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18th Century Material Culture Infant Furniture
18th Century Material Culture
Infant Furniture
18th Century Material Culture Infant Furniture
18th Century Material Culture Infant Furniture
Wicker
Wicker
Cradles
Cradles
Dutch Interior by Ferdinand Bol c. 1635 - 1642 (The British Museum)

Dutch Interior

by Ferdinand Bol

c. 1635 - 1642

(The British Museum)

Illustration to John Gay’s “Fables, Volume I, No. III:” Drawn by William Kent c. 1685

Illustration to John Gay’s “Fables, Volume I, No. III:”

Drawn by William Kent

c. 1685 - 1727

(The British Museum)

Vrouw naast een wieg waarin een baby ligt, by Jan Luyken, weduwe Pieter Arentsz &

Vrouw naast een wieg waarin een baby ligt, by Jan Luyken, weduwe Pieter Arentsz & Cornelis van der Sys (II) (Rijksmuseum)

1711

Dutch Interior of a Mother Attending Her Children by Willem van Mieris c. 1728 (Private

Dutch Interior of a Mother Attending Her Children

by Willem van Mieris

c. 1728

(Private Collection)

Gerard Anne Edwards Hamilton (1732–1773), in His Cradle by William Hogarth (National Trust) c. 1732

Gerard Anne Edwards Hamilton (1732–1773), in His Cradle

by William Hogarth (National Trust)

c. 1732

Illustration to Richardson's Pamela by Gravelot 1742 (The British Museum)

Illustration to Richardson's Pamela

by Gravelot

1742

(The British Museum)

Dutch Peasant Interior by Christian Josi, After Adriaen van Ostade (The British Museum) c. 1759

Dutch Peasant Interior by Christian Josi, After Adriaen van Ostade (The British Museum)

c. 1759 - 1760

Dutch Wicker Cradle by Hermanus Numan c. 1760 - 1800 (Rijksmuseum)

Dutch Wicker Cradle

by Hermanus Numan

c. 1760 - 1800

(Rijksmuseum)

Dutch Wicker Cradle by Hermanus Numan c. 1760 - 1800 (Rijksmuseum)

Dutch Wicker Cradle

by Hermanus Numan

c. 1760 - 1800

(Rijksmuseum)

“OPPRESSION display’d” London 1763 (Lewis Walpole Library)

“OPPRESSION display’d”

London

1763

(Lewis Walpole Library)

“THE SCOTCH CRADLE, or the CALEDONIAN NURSE” London 1764 (Lewis Walpole Library)

“THE SCOTCH CRADLE, or the CALEDONIAN NURSE”

London

1764

(Lewis Walpole Library)

“Hester Maria Thrale aged 20 months” by Giuseppe Marchi, After Johan Joseph Zo ff any

“Hester Maria Thrale aged 20 months” by Giuseppe Marchi, After Johan Joseph Zo any (The British Museum)

1766

A Family Group Knitting Outside a Cottage by Paul Sandby (Christie’s Auction House)

A Family Group Knitting Outside a Cottage by Paul Sandby (Christie’s Auction House)

A Family Group Knitting Outside a Cottage by Paul Sandby (Christie’s Auction House)

A Family Group Knitting Outside a Cottage by Paul Sandby (Christie’s Auction House)

“THE BATTLE OF THE CATAPLASM” by James Bretherton c. 1773 - Reissued in 1799 (Lewis

“THE BATTLE OF THE CATAPLASM”

by James Bretherton

c. 1773 - Reissued in 1799

(Lewis Walpole Library)

French Book Plate by Joseph de Longueil, After Clement Pierre Marillier (The British Museum) 1774

French Book Plate by Joseph de Longueil, After Clement Pierre Marillier (The British Museum)

1774

“BUMBARDIAN” by Matthew Darley 1774 (The British Museum)
“BUMBARDIAN” by Matthew Darley 1774 (The British Museum)

