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Objects of Curiosities and Naturalia

Unique Objects of Curiosities and Natural Wonders turned into pieces of Art.

For More informaton on our Objects of Curiosities and Natural Wonders Collection.

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.

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.

The Arteslonga house
  • Sea Fan on Brass Crab Base H43cm

    €234.00
    Brass crab wearing a real Philippine gorgonian.
    Black brass base.
    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.
  • Real Clam Shell on Bronze Stand.

    €5,000.00
    Tridacna Gigas Clam on an iron stand.
    A magnificent unique piece, a rarity!
    Very rare Tridacna gigas font presented on a custom forged stainless steel support. Its two sides are remarkable. It has of course its CITES number which proves its origin.
    This giant clam (Tridacna gigas) is the largest bivalve mollusk in the world.
    This very large shell was set by a French bronze craftsman. A branch has been cast and delicately encircles this huge shell.
    Species subject to CITES regulations. Trade in specimens of these species is subject to particularly strict regulations so as not to endanger their survival, and should only be authorized under exceptional conditions.
    L 85cm x 45cm x H 58cm
  • Red Butterflies Globe H45cm

    €404.00 -15% €475.00
    A flight of red butterflies delicately presented on Salix branches and protected by an elegant bridal globe.
    This reminds us of the naturalist showcases that adorned the galleries of Natural History museums in the 19th century.
    Each globe is a unique and original creation, made by hand in the workshop.
    Packaging specifically reinforced and suitable for shipment.
  • Red Gorgon on Brass Base H58x39cm

    €300.00

    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.

  • Red Gorgon on Brass Base

    €250.00

    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.

  • Natural Yellow and Purple Sea Fan H35cm

    €90.00

    Yellow Gorgon of the Caribbean (Gorgonia Flabellum) on a wooden base. Amazing natural yellow color, the main body being sometimes tinged with purple.

  • Giant Branch Coral White Resin H66cm

    €560.00 -15% €658.33
    Beautiful reproduction of a giant branch coral in resin on a black base.
    H 66 x 27.50 x 35 cm
    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.
  • Coral in White Resin XL H23cm

    €248.00 -15% €291.67
    Beautiful XL reproduction of a white coral in resin on a base
    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.
  • White Resin Acropora Hyacintus XL

    €241.00 -15% €283.33
    Beautiful reproduction of a white coral in resin on a base.
    H 15 x 18 x 20 cm
    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.
  • White Coral H15cm

    €142.00 -15% €166.67
    Beautiful reproduction of a white coral in resin on a base.
    H 15 x 18 x 20 cm
    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.
  • Blue Butterflies Lamp H60cm

    €850.00 -15% €1,000.00

    A globe lamp. Here, 6 MORPHO MENELAUS butterflies from a farm in South America.

    This butterfly, inhabitant of the forests of Central America, amazes with the metallic colors of its wings.

    It naturally reflects light and with the lighting just above, these butterflies will be vibrant even at night.

    All the magic of the composition is revealed once the lamp is lit, and the seabed seems to come to life.

    This lamp is sold without lampshade.

    High quality French craftsmanship.

    Width (cm): 36.00

    Height (cm): 60.00

    Depth (cm): 36.00

    Specificity Fixing: Switch on the socket

    Socket Type: E27

    Qty Base: 1.00

    Power: 40W

    Voltage: 220V

    Delivery specifics: Natural product that may be subject to specific legislation (WILDLIFE)

  • Ceramic Grey Cheetah Statue H90cm

    €680.00 -15% €800.00
    Sitting and roaring leopard statue made of enamelled ceramic and painted by hand.
    A reproduction of the animal statues that were made in the 1950s.
    Very beautiful unusual decorative object craft.
    A limited edition.
  • Purple Crickets Oval Globe H44cm

    €567.00 -15% €666.67
    Soaring with large locusts delicately presented on brass-coloured metal rods and protected by an elegant oblong-shaped bridal globe.
    If you come across this very large cricket in the forest of French Guiana, you will be surprised when it jumps. These Titanacris Albipes have magnificent purple wings when soaring over long distances.
    This reminds us of the naturalist showcases that adorned the galleries of Natural History museums in the 19th century.
    Each globe is a unique and original creation, entirely handmade.
  • Purple Cricket Globe - H46cm

    €255.00 -15% €300.00

    If you come across this very large cricket in the forest of French Guiana, you will be surprised when it jumps.

    This Titanacris Albipes has magnificent purple wings when soaring over long distances.

    Beautifully presented in a turned wood display.

    This large specimen is a female.

    Width (cm): 28.50

    Height (cm): 46.20

    Depth (cm): 11.50

  • Statue in Ceramic Grey Leopard H83cm

    €702.00 -15% €825.00
    Sitting and roaring leopard statue made of enamelled ceramic and painted by hand.
    A reproduction of the animal statues that were made in the 1950s.
    Very beautiful unusual decorative object craft.
    A limited edition.
  • Statue in Ceramic Leopard H88cm

    €702.00 -15% €825.00
    Sitting and roaring leopard statue made of enamelled ceramic and painted by hand.
    This statue is the one on the right in the photo where our two models are presented. Also available for sale the Leopard sitting and roaring on the left is 95cm high.
    A reproduction of the animal statues that were made in the 1950s.
    Very beautiful unusual decorative object craft.
    A limited edition.
  • Nautilus Display H38cm

    €350.00

    The Nautilus showcase

    This showcase is a remarkable decorative element that will attract attention in a room.

