Birdcage, mid-19th century Turned, cut, and stained mahogany, cherry, pine, cut brass, wire, enamel-painted metal. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt. 1916-19-83-a,b.
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 object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Yinka Shonibare, Friday, October 07, 2005 - Sunday, September 24, 2006