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Bird Cage

1991.1210 (RS20829)

Description

Paint decorated wooden birdcage, of tall cube form. The top has a central medallion and a turned finial with iron wire bars radiating out and down the sides, through three horizontal wooden bars and corner stiles. The base has a pull-out front cleaning compartment, and inside are corner shelves and a five-hole feeding shelf. A bird perch hangs from the top medallion with painted wooden canary on it. The cage is painted a bright yellow with green, blue and traces of a red painted floral decoration.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1840
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
metal
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Animal Husbandry T&E
Descriptive terms
birdcages (containers)
Cage, Bird
metal
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
17 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1210
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2764

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