    A superb Nautilus shell (or Nautile in French) is placed on natural quartz and on a long black metal rod and presented in a glass and metal structure display case.

    Dimensions of the showcase: H38 x 16 X 16cm

    This unique decorative object will bring a crazy elegance to any interior.

    Each showcase is unique because the shell will be different each time as well as the quartz.

    An amazing and remarkable beautiful piece of handcrafted decoration!

  • Sea Stars in Family Under Glass.

    €362.00 -15% €425.00

    A family whose members are very different: from the sunflower starfish (Pycnopodia helianthoides) of Alaska with 24 arms, to the very fine tiger-legged brittlestar (Ophiolepis superba) of the Red Sea, or the one whose hardly the star shape: a cushion starfish: Culcita Novaeguineae which lives in the coral reefs of Indonesia, where it can swallow prey larger than its mouth -like a sea urchin- by "devaginating" its stomach (=en taking it out of its body through its mouth) in order to digest its prey outside, then to re-ingest its stomach in full digestion... Very nice family reunions in perspective!

  • Bird Butterly Globe - ø20cm

    €383.00 -15% €450.00
    This magnificent butterfly is called "Butterfly-bird" so its wingspan (from 12 to 17cm) is close to that of a bird. 
    Its wings are black with 7 almost fluorescent green stripes. When it rests, its two pairs of wings line up to form one long bar. His chest is covered with red hairs. 
    This butterfly is native to the islands of Southeast Asia: Borneo, Mentawai (the country of the flower-men), Banyak and the Malay Peninsula. 
    It is a male, because the larger female would not fit in this globe...
    Width (cm) : 20.00
    Height (cm) : 34.00
    Depth (cm) : 20.00
  • White Standing Globes H50, 42, 34cm, Set of 3

    €664.00
    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...

    €534.00
    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 Blue Morpho Butterflies

    €935.00 -15% €1,100.00

    Superb naturalist globe comprising a gigantic cloud of blue "Morpho" butterflies placed on branches of Diospyros and under an XXL glass globe.

    A contemporary version of an entomologist's collection. 

    Packaging specifically reinforced and suitable for shipment.

  • Oval Globe Orange Butterflies

    €468.00 -15% €550.00
    Superb oval naturalistic globe with orange butterflies on a branch of black Salix.
    Packaging specifically strengthened and adapted to the shipment.
  • Obelisk, Crystal Base, Bronze Horse, Stones and...

    €581.00 -15% €683.33
    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: H71x39x8cm
  • Black Panther Statue in Ceramic H83cm

    €532.00 -15% €625.00
    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.
  • Orange Butterflies Naturalist Square Globe

    €510.00 -15% €600.00
    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

    €227.00 -15% €266.67
    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)
  • Rock Crystal Obelisk Figurine H59cm

    €255.00 -15% €300.00

    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

  • Black Gorgonian Reproduction on Aged Feet

    €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.
    Reproduction of a black gorgon made in resin on a turned foot in aged wood in the Napoleon III style.
    Gorgonians, sometimes called horny 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 of a soft, hard substance, gorgonin.
    Like other corals, gorgonians are usually attached to hard substrates, but some species can be found on sandy or muddy bottoms.
    A very beautiful decorative object.
  • 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.
  • Egyptian Cat Statue H93cm

    €581.00 -15% €683.33
    Elegant statue of Egyptian Cat, made in ceramic and painted by hand.

    Very beautiful unusual decorative object 93cm high.

    A one of a kind handmade piece.

    A statue handcrafted in Italy.
  • Gorgon in Red Vermillo Resin - Repro

    €142.00
    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

    €107.00 -14% €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

    €765.00 -15% €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

    €85.00 -15% €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!



  • Tridacna Gigas Clam, Reproduction 55cm

    €242.00
    Large clam Tridacna Gigas, a very beautiful reproduction. The Tridacna Gigas or giant clam is the largest known bivalve mollusk. The main remarkable feature of this species is its size, capable in some cases of containing a human being.
  • Large Black Fan Gorgon on Black Base

    €1,105.00 -15% €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

    €1,275.00 -15% €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

    €655.00 -15% €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

    €107.00 -14% €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

    €142.00
    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.
  • Coral in White Resin H51cm

    €298.00 -15% €350.00
    Beautiful reproduction of a coral in midnight blue resin on a base. H 30x27x33 cm. Our collection of synthetic material corals is handcrafted by hand, reproducing identically the texture of these living specimens, most of which are now protected.
  • Block of Natural Selenite H 63cm

    €442.00 -15% €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

    €284.00
    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!