Madame Butterfly Carriage Detailed Description

 

This fantastic piece of artistry was made with the most attention to detail, the highest degree of craftsmanship, the very best quality materials, the thought of form following function, passion for sophistication and luxury, and above all: safety for every child.

The exterior measures ten feet long by six feet wide by seven feet tall.The approximate measurements by the metric system are 3.07 meters long by 1.85 meters wide by 2.15 meters tall.

The interior diameter of the central basket measures approximately six feet or 1.85 meters. It can hold up to two children with a total weight of 160 pounds or 72 kilograms.

This Carriage is constructed of the best cherry and maple wood available. It is all hand carved and bend delicately by the magical hands of engineer Teobaldo Fábregas and his elite team of highly skilled craftsmen.

Every attention to detail has been given in order to achieve this majestic Carriage. In this site, we have isolated every feature so you can better appreciate each detail, materials and craftsmanship that are worthy of any beautiful little princess, and only capable of appearing in a parent’s dream.

This Carriage can be purchased in a simple mode as a “Crib”, a “Toddler Bed” or a “Play Yard” or as a fully transitional Carriage which will have all the modes included (Crib, Toddler Bed & Play Yard), with or without some of the enhancements added. Additional customization can be done, however; any customization has to be evaluated by Teo in order to be able to find the perfect balance and harmony within the Carriage and without compromising safety.

This Carriage is designed to be used with children up to twelve years of age with an average weight of up to 160 pounds or 72 kilograms.

Meet the Features

The Ceiling

Created as six stems extending from the center of each flower resting on the Veranda frame and up into the center of the ceiling. Each stem is the resting place for each of the six butterflies which “protect” the child. These butterflies light up through a small four watt bulb just perfect to minimally light up a room at night.

Each of the butterflies carry a handkerchief veil which is thought of as a gift to the child.

The fabric used in the Carriage displayed herein is 100% Dupioni Silk. It is used in the ceiling, the inner outline of the basket, the coachman’s seat, the settees, the pillows, the baby changer, the toy station, the table cover and the bumper.

We will be happy to use the fabric you provide as long as it has the necessary weight, strength and softness to achieve the desired look without compromising safety and harmony.

You must keep in mind that if you choose a fabric with a specific pattern, there will be fabric waste; therefore additional yardage will be needed.

The Central Basket

It is made up of 8 “pumpkin segments” totaling 152 pieces, each one hand bent and hand carved to perfection. In addition; each piece is hand honed and when put together they each create the hearts in the “pumpkin segments”. The area in which each segment begins defines the “pumpkin shape”. Each of the segments then finalize by forming a larger heart which is noticeable when looking through from any place in the Veranda.

Baby Changing Station or Doll Bed

Just like in an antique coach; it has a “spare wheel” in the posterior part of the Carriage. This area also outlines where the door of the changing table is. Upon opening this compartment you will find a very fancy diaper changing station. It comes with a mattress and two cushioned safety side arms for the child’s safety and protection. This entire section is also delicately upholstered in 100% Dupioni Silk Fabric, as shown herein.

We will be happy to use the fabric you provide as long as it has the necessary weight, strength and softness to achieve the desired look without compromising safety and harmony.

You must keep in mind that if you choose a fabric with a specific pattern, there will be fabric waste; therefore additional yardage will be needed.

The changing station mattress sheets are tailor made to fit the mattress. They are made of 100% cotton sateen at 500 thread count. These sheets are as luxurious and as unique as the Carriage; and as part of our commitment to exclusivity and uniqueness lies the fact that each sheet or sheet set will be unique; hand tailored and hand embroidered to meet the most sophisticated tastes and desires of each individual client. Two changing station fitted sheets come included in the purchase price of “Madame Butterfly Carriage”.

When the Carriage is being used in the “Play Yard” mode; this changer is then designated to be used as the “Doll’s Crib”.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This section is designed to carry a maximum total weight of up to thirty pounds.

The Carriage Details

The Crib area consists of a round mattress 42 inches or 1.06 meters in diameter by 4 inches or 10 centimeters high.The crib is stationed in the center of the basket and the custom mattress fits snuggly in the center of the basket.

Surrounding the mattress there are eight cushions which are upholstered in the matching Carriage fabric and anchored when the Carriage is in the “Crib Mode”. These segments increase the diameter of the area being utilized whether as a “Crib”, a “Toddler Bed” or a “Play Yard”.

Some of these segments can and will need to be removed at the time the conversion from “Crib to Play Yard” takes place. Please refer to the section: “From a Crib to a Play Yard” for more information.

In the back of these eight segments or cushions lies a round tailor made bumper which borders all around the veranda bottom for beauty, comfort and safety.

