What first caught our attention in the pictures was the 18th-century cabinet. The amazing detail and the use of the serpents around the glass had us completely intrigued. But the incredible collection of natural wonders is what makes it even more mysterious. The Cabinet of Curiosities of Bonnier de la Mosson is part of the Library of the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Check out more photos after the jump...
We stumbled across these beautiful photos on the Morbid Anatomy blog. Based on the information we gathered, the cabinet is the original Cabinet of Curiosities of Bonnier de la Mosson. It was dismantled in 1935, restored, and eventually reinstalled in the library in 1979. It is a beautiful example of European curiosity cabinets that were popular in 17th and 18th centuries. To learn more about their history, read the article on the Cabinet Magazine website.
For more photos and detail review of the Cabinet of Curiosities of Bonnier de la Mosson, check out the Morbid Anatomy blog.
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