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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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  • copy of Oval Globe Orange Butterflies

    €516.67
    Superb oval naturalistic globe with orange butterflies on a branch of black Salix.
    Packaging specifically strengthened and adapted to the shipment.
  • Hand study with Lace

    €100.00
    Hand study with lace, made in aged resin, old stone imitation, A beautiful refined and unexpected decorative object, with the most beautiful effect.
  • Obelisk, Crystal Base, Bronze Horse, Stones and...

    €716.67
    Magnificent obelisk composed of a quadrangular base in hand-cut crystal, a bronze horse, a gold-colored chromed metal rod adorned with superimposed natural stones ending with a beautiful lacquered gorgon branch painted in red.
    An extraordinary decorative object of great beauty
    Dimensions: H71 39X8cm
  • Sitting Rabbit Statue, Made in Ceramic H51cm

    €208.33 -0% €208.33
    Sitting rabbit statue, made in ceramic and hand painted from a height of 51cm
    Very nice unusual decorative object.
  • Black Panther Statue in Ceramic H83cm

    €825.00
    Sitting and roaring black panther statue made of ceramic. A reproduction of animal statues that were made in the 1950s. Very beautiful unusual decorative craft object. Limited edition.
  • Painter Artist Palette Renoir Colors, H56cm

    €150.00
    Elegant palette on its display, inspired by the most beautiful colors of Renoir, it becomes here a decorative object in its own right and will adorn with style a vintage or industrial interior.
    Material: wood
    Very limited quantity.
  • Toucans Engravings Made by Collages, Italy

    €2,680.00
    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.
  • Hand-decorated glass lamps, Italy

    Glass Decoupage, Hand-decorated glassware.
    An Italian artisanal manufacture for these beautiful glass objects: vase, candle holders, plates, dishes ...
    Exquisite refinement with the application of a print on paper.
    Limited editions.
    Realization and quote on request.
  • Glass Decoupage, Hand-Decorated glassware

    Glass Decoupage, Hand-decorated glassware.
    An Italian artisanal manufacture for these beautiful glass objects: vase, candle holders, plates, dishes ...
    Exquisite refinement with the application of a print on paper.
    Limited editions.
    Realization and quote on request.
  • Oval Globe Red Butterflies

    €483.33 -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.
  • Oval Globe Yellow Butterflies

    €516.67
    Superb oval naturalistic globe with yellow butterflies on a branch of Salix.
    Packaging specifically strengthened and adapted to the shipment.
  • Wall Decorative Panel, The Bouquet

    Superb decorative panoramic in mat non-woven paper. This decorative plant wall panel combines delicacy and refinement, a real painting. Decorative panel in the standard format of 255 x 220cm. The roll consists of three panels of 50cm x 320cm. This type of floral and vegetal panel are wall decorations full of life, cheerfulness, colors and warmth. They bring nature into our place of life and contribute to well-being and relaxation. Particularly suitable for all living spaces, they are expressed in a language full of poetry that we love.
  • Huge Centaur Torso Statue H53x72cm

    €2,000.00
    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.
  • Rainbow Fluorite on Stand

    €766.67

    The world's most famous striped fluorite was mined in the 19th century in Derbyshire, England: Blue John.This piece has perfect bands of purple, green, transparent ... and very few stones, including in this mine, have such graphic interest.

  • Calligraphy brushes, China

    €280.00
    Set of 10 Cherry Color Calligraphy Brushes - H 35 to 40 cm
    Origin: China.
  • Terrestrial globe BERLIN, 1940 Period

    €1,990.00
    Magnificent terrestrial globe, Period 1940 on its cast iron tripod in the shape of a lion's paw and with human faces presence. Large terrestrial globe 45 cm in diameter and 88cm in height. in pastel tones. An authentic old piece signed
    COLUMBUS ERDGLOBUS - BERLIN
    . A very beautiful object of decoration and collection.
  • Hanging Calligraphy Brush Black Horn H 38 cm

