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Victorian Cradles And Bassinets

A 19th century Victorian mahogany cradle in a mahogany stand. The cradle hangs from the stand by two gilded brass brackets that allow it to rock. The cradle has a domed hood which is panelled and has carved and reeded decoration. The stand has a twin support base with cross stretchers and scroll feet, there are two turned mahogany pillars from which the cradle hangs. c. 1870

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Swinging-cradle | Royal Collection Trust - The cot was lent to an exhibition at the London Museum in 1937 by Queen Mary. The museum label states '[the] cot was made for Queen Victoria on the birth of the Princess Royal ... and was used for all Queen Victoria's subsequent children.

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Bedroom of the Duchesse d’Aumale ~ Château de Chantilly, France. The original mansion was destroyed in the French Revolution & entirely rebuilt in 1875–1881 by Henri d'Orléans, duc d'Aumale (1822–1897) [Wikipedia]. It was also the reputed setting of the final extravagant banquet from the famous chef, Francois Vatel - hosted in honour of Louis XIV by Louis, the great Condé in April 1671.

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