Bird Cage

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1815-1840

GUSN

GUSN-2764

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

Descriptive Terms

birdcages (containers)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
metal
Cage, Bird

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

17 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1210