Antique birdcages are great decorative accents- not only do they look fantastic, they are multi-purpose too. Of course, if you'd like to use them for their original purpose, by all means go ahead. But, if the idea of taking care of a pet bird is not your thing, then why not consider using a birdcage as a display case (as in the home above). What better way in which to display your cabinet of curiosities? Or, you could leave them empty, as in the photo below. Either way, these little architectural gems are sure to add a little whimsy to one's home.
French birdcage, 1950s, at Wilson Antiques
French metal birdcage, c. 1940-50, at Linda and Howard Stein
Wrought Iron Bird Cage, early 20th c., at Architectural Artifacts
Faux Bois Birdcage, French, 1920s, at Collins & McCullough
Antique birdcage in an Atlanta home designed by John Oetgen (House Beautiful, Aug '07)
(Image at top from Southern Accents)