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Hand Carved Arts & Crafts Baby or Doll Bed / Crib with Squirrel Rabbit & Sparrow

$5,961.56

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Antique and unique Black Forest style crib with animal sculptures. With 1stdibs being 'home to the most beautiful things on earth', for us, there is only one place to offer this unique Arts and Crafts crib. Over the decades we have seen and sold a number of unique antiques and this is another one of those pieces that stands out from anything we ever saw. It is so rare, of outstanding quality and beauty (with a deeper meaning) that it would not be out of place in a museum either. What we are looking at here is a one of a kind antique crib and the animal carvings have a special kind of realistic yet romantic quality to them. It makes this piece both highly attractive and endearing at the same time. This hand-crafted and hand-carved crib truly has a tranquil and peaceful energy about it. One that will make any infant feel completely at ease and, we feel, that is exactly what the artist had in mind. In more ways than one this work of beauty is a labour of love and, to us, it breathes the best qualities and intentions that mankind has to offer. This undoubtedly is the work of a highly skilled artisan and there must be people, somewhere in the world, who know who he was. From the style, techniques, materials and patina we can date this antique to about 1890-1910, but we have no idea from which country this magnificently sculptural and solid oak crib originates. Origin-wise this may be a bit of an enigma, but its uniqueness, quality workmanship, beauty and 'charisma' could not be more clear to see. If this unique antique strikes a chord in your heart then maybe you should be its next custodian. Our fair price includes perfect packing (in a custom made crate) and also free shipping from our store to your door in just 4 days. No matter where you live on our beautiful planet. Maximum width x height x depth without the legs: 36.2 x 41.3 x 17.5 inches. Depth of the legs: 19.3 inches. Maximum length x width at the bottom of the inside: 26.8 x 11.8 inches. With a small mattress inside both the length and width inside will increase with a few inches. We have a passion for the unique, for quality, for stylish yet practical and for craftsmanship of years gone by. Your purchases will be extremely well packaged and we look forward to serving you (again). You can shop all our 1000+ listings by pushing the button that reads 'View All From Seller'.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 41.3 in. (104.91 cm)Width: 36.2 in. (91.95 cm)Depth: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Style
    Black Forest (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1880-1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. We think that a cloth once covered the inside of the carved side panels so that a baby's hands & feet could not get between the carvings. Apart from a few minor imperfections this crib is in superb condition. Please also read our item description.
  • Seller Location
    Lisse, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FiGQ332208usr1stDibs: LU2341318933882

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Lisse, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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