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Cabinet of Curiosities

The cabinets of curiosities are real little scientific museums which aimed to introduce people to the world, and in particular the distant world, at a time when airplanes did not exist.

Cabinets of curiosities appeared during the Renaissance, in the second half of the 16th century; a time when we move to another phase of natural sciences, until then based on Aristotle and his metaphysical approach: until the end of the Middle Ages, we consider that there is a natural order, and that it is regulated .

The scientists of the Renaissance, for their part, tried to understand, classify, bring all this scattered data, a little fanciful at times, into a more rational framework, which combines technique (discovery of the astrolabe and multiple instruments... ) to science.

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  • Anamorphosis Napoleon Bonaparte under Globe

    €360.00 -10% €400.00

    Anamorphosis Napoleon Bonaparte under Globe

    Anamorphosis was born from the work on perspective by Piero della Francesca, a Florentine painter and mathematician of the Quattrocento.

    This Art of secret perspective allows, thanks to a “trompe-l’oeil” technique, to create an impression of reality by restoring a 3rd dimension.

    We were inspired by this technique to create Anamorphoses-Butterflies: at first glance, the eye is charmed by a colorful and poetic flight of butterflies... then suddenly, the unexpected image springs out and reveals itself to the viewer and doubles it perception appears.

    In reality, a master painting serves as a motif for the butterflies, while the butterfly recreates a master painting...

    Presented under a glass globe, so that this anamorphosis does not disperse on your walls!

  • Blue Lotus Engravings, Set of 2

    €567.00

    A set of two beautiful prints of magnificent large blue lotuses.

    Engravings with blue marie-louis and very beautiful frame with black wood ornamentation and silver edging.

    Glass size: 50x70cm

    The lotus is an aquatic plant whose flower is magnificent and which is magnified in these two large engravings in a beautiful blue color. This particular tone of blue has earned it the name of a shade, azure tending to sky blue: caeruleum blue (ceruleum).

    The blue lotus is actually a water lily.

    Although it bears the name Lotus, the Blue Lotus (in Latin Nymphaea caerulea Savigny) is actually a water lily.

    This aquatic plant grows on the edges of lakes and stagnant waters.

    Today, it has almost completely disappeared from the Nile region and it is cultivated mainly in Asia (China and Thailand).

    The blue lotus belongs to the family Nymphaeaceae (water lily family), group Apocarpiae, subgenus Brachyceras, and forms and subspecies None (cf. Slocum et al. 1996).

    Lotuses were the most widely cultivated ritual plants in ancient Egypt. They grew wild and had also been planted in artificial bodies of water (Hugonot 1992).

    The blue lotus was considered a sacred plant. The god of immortality and resurrection Nefertum was represented as a young man or a lion whose hair was decorated with a blue lotus flower. He offered the flower to the sun god Ra, to relieve the pain in his old body. The Egyptians especially appreciated their enchanting scent of hyacinth, their symbolism and probably also their intoxicating effects...

    Lotus buds and flowers were popular head and hair ornaments. The garlands placed in the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses II (1290-1223 B.C.E.) were almost entirely composed of white and blue lotus flowers (Germer 1988). Many buds, petals and garlands have been found as decoration for mummies or as funerary objects.

    In ancient Egypt, the blue lotus was closely linked to the concepts of the afterlife and rebirth. The flower represents enlightenment and the awakened consciousness of the deceased; it is “this lotus flower which shines in the earth” (Book of the Dead, chapter 174, line 30; cf. Dassow 1994).

    In the myth of the battle between Horus and Seth, the lotus flower appears as a symbol of the divine all-seeing eye: when Seth found Horus resting under a tree in an oasis, he plucked out both his eyes and buried them in the sand. After which they transformed into lotus flowers.

    Lotuses are rustic aquatic plants of absolute beauty, vigorous and imposing and can grow anywhere in France!

