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Purple Amethyst Natural Specimen
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial purple amethyst natural specimen piece. A beautiful decorative object with a rich purple hue. Dimensions: 9" D x 12" W.  
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20th Century Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Amethyst, Crystal, Quartz

  • Purple Amethyst Natural Specimen
  • Purple Amethyst Natural Specimen
  • Purple Amethyst Natural Specimen
  • Purple Amethyst Natural Specimen
H 3 in. W 12 in. D 9 in.
Prehistoric Ammonite Fossil or Natural Specimen
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Prehistoric fossilized ammonite is likely from Madagascar and thousands of years old. This fossil is free standing and could be used as a unique design element as a natural spec...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Malagasy Prehistoric Natural Specimens

Materials

Stone

White Rock Quartz Crystal Geode Natural Specimen Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
White Rock Crystal Geode Natural Specimen Sculpture its divided into two parts.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier European Prehistoric Natural Specimens

Natural Specimen, a Trophy of a Bufalo Skull, Africa 1890
Located in Milan, IT
A natural specimen of a trophy of an African bufalo skull with horns for Wunderkammer, bufalo Cafro, black bufalo from Cap, (Sincerus Caffer (Sparrman, 1779)). Sub-Saharian Africa, c...
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Antique Late 19th Century Sub-Saharan African Natural Specimens

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Bone, Horn

Natural Specimen a Trophy of a Bufalo Skull, Africa, 1890
Located in Milan, IT
A natural specimen of a trophy of an African bufalo skull with horns for Wunderkammer, bufalo Cafro, black bufalo from Cap, (Sincerus Caffer (Sparrman, 1779)). Sub-Saharian Africa, c...
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Antique Late 19th Century Sub-Saharan African Natural Specimens

Materials

Bone, Horn

Natural Specimen Crystals, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen a composition of Scolecite crystals and Calcite flowers, mounted over gold-plated wooden bases, shape of vase. Italy 1880 ca.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal, Rock Crystal

  • Natural Specimen Crystals, Italy 1880
  • Natural Specimen Crystals, Italy 1880
  • Natural Specimen Crystals, Italy 1880
  • Natural Specimen Crystals, Italy 1880
H 13.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 3 in.
Natural Specimen a Druse with Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen. A druse with amethyst, mica and desert rose crystals, mounted over a guild-plated wooden base on a vase shape. Italy circa 1880.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Amethyst, Crystal

Natural Specimen: a Big Rock Crystal, Italy 1870
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen. A big rock crystal mounted over a carved wooden base gold gilt with carved leaves. Italy 1870 ca.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Natural Specimen a Group of Amethyst Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Naturalia mineral specimen. A druse of amethyst and quartz crystals, mounted over a wooden base on a vase shape. Italy 1880 ca.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Amethyst

Natural Specimen, a Branch of Red Coral, Italy, 1870
Located in Milan, IT
A specimen of Naturalia from the Wunderkammer. Red Mediterranean coral branch (Coralium rubrum), mounted on a wooden base, palm holder in the shape of a white lacquered vase. With go...
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Coral

Natural Specimen, Organic Shape Sculpture Sandstone Gogotte Formation, France
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Gogottes are exclusively found in Fontainbleu, France, in a specific formation that is 34-28 million old. The gogottes themselves formed between 8000-5000 years ago. They are formed ...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Acrylic

TaxidermyTable Lamp Natural Specimens Shellfish Shells Resin,Original Midcentury
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Taxidermy, It is very rare, nothing usual. Midcentury resin table lamp with shells seafood inside. Crab and Shellfish, natural sand crab preserved in a block of resin very special...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Natural Specimens

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Resin

Natural Specimen White Quartz and Rock Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturali specimen for Wunderkammer. A druze of Rock crystals and white Quartz with Baryte crystals mounted over a carved wooden base, gold gilt on a shape of a vase. Italy, 1880 ca.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal, Quartz, Rock Crystal

Natural Specimen a Pair of Druzes with Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A natural mineral specimen for Wunderkammer. A pair of Apophyllite and white quartz druzes, mounted over carved wooden base, vase shape with leaves gold gilt. Italy, 1880 ca.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal, Quartz, Rock Crystal

