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Objects of curiosities

Natural curiosities turned into pieces of Art.

We offer something beautiful out of the wonders created by Nature.

Coming from the mineral, vegetal or animal world, our curiosities are of first-class interest. Our curiosities hunters keep increasing their networks to find the rare pearl and we keep working hard to design pieces reserved to connoisseur looking for intrinsic value. 

Discover in this section the intriguing spirit and charm of the cabinets of curiosities and travel logs of the late nineteenth century.

For more information on our unusual objects and cabinet of curiosities decoration, click here..

In order to realize a cabinet of curiosities decoration at home, all the unusual objects, the curiosities, the intriguing articles that you discover on Arteslonga are either exclusive pieces or limited editions.

Also discover a very nice Science and Naturalia selection for your cabinet of curiosities decor: magnificent butterfly frames, multicolored butterflies under globes, herbaria, astonishing collectors' boxes of insects from the tropical forests of Asia: stick insects and locusts in jade green colors.

Unusual objects, curiosities, these works are authentic and original. They meet the criteria of simplicity, aesthetics, elegance, personality, intrinsic beauty, fantasy. They correspond to a style, a history, an era, an art of living, a style. Arteslonga is a gallery of random objects, mixtures, favorites and moods that will give your cabinet of curiosities decor a unique character.

Their particularity makes them unique objects, curiosities, unusual objects. Their rarity imposes a specific sales model: unique selling. Indeed, Arteslonga travels the world to unearth these wonders which often only exist in a single copy to make your cabinet of curiosities decoration an equally unique style.

Staged in paintings inspired by everyday life, these unusual objects, these intriguing and beautiful objects at the same time and these beautiful curiosities are presented as in an art gallery. By thus mixing eras from Napoleon III onwards, styles, ages and art, Arteslonga transmits to you the know-how of yesteryear, a French art of living, unique, renowned, recognized throughout the world.

Enhance your interior decoration with these vintage works, real curiosities of modern times. Wood, ceramic, glass, or porcelain, these curiosities are unique. They will remind you of your childhood, awaken memories, rekindle smiles, provoke real emotions in you. Let yourself be charmed and enchanted by these curiosities from bygone times.

Arteslonga presents centuries of decoration. You will find the curiosities that will transform your daily life through an unusual interior. These unique, old, exclusive and vintage decorative objects will take you back in time.

The history of each piece makes it precious, special while leaving it simplicity, quality and originality. As a result, Arteslonga regularly enriches its site with finds, unusual objects, wonders, curiosities, selection of works of art, pieces of artistic craftsmanship, unique items with the aim of help you find the object of your dreams.

Discover in this section the spirit and the intriguing charm of cabinets of curiosities and travel diaries from the end of the 19th century.

The principle of the cabinet of curiosities disappeared during the nineteenth century, replaced by official institutions and private collections. These have still played a large role in certain scientific disciplines such as entomology or conchology.

A cabinet of curiosities was a place where collected objects were stored and displayed, with a certain taste for heterogeneity and the unseen. Commonly found in these cabinets of curiosities were medals, antiques, objects of natural history (such as stuffed animals, dried insects, shells, skeletons, shells, herbaria, fossils) or works of art. art.

Appeared during the Renaissance in Europe, cabinets of curiosities (Italian studiolo) are the ancestor of museums and museums. Both private (private collections) and public (institutional collections of veterinary schools, medical schools), cabinets of curiosities have played a fundamental role in the development of modern science even if they kept the traces of popular beliefs of the time (it was not uncommon to find dried dragon's blood or skeletons of mythical animals). The publication of catalogs which made the often illustrated inventory, made it possible to distribute the contents of the cabinets of curiosities to European scientists.

Disappeared in the course of the 19th century, the cabinet of curiosities resurfaced in our interiors through the cabinet of curiosities decoration. For lovers of collections, these curiosities and furniture are a must, creating a unique and charming atmosphere.

The cabinet of curiosity is the piece of furniture par excellence for lovers of collections, who seek to exhibit and store their objects with refinement.

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  • White Standing Globes H50, 42, 34cm, Set of 3

    €563.00 -0% €563.33
    Beautiful set of unusual decorative objects representing 3 globes on feet. An original decorative touch for your coffee table, on shelves and other surfaces that require a touch of originality.
  • copy of Sitting Rabbit Statue, Made in Ceramic...

