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Monday, February 17, 2014
Thorne Miniature Rooms - Exquisite reproductions of dollhouse sized rooms.
You can find out more and see pictures at the Art Institute website here.
They introduce the exhibit this way:
"The 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms enable one to glimpse elements of European interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and American furnishings from the 17th century to the 1930s. Painstakingly constructed on a scale of one inch to one foot, these fascinating models were conceived by Mrs. James Ward Thorne of Chicago and constructed between 1932 and 1940 by master craftsmen according to her specifications."
I wasn't too jealous - it was a wonderful story.
I would highly recommend visiting these incredible rooms if you ever get to Chicago - that toddlin' town.
Posted by Shale at Monday, February 17, 2014