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Object ID # 1956.025.001
Object Name Cradle
Title 19th-century Cradle
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Plain-looking wooden baby cradle. No maker's identification is on this piece. The body of the cradle is made up of five pieces of wood: bottom, sides, head and foot boards. The headboard is larger than the footboard. The two side pieces have two levels, being taller near the headboard. There are two wide rockers, 59.5 cm long, which taper to a point at each end. The base of the cradle projects out from the sides, and is bevelled. The finish appears to be a light-brown stain. The cradle likely was hand-made. It is held together with wooden pegs, although slot-type screws and a nail have been added to the rockers for strength.
Provenance Maker and provenance unknown. Isabel Sutherland, or her husband, Dr. Leroy J. Sutherland purchased it at a disposal sale of items that had last belonged to Miss Ritchie Hogg (sometimes seen as Richie Hogg), who lived just east of the Annan Corners in the former Sydenham Township, Grey County. Miss Hogg died on May 27, 1946 in her 91st year.
Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Stain
Dimensions H-39.2 W-39.2 L-98.8 cm
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Hogg, Miss Ritchie
Subjects Sydenham Township
Function A sleeping area for an infant, which can be rocked to help sooth the infant.