  • Red Gorgon on Brass Base H32x50cm

    €261.00 -10% €290.00

    Red gorgon on a brass base.

    Red gorgonians (Acabaria biserialis) line the rocky slopes between 20 and 100 meters deep. It is necessary to use a flashlight to appreciate their brilliance, because at this depth, the red appears dark blue.

    Attached perpendicular to their support, the colonized polyp branches filter the water with the current to capture the micro-organisms in suspension.

    Gorgonians, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. Each polyp has 8 tentacles which filter the plankton and consume it. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonine do not grow towards the sun (it does not require light to develop) but perpendicular to the current, so as to filter a maximum of water flow.

    A very beautiful decorative object.

  • 13 Blue Butterflies under Brass Globe

    €630.00 -10% €700.00

    These 13 blue butterflies come from the rainforests at the base of the Andes in Peru. What they all have in common is this mixture of black velvet and shades of blue on their wings. They are members of the Nymphalidae family. Among them, the Naeocles Jucunda live in the canopy of these forests, others like the Panacea Prola like to lounge on the banks of rivers, even in light rain. This Peruvian cocktail is presented under a round globe with a brass base.

  • Panoramic Marine Ink H330 x L675cm

    €434.00

    Panoramic Marine Ink H330cm x L 675cm

    Ink drawing is the name of this monochrome technique which has enormous depth.

    This panoramic is 6.75 meters long without repeats.

    It is planned to be 3.3 meters high (but you can remove part of the height) and consists of 3 rolls (75cm x 990cm roll).

    A roll consists of 3 panels of 75cm x 330cm.

    But you may want an empty ocean that you fill with your frames or paintings, as in the different photos or with just 3 jellyfish, as in the photo.

    This decorative panel has been patiently designed with 4 species of jellyfish, but you can decide how many you want to suit your decor.

  • copy of Night Light Interioro , Italy, h61cm

    €750.00

    Night light lamp representing a Giraffe and friends in the Jungle, 64cm high by 40cm wide.

     

    A wonderful handcrafted decorative lamp, Italy.

     

    A magnificent artisanal work of remarkable finesse.

    Giraffe and his friends explore their new home in one of our light boxes full of poetry.

    Entirely made by hand in the workshop, these creations can bring comfort to young and old alike on a dark night in the dark!

    In each lamp, an atmosphere or landscape is created by a juxtaposition of exquisite hand engravings that are engraved and printed on antique presses from the 1800s. Each image is printed in black and white, cut out and then colored by hand in gouache and watercolor.

     

    The handmade and sculpted frame is made of black patinated tulipwood. The frame is decorated on top with baroque style angel wings, Renaissance period (which can possibly be removed).

     

    A marvel of refinement, pure escape.

     

    This entirely handcrafted lamp which is made exclusively to order.

  • Colombian Blue Morpho Cypris Butterlies

    €690.00 -10% €766.67

    Superb Morpho Cypris butterflies from South America (Colombia).

    Presented in a beautiful black double-sided rectangular beveled glass box in the cabinet of curiosities style.

    This leaves the possibility of appreciating the two very different faces of this very beautiful butterfly which has not undergone any modification: one metallic blue face, the other which imitates bird eyes in order to frighten predators, clever!

    All Morpho butterflies have blue colors with metallic highlights, but among this large family that lives in South America, the male Morpho Cypris is the most beautiful.

    Its metallic reflections are a deep blue.

    You can't walk alongside this presentation without being captivated!

    These butterflies reside in the canopy of the humid forests of Colombia, and when it closes its wings, it once again becomes the champion of stealth.

  • Emperor Blue Butterfly in Round Reliquary

    €234.00 -10% €260.00

    A large Blue Emperor butterfly This Australian giant comes from Papua New Guinea, but it can be encountered from Australia - where it is the emblem of Queensland - to the Solomon Islands. The male Papilio Ulysses is so attracted to blue that we can see him "jumping" on a blue t-shirt or a blue plastic bag...