Natural Specimen Amethyst and Calcite Flowers Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen. A druze of Amethyst, colacite stones and calcite flowers crystals, mounted over a guild-plated wooden base on a vase shape. Italy 1880 ca.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Stone, Amethyst

Natural Specimen Amethyst and Calcite Flowers Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen. amethyst and calcite flowers crystals druse, mounted over guild-plated wooden base on a vase shape. Italy circa 1880.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Amethyst, Crystal

Natural Specimen, a Crystals of Colecite and Pyrite, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Natural mineral specimen for Wunderkammer. A composition of crystals of Colacite and pyrite, mounted over gold-plated wooden bases shape of vase. Italy 1880 ca.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal, Quartz, Rock Crystal, Pyrite

Natural Specimen Desert Rose and Red Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen. A desert rose crystals and red crystals mounted over a wooden gilded base in the shape of a vase, Italy, circa 1880.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

Natural Specimen a Pair of Quartz and Vanadinite Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen. A pair of Vanadinite and quartz crystals mounted over carved gold gilded and lacquered wooden base, white-beje color. Italy 1880 ca.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal, Rock Crystal

Natural Specimen: Apophilite, Quartz and Calcite Flowers Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen. A druse of apophilite, quartz, colacite and calcite flowers crystals, mounted over a guild-plated wooden base on a vase shape. Italy 1880 ca.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

Natural Specimen a Pair of Scolecite and Apophilite Crystals, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen. A pair of compositions of Scolecite and Apophilite crystals, mounted over gold-plated wooden bases, shape of vase with carved leaves. Italy 1880 ca.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

Giant Clam Shell Natural Specimen
Located in Winter Park, FL
A rare natural specimen giant clam sea shell with lustrous pinkish interior and nicely shaped form. An exceptional decorative element from the natural world. Weight: 150 lbs. Contact...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Unknown Urns

Materials

Shell, Organic Material

  • Giant Clam Shell Natural Specimen
  • Giant Clam Shell Natural Specimen
  • Giant Clam Shell Natural Specimen
  • Giant Clam Shell Natural Specimen
H 16 in. W 35.5 in. D 24 in.
Selection of Natural Specimen Mounts
By Willy Daro
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of natural specimen mounts, French, circa 1950s. From left to right, as seen in the first photo, they are: 1) Tortoise shell and brass lamp, French, circa 1950s. Rewired. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Bohemian Table Lamps

Materials

Agate, Quartz, Metal, Brass, Bronze

Natural Rock Crystal Specimen Piece
Located in New York, NY
A rock crystal natural specimen piece aka clear quartz. A beautiful decorative object. Dimensions: 3.5" D x 4.25" W.  
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20th Century Unknown Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz, Rock Crystal

  • Natural Rock Crystal Specimen Piece
  • Natural Rock Crystal Specimen Piece
  • Natural Rock Crystal Specimen Piece
  • Natural Rock Crystal Specimen Piece
H 2.5 in. W 4.25 in. D 3.5 in.
Natural Agate Geode White and Brown Scuplture
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial white and brown agate geode natural specimen sculpture piece. Piece makes a great standalone decorative object. Piece measures: 5.25" H x 4.5" D x 8" W
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Early 20th Century Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Agate

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird Sandpiper (Tringa subarcuata) mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brogi Na...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Streptopelia turtur) Dove on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brogi Naturalista. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed green Bengal bird (Amandava formosa Latham), mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

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Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Icterus galbula) Baltimore jaundice on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brogi Nat...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italia 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer stuffed bird (Tichodroma muraria) wallcreeper bird, on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and natural history cabinet. S. Brogi N...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

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Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Robin Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Erithacus rubecula) Robin on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brogi Naturalista. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird Red crossbill (Loxia Curvirostra) mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brog...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Perdix Rufa) Red Partridge mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brogi Natu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Sturnus vulgaris) European starling mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. B...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Marsh Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Emberiza schoeniclus) Migliarino of marsh mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird Great Spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabin...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

