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This is a OOAK piece of anthropomorphic taxidermy art. It is made with genuine taxidermy squirrel parts that have been professionally preserved. She is in a custom made wooden box with beautifully gold and red flocked victorian decorated walls. She is clutching her golden heart (genuine preserved squirrel heart in 24K gold gilding), "Her Hearts Best Treasure". Her dress is trimmed in fur and she is wearing a ruby heart pendant on a gold chain necklace. Atop her head is her rhinestone crown. On the wall hangs a framed painting of her beloved family. The floor is rich black velvet and the ceiling is painted gold with black Victorian accents.
The box is framed in an antique style glass covered gold frame and measures 14" x 11" x 7" deep. It has hooks on the back to hang it with and is finished in black. It has a Loved To Death 2009 #9 gold plaque on the front.
She was made is in honor of the squirrel Queen Victoria. When she lost her love Prince Albert in 1861 she went into a long period of mourning. She started the "Victorian" mourning period and her styles and mourning customs were of great influence on her court and people she ruled over. This period started the mourning customs and style we still see today. It is said that after her mourning period she became close to a gentleman by the name of John Brown. John Brown accompanied the queen everywhere. He looked after her preventing many assassination attempts. He remained a life long bachelor causing great speculation about his relationship with the Queen.
January 1, 1877 John Brown received a picture from a maid with the following verse.

“I send my serving maiden
With New Year letter laden,
My words will prove my faith and love.
TO YOU MY HEARTS BEST TREASURE,
Then smile on her and smile on me and give me pleasure”.

Below it said: To my best friend J.B from his best friend V.R.I in Victoria’s own handwriting.

More photos available upon request.
Shipping includes insurance.

LOVED TO DEATH Taxidermy Anthropomorphic Squirrel Art Diorama Queen Victoria My Hearts Best Treasure

Overview

  • Materials: taxidermy squirrel head, tail, feet, heart, paint, wood, frame, glass, fabric, 24k gold, crown, love
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
  • Feedback: 274 reviews
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