RARE Swan necked crib, Antique French Victorian painted wooden Baby Crib/Cradle. An absolutely stunning Antique French "Swan necked" wooden crib, dating from the early 1800's and fully intact. This is a RARE item in such good useable condition. Would be great as a retail prop for merchandising, or for a doll/ teddy bear collector. This beautiful heirloom antique originally came from near to Carcassonne in South West France.
It is not my usual type of item, but when I saw it earlier this summer at an antiques fair I fell in love! Unfortunately though, having got home I sadly realise I don't dont have enough space to keep her. She gently rocks, suspended on two hooks on the sides, and can be fixed as stationary with a pin if required. Obviously, as an antique of this age does not comply with modern Health and Safety regulations, I wouldn't recommend using for an infant and it is therefore suitable for display only. She would look stunning with a collection of antique dolls/ teddy bears or within a retail setting as a unique merchandising prop, within many commercial window displays such as florists or nurseries.
Highly unusual in the design with a swan neck wrapped over the top of the crib. The swan originally held a ring through the beak, for the mosquito netting to pass through and gently drape around the sides of the crib to protect the sleeping enfant. The sides are gently shaped, each wooden slat a carved and hand painted delight.
It is a wooden item, covered in very chippy and aged cream paint, with gold, black and forest green hand-painted details throughout. Length 44" (110), width 20" (50cm), height 63 (160cm). Dispatched with Other Courier (3 to 5 days). The item "RARE Swan necked crib, Antique French Victorian painted wooden Baby Crib/Cradle" is in sale since Friday, January 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Beds\Victorian (1837-1901)".
The seller is "trouvailles-and-trims" and is located in Saint Front de Pradoux. This item can be shipped worldwide.