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Bird Cage

1991.1209 (RS20828)

Description

Miner's brown-painted wooden canary birdcage; cube form, with chamfered corner posts and bulbous finials; iron bars and handle; all on a molded platform base; suspended bird perch inside the cage with a wood and wax yellow canary perched on it.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
nailing
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
wrought iron (iron alloy)
Object type
Animal Husbandry T&E
Descriptive terms
birdcages (containers)
CAGE, BIRD
Carved
carving (processes)
Iron
Nailed
nailing
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Wrought
wrought iron (iron alloy)
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 10 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1209
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2763
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