WHAT IS A SINGING BIRD???
We specialize in Swiss, French, older Griesbaum, and vintage Reuge singing bird
cages.  There is a waiting list for the older and rarer pieces (which don't make it to
the website).  So if you are interested in an extremely rare piece please let us know.

Each of our cages has been professionally restored to working condition as needed.  
We clean lightly each piece under the assumption that the eventual owner can always
clean further, but it takes decades to add back the patina once removed.

1.866.EXQUSIT (397-8748) -- ext. 701 or
birds@exquisiteandrare.com

All of our antique items come with a  waranty.   If it doesn't work properly during
the first year (under normal use), simply return it to us and we'll fix it free of charge.
Antique and Vintage Singing Bird Automata in Cages with one,
two, and multiple birds...
Griesbaum Smaller Cage with Custom Song and Flocking
This original design smaller Griesbaum Singing Bird Cage Automaton was a popular style, though an abbreviated song. Our creative restorer converted this to a full traditional Griesbaum song, did bold flocking to match the traditional Griesbaum bird color and we added a dome for protection and dust free living. A special and unique piece -- and yes, we can do any color scheme for you designers out there.
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Early 1900s Bontems Singing Bird Cage Automaton
We always get asked about our favourites of the small bird cages -- this style is it. These French Bontems cages were the model for early Griesbaum and ultimately became the enduring Reuge design as well. The song is clear and strong. The cage and bird all original. Thick feathering on yellow bird, great overall condition. Faded floor was originally green now more of a light blue/gray. 11"x6"
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All of our merchandise (new and non-new) can be returned for refund if you
are not completely satisfied.  Check our policy page for additional
information.

Also, several of our items as noted are warranteed for a period of time after
purchase (if we have done the prior restoration or repair).  
Logo, Design, and Images all properties of the original owners.  All Rights Reserved.  
Copyright 2006
Sisyphus Group, LLC.  
Click here to go to the Antique
Singing Bird Boxes page
The cages below are a sampling of cages that
have 'flown away' to customers around the
world.  We keep the pictures here as a partial
library of styles that might be helpful to other
collectors.
Singing Bird Cage Automaton - French 1900s
Singing Bird Cage Automaton - German 1900s
Singing Bird Cage Automaton - German 1900s
Singing Bird Cage Automaton - German 1900s
Singing Bird Cage Automaton - German 1900s
Singing Bird Cage Automaton - Swiss 1900s
Singing Bird Cage Automaton - German 1900s
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Singing Birds Pages:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   
Singing Birds Pages:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   
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Large
21"
Bontems bird with original feathering
Bontems bird with original feathering
Bontems 5 Bird Automata with Clock and Waterfall
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Antique Bontems 2 Bird Cage Automaton - 21 inch tall
This wonderful, large French c1900 double singing bird cage is a Bontems. The case is made of of brass. The two brightly coloured birds sing to each other in turn and as they sing they move their heads, open and shut their beaks and flap their tails. Restored to original quality. 22" x 10" diameter.
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Reuge 3 Bird Singing Bird Automaton in Gold Cage
Reuge reproduction of Bontems classic design (Reuge purchased Bontems in the mid-1900s). Three finely feathered animated birds in tall gold base cage (wood with gesso designs). Unusual electric version sings very loud and strong intermittent song when plugged in and turned on. Mint. Fully cleaned and checked. 23" tall by 14"x11"
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Bontems bird with original feathering
Bontems Large French Singing Bird Cage Automaton (2 Birds)
This wonderful, large French c1900 double singing bird cage is a Bontems. The case is made of of brass. The two brightly coloured birds (one red sitting on a perch with foliage and the other yellow on the base) sing to each other in turn and as they sing they move their heads, open and shut their beaks and flap their tails. Fully operational to original quality. 22" x 10" diameter.
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Griesbaum 'Wide-base' Singing Bird Automaton
Unusual and rarely seen wider base Griesbaum Single Bird Singing Bird Automaton. Fully and beautifully restored to original look. Mid-1900s with handsome additional brass decoration on base.
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Reuge Vintage 2 Bird Cage with Clock
Unusual Reuge Singing Bird Automaton with working clock and 2 birds. This rarely seen model was an homage to the 1800s french and swiss clock automata with birds. Reuge produced this piece in the last half of the 1900s. The bird on the perch is much larger than the typical bird. 11" tall, battery operated.
Our Price:
$2,290.00
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Reuge Gilt Cage with Custom Feathering and 2 Birds (previously owned)
This 1 year old Reuge gold-plated singing bird cage automaton is in perfect condition but original collector must sell. He has asked for our help. This is the exact same quality as new and we'll offer a 1 year warranty. These birds were chosen and paired specially for this customer.
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This cage is a Chinese copy of an original
Griesbaum flare base design.  It is has poor
sound, has a bellows that is not
maintainable and is often sold as if its an
antique -- it is
not.  Buyer Beware!
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