“BUMBARDIAN”

by Matthew Darley

1774

(The British Museum)

“THE STATE NURSES” by H. Humphrey, London 1784 (Lewis Walpole Library)

“THE STATE NURSES”

by H. Humphrey, London

1784

(Lewis Walpole Library)

“THE STATE NURSES” by H. Humphrey, London 1784 (Lewis Walpole Library)

“THE STATE NURSES”

by H. Humphrey, London

1784

(Lewis Walpole Library)

“THE STATE NURSES” by H. Humphrey, London (The British Museum) 1784

“THE STATE NURSES”

by H. Humphrey, London (The British Museum)

1784

“THE DEVONSHIRE AMUSEMENT.” by John Wallis 1784 (The British Museum)

“THE DEVONSHIRE AMUSEMENT.”

by John Wallis

1784

(The British Museum)

Interior Scene by Johannes Huibert Prins (Rijksmuseum) c. 1780 - 1800

Interior Scene by Johannes Huibert Prins (Rijksmuseum)

c. 1780 - 1800

The Fable of the Nurse and the Wolf 1781 Illustration by Thomas Berwick (The British

The Fable of the Nurse and the Wolf

1781

Illustration by Thomas Berwick (The British Museum)

The Fable of the Nurse and the Wolf Illustration by Thomas Berwick (The British Museum)

The Fable of the Nurse and the Wolf

Illustration by Thomas Berwick (The British Museum)

1782

The Fable of the Nurse and the Wolf Illustration by Thomas Berwick (The British Museum)

The Fable of the Nurse and the Wolf

Illustration by Thomas Berwick (The British Museum)

c. 1785 - 1790

A Nursery Scene by Benjamin West 1784 (The British Museum)

A Nursery Scene by Benjamin West

1784

(The British Museum)

“The Duchess of D------- in the Character of a Mother.” 1784 (The British Museum)

“The Duchess of D------- in the Character of a Mother.”

1784

(The British Museum)

English Wicker & Wood Cradle Reported to have been used by Peregrine White Reportedly Brought

English Wicker & Wood Cradle Reported to have been used by Peregrine White Reportedly Brought to Massachusetts on the Mayflower by Susanna & William White 1620 (Pilgrim Hall Museum - Photo by Jim Steinhart)

Wood
Wood
Cradles
Cradles
American Cradle from Barnstable or Yarmouth, Massachusetts c. 1665 - 1685 (Private Collection)

American Cradle from Barnstable or Yarmouth, Massachusetts c. 1665 - 1685 (Private Collection)

American Green Painted Cradle Descended in the Family of Governor Hinckley of Barnstable, Massachusetts c.

American Green Painted Cradle Descended in the Family of Governor Hinckley of Barnstable, Massachusetts c. 1665 - 1685 (Private Collection)

American Oak Cradle from Su ff olk County, Massachusetts c. 1640 - 1690 (Metropolitan Museum

American Oak Cradle from Su olk County, Massachusetts c. 1640 - 1690 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

English Oak Cradle Dated 1706 (Antique & Art Exchange)

English Oak Cradle Dated 1706 (Antique & Art Exchange)

English Oak Cradle 18th Century (Anderson & Garland)

English Oak Cradle 18th Century (Anderson & Garland)

“A DOMINO FACTUM” - A Broadside Praising the Election of Palatine Frederick V as King

“A DOMINO FACTUM” - A Broadside Praising the Election of Palatine Frederick V as King of Bohemia

1619

(The British Museum)

Rosalie (French) by Louis Michel Halbrou, After Clement Pierre Mrillier (The British Museum) c. 1775

Rosalie (French) by Louis Michel Halbrou, After Clement Pierre Mrillier (The British Museum)

c. 1775 - 1778

American Cherry Cradle from Pennsylvania c. 1780 - 1799 (Victoria & Albert)

