This unique display features a skeletonized Blue Morpho butterfly specimen. Using a specialized process we delicately de-scale a portion of the butterflies’ wings to reveal their intricate anatomy. Inspired by Victorian-era academic displays these exotic shadowboxes featured in our “Skeleton” series are an excellent addition to any curiosity collection.
This South American species has long been prized amongst antiquarians, it’s beautiful shiny blue wings have graced the notable royal collections of the Tsar of Russia Peter the Great, the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa and the Queen of Sweden Ulrika Eleonora.
Each butterfly includes natural history informational card on the back of the frame. All of our work is framed with UV blocking glass to preserve colors and details.
PLATE I. in the Skeleton Butterfly series. Collect them all!
► 6” H x 8” W x 1¼ “ D (choose frame color: black, walnut, white)
► Tru-Vue UV blocking conservation glass (so colors / details won’t fade)
► Gallery quality shadowbox frame
► Archival mounting materials (Acid and Lignin-free)
► Hook attached to back to hang on wall (Frame can also stand on its own)
► Natural history story about the specimen comes on a vintage style museum label.
► Info about ethical insect origin and care of display.
► Professionally made by an entomologist in Sonoma County California.
WE FRAME WITH UV BLOCKING GLASS:
UV rays are one of the most significant sources of degradation in museum artwork so we use Tru-Vue Conservation Clear UV blocking glass which blocks 99% of UV rays so you can enjoy your insect art for decades.
BEST OF BUGS:
The high quality and detail of our framed insect displays have been recognized by Pottery Barn, West Elm, Apartment Therapy, Herman Miller and won the BEST of HOUZZ award (leading home design site) for 2014 & 2015. see all our awards and press.