Early Folk Art Wooden Doll Bed Cradle Ticking Matress
What an outstanding Primitive Find! This primitive doll cradle is just the right size, has wonderful wear and the deep walnut color couldn't be better either! The best indication as to the color would be in image 2. Constructed with small round nails that have left a darkened age imprint on the wood they surround, really adds character to this 19th Century piece. Please see image 3.
The headboard boasts a nice simple curved design and even has a couple of pine knots to lend interest. There are several age cracks on the bottom piece of wood however this cradle is still very sturdy. When the bed is turned over showing the foot-board view in image 11, there are two splits in the wood. One nail is visible as a tiny sliver of wood appears to be missing.
The wood rockers are a little wobbly especially the one near the headboard but there is not indication they will come off anytime soon. Did I mention this comes with a wonderful old blue ticking mattress which was especially made for this bed? The ticking is old but I am not sure if this mattress is a contemporary piece as the white thread used to hand stitch this does not have any age that I can see. It also eludes me as far as what they used to stuff the mattress with as the feel of the material inside seems bumpy and course. The mattress is not very thick and lays very flat.
Overall condition is very good especially considering the age of this hand~fashioned piece. Just a sweet little primitive cradle with simple form and wonderful wear that would look great displayed with your favorite dolls! Enjoy!
Measurements are 13 1/2" Long, 6 1/2" across & 4 1/4" Tall excluding the height of the headboard (6 1/2" including the headboard). Ticking mattress is 12 1/4" Long & 5" Wide.
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