Birdcage (Italy), 19th century
When the Hewitt sisters travelled to Europe in pursuit of objects for the museum they were creating (see photo of Sarah, Eleanor, and Amy Hewitt in a Venetian gondola), they collected items that, today, might not seem immediately relevant to a design museum—like birdcages. The European-focused Hewitt sisters acquired birdcages in various media, such as ceramics and glass. Others represent specific architecture from various locations.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 85 x 25.5 x 30cm (33 7/16 x 10 1/16 x 11 13/16in.)
Cite this object as
Birdcage (Italy), 19th century; Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); glass, silver-plated metal, metal, gilt wood; H x W x D: 85 x 25.5 x 30cm (33 7/16 x 10 1/16 x 11 13/16in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-19-92-a/g
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.