When the Carriage is in a “Toddler Bed Mode”; the cushioned segment that lies exactly above the entry door is removed and replaced by a “Stepping Slab” made of maple wood and intricately hand carved with a bow in the exact center of the slab. This slab is then anchored and will remain fixed for total safety when the Carriage is in the “Toddler Bed Mode” or in the “Play Yard Mode”, as it will become that last step that the child needs to take before entering the basket.

The mattress sheets are tailor made to fit the mattress. They are made of 100% cotton sateen at 500 thread count. These sheets are as luxurious and as unique as the Carriage; and as part of our commitment to exclusivity and uniqueness lies the fact that each sheet or sheet set will be unique; hand tailored and hand embroidered to meet the most sophisticated tastes and desires of each individual client.

 

We consider fabrics such as 100% cotton, batiste linens and cotton piques to be the best to conform to any baby’s skin as they are simply extremely soft and because these are all natural materials which for the most part prevent allergies caused by synthetic materials such as polyesters or blends. Another detail is that due to the “natural” properties of these fabrics, they age extremely well which will be an asset as these heirlooms are passed on from generation to generation.

 

When the carriage is purchased as a “Crib”; it will include three fitted sheets to cover the mattress. Additional sheets or sheets sets can be purchased at your request and can also be tailor made to your specific design and upon our embroidery design consultant’s approval for optimal beauty, harmony and safety.

 

The Carriage's Door

The Carriage’s door is part of the central basket. It consists of only one segment of the veranda railing made of individually hand carved and hand bent hearts. It opens up gently sliding it downward. To close; gently slide it upward to level at the highest point of the veranda in order to close or lock it.

Rotary Motion Locker

Through a locking device placed underneath the door and closer to the floor; the rotatory motion of the basket can be totally incapacitated by moving the hidden lever downwards. When you want it to activate again, just move the lever to the upward position.

Transforming from a Crib to a Play Yard

This is achieved as the mattress together with three of the cushioned segments are removed and replaced with two tailored settees upholstered in the Carriage’s matching fabric and one hand carved stepping slab at the main entryway of the basket. The two settees will be anchored and affixed as the Carriage remains in a “Play Yard Mode” for additional safety and in the place where two of the cushioned segments once laid. The door of the basket is also removed and the slab will remain in place of the door. Once the mattress is removed, a round custom wood piece holding the center table will be set in it’s place and “popped up”.

IMPORTANT NOTE: At no time must any child be allowed to “pop up” or “hide” the table. The table should always be opened or hidden and set by an adult. It can be heavy for adults as it weighs approximately twenty pounds or nine point zero seven kilograms.

Tea Table & Setties

The space once utilized for the mattress is now substituted for a platform which holds a convertible “pop up table”.  This table is able to stay up or hidden according to the wishes of the child.

IMPORTANT NOTE: At no time must any child be allowed to “pop up” or “hide” the table. The table should always be opened or hidden and set by an adult. It can be heavy for adults as it weighs approximately 20 pounds or 9.07 kilograms.

The “Tea Table” also comes with a custom tailored 100% linen tablecloth with four adorning bows made in combination with the Carriage fabric. This tablecloth can also be made using any combination of custom fabric approved for the rest of the Carriage.

The settees must be placed and anchored facing each other in front of the table inside the basket for an even balance, and to the right and left of the entryway or door. At no time must they be blocking the door or entryway (if the door is not used).

Coachman's Seat

This is the seating area in front of the Carriage which is made up of two intertwined swans which come together to form a heart in the middle of the back support. The swans as well as the heart are upholstered in the same combination of 100% Dupioni Silk fabrics used throughout the Carriage. The seating base resembles a lake which is also upholstered for support and softness just as the back support.

This seating area can hold up to two children with a combined total weight of up to 160 pounds or 72 kilograms.

The Stairway

Built as a totally independent piece of the Carriage; it serves to help the children enter and exit the basket or it can also help the children climb up or down the coachman’s seat.

The stairway is part of the fixed features of “Madame Butterfly Carriage”. Therefore it is always included in the purchase price whether purchased as a Crib, Toddler Bed, or Play Yard.

The Pink Carpet Poles

Consists of two sets of cherry wood poles each and held together by a foam covered link which is upholstered in the same fabric throughout and then hung from pole to pole just like the poles surrounding any “Red Carpet” event.

As the stairway; the poles are part of the fixed features of “Madame Butterfly Carriage”. Therefore they will always be included in the purchase price whether purchased as a Crib, Toddler Bed or Play Yard.

The Doll or Push Toy Section

This is the section located in the posterior part of the Carriage and located precisely above the Baby Changing Station. This section is designed exclusively as a place for dolls and plush toys. It is NOT intended as a seating area for any human of any age.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT a climbing or seating area for children of any age, and following these instructions will ensure the safety and well being of anyone using this product.