20 October 2000
A NORTH EUROPEAN NEOCLASSIC STYLE FRUITWOOD-INLAID MAHOGANY CRADLE
Probably Swedish or North German, Mid-19th Century
The half-round cradle now fitted with a removable copper liner, with spindle turned frieze supported on lyre-form ends and a platform base containing a drawer, the whole inlaid with floral sprays
38in. (96.5cm.) high, 44in. (112cm.) wide
By repute, forerly the property of Wolfgang van Goethe.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gunzberg.
Purchased from American Art Galleries, Beverly Hills, California, 1946.
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