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Posted on 10 September, 2016

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Tim Sidford, Miniaturist

I have admired Tim Sidford’s work for some time. Every once in a while I scroll through his voluminous Flickr photostream to find new treasures and revisit old favorites. Here are the results of today’s journey. The text is mainly Tim’s own words.

Edward Wright Dollhouse

This house (built by Edward Wright) was meant to be finished months ago (I have been commissioned to decorate both interior and exterior). But recently life has been rather busy. Indeed the last year has

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Categories: artisans, room boxes


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Posted on 31 August, 2016

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Thorne Room – Georgia Double Parlor, found at the Chicago Art Institute

Victorian Dollhouse Furniture

This article by Stephanie Watson on mahogany, Maple and painted Victorian furniture is informative and concise. I hope you find it useful.

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Categories: furniture, room boxes


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Posted on 23 April, 2016

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Louis XV Drawing room in this Mulvany & Rogers “homage” to the Palace at Versailles

3 Versailles Miniatures, 4 Great Artisans

Kevin Mulvany, Suzie Rogers, Harry Smith and Robert Dawson are four of my favorite miniature artisan, whos work I never try of studying. What they have accomplished with the Palace at Versaille for inspiration is truly amazing.

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Posted on 20 April, 2016

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Dan Ohlmann’s 1:12 scale Maxims Restaurant in Paris, found on MAKE:

Dan Ohlmann Miniature Artisan

Formerly a cabinetmaker, Dan Ohlmann started creating scale furniture in Paris in 1985. Fascinated with the Art Nouveau style, he built a 1:12 scale model of the world famous Chez Maxim’s restaurant in Paris. Combining artistic talent and architectural knowledge, this hyperreal piece came as a surprise in France and caught the eye of the media and the general public.

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Categories: artisans, dioramas, room boxes


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