    €433.00 -0% €433.33
    Beautiful set of unusual decorative objects representing 3 globes on feet. An original decorative touch for your coffee table, on shelves and other surfaces that require a touch of originality.
  • XXL Globe of Green Morpho Butterflies

    €1,000.00
    Superb oval naturalistic globe with yellow butterflies on a branch of black Salix.
    Packaging specifically strengthened and adapted to the shipment.
  • Oval Globe Orange Butterflies

    €517.00
    Superb oval naturalistic globe with orange butterflies on a branch of black Salix.
    Packaging specifically strengthened and adapted to the shipment.
  • Oval Globe Red Butterflies

    €483.00 -0% €483.33
    A flight of red butterflies delicately presented on branches of Salix Tortuosa and protected by an elegant bridal globe. This reminds us of the naturalist display cases that adorned the galleries of Natural History museums in the 19th century.
  • Orange Butterflies Naturalist Square Globe

    €620.00
    Superb square naturalistic globe with orange butterflies on a branch of Salix. Packaging specifically strengthened and adapted to the shipment.
  • Faithful Replica Virgin Mary XIXeme

    €267.00
    Faithful reissue of a statue of the Virgin Mary with the child, representative of the religious statues in vogue in the 19th century from Rome to Lourdes, without forgetting Paris where the famous Maison Raffl implemented a molding technique that allowed their democratization.
    Please note that the crown and halo are sold with the statue, only old rosaries are not provided.
    Material: plaster
    Height: 59cm
  • 2 Boxes of Fuchsia Quartz Geodes

    €125.00
    Boxes of fuchsia quartz geodes. Gems just to dream and dazzle the eyes!
    Set consisting of 12 to 15 stones:
    - 1 box of stones between 3 and 5 cm (600g)
    - 1 box of stones between 6 and 8 cm (700g)
  • Gorgonian Reproduction Golden Version

    €150.00
    Reproduction of a gorgon on foot turned black in the style of Napoleon III. Gorgonians, sometimes called horn corals or bark corals, number around 1,200 species that are found in all tropical and subtropical seas. Here a very beautiful reproduction in synthetic material in a golden version.

  • Fragment Statue of Venus Kneeling

    €317.00
    Fragment statue of Venus kneeling with a total height of 43cm. Very beautiful Venus, which responds to the canons of beauty prized in Roman or Greek times. Material: composite, a perfect imitation of ancient stone, a superb workmanship for this art object with an eternal presence.A very beautiful statue for a charming decoration while elegance.
  • Gorgon in Red Vermillo Resin - Repro

    €133.00 -0% €133.33
    Very nice reproduction of Gorgon in imperial red synthetic material! The foot is made of turned wood with a black Napoleon III patina. The Red Gorgonians line the rocky drop-offs between 20 and 100 meters deep. It is necessary to use a flashlight to appreciate their brightness, because at this depth, the red appears dark blue.
  • 2 Boxes of Blue Quartz Geodes

    €125.00
    Boxes of iridescent blue quartz geodes. Gems just to dream and dazzle the eyes!

    Set consisting of 12 to 15 stones:

    - 1 box of stones between 3 and 5 cm (600g)

    - 1 box of stones between 6 and 8 cm (700g)
  • Gorgonian Reproduction Golden Version

    €142.00
    Gorgonians, sometimes called horn corals or bark corals, number around 1,200 species that are found in all tropical and subtropical seas. Here a very beautiful reproduction in synthetic material in a golden version. Fan-shaped, often brightly colored (red, yellow, purple), their skeleton is made up of a soft and hard substance, gorgonin.
  • Fragment Face of Apollo, Metropolitan Museum

    €900.00
    Large statue, fragmentary face of Apollo on a base with a total height of 65cm with its base. Perfect reproduction of a fragment of Apollo's head on display in the entrance hall of the Gallery of Antiquities at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

  • Green Cracked Ceramic Egg

    €100.00

    Reproduction of a 19th century cracked ceramic egg, mounted on a blackened wooden base in the Napoleon III style. Very nice effect, partly due to its unusual size!



