Stunning victorian terrarium! I would paint this black and it would be a Beautiful home for My CharlieBoy <3

Stunning victorian terrarium! I would paint this black and it would be a Beautiful home for My CharlieBoy <3

*VICTORIAN RENAISSANCE RE VIVAL HEXAGONAL TERRARIUM ~ six canted glass sides of the top + bottom section,framed with well carved moldings. The collection of rare plants was a popular pastime + pursuit. "Collectors" would show case their field speciments at home. The terraium is a direct descendent of Wardian case (invented 1829 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward) which can closely replicate the Earth's water cycle, trapping + recycling the available moisture + encouraging growth. English, c. 1860-70.

*VICTORIAN RENAISSANCE RE VIVAL HEXAGONAL TERRARIUM ~ six canted glass sides of the top + bottom section,framed with well carved moldings. The collection of rare plants was a popular pastime + pursuit. "Collectors" would show case their field speciments at home. The terraium is a direct descendent of Wardian case (invented 1829 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward) which can closely replicate the Earth's water cycle, trapping + recycling the available moisture + encouraging growth. English, c. 1860-70.

Carnivorous tropical plants in terrariums--more modern glassware for less Victorian look? (though it pains me to describe anything as needing to be "less Victorian")

Carnivorous tropical plants in terrariums--more modern glassware for less Victorian look? (though it pains me to describe anything as needing to be "less Victorian")

A Victorian terrarium invented by London physician, Nathaniel Ward in 1829 to maintain ferns and other delicate plants in the polluted air of his London

A Victorian terrarium invented by London physician, Nathaniel Ward in 1829 to maintain ferns and other delicate plants in the polluted air of his London

Images from left: Common Fern-Shade with Ornamental Stand and Terrarium with Ferns and Ivy, 1870s, from the New York Public Library

Images from left: Common Fern-Shade with Ornamental Stand and Terrarium with Ferns and Ivy, 1870s, from the New York Public Library

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