Victorian Hearse Aquarium

Here’s a truly unique modification: the Victorian Hearse Aquarium. It was up for auction (and has since ended), but is worth showing for the craftsmanship.

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Large Victorian Ebonized Aquarium Cabinet, 19th century and later. Fashioned from the rear glazed doors of a New Orleans style horse drawn hearse, adapted on modern stand to accommodate tank, filter and lighting, all included, 80.5″ x 57″ x 41″ – 204.5 x 144.8 x 104.1 cm.

What do you think of this item? Too goth? Completely awesome?

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5 Responses to “Victorian Hearse Aquarium”

  1. Man. You find the best stuff.

  2. Well… gotta admit it’s beautifully crafted.

    However, the road to the local crematorium runs past my house, so I’m actually something of a hearse-spotting geek, and I have to admit that the faux-Victorian version (Yep, complete with two black horses, decked out in ostrich feathers – apparently it’s a very popular choice these days) gives me the wiggins every time in trots on by. So I think I might just pass on meeting a similarly-accoutred fishtank in my own living room!

    Helluva talking-piece for whoever did buy it though… 🙂 -Nx

  3. It’s to die for. It’s gotta have a little cemetery inside and skeletons dancing, and freaky looking fish. And of course – sea horse – get it? ‘Cause it’s a horse drawn hearse.

  4. ‘sea horse’. **Sprays coffee** Brilliant! -Nx

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