  • Stevenson Chest of Drawers

    €2,500.00

    The Stevenson chest of drawers, reissue of an 18th century English "Chippendale" style chest of drawers, it has an original top with a clover pattern in the corners and has 3 drawers decorated with locks and handles with an acanthus pattern.

    This chest of drawers-desk has a sliding shelf on which is engraved the maxim: "Whoever you are, here is your master... He is, was or must be", decorated with an old Tarot card with the effigy of Love referring to it.

    Very beautiful chest of drawers with its exceptional handmade aged patina, blue color.

    An extremely elegant chest of drawers.

    Three drawers with chiseled and sculpted brass handles and locks with acanthus motif.

    A limited edition chest of drawers with impeccable craftsmanship. A piece of great beauty.

    Patina: wear, wood pitted by worms.

  • Toucans Engravings Made by Collages

    €2,492.00
    A pair of magnificent Toucans engravings made from collages of old juxtaposed engravings which are previously hand painted. 
    A magnificent artisanal work of remarkable finesse executed in Italy according to an ancestral process. 
    Within each frame an atmosphere is created by a juxtaposition of exquisite hand engravings which are engraved and printed on vintage presses from the 1800s.
    Each image is printed in black and white, individually hand colored with gouache and in watercolor then cut out. 
    Superb and one of a kind.
  • Large Statuette, H63,5cm, Etruscan Art

    €384.00

    Large statuette presenting a reproduction of an "Ombra della Sera", a masterpiece of Etruscan Art dating from the 3rd century BC. BC, from ancient foundries in the Volterra region of Italy, and preserved at the Guarnacci Museum.

    The story goes that Giacometti, in love with these statuettes, was inspired by them to design his emblematic sculptures.

    Its workshop bronze patina gives it a warm and authentic appearance.

    Material: bronze finish metal.

    A very beautiful contemporary artisanal work for this beautiful object of Art.

    For a refined and eternal interior decoration.

  • Chest of Drawers Reissue from the 17th Century

    €2,700.00

    Reissue of a chest of drawers called "Crossbow" from the 17th century, made of Mindi wood.

    It has an original and opulent top with a clover pattern in the corners.

    It is paneled on the sides, has 3 drawers decorated with locks and beautiful Chinese motif handles, like many at the time.

    Very beautiful patina with a gray wood effect.

    Very beautiful chest of drawers with its exceptional handmade aged patina.

    An extremely elegant chest of drawers.

    A limited edition chest of drawers with impeccable craftsmanship. A piece of great beauty.

  • 12 Butterflies from Pacific Islands H66cm

    €2,790.00 -10% €3,100.00
    12 magnificent bird-winged butterflies in a capsule globe.
    The most common bird-winged butterfly - Ornithoptera Priamus - is actually not so common, because it is only found in a few small islands in the Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Southern Moluccas, Solomon Islands...
    Islands where their forests diminish year after year under the influence of men. 
    This is why this protected species will be delivered with a CITES. 
    Only the males have these bright colors, the females are even larger, but brown in color. 
    They are so remarkable that our specimens now come from a farm in Indonesia.
  • Red Gorgon on Black Base H85x95cm

    €859.00

    Bright red Gorgon on brass base

    Its color is incredible, but completely natural. We managed to preserve the beauty of this gorgon, even on your console! It comes from Micronesia, Melithaea ochracea-

    Red gorgonians (Acabaria biserialis) line the rocky slopes between 20 and 100 meters deep. It is necessary to use a flashlight to appreciate their brilliance, because at this depth, the red appears dark blue.

    Attached perpendicular to their support, the colonized polyp branches filter the water with the current to capture the micro-organisms in suspension.

    A very beautiful decorative object.

