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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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  • Figurine Horse and Coral Black Obelisque

    €716.67
    This fantastic object is a remarkable decorative element that attracts attention in a room.
    Each piece is completely unique because of its artistic creation. It is an obelisk composed of a reproduction of a painted black lacquered gorgon mounted on a polished brass stem set with natural stones, itself positioned on a beautiful old bronze galloping horse statue.
  • Giant Melo Seashell On Brass Stand

    €2,000.00
    Cassis Rufa Seashell on black base
    One of a kind !
    A unique piece equally cultural and natural.
  • Statue in Ceramic Great Dane H90cm

    €1,000.00
    Dog statue, Great Dane race, made of ceramic and hand painted.
    A reproduction of animal statues that were made in the 50s.

    Very beautiful unusual decorative object.

  • Seashell on Black Base

    €208.33 -0% €208.33
    Cassis Rufa Seashell on black base
    One of a kind !
    A unique piece equally cultural and natural.
  • Ceramic Vase, Man Moor Head Leopard

    €650.00

    Vase of a Moor Head made in ceramic, Sicily - Italy. Borbon King, old ancient white finishing, ceramic, double cooking. The moors were members of Muslim people of North Africa, of mixed Arab and Berber descent. In the 8th century they were converted to Islam and established power in North Africa, Sicily and Spain, where they established a civilization (756–1492).

  • Sea Begonia Tree on Black Base

    €291.67
    The Sea Begonia Tree is a striking piece of decor which will draw attention in a room. Every tree is completely unique due to being created from natural coral in beautiful pink tones. 
    The organic, textural coral creates a gorgeous contrast against the sleek black wooden stand. This one-of-a-kind decoration will indeed bring elegance to any interior.
  • Ceramic Vase, Man Moor Head

    €800.00

    Vase of a Moor Head made in ceramic, Sicily - Italy. Borbon King, old ancient white finishing, ceramic, double cooking. The moors were members of Muslim people of North Africa, of mixed Arab and Berber descent. In the 8th century they were converted to Islam and established power in North Africa, Sicily and Spain, where they established a civilization (756–1492).

  • Balrnacles Purple Shells on Brass Stand

    €233.33 -0% €233.33

    Group of purple shells (balrnacles) on brass stand.

    These sea shells from the Philippines are in fact the home of a filter feeder: Megabalanus tintinnabulum.

    Catching plancton with their tree-like arms wide open in the sea.

  • Bee Paper Press

    €133.33 -0% €133.33
    Nice paper press in the shape of a bee.
    Sculpture made of aged brass with its drop of water in glass.
    A craftsmanship of all beauty.
    A very original decorative object.
  • Agate, Naturally Water-Polished

    €491.67
    This stone seems engraved with concentric patterns, like a seabed map. It is indeed the currents that "made" it, but rather those of a river. This pebble is a nodule of Agate, fallen into a river with a strong current. Water has worn this pebble for centuries.
  • Globe Multicolored Butterflies

    €408.33 -0% €408.33

    Beautiful naturalistic globe containing different varieties of butterflies on branch with moss and lichen.

  • Centaur Torso Statue

    €333.33 -0% €333.33

    Torso of Centaur handcrafted in patinated resin and aged by hand. Imitation marble. A remarkable current artisan work for this piece of history. Reproduction of a Greek statue of the 2nd century BC (only the torso survived) representing a Centaur with his hands tied behind his back. This torso with its powerful musculature has inspired many artists in the 16th and 17th century.

  • Soft Green Butterflies, Brass Diplay

    €650.00

    Brass display case protecting a wonderful selection of 9 soft green butterflies.

    Simply magnificent.

    W 20cm x 14cm x H 27cm

  • Butterflies Antherina Suraka under glass

    €691.67

    8 butterflies IDEA BLANCHARDI under glass.

  • Flamingo in Porcelain, Brass and Gold, 81cm high

    €1,425.00
    Superb flamingo figurine made in porcelain and brass with a total height of 81cm. A modern craftsmanship of any beauty. The legs of the bird and the aquatic plants are made of brass. You will notice that the flamingo's neck and beak are painted with gilding. A remarkable piece for a refined and unique interior decoration.
  • Orange Butterflies Oval Glass

    €783.33 -0% €783.33

    14 orange butterflies under oval glass, brass base.

    Precious!

