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The rocking motion of a cradle was supposed to calm a baby and the narrow "bed" gave warmth and safety. This cradle was made by Deerfield carpenter, Wyman Stebbins (1807-1837) for his 2nd daughter.


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Cradle with painted decoration

creator   Wyman H. Stebbins (1807-1837)
date   c. 1833
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   23.75"
width   22.75"
depth   35.25"
process/materials   pine
item type   Household Goods/Furniture
accession #   #1891.25.03

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