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Object Name: Cradle
Date: ca. 1760
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Medium: Mahogany and pine
Dimensions: Overall: 30 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 46 in. ( 77.5 x 62.2 x 116.8 cm )
Place made: United States
Description: Mahogany cradle with hood with faceted top, cut-out handles on either side, arched foot board, and molding around edge of base; raised on shaped rockers.
Credit Line: Gift of Bayard Verplanck
Object Number: 1945.483
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According to the accession records, this cradle was used by members of the Verplank family, beginning with Judge Daniel Crommelin Verplanck (b. 1762), from the mid-eighteenth century until the mid-twentieth century.


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