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Narcissa Thorne (Indiana, b.1882) label on reverse, written in ink 18th Century English Drawing Room by Narcissa Thorne
two side doors, each with a watercolor of the manor house, and a small light socket;
opening 14" by 12"; framed with a molded gold frame total 17.5"h; 20"w; 10"d
along with book,
Miniature Rooms, The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Art Institute of Chicago has 68 permanently installed miniature Thorne rooms. Mrs. Thorne had no formal training in architecture, interior design, or visual arts, yet created over one hundred miniature rooms in a ten year period beginning in the 1920's.
In 1936, Thorne escorted members of the British royal family through an exhibition. Delighted, the royal family requested a room depicting a library in Windsor Castle. Thorne intended the room to be a coronation gift for Edward VIII. When he abdicated, the room went into the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Realized: $3,500 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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