Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Jack's Outback Rendezvous # 36 Jack's Outback Rendezvous # 36

Handmade Doll Rocking Cradle
Nothing pleases Jack more than to get a hold of a handmade object like this children’s doll cradle, circa 1865, and explore the special human dimensions of the past that are inherent in the details found in a used, but unaltered, piece like this.

This cradle still sports its origional square nails and early red wash paint. "It has not been repainted or “fixed” with a bunch of modern round nails." Jack goes on to say, “I love pieces like this with its natural patina and wear on the bottom; signs of use by the child rocking their dolls to sleep. That is a lot of years of rocking!” This handmade doll rocking cradle is a perfect example of early Americana hierlooms.

Jack’s Rocks!
Go there! Visit Jack’s Outback, 30 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY 518-677-2929.


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