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Annapolis Heritage Society


Accession number: 008.6.1
Object type: Wood
Date: circa 1890
Measurements: 94 cm L x 44 cm W x 54 cm H x 30 cm Depthlength of rockers - 65 cm
Culture: Nova Scotian
Narrative: Item found in the 1960s in the attic of the Irving Sarty home in Granville Ferry. Daughter Jean, now in her 80s, does not remember ever seeing it and speculates that it came from her mother's family. It was given to the Butler family next door where it was used by dolls for several years.
Description: Rectangular cradle, constructed of lathe turned dowels (donor thinks birch). Corner posts are lathe turned and topped with finials. Nine spindles, spaced at 9 cm intervals, on each side and three spindles at head and foot. Base of cradle comprised of 10 dowels spaced about 8 cm apart. Rockers are inserted into notches in corner posts and secured with square nails. At midpoint on one side a cord is wrapped aound top side rail and attached to bottom side rail.