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Set of Three Framed French Specimen Collection of ...
20th Century French Taxidermy
Glass, Wood
French specimen collection featuring butterflies and some moths framed in wooden shadowboxes. Set of three. Established in 1979, Joyce Horn Antiques, ltd. continues its 36 year trad...
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Pair of Framed Lapidarium
John Bly
Pair of Framed Lapidarium
21st Century and Contemporary Wall-mounted Sculptures
A set of 18 ancient marble specimens mounted and framed as a pair of Lapidarium. The recent gilt frames painted to simulate marble.
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Beautiful 40 Draw Oak Cabinet
Radio Guy & Early Electrics
Beautiful 40 Draw Oak Cabinet
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Cabinets
The proportions of this 1800s cabinet are perfect. The 17 inch depth makes this very useable. It may have been a printer or museum specimen cabinet and is perfect for displaying all typ...
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A Swiss Amboyna 'bells-in-sight' Cylinder Animated...
Antique 19th Century Swiss Napoleon III Musical Instruments
Amboyna
with eight melodies and dancers, coin operated.
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Armillary Sphere by Ernst Schotte & Co. Berlin
Antik Arte & Scienza sas di Daniela Giorgi
Armillary Sphere by Ernst Schotte & Co. Berlin
Antique 19th Century German Globes
Very rare astronomical instrument, iron and paper, for didactic use: it’s an armillary sphere and sundial together, signed “Verlag von Ernst Schotte & Co. Berlin W.” (edited by Ernst Sc...
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Curiosity Vessels by Lindsey Adelman
Lindsey Adelman
21st Century and Contemporary American Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass, Brass
Curiosity Vessel by Lindsey Adelman is part of her "Dusk to Dawn" collection in which Adelman explores her dark side with a series of works influenced by 19th century ornamentation and ...
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Natural Wunderkammer Specimen of the Porcupinefish...
Antique 1880s Italian Curiosities
A beautiful and rare marine natural Wunderkammer specimen, a big example of the porcupinefish - Tetraodon Cutcutia. Treated with color with a shade of blue- The Specimen is stuffed and ...
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Two Early 20th Century Laboratory Tables
Memento-Mori
Two Early 20th Century Laboratory Tables
Early 20th Century French Industrial and Work Tables
Oak with tray covered with faience tiles. Five drawers on each table sides (ten per table). The drawers are painted with numbers. Time patina on the legs. Some tiles uprisings on tab...
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A Khmer Bronze Figure of Prajnaparamita with Eleve...
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Cambodian Sculptures
The embodiment of transcendental wisdom, Prajnaparamita is often referred to as the mother of all Buddhas. In this extremely rare tantric form, she is portrayed seated in the half l...
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Cased Exotic Birds
Lassco
Cased Exotic Birds
20th Century Unknown Other Taxidermy
A domed case of taxidermy exotic birds, on ebonised base. Please note we cannot ship this item outside of the E.U. Available to view at Brunswick House, London. 62vm high, 37c...
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Fine Taxidermy Study 'Northern Helmeted Curassow' ...
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Sculptures
This fine taxidermy characteristic Northern Helmeted Curassow on a marble base is one of the works that are currently on loan for display at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Therefor no...
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Exceptional Derbyshire Blue John Table
Antique Mid-19th Century English Tables
A magnificent mid 19th century blue john (or Derbyshire fluorspar) and Ashford marble centre table, possibly made by Thomas Woodruff. The circular inlaid with concentric rings of fabulo...
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Pair of Rare Wunderkammer Large-Sized Scientific L...
Antique 1870s French Curiosities
Pair of rare Wunderkammer large sized scientific lenses. France 1870
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Studies Collection by Sinke & van Tongeren
Sinke & Van Tongeren
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Taxidermy
These studies were made by Darwin, Sinke and van Tongeren for all sorts of reasons to support their Fine Taxidermy objects. Each study is numbered and signed. Left: J. Red-cowled c...
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English Civil War Parliamentary Helmet
Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Historical Memorabilia
English, circa 1640's Roundhead (Parliamentary) helmet. Made of mill-rolled steel and riveted construction. It has a 'lobster tail' articulated neck guard and adjustable nasal guard sec...
