Savoyard baby’s rocking cradle, Europe, 1701-1850

Made:
1701-1850 in Europe
maker:
Unknown
Savoyard baby's rocking cradle, 18th century. Full 3/4 view, graduated grey background. Savoyard baby's rocking cradle, 18th century, viewpoint showing the inside of cradle, graduated grey background.

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Savoyard baby's rocking cradle, 18th century. Full 3/4 view, graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Savoyard baby's rocking cradle, 18th century, viewpoint showing the inside of cradle, graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Savoyard baby's rocking cradle, 18th century

This carved wooden item is known as a Savoyard rocking cradle. It rocked babies and infants to sleep. The name Savoyard suggests it was made in the Savoy area of France.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A115150
type:
cradle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • furniture
  • bed - furniture
credit:
Chatouk, J.