In a special wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as in the Phoenix Art Museum has several exhibits incredibly detailed miniature rooms. These rooms are 25 x 30 cm to the smallest detail depict the architecture and interiors of these rooms in the U.S., Asia and Europe, dating from the end of the XIII century to the early twentieth century. Little room created Niblek Narcissa Thorne (1882-1966). She had Indian roots and started collecting miniature furniture and household items during his travels in Europe and the Far East. Inspired by the famous interior design rooms that she had seen in major museums, since 1930, Thorne began to compose his own collection of mini-rooms. In many of the rooms even have carpets that wove thorn personally.
Exhibitions of Incredibly Detailed Miniature Rooms:
<div389524 1. Best of Thorn illustrate interiors top class rooms of a house in England, the USA and France. In the photo: Model house dining in Virginia, ca. 1800
2. These rooms are made to the smallest detail, and if you need to do “repair”, it is carried out using a tiny forceps and cotton swabs. In the photo: Dining room in a house in New Mexico, ca. 1940.
3. Although the creation of rooms took a lot of time and money, Thorne never specifically sought funds for their creation. Pictured: the lobby at home in Tennessee, in 1835.
4. After her husband’s death in 1946 left with Thorn estate worth up to $ 2 million, which allowed her to fully devote himself to his hobby. In the photo: a kitchen in a house in Virginia, XVIII century.
5. However, the shortage of skilled hands forced her to do their own dioramas and shadow boxes. In the photo: Living in a house in Virginia, 1754.
6. When the Art Institute in 1954 for the mini-rooms Thorne opened a gallery, she opened a charitable foundation to raise funds for hiring workers. In the photo: Dining room in a house in Maryland, 1770-1774 gg.
7. However, because of poor health, she was forced to close his studio in March 1966. Their work she gave to charity. In the photo: Living in a house in Shaker, approx. 1800
8. Narcissa Niblek Thorne died in the same year in Chicago. In the photo: Living in a house in New York, 1850-1870 gg.
9. Most of the works exhibited in the Thorne Art Institute of Chicago – 68 rooms. In the photo: Living in a house in Pennsylvania, 1834-1836 gg.
10. Thorn just completed nearly a hundred rooms. In the photo: a bedroom in a house in New England, 1750-1850 gg.
11. 20 rooms of the first 30 were referred to the Phoenix Art Museum in 1962, and since then there are. In the photo: Living in a house in Key Cod, 1750-1850 gg.
12. Other examples of her work can be found in the Museum of Art in Knoxville, in the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, at the Museum of Miniatures in Los Angeles and Albert Museum in London. In the photo: Living in a house in Rhode Island, ca. 1820
13. Dining room in a house in Massachusetts, in 1795.
14. German living in the Biedermeier style, 1815-1850 gg.
15. French boudoir period of Louis XV, 1740-1760 gg.
16. English main hall of the late Tudor 1550-1603