  • Small Iconic Stele

    €270.00 -10% €300.00
    From the Kingdom of Queen of Sheba, exceptional small iconic stele, current reproduction of pieces that existed dating from the 3rd/1st century BC.
    These steles are the remains of forgotten civilizations of the South Arabian Peninsula and more particularly of Yemen, a thousand-year-old country with dreamlike landscapes and unique architecture in the world.
    For many, it remains the land of incense, “caravan routes” and the lands of the sultans.
    Hand-carved from sandstone by our artisans, these steles were originally pillars. Rectangular in shape, with the effigy of stylized faces, they were sometimes engraved with the name of their owners.
    These faces, always represented from the front with a straight nose, topped with eyebrow arches in strong relief, were framed by almond-shaped eyes and a small mouth with pursed lips.
    Their stylization is remarkably abstract, their primitive appearance has inspired more than one artist of the modern era.
    Patinas and wear due to time are skillfully reproduced in our workshops in a natural way.
    They are each presented on a matte black “museum style” base.
  • Antique Parrots Engravings, Set of 2

    €720.00
    A set of two beautiful reproductions of engravings of magnificent flamboyantly colored parrots whose species have unfortunately disappeared.
    Engravings with powder pink marie-louis and very beautiful black wood ornamentation frame.
    Glass size: 50x70cm
  • Ancestor in Terracotta, Nigeria, Mid XXth Century

    €440.00

    The unique piece shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    Little is known about the Nok culture, which is defined largely on the basis of its stunning terracotta artwork.

    Aesthetically, the sculpture is both naturalistic and expressionistic, with very distinctive elongated forms, triangular eyes, pierced pupils and nostrils, and elaborate hairstyles.

    The function of this art is unclear, although the care with which they are executed has led some to claim that they represent nobility.

    Material: Terracotta

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Nigeria

    Tribe: Nok

    Tribe: Kuba Bushoong

  • Crystallized Sulfur H19cm - 1,6kg

    €531.00 -10% €590.00
    Magnificent crystallized native sulfur presented on a base.
    Very shiny specimen of a pure and dazzling yellow, coming from a Bolivian mine near San Pablo de Napa.
    Before being transformed into matches, sulfur is a mineral on matrix.
  • Male King Figure, H156cm, Mid XXth Century

    €3,200.00

    The unique piece shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    Wooden male king (Ndop) figure.

    The figure sits cross-legged on a square platform (yiing) carved with a representation of a climbing vine.

    Ndop statues are idealized representations of the Nyimi or kings of the Kuba kingdom.

    Material: Wood

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Congo

    Tribe: Kuba Bushoong

  • Mexican Sand Stone on Stand 5kg

    €743.00 -10% €825.00

    Mexican sand stone on stand.

    One of a kind !
    Each desert of the worls gives a different type of Desert Rose.
    These rose-like formation of crystal clusters of Selenite include abundant sand grains. And in that case, sand from the Mexican desert of Chihuahua.
    This tall piece has a unique shape made of small round roses and flowers of flakes gathered million of years ago by the evaporation of an ancient shallow salt bassin that covered this enormous sandy surface that is now between Mexico and USA. 
  • Set of 2 Ancient African Stools, Gabon

    €1,200.00

    Two unique pieces. The items shown in the picture are exactly the items you will receive.

    Chairs and stools are prestigious objects for the Kota people of Gabon.

    You can notice how they use similar characteristics on all of their sculptures and other subjects that they create. L

    The seat is decorated with various geometric patterns engraved in what appears to be copper and brass.

    It shows signs of wear due to aging but remains remarkably solid.

    Material: Wood, Brass and Copper

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Gabon

    Tribe: Kota

  • Lapis-lazuli on brass base (2,5kg)

    €1,170.00 -10% €1,300.00
    3kg Lapis Lazuli block on brass base - Afghanistan. A wonderful unique piece!. The Lapis-Lazuli whose royal blue color is very sought after is the most famous of the stones linked to intuition. The great rulers of the world (Pharaohs, emperors, kings ..) have always considered it as a sacred stone intended to help them achieve in g-reign with wisdom and justice.
  • Chief Stool, Guinee Bissau, Mid XIXth Century

    €1,200.00

    A unique piece. The items shown in the picture are exactly the items you will receive.

