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Bird cage in the form of a circus wagon

Unknown18th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

In the shape of a circus wagon, on four wheels with axles; central portion of roof arched, door and handle on each side of arch, shallow crown-like decoration and handle at top of arch; doors on long sides of cage; pull-out pan with handle on bottom of cage; decorated with looped, braided and coiled wire and tiny metal leaves.

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Details

  • Title: Bird cage in the form of a circus wagon
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Exhibitions: "Yinka Shonibare Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection" Cooper-Hewitt, Collections Gallery, 10/7/05-9/24/06
  • Dimensions: H x W x D: 64.8 x 47.6 x 36.8 cm (25 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Birdcage
  • Rights: Gift of Agnes Miles Carpenter
  • Medium: Painted metal wire, sheet metal

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