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

Object Type

Animal Husbandry T&E

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