    Superb chef's stool hand carved from a single piece of wood by the Baga tribe of Guinea-Bissau.

    Stools are a minor art form for the Baga whose large masks and snake figures are among the largest and most impressive in Africa.

    Striking modern pumpkin shape with intricate decorative carvings around the top edge.

    It shows signs of wear due to aging but remains remarkably solid.

    Material: Wood

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Guinea Bissau

    Tribe: Baga

  • Chief Dogon Stool, Mali, Mid XIXth Century

    €620.00

    A unique piece. The items shown in the picture are exactly the items you will receive.

    Stunning chef stool hand carved from a single piece of wood

    A beautifully carved stool from Mali.

    The ancestral figures or nommo are symmetrical and geometric sculpted in relief.

    They support the higher seat and should represent ancestors seen as authority figures.

    According to Dogon cosmogony, the stool is made up of two discs; one representing the sky and the other the earth.

    It shows signs of wear due to aging but remains remarkably solid.

    Material: Wood

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Mali

    Tribe: Dogon

  • Mask, Gabon, mid-20th century

    €620.00

    The unique piece shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    Fang's Ngil masks are generally characterized by a face consisting of high orbital cavities on either side of a long straight nose separating two fine eye incisions.

    The appearance of these masks coated with kaolin (the white color would evoke the power of the ancestors) in the middle of the night could arouse fear.

    This type of mask was used by the Ngil male society which no longer exists today.

    This secret society was responsible for initiations and fought against witchcraft. The wearers of these masks always appeared in large numbers at night lit by torches.

    Material: wood

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Gabon

    Tribe: Fang

  • Ceremonial Seat, Chokwe Tribe

    €1,400.00

    Chair from the Chokwé Tribe, mid-20th century.

    The single item shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    Most seats in sub-Saharan Africa are low stools carved from a single block of wood. However, as early as the 16th century, Portuguese traders and explorers introduced back chairs to southern and eastern Africa. Chokwe artists soon began producing similar chairs by adding sculptural scenes and Chokwe motifs.

  • Kpeliyee Mask, mid-20th century, Ivory Coast

    €190.00

    Very beautiful Kifwebe mask, mid-20th century from Congo from the Songye tribe.

    A unique piece. The single item shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    Named Kifwebe or “Boismasque” – the same type of which was produced by both the Luba and the Songye – this tribal mask imposes itself with its masterful dimensions.

    The term Kifwebe refers to the mask – the society of masks – and to the wearer of the mask belonging to the male secret society bwadi bwa kifwebe.

    There are three variants: the masculine (kilume) generally with a high crest - the feminine (kikashi) with a very low or absent crest - and finally the greatest embodying power (kia ndoshi).

    Material: Wood

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Congo

    Tribe: Songye

  • Ancestor Figure, Mid XXth Century, DR Congo

    €520.00

    This unique piece shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    A typical female ancestral figure with nice varied patina. The stylistic similarities with the sculpture of the neighboring Kuba people are evident. Beautiful scarifications all over the body with a typical coiffure.

    Material: Wood

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Congo

    Tribe: Ndengese

  • Punu Mask, Gabon, mid-20th century

    €380.00

    The unique piece shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    A Punu Duma or Mvudi mask from Gabon with white kaolin.

    Masks like these were used by various tribes in Gabon.

    The Mwo Spirit Maiden masks depict a beautiful young girl with her whitened face and serene expression. As in life, this beautiful young girl wears an elaborate hairstyle illustrated by polychrome colors.

    The mask would be worn with a colorful costume covering his body. Although the mask has an Asian expression, no such connection has been made.

    Known as Duma or Mvudi, it represents a female guardian spirit in the initiation of young girls, funeral rites, ancestor worship and also in full moon dances.

