These two grated lanterns surmounted by a wrought-iron crown depict aviaries left by birds with colourful plumage. Each has a small door with a clasp; you can put your favourite candle inside. The metal's now patina, now unfinished look adds old-fashioned charm to the lanterns, which harmoniously blend in with the plants of a garden, balcony or terrace.
In the 18th century exotic birds served as ceremonial ornaments for the distraction of the French court. Madame du Barry, Louis XV's mistress, owned an aviary with particularly refined decoration. The king's favourite was deeply upset by the death of her magnificent canary, which flew out of its cage and crashed into a windowpane breaking its beak.
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Material : Iron
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