This model is beautiful and quite ornate looking. I favor darker woods for several reasons, one of them being that darker woods can be feminine and masculine and it can meld well with changing decor. For that much money, this would definitely be a family heirloom and I'm thinking that 100% alder and birchwood can last thousand years.
What a Scandinavian looking crib. It seems so sturdy and all, but so sterile to me. I do like the clean lines and the simplistic design. The Swedes, Norwegians, Swiss etc are masters at solid quality constructed designs. This crib falls well into that standard.
This is a very pretty crib, but a little too modern for my tastes. I can see this sitting in a New England nursery because something about it is very Martha Vineyards. It has a nautical flare to it as well and I'm thinking would fit in well with a nursery with a boat or nautical theme.
TreeHouse trading makes one of the best solid constructed furniture and its cribs are no different. Most look like Mission style which is a design that has an old world colonial flavor to me. Theother models of cribs also have thick slats. These cribs too are wonderfully handmade in the United States.
I think the first time I saw a circular crib was in a nursery of a celebrity on an episode of MTv's "Cribs". I find these cribs aesthetically pretty to look at and I wonder if they are safe for a baby after he starts rolling around because most babies do not roll in complete circles and I can see a kid getting jammed up in one area and getting a crick in her/his neck or strain in the arm. But maybe babies are so pliable that they don't suffer from such things. Who knows.