I made a similar cradle for our then King and Queen for their coronation. Realizing that they were stepping up heading into the war season with a new babe, I made mine knock-down. Pictures are available in the Photos section under "Bayard's Stuff".
The cradle itself was patterned after an image in the painting "The Birth of the Virgin" by Albrecht Altdorfer in 1525.
Our then royals play 15th Centrury German, but I added through tenons and pegs, like a Viking bed, to make it more practical, if not more period.
--- In email@example.com, "jljonsn9663" <jljonsn@...> wrote:
> Cradles. And Swaddling. (Disclaimer about how annoying it is when people give unsolicited advice about raising kids). Your hospital nurses likely swaddled the baby immediately at birth. My wife and I kept up the swaddling, our son was very happy with it.
> Here's a link to her "How-to" research for period clothes and swaddling. Which was cited in her Laureling, which includes a photo of the cradle I made him on the last page.