Saturday, April 22, 2017

Birdcage & Aquarium Building on Antiques Roadshow

During an Antiques Roadshow  in Salt Lake City, an appraiser discussed a  ‘scratch-built' Birdcage & Aquarium constructed to resemble a building. 'Scratch built,' meaning one of a kind, it features a clocktower flanked by two birdcages and an aquarium underneath. The New York iron worker who made it named the building after himself, William Himsel. There was no indication it is modeled after a real building, but may just be styled after 1886 architecture in NYC.

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