are formed with two fielded panels, while the foot end contains a single panel. The two heavy rockers are attached to the frame; one has been secured with iron straps.

The surface is dry and well-worn. We’ve done nothing to it beyond an occasional dusting.

This cradle has been part of our personal collection for more than three decades. It is illustrated and described in John Fiske’s Living with Early Oak (p. 158). We’ve just replaced it with another one, purchased from a private collection. (Pippin has already adjusted to the change.)

English, ca. 1650

Dimensions: Length: 36”; Width: 16”; Height: 34 ½”

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Inventory #26620

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