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1916

  • We acquired this object.

2005

2021

  • You found it!

Bird cage in the form of a church Birdcage

This is a Birdcage. It is dated 1850–1900 and we acquired it in 1916. Its medium is wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

  • Bell Tower Model
  • carved and turned pearwood.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2014-11-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 96.5 x 61 x 29.8 cm (38 x 24 x 11 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Bird cage in the form of a church Birdcage; Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); USA; wood; H x W x D: 96.5 x 61 x 29.8 cm (38 x 24 x 11 3/4 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-19-95-a/c

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