adult-size cradles in the shaker infirmary, Massachusetts c. 1810, usa. cradles for gently rocking weak or aged invalids. a ceremony of the circle of life - from birth, to death. the movement probably helped to prevent bedsores. manufactured by the religious shaker communities.
Herb dryer, maple and pine, original finish, three-section rope hinged drying rack, six rectanglar upright poles with nine delicately turned rails graduated from top to bottom, used in a triangular configuration for drying, can be folded flat for storage, 41" h, 12" w, 15" d.