    Material: wood

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Gabon

    Tribe: Punu

    Tribe: Songye

  • Hemba Ancestor Figure, Mid XXth Century

    €480.00

    The unique piece shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    A classic female Hemba ancestor figure with hands placed on the chest, eyes half open. These figures are imbued with the nobility of ancestors increasing the family lineage. These figures would have been shown during important ceremonies aimed at strengthening the family's position. As a spiritual container, the figure would facilitate the connection between the world of the dead and that of the living. It has beautiful scarifications on the abdomen.

    Material: Wood

    Age: mid-20th century

    Origin: Congo

    Tribe: Hemba

  • Boa mask, mid-20th century

    €380.00

    Very beautiful Boa mask, mid-20th century from Congo from the Boa tribe.

    A unique piece. The single item shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    The Boa are mainly known for their masks, believed to be used in ceremonies related to war, to strengthen the courage of the warrior or to celebrate victories. These masks have wide-set, prominent, round ears, suggesting alertness, and are covered alternately with dark and light pigments. Ancient masks have been described belonging to warlike or secret associations and are considered war masks or diguises used for hunting although their precise function is not known

  • Primitive Panel Toraja - South Indonesia

    €240.00

    Beautiful Primitive wall panel, finely carved and painted bright colors worn by time.

    Distinctive architectural element from traditional houses in southern Indonesia.

  • Column Statue Idol Timor XXL, H293cm

    €1,550.00
    Column Statue Idol Timor with a height of 283cm. Red carved wooden statue, originally from Timor Island. Dating back to fifty years, these statues are erected at the entrances of houses under construction during traditional rites. They thus bless the house and its inhabitants and embody the power of the gods or of Nature.
  • Wall Panel Toraja South Indonesia

    €390.00
    This panel, once brightly colored and finely carved, comes from the facade of one of the original houses of Toraja (Indonesia). Such panels served to establish the social rank of the householder and advertise his wealth. Each community developed its own characteristic imagery for these panels. Each one is time-worn, has its own distinct patina and is a unique and authentic collector's item.
  • Baoulé mask, mid-20th century

    €380.00

    Very beautiful Baoulé mask, mid-20th century from Ivory Coast of the Baoulé tribe.

    A unique piece

    The single item shown in the picture is the exact item you will receive.

    The Baoulé are part of the Akan people. They moved to western Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago and adopted the masking traditions of their neighbors, the Guro, Sénoufo and Yaure peoples.

    There are three basic types used in a special dance of rejoicing called Goli, symbolizing social order.

    Most of these masks are Kpan – with elaborate hairstyles and exquisite carvings, and represent the elderly woman during ceremonies.

    Another mask – Kple kple – represents the junior male. It is round and flat and is one of the most abstract traditional African masks.

    A third type – a Goli Gulin – represents the senior male.

  • Huge Agate Slice of 3,7kg

    €5,650.00
    This immense golden slice comes from Brazil, and comes from a Chalcedony geode.
    It is formed by successive deposits of silica and ores or oxides dissolved in water and which infiltrates into the soil.
    When it comes to volcanic soil, as in this case in Brazil, the water sometimes reaches an air pocket which has frozen in the lava when it has cooled. And it forms successive layers over months and years, with lighter or darker lines.
    In this case, the heart is made of hyaline quartz (rock crystal), which allows light to pass through this slice to reveal its unique patterns: golden nodules reminiscent of champagne bubbles...
  • Coral Cup on Base (garnished or empty)

    €540.00 -10% €600.00

    Magnificent reproduction of a cup made of a flat mushroom coral called "Lithophyllon Repanda", mounted on a 19th century style sandstone base.

    Can be ordered garnished with natural coral fragments under the reference OD1194/2.

    The OD1194/2 coral bowl presented here garnished with a composition of natural coral fragments for a “Still Life” bouquet in the Naturalia style.

    The coral fragments are natural, as for the cut, it is a reproduction in synthetic material, and can be purchased empty under the reference OD1194.

