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Highlights : Children : Children's furniture

Subcategory Children's furniture contains 7 item(s).

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front Baby tender
c. 1820
In the absence of 'child-proofing,' baby tenders like this one kept young children in early 19th century households out of harm's way while older household members performed their day-to-day tasks.
front Child's high chair
c. 1780
This 18th century high chair with turned finials and a ladder back was intended for a child to sit in at the table.
front Baby Carriage
Made by Jarvis B. Prentiss (1804-1844) of Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1835, this ornate baby carriage was built for his infant daughter, Eliza.
front Cradle
Adults in the 17th and early 18th centuries used narrow, box-like cradles to keep infants warm and to prevent them from turning onto their sides or bending their legs.
front Cradle with painted decoration
c. 1833
A deep, narrow cradle was ideal for a newborn baby, swaddled in blankets, in a cold New England house.
front Cradle
This painted and decorated cradle, made by Dexter Marsh of Greenfield, rocks unconventionally from top to bottom rather than from side to side.
front Twin Potty Chair
This potty chair, built by a relative for twins, was made in 1854, the year the children were born in Leverett, Massachusetts.


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