It is a baby crib, believe it or not. An antique baby crib. It stands only 27 inches high. It is three feet long. This is how they did it in the olden days. It has the original slats, and it is pegged together with wooden pegs. These pegs are not machined, which means that this could easily be from the mid 19th century, but solid and sturdy still. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw it. Hardly breathing, I checked the price. It was $3.99. They did not have a clue what they had.
It's in my house now, and I've not a clue what I'm going to do with such a thing, but I have been researching this all night long, and daydreaming of the generations of children that slept in this tiny bed, now long gone from this earth. What is the story of this bed? Where did it come from? What hands made it?
I love old stuff.
I also wish that this little crib could talk.