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A LARGE FRENCH GLASS DOME WITH TAXIDERMY TROPICAL AFRICAN BIRDS

19th century

With a central flowering branch sprouting from an oval mahogany veneered base, supporting several taxidermy birds, amongst others an African Emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus), Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone rufiventer), Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura), Southern masked weaver (Ploceus velatus), two Southern red bishop birds (Euplectes orix), two Northern red bishop birds (Euplectes franciscanus), Lothens Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius) and the Red-chested Sunbird (Cinnyris erythrocercus), and several other birds and iridescent beetles. 

H. approx. 68 cm

Provenance:
Private collection, Belgium

Zebregs&Röell highly values the natural world, and therefore only trades in antique specimens or animals that died of natural cause. We hope that these might spark a bit of love for the natural world. We value the pieces that are already there, hunted and made in a time the human race thought mother nature was inexhaustible, we are against hunting for pleasure or for new taxidermy.

 

Please note that all our pieces come with a 'pre-1947 statement' - although purchase is at your own risk, we are glad to be of service with obtaining CITES documents, although purchasing is at your own responsibility.