Category Archives: Jacobean

Posted on 10 February, 2016

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Thorne Room – Jacobean Reception Room – 1625-55, found at Art Institute Chicago

Wall Art: 3 Spacing Ideas

It seem that I have followed a Rule of Three in my decorating assignments:Minimalist, where a single piece of art over-powers every thing else in the frame; Maximum, where a cluster of pictures give the impression of a single image filling the frame; and Moderate, which I was supposed to

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: Jacobean, space, spacing


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Posted on 17 November, 2015

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Thorne Rooms Tennessee Entrance Hall, 1835, c. 1940, on permanent exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago

The Thorne Rooms

Narcissa Niblack Thorne, wife of James Ward Thorne, son of one of the founders of Montgomery Ward, commissioned this group of exquisite room box. Her interest in miniatures began early and was encouraged by trinkets sent to her by her uncle, a Rear Admiral in the US Navy. This passion continued into her adult life.

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: Jacobean, room boxes


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