Amazing antique box of mounted butterflies. Perfect for Lepidopterology and Entomology! the box is wood with a hinged glass cover. The butterflies are pinned, not glued, to proper mounting board at the base.
This is one of a number of different butterfly boxes I have for sale- please look at the rest of my shop! These are all from the same collection.
Some of the butterflies have have name tags, though occasionally these have a "?" on them! Most of the butterflies are undated but some also have dates which range across the 1940s. We are not expert enough to know if names match the butterflies. Box is marked N. Boubée, the famous Paris store founded in 1845 by Nérée Boubée the famous French naturalist.
The box is intact with only some mild scuffing from storage at the corners. The glass is firm and uncracked. The butterflies have all been mounted properly. There is a circular stain to the mounting board and the internal edges and corners have small tears. Condition of the individual insects themselves varies but as far as we can tell they seem broadly intact, though we would not expect all to have full sets of limbs or antennae. Please note that many of the butterflies were pinned in the 1940s and so the pin or body parts may fall in transit to you. Also, the boxes do not currently have loops or rings for wall hanging, though this could easily be added.
Its very rare to find a box in condition this good. This is must for collectors as well as anyone with an interest in natural history!
Measures: 38.9 x 25.8 x 5.5 cm / 15.3 x 10.1 x 2.2 inches
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