Museum Entomologists Collection (SOLD)

 

For sale in this lot is a unique and very rare collection of Victorian museum encased bugs. The item is quite special and looks more like a painting due to decorative pattern and colour. The bugs are encased in a wonderful mahogany case and framed with original 19th century glass cover. The bugs are a collection of tropical insects including spiders, beetles, moths, worms, stick insects and bees.

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Rare Victorian Museum Entomologists Collection

For sale in this lot is a unique and very rare collection of Victorian museum encased bugs. The item is quite special and looks more like a painting due to decorative pattern and colour. The bugs are encased in a wonderful mahogany case and framed with original 19th century glass cover. The bugs are a collection of tropical insects including spiders, beetles, moths, worms, stick insects and bees.

Dimensions: 

H 18.5” x W 24.5” x D 3.5”

Condition:

The item is structurally sound and in one piece, Wear and tear is present as you would expect from an item of this age. The mahogany shows age through fading and slight scuffs. The insects are in overall good condition with vibrant colour and solid natural structure. A few of the insects have become lowered in position however. The case still includes original linen moisture pads placed in the corner of the internal casing. A wonderful item that can be display either hung or flat.

Postage:

Global shipping is possible so please view all shipping details as explained below. With item of this fragile nature we always recommend recorded/tracked postage with insurance. This may cost that much more, but at least you are covered from accidents that may take place whilst in transit.

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