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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.

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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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  • Black Horse Head Statue

    €216.67
    Faithful reproduction of the head of Monti's horse in a "fragment" version. This sculpture, from an original bronze statue created by Monti at the beginning of the 20th century, reveals all the finesse and power of the animal.
  • Dazzling Cubic Pyrite from Peru, 1kg

    €720.00
    Dazzling cubic pyrite from Peru! This 1Kg block is composed of perfectly drawn and naturally nested cubes, of this metal also called "madmen's gold" because its color could lead the naive to believe that they had found gold. Pyrite is known to be a stone linked to prosperity by its cubic, it gives structure and organization to energy to concretize it materially.
  • Black Agate Slice With Orange Heart

    €1,900.00
    Black Agate slice with orange heart. One of a kind ! Before becoming a slice of Agate on our console, it was a round pebble from Brazil in a basalt matrix that has been sliced and polished.
  • Horse Statue Monti Reproduction Horse

    €216.67
    Faithful reproduction of the head of Monti's horse in a "fragment" version. This sculpture, from an original bronze statue created by Monti at the beginning of the 20th century, reveals all the finesse and power of the animal.
  • Bust of Discophore

    €575.00
    Magnificent bust of discophore reproduces the fragment of an original bronze statue, now lost, created by the Greek sculptor Naucydès, at the beginning of the 4th century BC. AD. The concentration of his gaze shows all the tension that had to precede the discus launch. The entire reproduction of the statue is kept in the galleries of the Louvre Museum.

  • Framing "Graphium Sarpedon" Butterflies Collection

    €150.00
    Framing presenting a collection of "Graphium Sarpedon" butterflies, sublimated and contemporary version of an entomologist's box.
    Origin: Thailand
    A beautiful object of unusual decoration for your wall decoration.
    Beautiful and elegant.
  • 10 Butterflies URANIA RIPHEUS in Capsule Glass

    €850.00
    10 URANIA RIPHEUS butterflies in globe capsule.
    This beautiful butterfly diurnal comes from Madagascar. It is endemic to this island and its caterpillar, yellow with long black hairs, is toxic.
    Because it feeds only on a family of lianas whose sap is toxic.
    This butterfly has incredible metallic colors and many "tails" lighter.
  • 17 Butterflies Under Glass With Brass Base

    €1,100.00
    Anaea Nassus is the most beautiful subspecies of the 87 of the genus Anaeini! They live in the neotropical region, especially in the Amazon. It is a winged butterfly shaped leaves. The underside of their wings strongly resemble dead leaves, tree bark or rocks on which they settle. They can be seen when they drink the mineralized water from the wet soil, and on the banks of the river.
  • 13 Blue Butterflies Under Black Round Globe

    €708.33 -0% €708.33
    13 blue butterflies under round globe black brass base. These 13 blue butterflies come from the rainforests at the base of the Andes in Peru. They all have this combination of black velvet and shades of blue on their wings. They are members of the family Nymphalidae. Among them, the Jucunda Naeocles live in the canopy of these forests.
  • Yellow & Black Butterfly in Domed Glass Box

    €183.33 -0% €183.33
    This butterfly, Papilio Dardanus, is displayed in a Victorian-inspired brass and domed glass box. The specificity of this curved lines box, is to have a magnifying glass as a cover.
    This allows to observe the pale yellow color of this butterfly coming from Cenral African Republic. From every angle.An original decorative object, flamboyant and bright.
  • 4 Green Butterflies Under Capsule Glass

    €850.00
    The most common of the bird-winged butterflies - Ornithoptera Priamus - is in fact not so common as it is found only in a few small islands in the Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Southern Molly Islands, Solomon Islands. Islands where their forests decline year after year under the influence of men. That is why this protected species will be delivered with a CITES.
  • Blue Butterflies Square Brass Diplay

    €620.00
    Brass display case protecting a wonderful selection of 9 blue butterflies. 9 blue butterflies of the same family -Nymphalidae- but from different continents: The smallest ones are from Madagascar (Junonia Rhadama) they live in the grasslands, wild or not. The largest ones Anaea Cyanea are called double blue butterflies and they come from Peru.
  • 11 Black & White Butterflies in Capsule Glass

    €1,100.00
    11 Black butterflies spotted with white ANTENOR in a brass globe globe.
    This globule globe worked brass adds to the whole a touch of decoration very "mid-century".
    The Antenor butterfly is a very large butterfly with large tails with a wingspan of 120 mm to 140 mm, black color spotted with white. It is present in Madagascar, only in the south and the west of the country... 
  • 10 Butterflies URANIA RIPHEUS in Capsule Glass

    €850.00
    10 URANIA RIPHEUS butterflies in globe capsule.
    This beautiful butterfly diurnal comes from Madagascar. It is endemic to this island and its caterpillar, yellow with long black hairs, is toxic.
    Because it feeds only on a family of lianas whose sap is toxic.
    This butterfly has incredible metallic colors and many "tails" lighter.
  • Diurnal Butterfly in Victorian Box