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Two 19th Century Medical Lithographies
Memento-Mori
Two 19th Century Medical Lithographies
Antique Late 19th Century French Drawings
'Une Leçon de Velpeau' by Pirodon after Augustin Feyen-Perrin and 'Claude Bernard' painted by L. Lhermitte. Lemercier & Cie printer-Paris. Contemporary framing.
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Vacuum Pump
Hansord
Vacuum Pump
Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Scientific Instruments
A superb example of an Adams type of Vacuum pump, with what must be the finest collection of experimental apparatus in the world. These pumps where made by Adams to demonstrate the rece...
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Complete Gorgosaurus Cast
Dale Rogers Ammonite
Complete Gorgosaurus Cast
Antique 15th Century and Earlier American Curiosities
About Dale Rogers Since 1986 Dale has been sourcing the most unique fossils and minerals from around the world and through his company Dale Rogers Ammonite has been supplying leading...
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Air Pump Type Fleuss dated to Early 1900s
Antik Arte & Scienza sas di Daniela Giorgi
Air Pump Type Fleuss dated to Early 1900s
Early 20th Century Scientific Instruments
Air pump type Fleuss dated back to the early 1900; on a brass label it is written "Don de Messieur Courdouan et Brun 1928". This type of pumps were often used for modify the air of inca...
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Fine French Empire Frame Gilt Bronze with Specimen...
Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
Fine French Empire frame gilt bronze with specimen marble. Beautifully chiseled and gilded. France. Early 19th. Century
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Fine Taxidermy Squirrel Monkey & Green Aracari by ...
Sinke & Van Tongeren
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Victorian Taxidermy
Marble, Wood
Composition of a Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus) and a Green Aracari (Pteroglossus viridis). Situated on a wood and marble plinth. This object is a reference to 18th century still...
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Group of four scientific samples of Piranha ( Serr...
Antique 19th Century Italian Taxidermy
Wood
Over ebonized fruitwood bases are displayed the natural specimen of six Piranha fish ( Serrasalmus Brandtii ). Sold also separately, the price is referred to each single one of the gr...
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Early 19th Century Prussian Collection of Precious...
Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Antique Early 19th Century German Empire Curiosities
Marble, Precious Stone
A very unusual and rare early 19th century German Empire screen with a variety of stone specimens (semi precious stones, marble, granite, etc.). A gilt bronze eagle with outstretched wi...
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Bronzed Rhino - A Scale Model Rhinoceros Head by B...
Based Upon
British British Colonial Contemporary Art
Resin moulded scale model of a rhino head finished in liquid bronze with natural patination. A 'Modern Grand Tour' Edition piece by Based Upon for James Perkins Studio 2012. Measur...
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French 18th Century Louis XIV Style Boulle Specime...
Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Cabinets
A spectacular and high quality French 18th century Louis XIV st. Boulle specimen cabinet. The cabinet is raised by four square tapered supports with ormolu sabots and top ormolu mounts....
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Finely Painted Late 17th c. Flemish Baroque Cabine...
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Belgian Baroque Cabinets
Wood, Bone
Dating to the turn of the eighteenth century, this Flemish cabinet is composed of ebonized wood inlaid with floral bone trim over four tall swirled legs joined by a forked stretcher. Th...
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19th Century Glass Dome with Butterflies & Vanity ...
Atelier AL/SO
Early 20th Century French Taxidermy
Wood, Glass, Plaster
Patinated plaster vanity head with a collection of blue morpho butterflies. Under a 19th century glass dome. All these specimens are collector's items issued from breeding farms.
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Zebra Taxidermy
Areaid Inc
Zebra Taxidermy
South African Modern Taxidermy
Zebra Hide
Vintage zebra taxidermy. Very good condition.
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Albite, Pyrite and Mica
Dale Rogers Ammonite
Albite, Pyrite and Mica
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Brazilian Curiosities
Pyrite clusters bedded into a natural Albite matrix mounted on a handmade steel base. This is one of the largest Albite pieces we have ever held in our collection. - - - About Da...
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Edwardian 9 Carat Gold Magnifying Glass
Early 20th Century English Edwardian Desk Accessories
Edwardian, 9 carat gold (unmarked, but tested) magnifying glass, England, Ca. 1910. @5 1/4" long x @1 3/4" diameter (of magnifying glass itself). Engine turned design. May also be worn ...
