25 March 1999
A PAIR OF POLYCHROME-PAINTED METAL BIRDCAGES ON A PAIR OF VICTORIAN WHITE-PAINTED CAST IRON PIERCED PLINTHS
Each with pineapple finial and domed pavillion top above an arched and fluted frieze, above the cage with three perches and a door, a food and a water hatch and a removable tray, one with ceramic food bowl
51 in. (129.5 cm.) high; 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. (2)
By Tradition, the white-painted cast iron bases were originally at Buckingham Palace.
The pagoda tops were bought from Felix Harbord, for the Flower Room at Hans Crescent, in July 1957.
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This lot is being sold without the white-painted cast iron bases also without the cast iron mouldings which were underneath the bird cages during part of the view, and the estimate has been reduced to 500-800.
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