We recently undertook a major restoration on this triple singing bird cage.
The cage as received was in a rather sorry state. The birds were moth eaten and almost completely destroyed, the gilding tired with partially degraded lacquer, the base was knocked around and the movement rusty and non-functioning.
The images and video demonstrate the process of bringing this sweet object back to life.
The birds were re-feathered by a taxidermist as a Bullfinch, a Yellow Hammer and a Goldfinch.
The movement was fully restored, as was the base and the gilt cage sensitively cleaned and repaired.
I think the results speak for themselves.