How do I find out the value of a wrought iron bird cage?

Hi,

I found this wrought iron bird cage at a boot sale in Naples and want to find out:

a. Is it vintage?

b. What decade it was made in?

c. Is it valuable?

It measures:

Height: 112cm 

Depth: 36cm

Width: 30cm

I bought it because I like it, I think it looks very decorative, so won't be disappointed if it's not worth anything.

Shame I can't add more photos, as this doesn't give it justice.

Update:

It is detachable.

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  • In
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Scrap iron is currently bringing $0.45 per pound in the US or £0.14 per kilogram in the UK.  Look for foundry markings possibly on the underside of the base casting and maybe we can find some history and possibly a market price.

  • Goerge
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Add more photos to a site like https://postimages.org/. It allows you to make new albums or just add them 1 by 1. That may garner more answers.

    Closeups of the welds, hinges and any fasteners offers a very general indication of age. Something may look old but antiqued is a word.

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