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Photo: Courtesy Newport Historical Society, R.I., inv. no. W141.1; photo by Rhode Island Furniture Archive
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Cradle


Object number

RIF6077

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

40 19 16 in. (101.6 48.26 40.64 cm)

Date

ca. 1763

Current location

Newport Historical Society

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"Mary Wanton 1763" engraved on brass plaque affixed to the cradle

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mary Wanton Lyman, daughter of John and Mary Wanton, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Lyman and Hazard families; purchased with the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard by Newport Historical Society, 1927

Associated names

John G. Wanton
Mary "Polly" Wanton
Mary Wanton Lyman