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Baby's cradle

Description

A baby's cradle, probably about 1680; the moulded rectangular top now split and hinged; the panelled superstructure at the head end carved and initialled BK and HB; the panelled body carved with rosettes and diamonds and raised on shaped rockers; English, South Yorkshire; considerable restoration including rear plank of top, sections of panels, later carving; new base-boards; head rocker replaced; generally refinished.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1950-4/1

  • Date

    c. 1680

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Length

    970 mm

  • Width

    490 mm

  • Height

    610 mm

  • Marks & inscriptions

    inscription : initials : carved : head panels : BK, inscription : initials : carved : head panels : HB,

  • Location

    Hall's Croft - Bedchamber 1

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust