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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
  • Yellow Sea Fan On Black Stand

    €209.00
    Yellow sea fan on black stand. It's latin name doesn't says this sea fan is yellow: Gorgonia Violacea, but indeed, it's natural color is this bright yellow.  Gorgonians, like corals, are animals living in sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree shape. Each polyp has 8 tentacles that filter the plankton and consume it.
  • White Coral on Antique Brass Base, XVII

    €2,500.00

    Composition with white coral on antique brass base.

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    A unique piece equally cultural and natural : a white cauliflower coral composition on an antic brass base. It is typically the way Europeans used to display coral since 16th century, especially Italians in Napoli and Sicilia.
    This brass base is a palm-vase from 17th century. 
  • Branch Coral ACROPORA FLORIDA

    €1,658.00 -15% €1,950.00

    A unique piece!
    This type of branch coral, from its Latin name Acropora Florida, is a reef builder. It lines the underwater cliffs of the Solomon Islands archipelago. This coral comes with its own CITES number (Washington convention).

    A wonder.


    L 32cm x 35cm x H 48cm

  • Tridacna Gigas Clam on Iron Stand.

    €11,000.00

    Tridacna Gigas font 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.

  • Seahorses Entomologist Box

    €128.00 -15% €150.00

    Entomologist box on foot with a collection of 9 seahorses.

    An object of curiosities in the apothecary collection object style of the late nineteenth century.

    Wooden frame turned blackened in the Napoleon III style.

  • Globe Naturaliste Oval Blue Butterflies

    €305.00 -15% €358.33

    Globe Naturaliste Oval Blue Butterflies

    Flight of blue butterflies delicately presented on branches of white Diospyros 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, handmade by our craftsmen in our workshops.

  • Red coral on black base, Unique !

    €3,680.00

    Red coral on black base. One of a kind ! This great red color is natural. But under the sea you would not notice it, as it look like a field of white flowers: the polyps (small animals) living in each pipe of this incredible "coral-city ". Only the skeleton reveals such a great color.

  • Ammonite (Madagascar) on a black metal display

    €1,811.00 -15% €2,130.00
    Albien block of ammonites - 13.6kg. A magnificent unique piece! This block of Ammonites is a real photo of a seabed over 100 million years old! We find there the diversity of ammonites living in the Lower Cretaceous.
  • Sea stars in family under glass.

    €645.00 -15% €758.33

    Sea stars in family under glass.

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    13 different kinds of starfish under a narrow bell jar, in a Napoleon III style. From the thin long arms Brittle star (ophiuroids), to the 22 arms Spiny Sunstar, with a red gorgonia in the background.
    L 19cm x 19cm x H 74cm
  • Ammonite (Madagascar) on a black metal display

    €340.00 -15% €400.00

    Ammonite from Madagascar on a black metal display.

    Ammonites appeared about 380 million years ago in the Devonian and extinct with the Dinosaurs to the Cretaceous-Tertiary crisis there is 65MA.

    This ammonite of Madagascar is a beautiful specimens very clear and of an orange color.

    Calycoceras, 95 million years.

    L 20cm x 10cm x H 22cm

  • Rare Giant Red Gorgon - H110cm

    €935.00 -15% €1,100.00

    A giant burning flame shape with an incredible red color : a rare gorgonian from the Sulawesi islands (of the Leptogorgia family).

    On a black oak base, only a few pieces of that size are available. 

    L 45cm x 30cm x H 110cm

  • Egg with cameos, carved stone.

    €192.00 -15% €225.00

    Egg with cameos, carved stone. This magnificent stone egg (soapstone) was created by reusing the famous technique of engraving of Neapolitan nacre, we created this stone egg (soapstone). True lace work with vegetable and cameo motif. Very Neapolitan. Foot in solid brass, 2 other forms exist.

  • Red Mediterranean Coral in Reliquary.

    €298.00 -15% €350.00
    Red Mediterranean Coral in Reliquary.
    Branch of red Mediterranean coral mounted in a reliquary with a brass base. It is the hardest coral, and it has been used in jewelry since the Romans.
  • Pied Académique

    €275.00
    Greek academic foot.

    A beautiful object for an unusual decoration.
  • Venus Statue

    €787.00 -15% €925.00

    Fragment of Venus bust, goddess of love, seduction and beauty in Roman mythology. The original statue probably dates from the 5th BC. Magnificent statue of Venus made of resin that perfectly imitates marble. An actual artisanal realization of very high quality.

  • Turtle Shell - Reproduction

    €255.00 -15% €300.00

    Small reproduction of turtle shell "Eretmochelys Imbricata". This is a turtle you may have heard of as a hawksbill turtle. It is one of eight current species of marine turtles and is the only one of the genus Eretmochelys. Its range is almost global since it is found in all oceans.

  • Jewelry Boxes Napoleon III style

    €107.00 -14% €125.00

    Set of fine jewelry boxes in Napoleon III style.

    To be noted: the glass is bevelled on each face of the jewelry boxes and the carved, gilded and aged old-fashioned metal.

    Very beautiful actual handcrafted work.

    Sold with upholstered cushions but without decoration accessories.