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19th Century Fluid-Preserved Bat Specimen
Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Taxidermy
In glass jar, with old inventory label in German language (Fledermaus) and numbered 91.
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Rare Micromosaic and Specimen Marble Table Top fro...
Unknown
Antique 1870s Italian Grand Tour Tables
Enamel, Marble
This highly unusual, 22-3/4” diameter Roman micromosaic and specimen marble tabletop was made in Rome for the 1876 U. S. Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Surrounding a central mic...
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Important and Rare Italian Memento Mori
Il Segno Del Tempo Srl
Important and Rare Italian Memento Mori
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Sculptures
Carrara Marble
An important and rare Italian Memento Mori sculpture, made out of white Carrara marble, depicting a Vanitas of a child.
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Ammonite Fossil from Morocco
Antiques on Old Plank Road
Ammonite Fossil from Morocco
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Moroccan Sculptures
Ammonites are invertebrates and extinct members of the subclass Ammonoidea, class Cephalopoda. Ammonites began appearing during the Middle Devonian period about 400 million years ago th...
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Large Madagascar Specimen Quartz and Carbon Geode
20th Century Malagasy Organic Modern Sculptures
Quartz, Wood
Large Madagascar Specimen Quartz and Carbon Geode, amazing natural formation with organic carbon formations, Museum specimen quality. With ebonized plinth base. The Specimen quartz is ...
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Orbicular Granite
Dale Rogers Ammonite
Orbicular Granite
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Malagasy Curiosities
About Dale Rogers Since 1986 Dale has been sourcing the most unique fossils and minerals from around the world and through his company Dale Rogers Ammonite has been supplying leading...
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Midcentury Oblong White Coral Specimen
LALITHAMMA BARCELONA
Midcentury Oblong White Coral Specimen
Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Coral
Gorgeous vintage white coral specimen with molusk form in excellent vintage condition. Beautiful shape useful for decoration or as a jewerly stand. Avaliable other coral specimen. P...
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A Cool Crocodile or Alligator Skull on Custom Stan...
Vintage 1960s Sculptures
Bone
Mounted on a custom made stand, this alligator or crocodile skull bears an inscription: "Who Enters Here Leaves Hope Behind"
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Bell Glass with Insects Dissected at Interior
LA Studio
Bell Glass with Insects Dissected at Interior
Antique Late 19th Century French Taxidermy
Blown Glass, Wood
Bell blown glass with insects dissected at interior over a wood base.
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Mounted Agate Slice
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Brazilian Sculptures
A large polished agate slice. This Brazilian agate has two interesting dimensions to it: serene blue-grey bands and quartz crystal through the centre of the piece. Believed to be Hundr...
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1930s Butterfly, Moth and Dragonfly Collection
Vintage 1930s American Shadow Boxes
Glass
A collection of dried butterfly, moth and dragonfly specimens, circa 1930s, laid down on cotton filling in their original Riker specimen cases, with new glass tops.
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French Mercury Thermometer, Early 1900
Antik Arte & Scienza sas di Daniela Giorgi
French Mercury Thermometer, Early 1900
Early 20th Century French Scientific Instruments
French mercury thermometer with the centigrade scale mounted on a chromium-plated brass plate and placed in an elegant vulcanite frame printed with columns and floral motifs like the fa...
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Natural Coral Carved Memento Mori Skull
Moxie
Natural Coral Carved Memento Mori Skull
21st Century and Contemporary Curiosities
Coral, Pyrite
A beautifully hand carved natural coral Memento Mori human skull adorned with a pyrite halo crown.
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Stalactite Citrine
Dale Rogers Ammonite
Stalactite Citrine
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Brazilian Curiosities
About Dale Rogers Since 1986 Dale has been sourcing the most unique fossils and minerals from around the world and through his company Dale Rogers Ammonite has been supplying leading...
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Victorian Taxidermy Chinese Pheasant
FS Henemader Antiques Inc.
Victorian Taxidermy Chinese Pheasant
20th Century English Victorian Taxidermy
Here is a Victorian taxidermy pheasant with attitude. This bird is decked out in royal colored feathers of deep red and gold with a touch of brown with a graceful arched tail in brown a...