    €183.33 -0% €183.33
    This beautiful butterfly diurnal from Madagascar URANIA RIPHEUS is presented in a brass box Victorian inspiration.
    An original decorative object, flamboyant and bright.
    A unique piece.
    The greatest care is taken to its packaging and protection for your delivery.
  • 25 Blue Butterflies Square Globe H122cm

    €3,000.00
    25 blue butterflies morpho type from Costa Rica, Venuzela, Peru protected in a square globe of 122cm! At a height of 1.22m, this globe will magnificently illuminate your room with its metallic reflections. An original decorative object, flamboyant and bright. A unique and rare piece.
  • Polychrome Jasper from Madagascar

    €2,495.00
    Beautiful Polychrome Jasper from Madagascar on a brass display stand, a magnificent work of natural art.
    A unique piece of beauty in hypnotizing colors.
  • Red Jasper from Madagascar

    €2,533.33 -0% €2,533.33
    Beautiful red Jasper from Madagascar on a brass display stand, a magnificent natural work of art. A unique piece of beauty with hypnotizing colors. This brightly colored mineral comes from Madagascar. It is Jasper, a sedimentary rock that contains more than 90% silica, and according to its other components, it can take virtually any shade.

  • Thinker Bust, Statue

    €291.67
    Bust of thinker.
    Material: composite - perfect imitation of the old natural stone.
    A current craft piece of remarkable beauty that can be exposed outdoors thanks to its protection against the sun and bad weather.
    A majestic piece of a very beautiful presence.
  • Ceramic Vase, Woman Moor Head Red

    €500.00
    Woman Moor Head Vase made in ceramic Red, 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 in Ceramic Leopard H83cm

    €825.00
    Leopard statue sitting in plaster in the style of the 50s.
    Made in ceramic and hand painted.
    A reproduction of animal statues that were made in the 50s.
    Very beautiful unusual decorative object.
  • Sculpture Vase Porcelain and Mineral Branch - H...

    €1,075.00
    Magnificent black porcelain vase placed on a brass base from which stem and branches brass ending with buds made of natural stone. Superb decorative object made of a composition of different materials: porcelain, brass and minerals. The rods and the base on which the porcelain vase rests are made of solid brass.
  • Ceramic Vase, Woman Moor Head White & Blue

    €516.67
    Woman Moor Head Vase made in ceramic White and Blue, 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.
  • Ceramic Vase, Woman Moor Head White & Blue

    €600.00
    Woman Moor Head Vase made in ceramic White and Blue, 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.
  • Candlestick Zebra with Birds, Porcelain and...

    €1,390.00

    Beautiful porcelain candleholder representing a zebra, birds on flowering branches and nest. Splendid handmade candle holder hand painted porcelain and brass worked. A very nice presence for this baroque candlestick, romantic and naturalist with a height of 52 cm!

  • Peony Rock Crystal and Amethyst H19cm

    €383.33 -0% €383.33

    Peony Rock Crystal and Amethyst of a height of 19cm.

    Decorative object shaped peony composed of minerals and precious stones.

    The stems and leaves of the flower are made of gold metal starting from a glass base.

  • Ceramic vase, Moor-Head Man - Prickly pear

    €700.00

    Moor-Head Man, Vase made in ceramic with Prickly pear, made in Sicily - Italy.

    Old ancient finishing, ceramic, double cooking entirely made and painted by hand in Caltagirone.

  • Ceramic vase, Moor-Head Woman - Prickly pear

    €700.00

    Woman Moor Head Vase made in ceramic with Prickly pear, made in Sicily - Italy. Old ancient finishing, ceramic, double cooking entirely made and painted by hand in Caltagirone.

  • Peonies Rock Crystal and Amethyst H30cm

    €283.33 -0% €283.33
    Decoration object in the form of peonies composed of minerals and precious stones.
    The stems and leaves of both flowers are made of gold metal starting from a glass base.
    A beautiful object of elegant and unexpected decoration.
  • Egyptian Cat Statue H93cm

    €1,000.00
    Elegant Egyptian Cat statue, made of ceramic and hand painted.
    Very beautiful unusual decorative object, unique in its kind.

  • White Coral On Display

    €333.33 -0% €333.33

    White coral on display. A white coral on its display stand is a decorative element that attracts attention in a room. Each piece is completely unique because of its creation from a natural coral in pretty white tones.The organic and textured coral creates a stunning contrast with the elegant black wood stand and brass support rod. 

  • Silver Flamingo an Pearly Cup

    €900.00
    Incredible object of decoration.

    A beautiful pearly cup made with natural Kabibi shell perched on the back of a silver-plated pink flamingo.

    The large silver flamingo is standing on its legs on a base made of crackled black shell.

    A remarkable and unique craft piece.