Taxidermy refers to the scientific art of preserving an animal’s body using stuffing and mounting techniques for the purpose of display or study. Taxidermy became popular in Victorian times, when there was much interest in classifying items, especially with new species being discovered around the world. Taxidermy items may include cased pieces or mounted items such as the very popular antique butterfly taxidermy. Natural items include mounted skulls or horns for example. Curiosity pieces are popular with Collectors of associated interests, and you will find a variety of interesting Victorian curiosities for sale.
This category is also useful when looking to create or fill a cabinet of curiosities.