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Object Name CRADLE
Catalog Number 1989.002
Date ca. 1857-1861
Description The rectangular cradle is made of mahogany and mahogany veneer, suspended on a two-post frame. The cradle is Empire style with urn-shaped posts and balusters. Dowel fittings are on the posts for mosquito netting. The cradle has a ticking covered mattress.
Dimensions H-44 W-47 D-24.75 inches
Owned Lewis Crenshaw
Made Creator unknown, Richmond, Virginia
Provenance The cradle was used by the Lewis Crenshaw family while living in the Brockenbrough House prior to occupancy by the Jefferson Davis family.
People Crenshaw, Lewis Dabney