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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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  • Painter Artist Palette Van Gogh Colors

    €150.00
    Elegant pallet on its display. Inspired by the most beautiful colors of Van Gogh, it becomes here a decorative object in its own right and will decorate with style a vintage or industrial interior.
    Material: wood
    Very Limited Quantity
    H 57 x 30 x 10 cm
  • Calligraphy brushes, China

    €320.00

    Set of 10 Multicolored Calligraphy Brushes - H 35 to 40 cm

    Origin: China.

    Bouquet of 10 brushes.

  • Egyptian Cat Statue H93cm

    €1,000.00
    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

    €150.00
    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

    €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

    €116.67
    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, fragment of the face of Apollo on a base with a total height of 45cm. Perfect reproduction of an Apollo head exhibited in the entrance hall of the Gallery of Antiques at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The original dates from the 2nd century BC.

  • 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!



  • Mobile 70s Calder Spirit

    €175.00
    The mobile is fascinating, its master was the great American sculptor and painter Calder, here a very seventies version!

  • Ceramic Vase, Man Moor Head Gold & Blue Sky

    €1,050.00
    Woman Moor Head Vase made in ceramic Black and Blue Sky, made in Sicily - Italy. Old ancient finishing, ceramic, double cooking entirely made and painted by hand in Caltagirone. The moors were members of Muslim people of North Africa, of mixed Arab and Berber descent.
  • Statue Aerial Roots on Stand - 2

    €1,700.00

    Magnificent aerial root from the forests of Laos, a real natural sculpture. She joined the Arteslonga Collection out of pure love and for her exceptional beauty. Its gigantic size and majestic appearance give it undisputed status as an art object.

  • Statue Aerial Roots on Stand

    €2,300.00

    Magnificent aerial root from the forests of Laos, a real natural sculpture. She joined the Arteslonga Collection out of pure love and for her exceptional beauty. Its gigantic size and majestic appearance give it undisputed status as an art object.

  • Large Black Fan Gorgon on Black Base

    €1,600.00
    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
  • Rainbow Fluorite on Stand

    €600.00

    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.

  • Ammonite (Madagascar) on a black metal display

    €1,000.00

    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

    €900.00

    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.

  • Orange Gorgonian On Black Stand H108cm

    €383.33 -0% €383.33
    Natural gorgonian from the Indian ocean, with a very special shape of Lyre (the musical instrument): Ctenocella pectinata.  Perfectly straight on a square black stand. Gorgonians, like corals, are animals living in sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree shape.
  • Rose Quartz on Brass Stand 1,6kg

    €1,133.33 -0% €1,133.33
    Rose quartz can be light and almost translucent, when it is sufficiently refined. This polished edge on both sides comes from Brazil.

    It is a variety of quartz tinted with metal oxides such as manganese, titanium or aluminum.When it is less transparent than this slice, it may contain microinclusions of Dumortierite.In this case it will be more dense in color.
  • 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

    €100.00
    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.
  • Neo-Classic Style Urn

    €241.67
    Neo-Classic style urn, superb current artisanal reproduction made of resin with its magnificent reliefs and handles. Perfect and exquisite imitation of antique marble.
    This beautiful urn for an elegant and refined decoration.
    This urn can be perfectly positioned outside on a terrace, in a garden, etc. thanks to its protection against the sun and bad weather.

  • Intaglios - Set of 2

    €191.67

    Set of 2 frames composed of gilded intaglio from the Roman era. Beautiful wooden frame and old-style gilding. A superb craftsmanship remarkably executed and respectful of old-fashioned craftsmanship.

    H 40 x 30 x 4 cm

  • Block of Natural Selenite H 63cm

    €458.33 -0% €458.33

    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

    €283.33 -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

    €2,600.00
    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. 
  • Amethyst geode in 1.4kg - Uruguay

    €620.00
    Amethyst geode in 1.4kg gangue- Uruguay
    Very beautiful Amethyst geode from Uruguay.
    Amethyst is one of the best known minerals on our planet. It is surely the most appreciated for more than 5000 years. 
  • Rock Crystal on brass stand

    €700.00
    Rock crystal: memory of the Earth. By its universality, its specific properties and its multiple uses, rock crystal is absolutely essential. The properties of rock crystal are well known and are today widely used in industry and advanced technologies but also in lithotherapy because they are exceptional and unique.
  • Emperoro August Bust

    €683.33 -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

  • Black Agate from Brazil

    €383.33 -0% €383.33
    Black agate from Brazil. This slice of agate comes from Brazil, and comes from a geode of Chalcedony. Cut into thin slices, it becomes translucent and lets light through. This large slice of agate changes from black on the periphery to gray tones to finish almost white in the center. A beautiful darkness.
  • Lapis-lazuli on brass base (3kg)

    €1,533.33 -0% €1,533.33
    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.
  • Smoked Rock Crystal on Brass Stand

    €1,500.00
    Smoked crystal with garden (rutile) brass base. Rock crystal: memory of the Earth. By its universality, its specific properties and its multiple uses, rock crystal is absolutely essential. The properties of rock crystal are well known and are today widely used in industry and advanced technologies but also in lithotherapy because they are exceptional and unique.