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What is this?

Birdcage (a) of wooden slats, dowels and metal wire in the form of a church with peaked roof; walls of clerestory-like gothic style arches; at one end a rectangular bell tower with three large, circular, painted clock faces, and door with inverted heart-shape perforation. Wood and sheet metal under tray (b) pulls out at left side. Small loop handle of brass on roof.

This is a birdcage from United States. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1916. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

turned, cut, and stained mahogany, cherry, pine, cut brass, wire, enamel-painted metal

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a, b): 79 x 38 x 75.5 cm (31 1/8 x 14 15/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

This object was catalogued by Carl C. Dauterman and donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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