American Cherry Cradle from Pennsylvania c. 1780 - 1799 (Victoria & Albert)

American Walnut Cradle from Virginia or North Carolina c. 1730 - 1790 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Walnut Cradle from Virginia or North Carolina c. 1730 - 1790 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Painted Cradle from Pennsylvania (Berks or Lancaster County) German / Dutch Influence 18th Century

American Painted Cradle from Pennsylvania (Berks or Lancaster County)

German / Dutch Influence

18th Century

(East Meets West Antiques)

“THE STATE NURSES” by Thomas Colley 1781 (The British Museum)

“THE STATE NURSES”

by Thomas Colley

1781

(The British Museum)

English Oak Cradle 17th Century (Sotheby’s)

English Oak Cradle 17th Century (Sotheby’s)

English Cradle 18th Century (Canterbury Auction Gallery)

English Cradle 18th Century (Canterbury Auction Gallery)

English Painted Oak Cradle c. 1640 (Liz Spradling Antiques)

English Painted Oak Cradle c. 1640 (Liz Spradling Antiques)

English Oak Cradle Late 17th - Early 18th Century (Christie’s South Kensington)

English Oak Cradle Late 17th - Early 18th Century (Christie’s South Kensington)

English Oak Cradle Early 18th Century (Morphets of Harrogate)

English Oak Cradle Early 18th Century (Morphets of Harrogate)

American Walnut, Tulip, & Poplar Cradle from Pennsylvania or New Jersey c. 1740 - 1800

American Walnut, Tulip, & Poplar Cradle from Pennsylvania or New Jersey c. 1740 - 1800 (Winterthur)

Southeast American Southern Pine Cradle c. 1775 - 1825 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Southeast American Southern Pine Cradle c. 1775 - 1825 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Mahogany & Eastern White Pine Cradle from New York 1757 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Mahogany & Eastern White Pine Cradle from New York

1757

(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Pine Cradle c. 1780 (Wakefield - Scearce Galleries)

American Pine Cradle c. 1780 (Wakefield - Scearce Galleries)

American Elm Cradle 18th Century (Private Collection)

American Elm Cradle 18th Century (Private Collection)

“THE WELCH CURATE” by Carington Bowles, After Robert Dighton (The British Museum) c. 1770 -

“THE WELCH CURATE” by Carington Bowles, After Robert Dighton (The British Museum)

c. 1770 - 1785

“The WELCH CURATE” by Carington Bowles, After Robert Dighton (The British Museum) c. 1770 -

“The WELCH CURATE” by Carington Bowles, After Robert Dighton (The British Museum)

c. 1770 - 1785

English Cradle c. 1770 (Private Collection)

English Cradle c. 1770 (Private Collection)

English Painted Oak Cradle 18th Century (Andrew Smith & Son)

English Painted Oak Cradle 18th Century (Andrew Smith & Son)

Servant Dressing Children by Pierre-Louis Dumesnil c. 1730 (Musée Carnavalet)

Servant Dressing Children by Pierre-Louis Dumesnil c. 1730 (Musée Carnavalet)

American Southern Yellow Pine Cradle c. 1750 - 1810 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Southern Yellow Pine Cradle c. 1750 - 1810 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Mahogany Crib Bedstead from Virginia c. 1750 - 1770 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Mahogany Crib Bedstead from Virginia c. 1750 - 1770 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Mahogany Crib Bedstead from Virginia c. 1750 - 1770 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Mahogany Crib Bedstead from Virginia c. 1750 - 1770 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

“His Highness Prince George, Eldest Son to his Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wales by

“His Highness Prince George, Eldest Son to his Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wales

by John Simon

c. 1738 - 1742

(The British Museum)

Leather Covered Wood Cradles

Leather Covered Wood Cradles

Leather Covered Wood Cradles
American Leather Covered Mahogany & White Pine Cradle Decorated with Brass Tacks from New York

