"Grandfather" anticipated the now-familiar sort of installation art that plays at being an exhibition or museum display. We can identify as "Szeemannesque" Jim Shaw's Wig Museum and the Marciano's room of Masonic artifacts; David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology
Below, a mannequin-bust displaying "The Beautiful Hen," a Louis XVI coif. It's a bird, it's a ship, it's a hairdo. Any questions?