    Coral is actually an animal from the Cnidarian phylum. Corals generally live in colonies of individuals called “polyps” which are “superorganisms”. Each polyp secretes its own exoskeleton; depending on the species, this exoskeleton is hard or soft.

    Our collection of corals made of synthetic material is handcrafted by hand, identically reproducing the texture of these living specimens, most of which are now protected.

  • Coral Cup on Base (empty or garnished)

    €240.00 -10% €266.67

    Magnificent reproduction of a cup made of a flat mushroom coral called "Lithophyllon Repanda", mounted on a 19th century style sandstone base.

    Can be ordered garnished with natural coral fragments under the reference OD1194/2.

    The OD1194/2 coral bowl presented here garnished with a composition of natural coral fragments for a “Still Life” bouquet in the Naturalia style.

    The coral fragments are natural, as for the cut, it is a reproduction in synthetic material, and can be purchased empty under the reference OD1194.

    Coral is actually an animal from the Cnidarian phylum. Corals generally live in colonies of individuals called “polyps” which are “superorganisms”. Each polyp secretes its own exoskeleton; depending on the species, this exoskeleton is hard or soft.

    Our collection of corals made of synthetic material is handcrafted by hand, identically reproducing the texture of these living specimens, most of which are now protected.

  • Bride and Groom Glass Globe XIX Century style

    €217.00

    The Bride and Groom Globe was originally intended to collect the wreath of orange flowers worn by the bride on the wedding day.

    Fashionable in the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century, this oval glass bell could also contain other wedding souvenirs in order to protect them from dust and oblivion.

    With its quilted canvas cushion, its 2 antique mirrors and its symbolic decorations (the vine leaves, symbol of the union of the feminine and masculine, or the bird, symbol of peace and love), our Wedding Globe will present your wonders or protect jewelry and collections of your choice. Napoleon III turned wooden base.

    An unusual decorative object for your interior decoration!

    Beautiful craftsmanship.

  • Red Gorgonian Reproduction on Stand - H56cm

    €300.00

    Beautiful reproduction of a gorgonian made of red/orange resin.

    Presented on a black and gold base embellished with natural rock crystals.

    Our collection of corals in synthetic material is handcrafted, reproducing identically the texture of these living specimens, most of which are now protected.

  • Red Coral Branch on Golden Stand - H48cm

    €300.00

    Beautiful reproduction of a branch coral made of orange-red resin on a base. Presented on a black and gold base embellished with natural rock crystals.

    Coral is actually an animal of the Cnidarian phylum. Corals generally live in colonies of individuals called “polyps” which are “superorganisms”. Each polyp secretes its own exoskeleton; depending on the species, this exoskeleton is hard or soft.

    Our collection of corals in synthetic material is handcrafted, reproducing identically the texture of these living specimens, most of which are now protected.

  • Syrinx Shell on Brass Stand - H53cm

    €1,325.00
    Both natural and man-made, this shape was obtained by cutting part of the shell of a Syrinx Aruanus from Australia, the largest single-valve in the world.
    It is the biggest "snail" under water!
    This huge marine gastropod (up to 18 kg) has a completely yellow body.
    This spiral is the natural shape of this shell, but here it has been highlighted.
    A rare job.
    A cultural and natural piece at the same time.
    A magnificent unique piece!
  • Syrinx Shell on Brass Stand - H52cm

    €1,325.00

    Both natural and man-made, this shape was obtained by cutting part of the shell of a Syrinx Aruanus from Australia, the largest single-valve in the world.

    It is the biggest "snail" under water!

    This huge marine gastropod (up to 18 kg) has a completely yellow body.

    This spiral is the natural shape of this shell, but here it has been highlighted.

    A rare job.

    A cultural and natural piece at the same time.

    A magnificent unique piece!

  • Tridacna Derasa Clam on Wooden Stand

    €1,300.00

    Tridacna Derasa clam on a black wooden stand.

