Monday, March 14, 2011

Beetle & Butterfly Wing Skull Under Glass




Oh, where to start? The "Shabby Chic 3" sale at Pierre Berge & Associes in Brussels is like a belle epoque, colonialist, naturalist tchotchke lover's dream auction. I mean, really. Here's just one, one of 660:

Lot 471: A composition of butterflies and beetle carapace-covered skull under glass, est. EUR 800-1200 [pba-auctions.com]
Related: Oh, those Belgians and their love of beetle carapaces [monarchie.be]