Rocking cradle, Europe, 1750-1850

1750-1850 in Europe

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Rocking cradle, oak and pine, Europe, 1750-1850. Full 3/4 view, graduated grey background.
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Rocking cradle, oak and pine, Europe, 1750-1850

This simple rocking cradle is made of oak and pine and is believed to be of European origin. There is a rocking handle at each corner. Four wooden studs are on each side around which a restraining band was wrapped. This kept the child secure within the cradle and stopped them crawling out. A socket on each side at the head end accommodated a 'cradle guard', which was a hooded covering.


Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
oak and pine
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • furniture
  • bed - furniture

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