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Birdcage (USA), late 19th century

This is a Birdcage. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1916. Its medium is metal wire, painted sheet metal. 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 54.6 x 47 x 29.2 cm (21 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

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Birdcage (USA), late 19th century; Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); metal wire, painted sheet metal; H x W x D: 54.6 x 47 x 29.2 cm (21 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-19-28-a/d

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