This Georgian cradle would serve an officer well, who took his young family on campaign with him.
The high sided cot is caned to allow better visibility and movement of air, if in a hot climate and is supported by brass hangers so that it can be rocked. One side of the cot is removable and fixed by twist catches to the bottom and bolts with decorative knobs to the top. For transport the cot is hinged to flat pack. The mahogany hanging frame for the cradle is made up of turned columns on swept feet united by two turned stretchers. These four sections are numbered and joined by heavy bolts. The cot also has brass fittings to take a canopy. The quality of the workmanship and selection of timber used on this cradle suggests it came out of a good workshop. See British Campaign Furniture for an example of a cot by Morgan and Sanders. Early 19th century.
Dimensions assembled are given.
Early 19th Century
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