  • Green Fluorine On Brass Base 54kg

    €12,000.00
    A new discovery of 2015: a super green Fluorite from Jiangxi Province in China. This stone revealed that incredible color after a serious cleaning to remove the layer of druzy crystals that covered the Fluorite since a few thousands years. This spherical shape (Botryoidal Fluorite) as been the Hot Thing among the world of mineralogy in 2015!
  • Piano Black Finish Armchair, Jaïpur

    €1,800.00
    Large piano black armchair (lacquered), in the colonial spirit of the 40s.

    Entirely made solid Mahogany wood, base balls and pearl pattern.

    A remarkable finish and execution for this large armchair.
  • Big Chief Sioux Headdress

    €433.33 -0% €433.33
    Beautiful headdress of war of Sioux chief. Reproduction of a real headdress of war chief Sioux. Made from real turkey feathers and finely woven pearls. A superb actual workmanship: colors, lightness and diversity of materials.
  • Horse Statue from Indonesia

    €290.00
    Wooden horse statue on black metal base from Indonesia.


    A craftsmanship hand carved.


    Each piece is hand cut and carved by hand, the size and color can slightly changed between each of them.
  • Statue, Head of Unicorn

    €675.00
    The unicorn, sometimes called unicorn, is a legendary creature with a single horn. Its controversial origin is the result of multiple influences, particularly descriptions of animals such as the rhinoceros and antelope, from stories of explorers in the past.
  • Cloisonné Enamels Vase 1900

    €550.00
    Brass vase and cloisonné enamels. France - 1900 of Chinese inspiration. A remarkable work, flamboyant colors. A unique piece of great finesse, a rarity.
  • 6 Blue Butterflies Under Globe

    €658.33 -0% €658.33

    Globe style Napoleon III, large naturalized blue butterflies. 6 Morpho Peleides from Costa Rica under a glass globe. The magic of the blue-metallic wings bordered by black is almost as strong as when seen in the dense forests of South America. And the other side is also fascinating with a camouflage that mimics the birds eyes !! An object of flamboyant decoration and luminous. 

  • Urchins Family under Globe Napoleon III Style

    €780.00

    Urchins in family under glass globe.

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    Collection of 9 different species of sea urchins presented under a glass sphere.
    From de St Valentin sea urchin (heart shape) to a very deep sea (-250m) Oshimai sea urshin.
  • Fashion Showcase "Variations Around The Shirt...

    €358.33 -0% €358.33

    Fashion Showcase  "Variations Around the Collar" - 8 old shirt collars from the 1900s on display.

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

  • 8 Rhetus dusonii Butterflies

    €441.67

    Globe style Napoleon III, large naturalized blue butterflies. 6 Morpho Peleides from Costa Rica under a glass globe. The magic of the blue-metallic wings bordered by black is almost as strong as when seen in the dense forests of South America. And the other side is also fascinating with a camouflage that mimics the birds eyes !! An object of flamboyant decoration and luminous. 

  • Constantine Coffee Table, Made To Measure

    Based on the existing coffee table (MB024), this solid mango wood table can be custom-made to your size and combined with various stones (black granite, green or yakllow forest marbre, white marble...).

    PRICE ON REQUEST

  • Purple Grass Hoper under glass

    €658.33 -0% €658.33

    If you see that huge grass hoper in the forest of French Guiana, you might be surprised when it "jumps", because this Titanacris Albipes have beautiful purple wings when flying over long distances.

  • Constantine Coffee Table, Mango & Marble

    €1,100.00
    The Constantine coffee table.
    Solid mango wood black coffe table with a pearl pattern. White marble with black veins from Rajasthan.
    L 130cm x 65cm x H 51cm 
    W 51in x 26in x H 20in
  • Indonesian Headdress - Shells and Feathers

    €183.33 -0% €183.33

    Beautiful headdress made by hand from Indonesia made weaving seashells, braided fibers and feathers.

    These headdresses were worn during festivities. Sold here on his display, as in a museum.

    A remarkable and beautiful work of art.

  • Centaur Statue - Black Torso

    €333.33 -0% €333.33

    Black torso of Centaur crafted in black resin patina and aged by hand.

    A remarkable craft work for this piece of History.

    This statue measures 37 cm high and reaches 47 cm high with its black metal base.

    Protected, this statue of antique Art, can be positioned outdoors because it does not fear the sun or the bad weather.