    €220.00
    Hanging Calligraphy brush in real black horn - H 38 cm
    Origin: China.
  • Terrestrial Globe, Period 1900

    €1,800.00
    Magnificent terrestrial globe, Period 1900 on its cast iron tripod in the shape of a lion's paw and with human faces presence. Large terrestrial globe 30 cm in diameter and 56cm in height. in pastel tones. An authentic old piece signed GLOBE TERRESTRE J. LEBÈGUE & CIE publishers - 30, rue de Lille, 30 - PARIS. A very beautiful object of decoration and collection.
  • Calligraphy Brushes Green Natural Stone

    €320.00
    Lot of 10 Calligraphy Brushes Horn and Green Natural Stone - H 35 to 40 cm.
    Origin: China.
  • 1900 Musical Bird Cage - H29cm

    €420.00
    1900 Musical Bird Cage - H29cm Charming and romantic carved brass musical bird cage, 1900 period. A very pretty rounded dome shape. A very beautiful job, a decor in itself. A little wonder for this unique piece. 
  • Set of 10 Amber Stones Calligraphy Brushes

    €320.00
    Lot of 10 Calligraphy brushes with a height between 35 to 40 cm. Origin: China. Bouquet of 10 brushes made of horn and natural amber stones.
  • Calligraphy Brushes Ruby Color, China

    €320.00
    Lot of 10 Calligraphy Brushes - H 35 to 40 cm Origin: China. Bouquet of 10 brushes made of corn is natural stone color blood / ruby.
  • Large Calligraphy Brush Suspended, Horn H60cm

    €180.00

    Large Calligraphy Brush made of natural horn suspended by a black metal frame. Origin: China. Width (cm): 12 Depth (cm): 12 Height (cm): 60

  • Large Calligraphy Brush Suspended - Horn - H73cm

    €250.00
    Large Calligraphy Brush made of natural horn suspended on a metal frame.
    Origin: China.
    Width (cm): 15
    Depth (cm): 15
    Height (cm): 73
  • Horse Statue H52cm, China

    €480.00
    Horse statue on an aged black metal base. Origin: Shanxi, China.
    Statue in elm wood which reveal all the finesse and power of this animal.
    An artisanal achievement. Handmade/natural item, sizes vary. The sizes displayed in the product details are indicative. Great object of decoration.
  • 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)
  • Moor Head Ceramic Vase H41cm

    €600.00
    Ceramic vase in the shape of a Moor's head, matte finish, Sicily - Italy. Six colors are available. Handcrafted in ceramic, double firing. Entirely made and painted by hand. All decorations are individually hand painted making each piece unique. The Moors were members of the Muslim people of North Africa, of mixed Arab and Berber origin. In the 8th century, they were converted to Islam and established power in North Africa, Sicily and Spain, where they established a civilization (756-1492).
  • Rock Crystal Obelisk Figurine H59cm

    €516.67

    This figurine is a fantastic object, a remarkable decorative element that attracts attention in a room. Each piece is completely unique due to its sought-after artistic creation. It is a rock crystal obelisk composed of a reproduction of a painted brass turtle shell mounted on a polished brass rod set with natural stones

  • Figurine Turtle Cristal Obelisque

    €850.00
    Turtle Obelisk, Natural Stones and brass H99cm! Turtle shell and structure made of brass, natural stone inserts and rock crystal obelisk. Each piece is completely unique due to its sought-after artistic creation. The natural stones create a beautiful contrast with the polished brass turtle shell and the beautiful rock crystal cut in the shape of an obelisk.
  • 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.

  • Calligraphy brushes Set of 10, China H30-35cm

    €216.67

    Set of 10 Multicolored Calligraphy Brushes - H 30 to 35 cm

    Origin: China.

    Bouquet of 10 brushes.

  • Fragment Statue of Venus Kneeling

    €300.00
    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.