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2 edition of Mrs. Thorne"s miniature rooms found in the catalog.

Mrs. Thorne"s miniature rooms

Thorne, James Ward Mrs.

Mrs. Thorne"s miniature rooms

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Published in [Chicago? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Interior decoration.,
  • Architectural models.

  • Edition Notes

    An exhibit of twenty-seven miniature rooms, opened December 16, 1934.

    Other titlesMiniature rooms.
    Statementcompiled and edited by Douglas C. McMurtrie. At the Chicago Historical Society ...
    ContributionsMcMurtrie, Douglas C. 1888-1944., Chicago Historical Society.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK2135 .T53
    The Physical Object
    Pagination39 p. incl. 1 illus., xxvii pl. on 14 l.
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6378373M
    LC Control Number38032557
    OCLC/WorldCa17817087


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Thornes miniature rooms book the late 13th to the early 20th : May 2,Vincennes, Indiana. The 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms enable one to glimpse elements of European interiors from the late 13th century to the s and American furnishings from the 17th century to the s. Painstakingly constructed on a scale of one inch to one foot, these fascinating models were conceived by Mrs.

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Travels to Europe and Inspiration for the First Miniature Rooms First Set of Rooms Makes Its Debut A Hobby Becomes a Mania The American Story Philanthropy The Story Continues Time Line Bibliography About the Author Pages:   From her studio on Oak Street Mrs.

Thornes miniature rooms book the Near North Side, it is estimated that Mrs. Thorne and her team produced 99 of these miniature rooms, sixty Author: Jessie Lafree.

Miniature Rooms book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Generations of visitors to The Art Institute of Chicago have been en /5(2). Miniature Rooms: The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago by Kathleen Aguilar. At the base of the Grand Staircase just inside the entrance to Chicago's world- famous art museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, lies the city's.

“Inside the Art Institute”. The Throne Miniature Rooms Mrs. Thornes miniature rooms book one of the best loved exhibits within the Art Institute Mrs. Thornes miniature rooms book Chicago read more/ Mrs. Thorne decided she might develop some interesting way of making rooms in miniature which could be exhibited in museums as an educational tool for students of architecture and interior design.

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At the suggestion of Niblack (“Bill”) Thorne, inMrs. Thorne refurbished sixteen of the twenty-nine miniature rooms from the first set of Thorne Miniature Rooms I.B.M. had acquired from The Art Institute of Chicago in and donated them in.

Mrs. James Ward Thorne, wife of a Montgomery Ward heir, was a talented artist with a flair for interior design, particularly from the historical point of view. Between andshe set up a studio and hired craftsmen to construct—at her direction—a series of miniature rooms.

It was in the window of an antique shop in Rome where inspiration for the Thorne Rooms, one of Chicago’s most beloved treasures, struck.

During a trip inMrs. James Ward Thorne spotted two miniature chandeliers made of bronze and semi-precious stones. According to Wikipedia, there are roughly Thorne miniature rooms known to exist in the world, with the Art Institute of Chicago holding 68 of them, the Phoenix Art Museum hold the Knoxville Museum of Art holding nine, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum holding two, and the Kaye Miniature Museum in Los Angeles holding one.

The lady of the house, Mrs. Thorne, is pictured — inwith her sons Niblack and Ward, in front of the entry still visible from Ridge Road — on page 10 of Miniature Rooms: The Thorne Rooms At The Art Institute Of Chicago (Chicago: Art Institute and Abbeville Press, ).

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