    A magnificent unique piece, a rarity!

    Very beautiful Tridacna Derasa holy water font presented on a custom-made wooden stand. Its two faces are remarkable.

      A black wooden base supports and delicately presents this shell.

    The famous giant clam, the world's largest species of bivalve shell that has always spawned legends of divers held underwater between its mighty shells.

    Of course, it is a young Tridacna Derasa, but this subspecies generally does not exceed 60cm. Its growth at the start is about 5cm per year then it will increase to 3cm per year.

    It is therefore not a very young clam.

    Like most giant clams, this species is in danger because it is over-harvested, either for its flesh in Asia, or as decorative shellfish.

    This one comes from a farm in Micronesia which hopes to succeed in regenerating the local population.

    Width (cm): 22.00

    Height (cm): 31.00

    Depth (cm): 24.00

    Unique piece.

  • Balrnacles Shells on Brass Stand - H27cm

    €500.00

    Bouquet of natural shells composed of large purple barnacles: Megabalanus tinnabulum, and those strange oysters with such a twisted mouth: the Lopha Cristagalli.

    Both species live in the same Indo-Pacific region and found the "cockscomb" oysters with a few barnacles on a shipwreck off Surabaya in Java.

    They have been grouped to give a round shape instead of the flat side they have, attached to the boat.

    A cultural and natural piece at the same time.

    A magnificent unique piece!

  • Sea Urchin on Base H16cm

    €190.00

    Very nice sea urchin on a cubic base.

    This species of sea urchin can measure up to 12 cm in diameter.

    It can be a beautiful dark purple with often the tips of the prickles white.

    It feeds on algae that it grazes on the rocks between the surface and 100 m depth in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

    This specimen with its prickles comes from the Italian coast of Liguria.

    A very beautiful decorative object.

  • Lapis-lazuli with brass base (2,8kg)

    €1,350.00 -10% €1,500.00
    Lapis-lazuli block of 2.8 kg on a brass base from Afghanistan.
    A wonderful unique piece!
    Lapis-Lazuli, whose royal blue color is highly sought after, is the most famous of the stones linked to intuition. The great rulers of the world (Pharaohs, emperors, kings, etc.) have always considered it a sacred stone intended to help them achieve on g-reign with wisdom and justice. The Egyptians in particular held Lapis in high esteem and imported it from Afghanistan where it has been extracted for 6500 years.
    Lapis-lazuli has therefore always symbolized royalty, that is to say the ability to reign over one's inner and outer kingdom q-guided by the intuition of a divine source and not by selfish personal will.
    The gentle energy of lapis will benefit those who are willing and in control. It will promote subtle listening and afuidity in their actions, which will ease tensions.
    Lapis has the reputation of also being the stone of friendship because it helps to intuitively perceive what is right in a relationship, so it will have its place in your living room such as the living room, living room or a desk.
    The most beautiful Lapis Lazuli come from the province of Badakhshan in northern Afghanistan. In a narrow valley, covered with snow most of the year, mines have been exploited for 6500 years!
    The Sumerians, then later the Egyptians appreciated this blue stone, as evidenced by the many statues and blue beads found in the tombs of important people. And all of them, like this one, came from the Afghan mountains.
    Lapis-Lazuli is a rock composed of 14 different minerals, the main one being Lazurite, blue, and the little golden touch brought by the Pyrite which sprinkles this mineral.
    A few veins of white Calcite run through this magnificent piece.
    L 11cm x 6cm x H 32cm
  • Framed Attacus Butterly H47cm

    €240.00 -10% €266.67
    Here is the largest moth in the world, the Attacus Atlas of Thailand.
    It is presented in a double-sided reliquary on a stand. Both sides of the butterfly are visible. And in particular the tip of the wings which imitates the head of a cobra, to frighten a predator on the lookout... The male only lives 4 days, without feeding...
    To love and let yourself die.