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Rare Ostlingoceras Ammonite
Dale Rogers Ammonite
Rare Ostlingoceras Ammonite
Antique 15th Century and Earlier French Curiosities
Extremely rare Ostlingoceras Ammonte from Southern France. This specimen has been prepared by one of the finest fossil preparers in the world and has retained the striking appearance of...
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Astounding Organic Geode Crystal Rock SpecimenOn Hold
High Style Deco
Astounding Organic Geode Crystal Rock Specimen
20th Century Brazilian Organic Modern Decorative Objects
This captivating geode crystal specimen features shades of grey and precarious crystalline interior structures. It has a beautiful shape, and free stands on an ebonized walnut base. It ...
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Flight of Morphos Butterflies in Lucite Case by At...
Atelier AL/SO
2010s French Wall-mounted Sculptures
Lucite
Collection of iridescent blue butterflies mounted in clear acrylic cases boxes. The case can be hung on the wall (with invisible hook behind) or put on a table. Five boxes available ...
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Dunhill Root Briars Wood Specimen
Alfred Dunhill
Vintage 1940s British Tobacco Accessories
A large cross section of root briar wood used by Dunhill to make their root briar pipes. Root briar is considered one of the highest grades of Dunhill pipes and is known for it's exqui...
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Gold Box with Medical Set English Manufacture End ...
Antique 19th Century British More Antique and Vintage Finds
Gold
Antique medical set, that includes an embossed gold small box, with a small thermometer and a pencil. English manufacture, end of the XIX century. Very good condition. Length cm 9.5 - i...
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An Intrepid Fox
Ebury Trading Ltd
An Intrepid Fox
Vintage 1970s French Taxidermy
An intrepid taxidermy fox on a wooden stand. In very good condition.
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Astronomical Telescope signed W. Gilbert & Sons Lo...
W. Gilbert & Sons
Antique 19th Century British Scientific Instruments
Astronomical telescope, wood and brass, splayed shaped, signed W. Gilbert & Sons London, early 1800. Focusing with one extension and rack. Original oak wooden tripod. Very good conditio...
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Conchology Collection, circa 1930
Memento-Mori
Conchology Collection, circa 1930
Vintage 1930s French Curiosities
Oak, Glass
Presented in a oak and ebonised wood glass drawers museum unit.
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Bear Skull of Substantial Size Encased in a Custom...
21st Century and Contemporary German Taxidermy
A substantial, boldly mounted bear skull encased in a custom glass box with a wooden frame. The aggressive nature of this deadly animal is visible in the lethal shape of its jawline. Na...
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Studies Collection by Sinke & van Tongeren
Sinke & Van Tongeren
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Taxidermy
These studies were made by Darwin, Sinke and van Tongeren for all sorts of reasons to support their Fine Taxidermy objects. Each study is numbered and signed. Left: D. Black-spotte...
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Jade Ceremonial Kris Blade Dagger by Hermès, Pari...
Hermès
Vintage 1950s French Bohemian Arms, Armor and Weapons
Jade, Sterling Silver
An extraordinary, unique special-commission ceremonial dagger with cast silver kris blade, and bearing poinçon marks and stamped HERMÈS PARIS. The hilt, in vermeil (silver gilt) i...
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African Colonial Folk Art Figures
Antique 19th Century Mozambican Folk Art Sculptures
Wood
This pair of seated male figures, carved of light-hued wood and treated with pokerwork details, depicts two colonial administrators. With the advent of colonization, African carvers b...
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19th Century Prestige Tribal Knife with Shell-Cove...
Antique 19th Century Ivorian Tribal Arms, Armor and Weapons
Leather, Metal, Wood
A stunning 19th century knife with choral-colored shells on the scabbard. Among the many remarkable art traditions for which the Baule people of Cote D'ivoire are known is their manu...
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Specimen Butterflies Under Glass Dome
Jon Vaccari Design
Specimen Butterflies Under Glass Dome
20th Century Sculptures
Wood, Glass
An attractive collection of specimen butterflies mounted to metal rods and displayed under glass; stained wooden base
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Ancient Roman Bronze Mannheim Helmet with Siren De...
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Unknown Antiquities
This exceptional Roman helmet dates from the mid to late 1st century BC. Adorned with rare cast decoration, it is the finest example of the ‘Mannheim’ type currently on the private mark...
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