Because of restrictions on insect specimen imports in certain countries, I only ship within the EU. Amazing antique box of mounted moths / 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 from the 1944 to 1974. We are not expert enough to know if names match the butterflies. Box is unmarked but is from the same collection as our others which are all from Deyrolle and Boubée of Paris.
The box is intact with only some wear at the edges with the glass and scuffing to the black finish from storage at the corners. The glass is firm and uncracked. The butterflies have all been mounted properly. 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