Objects of Curiosities and Naturalia
Unique Objects of Curiosities and Natural Wonders turned into pieces of Art.
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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.
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
Globe Still Life w/ Blue Butterflies€1,084.00
Globe Still Life with phosphorescent blue butterflies.
This Memento Mori-like skull, on which magnificent "Morpho" butterflies have landed, is presented under a Napoleon III style glass globe.
A unique work of art, presented on a turned wooden stand, to remind us of the fragile and ephemeral beauty of life.
Vanitas with blue butterflies Morpho Didius. Resin skull reproduction.
An unusual decorative object for your cabinet of curiosities.
A beautiful craftsmanship.
Imperial Crown on pedestal€190.00
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€159.00
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€192.00
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€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€242.00
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!