American Leather Covered Mahogany & White Pine Cradle Decorated with Brass Tacks from New York Dated 1762 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

American Leather Covered Pine Cradle Decorated with Brass Tacks from Boston, Massachusetts Marked “JGW” and

American Leather Covered Pine Cradle Decorated with Brass Tacks from Boston, Massachusetts Marked “JGW” and “1727” (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Leather Covered Pine Cradle Decorated with Brass Tacks from New York Decorated “1749”, The

American Leather Covered Pine Cradle Decorated with Brass Tacks from New York Decorated “1749”, The Year of Maria Sanders’ Birth, Branded “RS” for Robert Sanders, Her Father (Historic Cherry Hill)

Cradle
Cradle
Models
Models
English Lead Glazed Earthenware Cradle Model c. 1700 - 1710 (Victoria & Albert)

English Lead Glazed Earthenware Cradle Model c. 1700 - 1710 (Victoria & Albert)

English Lead Glazed Earthenware Cradle Model from Sta ff ordshire c. 1700 (Christie’s)

English Lead Glazed Earthenware Cradle Model from Staordshire c. 1700 (Christie’s)

English Lead Glazed Earthenware Cradle Model from Sta ff ordshire by John Meir 1708 (Christie’s)

English Lead Glazed Earthenware Cradle Model from Staordshire by John Meir 1708 (Christie’s)

English Slip Decorated Lead Glazed Earthenware Cradle Model “made By Ralph / Shaw october the

English Slip Decorated Lead Glazed Earthenware Cradle Model “made By Ralph / Shaw october the / 31 Cobridg gate / MT / 1740” North Sta ordshire, 1740 (Stoke - On - Trent)

English Salt Glazed Stoneware Cradle Model from Sta ff ordshire For Thomas Smith c. 1740

English Salt Glazed Stoneware Cradle Model from Staordshire

For Thomas Smith

c. 1740 - 1750

(Victoria & Albert)

English Salt Glazed Stoneware Cradle Model from Sta ff ordshire For Thomas Smith c. 1740

English Salt Glazed Stoneware Cradle Model from Staordshire

For Thomas Smith

c. 1740 - 1750

(Victoria & Albert)

English Tin Glazed Earthenware Miniature Cradle 1736 (Winterthur)

English Tin Glazed Earthenware Miniature Cradle

1736

(Winterthur)

English Tin Glazed Earthenware Miniature Cradle 1736 (Winterthur)

English Tin Glazed Earthenware Miniature Cradle

1736

(Winterthur)

English Tin Glazed Earthenware Miniature Cradle 1736 (Winterthur)

English Tin Glazed Earthenware Miniature Cradle

1736

(Winterthur)

English Earthenware Miniature Cradle Bovey Tracey Pottery, Devon (John Howard) Late 18th Century

English Earthenware Miniature Cradle

Bovey Tracey Pottery, Devon (John Howard)

Late 18th Century

English Green Glazed Earthenware Miniature Cradle Late 18th Century (John Howard)

English Green Glazed Earthenware Miniature Cradle Late 18th Century (John Howard)

Dutch Miniature Silver Wicker Cradle by Martinus van Erkel (Rijksmuseum) 1784

Dutch Miniature Silver Wicker Cradle

by Martinus van Erkel (Rijksmuseum)

1784

High Chairs
High Chairs
English Walnut High Chair Late 17th Century (Christie’s)

English Walnut High Chair Late 17th Century (Christie’s)

English Oak High Chair Late 17th Century (Tennants Auctioneers)

English Oak High Chair Late 17th Century (Tennants Auctioneers)

English or European High Chair with Stool Late 17th Century (Case Antiques)

English or European High Chair with Stool Late 17th Century (Case Antiques)

