I’m not sure if my lifelong fascination with the birdcage motif and birdhouses has anything to do with being captivated by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds as a child or if it’s their architectural aspect. Either way, they capture my heart. While the cages I’ve collected over the years are all vintage, these modern day versions would all be welcomed additions to my flock. This vintage-style shelved cabinet is new but made to look antique with slightly crooked bars and doors for an authentic aged appearance.
A birdcage demilune shape has a feminine outline and is rests on feet. I love the idea of flowers or blooming plant inside, which the mirrored back reflects and doubles. The mural wallpaper behind these examples interact with the birdcages creating an elegant display.
An antiqued mirror version features a distressed brass frame and a pair of birds.
This trompe l’oeil trio have heavily distressed glass with images of birds perched on scrolled keys. The cages come away from the wall, creating a 3D effect.
(Source: An Angel at my Table)
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