  • Large Black Fan Gorgon on Black Base

    €1,300.00
    Black gorgonian on a black base. A magnificent unique piece! This color is amazing, but completely natural. the beauty of this gorgon has been preserved so that it finds its place in your library! This admirable and large unique piece is on a black oak plinth.An admirable decorative object
  • Ammonite (Madagascar) on a black metal display

    €1,500.00

    Very large fossil ammonite (180 million years old). This size is very rare on this kind of specimen and we discover a limited number each year. Ammonite from Madagascar on a rectangular black metal display. Ammonites appeared around 380 million years ago in the Devonian and died out with the Dinosaurs during the Cretaceous-Tertiary crisis 65MA ago.L 48cm x 105m x H 45cm

  • Montipora Coral, CITES certified

    €770.00

    This Montipora coral has a shape typical of its species: it looks like a flower. This coral has grown sheltered from strong waves, and underwater, only the border of these delicate petals is bright pink. This Pacific coral is accompanied by its CITES certificate, since it is, of course, perfectly legal.

  • Set of 2 Quartz Geode Cases - Salmon

    €125.00
    Box of geodes of salmon pink quartz. 
    Gems just to make you dream and blow your mind away!
  • Gorgon in Vermillon Red Resin - Repro

    €117.00
    Reproduction of a Gorgon in red Vermillo resin on a black base in the Napoleon III style. The Red Gorgonians line the rocky drop-offs between 20 and 100 meters deep. It is necessary to use a flashlight to appreciate their brightness, because at this depth, the red appears dark blue.
  • Block of Natural Selenite H 63cm

    €520.00

    Nice block of unpolished natural Selenite. H 63cm. Selenite is a variant of fibrous gypsum located in the energy line of the Moonstone. It is characterized by a complexion that goes from translucent to crystalline and presents a variety of shades like the colors of the rainbow.

  • 2 sets of Quartz Geodes - Iridescent

    €125.00
    Boxes of iridescent blue quartz geodes. Gems just to dream and dazzle the eyes!

    Set consisting of 12 to 15 stones:

    - 1 box of stones between 3 and 5 cm (600g)

    - 1 box of stones between 6 and 8 cm (700g)
  • Quartz Geode Cases - Gold - Set of 2

    €283.00 -0% €283.33
    Set of 2 Boxes of Quartz Crystals - Gold. Boxes of crystals and golden quartz points made by a chemical process by electrolysis. A qualitative chemical process that does not deteriorate over time. Gems just to dream and dazzle the eyes!
  • Amethyst in Agate Geode from Uruguay 7,15kg

    €2,800.00
    Magnificent amethyst in an agate geode from Uruguay on its wooden base. Incredible beauty and strength. Amethyst is one of the best known minerals on our planet. It is surely the most appreciated for more than 5000 years. 
  • Emperoro August Bust

    €683.00 -0% €683.33
    Sculpture bearing the likeness of Auguste, fragment of an original statue probably dating from 20 BC and preserved in the Louvre Museum, this statue is a tribute to the glory of this great Emperor who brought peace and order to Rome.

    Composite material
    H60 x 43 x 25 cm

  • Lapis-lazuli on brass base (3kg)

    €1,500.00
    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.
  • Black Horse Head Statue

    €208.00 -0% €208.33
    Faithful reproduction of the head of Monti's horse in a "fragment" version. This sculpture, from an original bronze statue created by Monti at the beginning of the 20th century, reveals all the finesse and power of the animal.
  • Black Agate Slice With Orange Heart

    €2,000.00
    Black Agate slice with orange heart. One of a kind ! Before becoming a slice of Agate on our console, it was a round pebble from Brazil in a basalt matrix that has been sliced and polished.
  • Bust of Discophore

    €600.00
    Magnificent bust of discophore reproduces the fragment of an original bronze statue, now lost, created by the Greek sculptor Naucydès, at the beginning of the 4th century BC. AD. The concentration of his gaze shows all the tension that had to precede the discus launch. The entire reproduction of the statue is kept in the galleries of the Louvre Museum.

  • 10 Butterflies URANIA RIPHEUS in Capsule Glass

    €1,125.00
    10 URANIA RIPHEUS butterflies in globe capsule.
    This beautiful butterfly diurnal comes from Madagascar. It is endemic to this island and its caterpillar, yellow with long black hairs, is toxic.
    Because it feeds only on a family of lianas whose sap is toxic.
    This butterfly has incredible metallic colors and many "tails" lighter.
  • 17 Butterflies Under Glass With Brass Base

    €1,150.00
    Anaea Nassus is the most beautiful subspecies of the 87 of the genus Anaeini! They live in the neotropical region, especially in the Amazon. It is a winged butterfly shaped leaves. The underside of their wings strongly resemble dead leaves, tree bark or rocks on which they settle. They can be seen when they drink the mineralized water from the wet soil, and on the banks of the river.
  • 13 Blue Butterflies Under Black Round Globe

