| Sheila Howell

Antique Bird Cages: Not Just For the Birds!

nAntique and vintage birdcages aren't just for the birds - many collectors use them as decorative objects. Antique birdcages can be used in a variety of ways in the home and garden: 

  • planter
  • candleholder 
  • light fixture
  • on your tablescape
  • to display keepsakes, photos or sentimental cards 
  • windchime

Antique birdcages are typically made from brass, wicker, wood and wire. They are often painted and decorated with beads, carvings and trims and are easily found in many different sizes, styles and shapes.  

Often birdcages are modeled after popular architecture such as a French chateau, a Victorian cathedral, a Chinese pagoda or even a faux tree! Antique birdcages were designed for beauty, entertainment and purpose and styles include musical birdcages, birdcages on stands, hanging cages or tabletop birdcages; and in sizes from petite to as large as a room!  

On my recent trip antique sourcing trip to Europe, I spotted many different antique birdcages for sale in antique shops and warehouses:

 

Antique Birdcages | European Finds | Online Antique Warehouse

Antique birdcage I spotted in Avignon, France 

 

Antique Birdcages | European Finds | Online Antique Warehouse

Antique birdcage at a Belgium antique dealer

 

Antique Birdcages | European Finds | Online Antique Warehouse

Antique birdcage in a Belgian antiques warehouse 

 

European Finds Online Antique Warehouse

Vintage Handpainted Bird Cage

Vintage Handpainted Bird Cage

Vintage warm creamy colored birdcage with Persian Red accents is a smaller version on one we found during a sourcing trip to Avignon, France.  The intricate wire work makes this a standout piece.   

Dimensions: 15” D X 25” H
$190.00 

European Finds has vintage birdcages and other antiques and accessories for the home and garden available in our online antique warehouse. If you don't see what you are looking for, give us a call, and perhaps we can help you find the perfect piece!  We also provide antique sourcing services if you are looking for a specific piece. 

Contact: customerservice@europeanfinds.com 

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