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Framed and Pressed French Alguier 'Herbier' "Pressed Seaweed" Specimens

$1,200per set


Four framed and pressed alguier or seaweed specimens from a two volume collection "Marine Plante"; purchased in France. Much like the herbier (a collection of plant specimens), the alguier are collections of seaweeds from oceans and seas around the world. In the late 19th century collecting seaweed samples (Algiers) was the rage for affluent Europeans, these collectors spent hours drying, pressing and mounting these samples they found on their travels.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Napoleon III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Faux Bamboo,Seagrass,Glass,Paper
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    End of 19th Century
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1531220089762

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    $45 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 6-18 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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