Family tradition maintains Martha Washington presented this crib to her youngest granddaughter, Eleanor (Nelly) Parke Custis Lewis, when she gave birth to her first child, Frances Parke Lewis, at Mount Vernon on November 27, 1799. The crib is handsome as well as practical: a hinged side enables one to easily reach the infant or to change the bed linens. More

Date

c. 1799


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary), oak (slat), brass, iron


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 58 3/4 in. x 45 1/2 in. x 27 1/4 in. (149.23 cm x 115.57 cm x 69.22 cm)


Credit

Bequest of Marie Conrad Lehr, 1922


Object Number

W-237


Colors


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