American High Chair of Black Walnut from Virginia c. 1700 - 1750 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American High Chair of Black Walnut from Virginia c. 1700 - 1750 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Bannister Back High Chair with Spanish Feet from Connecticut c. 1710 - 1720 (Museum
American Bannister Back High Chair with Spanish Feet from Connecticut c. 1710 - 1720 (Museum

American Bannister Back High Chair with Spanish Feet from Connecticut c. 1710 - 1720 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

American Ladder Back High Chair 18th Century (Hyde Park Country Auctions)
American Ladder Back High Chair 18th Century (Hyde Park Country Auctions)

American Ladder Back High Chair 18th Century (Hyde Park Country Auctions)

American Ladder Back High Chair in Green Paint 18th Century (Skinner)

American Ladder Back High Chair in Green Paint 18th Century (Skinner)

American Ladder Back High Chair in Red Paint Late 18th Century (Antique Associates of West

American Ladder Back High Chair in Red Paint Late 18th Century (Antique Associates of West Townsend)

American Ladder Back High Chair 18th Century (Skinner)

American Ladder Back High Chair 18th Century (Skinner)

American Ladder Back High Chair 18th Century (Skinner)

American Ladder Back High Chair 18th Century (Skinner)

American Ladder Back High Chair in Black Paint Late 18th Century (James Julia)
American Ladder Back High Chair in Black Paint Late 18th Century (James Julia)

American Ladder Back High Chair in Black Paint Late 18th Century (James Julia)

American Windsor High Chair c. 1780 - 1790 (Mount Vernon)

American Windsor High Chair c. 1780 - 1790 (Mount Vernon)

English Windsor High Chair in Black Paint c. 1790 (Wakelin & Linfield)

English Windsor High Chair in Black Paint c. 1790 (Wakelin & Linfield)

English Yewwood & Fruitwood High Chair c. 1730 (M. Ford Creech Antiques)

English Yewwood & Fruitwood High Chair c. 1730 (M. Ford Creech Antiques)

English Yewwood & Fruitwood High Chair c. 1730 (M. Ford Creech Antiques)

English Yewwood & Fruitwood High Chair c. 1730 (M. Ford Creech Antiques)

Infant
Infant
Cages
Cages
American White Pine Infant Cage from New England c. 1730 - 1800 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American White Pine Infant Cage from New England c. 1730 - 1800 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American Painted White Pine Infant Cage from New England Late 18th - Early 19th Century

American Painted White Pine Infant Cage from New England Late 18th - Early 19th Century (Antique Associates of West Townsend)

American Painted White Pine Infant Cage from New England Late 18th - Early 19th Century

American Painted White Pine Infant Cage from New England Late 18th - Early 19th Century (Antique Associates of West Townsend)

Walkers
Walkers
A Dutch Scene by Boëtius Adamsz. Bolswert (Rijksmuseum) c. 1620

A Dutch Scene by Boëtius Adamsz. Bolswert (Rijksmuseum)

c. 1620

A Dutch Scene by Boëtius Adamsz. Bolswert (Rijksmuseum) c. 1620

A Dutch Scene by Boëtius Adamsz. Bolswert (Rijksmuseum)

c. 1620

Baby Walker of Cherry & Iron c. 1700 - 1750 (New York Historical Society)

Baby Walker of Cherry & Iron c. 1700 - 1750 (New York Historical Society)

English Baby Walker of Walnut, Cherry, Maple, & Iron c. 1700 (Museum of Fine Arts,

English Baby Walker of Walnut, Cherry, Maple, & Iron c. 1700 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

English Baby Walker of Mahogany, Ash, & Iron c. 1700 - 1750 (Victoria & Albert)

English Baby Walker of Mahogany, Ash, & Iron c. 1700 - 1750 (Victoria & Albert)

Unknown Woman with Two Children by Gawen Hamilton c. 1700 - 1750 (Victoria & Albert)

Unknown Woman with Two Children

by Gawen Hamilton

c. 1700 - 1750

(Victoria & Albert)

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Acknowledgements

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