The bird is made from oak as is the off centre pedestal. This is set onto a macassar ebony base. It is quite large standing 15" (380mm) tall. It has a curious look about it as if it is contemplating something but what, and what type of bird it is will be up to the eventual owner to decide. It has been finished with a hard wax (carnauba) polish for ease of maintenance and is one of those pieces that would fit into any decor, traditional or contemporary.