Posting ID : A1068511669
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Antiques By Owner
This is an antique doll cradle, made from wicker, with a delightful woven edge. The bottom and the rockers are made of wood. The paint appears to be original. There are a few breaks in the wicker, and I have taken pictures of those. The cradle is not exactly straight, or squared, and you can see that in the 4th picture. This would be an excellent photo prop.
This cradle is much larger than most of this same era. It measures about 25 inches long, by 24 inches high and 15 inches wide at the braided top. The rocker tips are a bit wider at 19 inches across. I am not entirely sure of its place of origin, but I believe it came from my mother's German relatives. It did not look new in the pictures with my mom as a small child in the 30's. This has held at least 5 generations of dolls and stuffed animals for naps.
This also makes a great decoration for baby showers. The weave of the wicker lends this to be decorated with woven ribbon very easily. A baby blanket of the size for car seats would be a great fit for this cradle.
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