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Bird cage in the form of a circus wagon Birdcage, 18th century

This is a Birdcage. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1945. Its medium is painted metal wire, sheet metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Agnes Miles Carpenter. It is credited Gift of Agnes Miles Carpenter.

Its dimensions are

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.)

Cite this object as

Bird cage in the form of a circus wagon Birdcage, 18th century; France; painted metal wire, sheet metal; 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.); Gift of Agnes Miles Carpenter; 1945-31-2-a,b

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