  • Branch Coral on Brass Base

    €1,275.00 -15% €1,500.00
    White Coral Branch on Brass Base.
    This type of branch coral, from its Latin name Acropora Florida, is a reef builder.
    It lines the underwater cliffs of the Solomon Islands archipelago. This coral comes with its own CITES number (Washington convention).
  • Fashion Showcase "Variations of cuffs"

    €298.00 -15% €350.00

    Fashion Showcase "Variations of cuffs" - 4 cuffs of old shirts of the years 1900 on display.

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

  • Coral Montipora - Reproduction

    €305.00 -15% €358.33

    Reproduction of a coral "montipora" of the lagoons of oceania. Coral is indeed an animal of the branch of the Cnidarians. 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.

  • Coral On Antique Turned Pedestal - Reproduction

    €119.00 -15% €140.00

    Reproduction of a coral of the lagoons of Oceania on a old wood antique turned pedestal, Napoleon III style. Coral is indeed an animal of the branch of the Cnidarians. 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.

  • Face Statue of Diane Huntress

    €312.00 -15% €366.67

    Very beautiful statue of the face of Diane Huntress made of resin that perfectly imitates the ancient stone. An actual artisanal realization of very high quality.

    A historic piece, an object of decoration of a remarkable and eternal beauty.

  • Hercule Statue

    €843.00 -15% €991.67
    Superb ancient Greek statue of Hercules handcrafted in composite material (resin).
    This fragment of a bust comes from the reproduction of an original bronze statue (now lost, created by the Greek sculptor Naucydès at the beginning of the 4th century BC), the translation of which is currently kept in the galleries from the Louvre Museum.
  • Square Globe Orange Butterflies

    €532.00 -15% €625.00
    Flight of orange butterflies delicately presented on branches of white Diospyros 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.
    Packaging specifically strengthened and adapted to the shipment.
  • Naturalia Globes H56cm - Set of 3

    €298.00 -15% €350.00

    Set of 3 spherical glass globes featuring a collection of colorful butterflies; sublimated version of an entomology collection box.

    Last pieces available.

    Packaging specifically strengthened and adapted to the shipment.

  • Hand study

    €170.00 -15% €200.00
  • Hermès Winged Foot

    €135.00 -15% €158.33

    A beautiful object for an unusual decoration sold in pairs.

    Winged foot of Hermes. Plaster reproduction. 

  • Rearing Horse Statue, Eighteenth Century

    €170.00 -15% €200.00

    Beautiful reissue of a rearing horse statue of the eighteenth century. A beautiful craft work made of composite material for a perfect imitation of the old stone. A beautiful decorative object for a refined and elegant interior.

  • Greek Statue Hermes

    €782.00 -15% €920.00

    Reproduction or adaptation of a Greek bust where one recognizes the torso of Hermes.

  • Selene Horse Head, H77cm

    €850.00 -15% €1,000.00
    Very nice and faithful reproduction of the horse head Selene, currently on display at the British Museum. This statue represents the real size of an ancient Roman era horse (140cm / 150cm at the withers) which was smaller than our current horses. The size of the statue itself is exactly 75cm high by 75cm in length. With its metal display: 80cm high.

  • Butterfflies Retro Round Metal display

    €340.00 -15% €400.00
    A collection of butterflies * presented in a "naturalistic" way and assembled by craftsmen in our workshops in 3 round retro frames.
    (* butterflies are not always the same, they vary according to the seasons and arrivals)
    Brushed metal display and base.
    Crazy elegance for these three unusual displays.
    Remarkable colors and harmony for these curiosities.
  • Madonna and Child Statue

    €220.00

    Faithful reissue of a Madonna and Child, representative of the religious statues in vogue in the 19th century from Rome to Lourdes, without forgetting Paris where the famous Raffl House implemented a molding technique that allowed their democratization.

  • Caesar's Golden Crown

    €159.00

    Caesar's Golden Crown of Laurels on pedestal.

  • Nap III Style Rectangular Jewelry Box

    €135.00 -15% €158.33

    Reissue of an old early 19th-century inspired glass jewelry box. Cushion aged to perfection, an obsolete effect guaranteed!

    A pretty romantic, elegant and refined jewelry box.

  • Napoleon III Style Square Jewelry Box

    €163.00 -15% €191.67

    Reissue of an old square glass jewelry box inspired by the early 19th century. Cushion aged to perfection, an obsolete effect guaranteed!

    A pretty romantic, elegant and refined jewelry box.

    Dimensions: H 23 x 22 x 22 cm

  • White Sea Shells Under Glass Brass Base

    €595.00 -15% €700.00
    White sea shells group under glass and brass base. Collection of 8 white shells displayed under glass with a brass base. The Murex Pecten, this "Venus comb" is bristled with dozens of fine and pointed needles that protect it from predators, the Fusinus undatus, large white snail, the Trocha Niloticus, pointed like a pyramid, the Fissidentalium of great depths or even a Xenophohora
  • Sout America Blue Morpho Butterly

    €206.00 -15% €241.67
    Superb butterfly Morpho Didius of South America (Venezuela). Displayed in a double side beveled glass box, thus, both sides of this beautifull butterfly can be observed. These butterflies amaze by the metallic colors of their wings witch naturally reflect the light. The reverse side imitates birds eyes, intending to frighten the predators, smart!