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Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Stuffed House Sparrow Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Passer domesticus) House sparrow mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brog...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

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Wood, Paper, Feathers, Animal Skin

Stuffed Bullfinch Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Bullfinch, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) Bullfinch on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brogi Naturalist...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

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Feathers, Animal Skin, Wood, Paper

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird Great Spotted Red woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history c...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

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Paper, Feathers, Animal Skin, Wood

Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Aythya marila) gray duck small plunger mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

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Feathers, Animal Skin, Wood, Paper

Stuffed Green Sandpiper Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird Green Sandpiper (Tringa Ochropus) mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brog...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Pair of Pogona Reptiles for Natural History Cabinet, Italy 1850
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer. A pair of taxidermy stuffed Pogona Vitticeps reptils, mounted on an olive briar and swiss pine wooden base. Sulfur glass eyes. Specimen for labora...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

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Animal Skin, Wood, Pine

Diorama with Stuffed Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Diorama with a natural specimen from Wunderkammer. Stuffed bird Common pigeon (Columba livia), mounted on a wooden base with cartouche inside a glass dome, on a round wooden base, bl...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Natural Specimens

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Animal Skin, Blown Glass, Wood

Collection of 1 Spider Conch and 2 Trunculus Sea Snails
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful collection of three natural specimens The spider conch measures 4 1/2" L x 2 1/4" W x 1" H The larges trunculus sea snail measures 2 3/8" L The smaller trunculus sea sna...
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20th Century Unknown Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Shell

Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
Located in Naples, IT
A beautiful natural specimen, Charonia is a genus of very large sea snail, commonly known as Triton's trumpet or Triton snail. They are marine gastropod mollusks in the monotypic fam...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Shell

  • Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
  • Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
  • Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
  • Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
H 7.88 in. W 15.75 in. D 7.88 in.
Natural Turbo Marmoratus or Green Turban Shell
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful natural specimen. Turbo marmoratus is a large species of marine gastropod with a calcareous operculum in the family turbinidae. The color pattern is green, marble with w...
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20th Century Unknown Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Shell

Sculptural Magnesium
By Interi
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
This is sculptural magnesium that comes from a natural form of dolomite mineral. It is shaped through the Pidgeon's process of thermally reducing magnesium oxide with silicone in ext...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal, Metal

  • Sculptural Magnesium
  • Sculptural Magnesium
  • Sculptural Magnesium
  • Sculptural Magnesium
H 12 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
Contemporary Massive Rock Crystal White / Clear Quartz Point Cluster
Located in Toronto, ON
A massive contemporary rock crystal point cluster, weighing in over 18 pounds. Huge central crystal points are surrounded by smaller points in this one of a kind natural specimen. Ro...
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2010s American Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz, Rock Crystal

Contemporary Massive Rock Crystal White / Clear Quartz Point Cluster
Located in Toronto, ON
A massive contemporary rock crystal point cluster, weighing in over 18 pounds. Huge central crystal points are surrounded by smaller points in this one of a kind natural specimen. Ro...
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2010s American Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz, Rock Crystal

Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful natural specimen, Charonia is a genus of very large sea snail, commonly known as Triton's trumpet or Triton snail. They are marine gastropod mollusks in the monotypic fam...
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20th Century Unknown Natural Specimens

Materials

Shell

  • Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
  • Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
  • Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
  • Natural Seashell Trumpet Triton Sea Snail
H 2.25 in. W 2.75 in. D 6 in.
Malachite Natural Specimen Vide Poche Stone Paperweight
Located in New York, NY
Natural malachite stone specimen vide poche tray hand carved at center. May be used as a decorative object or used as a paperweight to brighten ones desk. Beautiful includes crysta...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-P...

