Real Beauchene Skull, Early Medical School Teaching Display

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

A Beauchene Skull, also known as an exploded skull, is a disarticulated human skull that has been painstakingly reassembled on a stand with jointed, movable supports that allows for the moving and studying of the skull as a whole or each piece individually. In the mid-1800s French anatomist Claude Beauchene developed this method to display the anatomy of the head. Beauchene would meticulously clean a skull, separate its bones, and mount them on a stand designed to exhibit them at once individually and in context. This is a highly decorative and detailed example. It's an early skull that has been mounted in the Victorian style with a beautiful turned base.
Details
Of the Period
Industrial
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
1890s
Period
19th Century
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
24 in. H x 8 in. W x 8 in. D
61 cm H x 20 cm W x 20 cm D
Dealer Location
Peekskill, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU88386724463
Contact The Seller
Response Time: Usually within 3 hours
1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in Peekskill, NY

More from this Seller

1909 International Automobile Show Quilt
1909 International Automobile Show Quilt
Unknown
I have collected Classic cars and antique transportation memorabilia all my life. This early open car lap quilt is a first for me. Items of this quality and condition just don't show up...
Pediatric Dollhouse Dental Cabinet
Pediatric Dollhouse Dental Cabinet
American Cabinet Company
This is a rare piece of Americana. It's an architectural house form dental cabinet with classical columns disguising multiple drawers. It was designed for childrens' dentist offices to ...
Rare 1800s Articulated Artists Mannequin Lay Figure
Rare 1800s Articulated Artists Mannequin Lay Figur...
Unknown
These figures are very hard to find, recently there were expositions held of these items in the Fitzwilliam museum in Cambridge and the Musee Bourdell in Paris. This particular figure i...
Early Brass Telescope with Mahogany Tripod
Early Brass Telescope with Mahogany Tripod
Unknown
This large early brass telescope. It's quite an impressive show piece. The brass Scope is 72 inches long with a 4 inch diameter. The mahogany tripod the correct belted cradle type for t...
Early Life Sized Anatomical Display - Jean Antoine Houdon
Early Life Sized Anatomical Display - Jean Antoine...
Unknown
This striking plaster anatomical models is a half and half in the style of Jean Antoine Houdon. It shows the skeleton on one side and muscular layer on the other. The bust is full sized...
Complex Working Corliss Steam Engine Model
Complex Working Corliss Steam Engine Model
Corliss
I have always loved the look of these amazing handmade steam engine models. Just think about the amount of work and level of skill it takes to produce a working precision machine like t...
Planetarium Star Ball
Planetarium Star Ball
Minolta
Over 50 years ago as a Cub Scout we took a trip to New York's Hayden Planetarium. It wasn't the show that impressed me the most. As we sat in the theater I couldn't take my eyes off tha...
Navy Submariners Cold Weather Mask
Navy Submariners Cold Weather Mask
Unknown
As sinister as this mask appears it was simply used to keep warm. If you take a close look at the masks buttons each depict a naval anchor symbol. I an told that these were mostly used ...
Large Early Anatomical Model of a Flying Beetle
Large Early Anatomical Model of a Flying Beetle
Unknown
This is a large and impressive cut-away model on the original base. Measures: Open it stands 28 inches tall with an impressive 43 inch wingspan. All the parts were hand-painted. These c...
Rare 1800s Dr. Auzoux Anatomical Model
Rare 1800s Dr. Auzoux Anatomical Model
Dr. Louis Auzoux
We have travelled all-over the world always on the lookout for early Dr. Auzoux Models. We found this and a smaller model on our last trip to Paris. Most are already in museums and priv...
1800s McClellan Cavalry Saddle, Salesman’s Sample
1800s McClellan Cavalry Saddle, Salesman’s Sample...
George B. McClellan
This is an early original salesman’s sample. Its a WW1 McClellan Cavalry saddle. The details are very true to the original including the hardware and two color braided horse hair straps...
Important Charles C. Hutchinson Telescope
Important Charles C. Hutchinson Telescope
Charles C. Hutchinson
This large important telescope is signed Charles C. Hutchinson, Boston. It's quite an impressive show piece. The brass scope is 69 inches long with a 4 inch diameter. The heavy decorati...