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Northwest Coast Child's Cradle, 19th Century


An exquisite Native American Indian child's cradle. Intricately painted in red and black pigment in designs indicative of Northwest Coast tribes and constructed of cedar boards with two rockers. An accompanying label states that this cradle was exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, with an infant inside. Provenance: Exhibited: World's Fair (World's Columbian Exposition), Chicago, 1893. Ex Collection: Cabin Crafts, Vancouver, B.C. Ex Collection: Cadwadaller Collection (purchased 1963). Ex Collection: First People's Museum of the American Indian and Eskimo.


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    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
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    H 13.25 in. x W 42 in. x D 14.25 in.

    H 33.66 cm x W 106.68 cm x D 36.2 cm

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    Denver, CO
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