Materials

Malachite

Giant Natural Clam Shell Specimen
Located in Richmond, VA
Gorgeous natural giant clam shell featuring a subtle creamy finish with a soft patina. It is one of the largest clam shells we have ever seen, a vintage piece from an old estate in N...
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20th Century American Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Shell

  • Giant Natural Clam Shell Specimen
  • Giant Natural Clam Shell Specimen
  • Giant Natural Clam Shell Specimen
  • Giant Natural Clam Shell Specimen
H 14 in. W 25 in. D 21 in.
Large Natural Coral Branch Specimen Centrepiece
Located in New York, NY
Large natural coral branch is a wonderful centrepiece to display in endless interiors. Measures 17" length x 12" depth x 7" height.
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Mid-20th Century American Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Coral

Blue and White Natural Glass Specimen
Located in New York, NY
Blue and white natural glass specimen. Chunky natural glass of clear and dark blue and white aggregate for bookshelf or paperweight. Dimensions: 6" W x 5"' D x 4.5" H.
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20th Century Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Glass

  • Blue and White Natural Glass Specimen
  • Blue and White Natural Glass Specimen
  • Blue and White Natural Glass Specimen
  • Blue and White Natural Glass Specimen
H 4.5 in. W 5 in. D 6 in.
Large Antique Natural Quartz Crystal Cluster Specimen
Located in Rochester, NY
Very large quartz rock crystal cluster specimen with clear and semi-clear spire formations. Overall beautiful naturally aged antique condition. Look at all pictures and read conditio...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Prehistoric Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal, Quartz

South Pacific Natural Giant Clam Shell Specimen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous natural giant clam shell specimen from the South Pacific seas. Features a lovely creamy white and grey finish with a distressed patina. Great for display. From an estate in ...
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20th Century Asian Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Shell

Early 19th Century Large Bezoar Curiosity Natural History Museum Specimen
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A rather wonderful early 19th century large Bezoar housed on a period but later turned brass and ebonised wood stand. The bezoar has a good colour/patina from years of being hand...
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Antique Early 19th Century European George III Natural Specimens

Materials

Brass

Natural Colombian Quartz Specimen Mounted on Acrylic Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
All Natural Colombian Quartz specimen mounted on Acrylic base.
Category

2010s Mexican Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz

Group of Mounted Natural Sea Stone Specimens from Denmark
Located in New York, NY
A delightful grouping of stones from the shores of the island of Mon in Denmark. Each stone is unique with the result of years of erosion and shaping. They are individually priced, t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Natural Specimens

Materials

Stone

"Cauliflower" Fossil Agate Coral with Baroque Pearls and Shells
By Interi
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
"Cauliflower" fossil agate coral adorned with natural-forming baroque pearls and shells. Fossil agate coral is Florida's state stone and is known for its unique formation that can t...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier American Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Agate, Coral

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Natural Specimen For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of natural specimen is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct natural specimen — often made from stone, metal and wood — can elevate any home. Find 1594 antique and vintage natural specimen at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 707 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Natural specimen have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Natural specimen made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Natural specimen have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Pietra Gallery, FS Henemader Antiques, Inc. and Interi are consistently popular.

How Much are Natural Specimen?

Natural specimen can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,266, while the lowest priced sells for $29 and the highest can go for as much as $280,000.

Finding the Right Natural Specimens for You

Natural specimens turn things found in nature, such as rocks, crystals and timber, into art. Sometimes these specimens are hand-carved into sculptures. Other times, antique, new and vintage natural specimens themselves are best displayed in their most untouched state. These pieces range from Victorian-era objects to modern-day designs and include everything from sculptures made from animal horns to works in wood, either as sculptures or merely imposing and provocative chunks of driftwood.

Natural specimens serve as compelling decor in any collection or home. Just as any curious decorative object, such as an ancient scientific instrument or taxidermy mount, will draw attention to your carefully curated home library or mantel, natural specimens can spark interesting discussions about life and art. Whether it’s a piece of ancient pottery formed from natural clay, plants sculpted from metal, sculptures of animals or antique stone, they grant a window into all of nature’s wonders.

Natural specimen sculptures can complement many aesthetics. A rare geode makes a stunning centerpiece in a study or living room. Crystals and rock crystal spheres carved in the 1970s add a sense of etherealness and quiet beauty to any space.

Whatever your taste, the selection of antique, new and vintage natural specimens on 1stDibs includes precisely the right piece for your space.

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