Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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for wood is indigenous everywhere, and asbamboo or reed is easily woven and twisted into divers shapesand forms. Wood is also easily carved, and carving is aform of universal handicraft. Metal is used largely by cage-makers everywhere, and metals such as brass or copper which may be hammered orbeaten appear about as oftenin the form of repousse asin the form of wire bars withwhich they are associated inour minds with the birdcages which are made in fac-tories to-day. The Dutch and the Jap-anese, who are wonderfullydexterous in the handling ofmany forms of ceramic art,have utilized their skill insuch work, to some extent, inthe fashioning of cages.The use of the Delft waremade in Holland has pro-duced results which are espe-cially pleasing, for with thestructural portions made ofwhite and blue or polv-chrome Delft, the use ofbrass or copper wire is verysuccessful. The one collection ofcages which is sufficientlycomplete to present a really 290 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS August, 1913 WW
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-.■ ! A wood and copper cagedefinite idea of the extent andvariety which exists, has beenformed by that most inde-fatigable of collectors, Mr.Alexander W. Drake, of NewYork. The creating of thecollection has occupied manyhours of his travels into for-eign lands and has involvedmany adventures almost as in-teresting, in the homes and haunts of foreign peoples who have come to America, andso extensive is the assortment of cages which he has gath-ered that it takes one into the homes of almost everycountry beneath the sun, and represents the architecturalachievements of almost every people. The accompanying illustrations of bird cages in Mr
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