Original Author: Ben [no last name listed]; photographed by Alan Thompson
Medium: Wooden doll cradle and child's chair
Slave-Made Furniture for a White Child
This child-sized wooden chair and a doll cradle, measuring seven by fifteen and a half inches long, was made in 1843 by an enslaved person named Ben for the granddaughter of his owner, Jordan Edwards, of Sussex County. The soldily constructed furniture was made from yellow pine and painted black.