Featured Image: (left) Birdcage (China), ca. 1901; Made by Liang Qichang (dates unknown); Buffalo horn (vertical bars), lacquered bamboo (horizontal hoops bracing bars), ivory, tortoiseshell (with substrate of silver leaf on vermillion on wood), cedar wood, various metals (brass, possibly paktong, white metal), jade, glazed porcelain; H x diam.: 86 x 39.4 cm (33 7/8 x 15 1/2 in.); Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Gift of Mrs. Herman Frasch, 1916-12-1-a/f. (right) Comb (Peineta) (Cuba), 19th century; Shaped and pierced tortoiseshell; H x W x D: 26 x 23.5 x 3 cm (10 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 1 3-16 in.); Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Gift of Belmont Freeman, for the family of Maria Magdalena Kjellesvig González de Freeman, 2018-41-1

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