    €850.00
    13 blue butterflies under round globe black brass base. These 13 blue butterflies come from the rainforests at the base of the Andes in Peru. They all have this combination of black velvet and shades of blue on their wings. They are members of the family Nymphalidae. Among them, the Jucunda Naeocles live in the canopy of these forests.
  • 11 Black & White Butterflies in Capsule Glass

    €1,150.00
    11 Black butterflies spotted with white ANTENOR in a brass globe globe.
    This globule globe worked brass adds to the whole a touch of decoration very "mid-century".
    The Antenor butterfly is a very large butterfly with large tails with a wingspan of 120 mm to 140 mm, black color spotted with white. It is present in Madagascar, only in the south and the west of the country... 
  • Diurnal Butterfly in Victorian Box

    €167.00
    This beautiful butterfly diurnal from Madagascar URANIA RIPHEUS is presented in a brass box Victorian inspiration.
    An original decorative object, flamboyant and bright.
    A unique piece.
    The greatest care is taken to its packaging and protection for your delivery.
  • 25 Blue Butterflies Square Globe H122cm

    €3,700.00
    25 blue butterflies morpho type from Costa Rica, Venuzela, Peru protected in a square globe of 122cm! At a height of 1.22m, this globe will magnificently illuminate your room with its metallic reflections. An original decorative object, flamboyant and bright. A unique and rare piece.
  • Thinker Bust, Statue

    €292.00
    Bust of thinker.
    Material: composite - perfect imitation of the old natural stone.
    A current craft piece of remarkable beauty that can be exposed outdoors thanks to its protection against the sun and bad weather.
    A majestic piece of a very beautiful presence.
  • Statue in Ceramic Leopard H83cm

    €825.00
    Leopard statue sitting in plaster in the style of the 50s.
    Made in ceramic and hand painted.
    A reproduction of animal statues that were made in the 50s.
    Very beautiful unusual decorative object.
  • Giant Melo Seashell On Brass Stand

    €2,000.00
    Cassis Rufa Seashell on black base
    One of a kind !
    A unique piece equally cultural and natural.
  • Seashell on Black Base

    €208.00 -0% €208.33
    Cassis Rufa Seashell on black base
    One of a kind !
    A unique piece equally cultural and natural.
  • Balrnacles Purple Shells on Brass Stand

    €233.00 -0% €233.33

    Group of purple shells (balrnacles) on brass stand.

    These sea shells from the Philippines are in fact the home of a filter feeder: Megabalanus tintinnabulum.

    Catching plancton with their tree-like arms wide open in the sea.

  • Centaur Torso Statue

    €333.00 -0% €333.33

    Torso of Centaur handcrafted in patinated resin and aged by hand. Imitation marble. A remarkable current artisan work for this piece of history. Reproduction of a Greek statue of the 2nd century BC (only the torso survived) representing a Centaur with his hands tied behind his back. This torso with its powerful musculature has inspired many artists in the 16th and 17th century.

  • Butterflies Antherina Suraka under glass

    €692.00

    8 butterflies IDEA BLANCHARDI under glass.

  • Statue, Head of Unicorn

    €700.00
    The unicorn, sometimes called unicorn, is a legendary creature with a single horn. Its controversial origin is the result of multiple influences, particularly descriptions of animals such as the rhinoceros and antelope, from stories of explorers in the past.
  • Urchins Family under Globe Napoleon III Style

    €780.00

    Urchins in family under glass globe.

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    Collection of 9 different species of sea urchins presented under a glass sphere.
    From de St Valentin sea urchin (heart shape) to a very deep sea (-250m) Oshimai sea urshin.
  • Fashion Showcase "Variations Around The Shirt...

    €358.00 -0% €358.33

    Fashion Showcase  "Variations Around the Collar" - 8 old shirt collars from the 1900s on display.

    A refined and original decorative element for home or a shop.

  • 8 Rhetus dusonii Butterflies

    €462.00

    Globe style Napoleon III, large naturalized blue butterflies. 6 Morpho Peleides from Costa Rica under a glass globe. The magic of the blue-metallic wings bordered by black is almost as strong as when seen in the dense forests of South America. And the other side is also fascinating with a camouflage that mimics the birds eyes !! An object of flamboyant decoration and luminous.