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E-1: English Great Room of the Late Tudor Period, 1550-1603

To-scale great room with a double-height ceiling. The bottom half of each wall is clad in elaborately carved wooden panels. The right wall features a tall bay window, the left a fireplace flanked by suits of armor. A long, rustic table with bench is centered in the room.
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  • To-scale great room with a double-height ceiling. The bottom half of each wall is clad in elaborately carved wooden panels. The right wall features a tall bay window, the left a fireplace flanked by suits of armor. A long, rustic table with bench is centered in the room.

Date:

c. 1937

Artist:

Designed by Narcissa Niblack Thorne
American, 1882-1966

About this artwork

Mottled light passing through a floor-to-ceiling expanse of handmade glass illuminates the many intriguing details Narcissa Thorne included in this miniature room. Above the ornately carved paneling at the back is a door, the entrance for troupes of musicians who might have provided entertainment from above during a banquet. The portraits and armor that flank the fireplace convey Thorne’s romantic vision of a noble household.

Status

On View, Gallery 11

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Narcissa Niblack Thorne (Designer)

Title

E-1: English Great Room of the Late Tudor Period, 1550-1603

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

Made 1932–1937

Medium

Miniature room, mixed media

Dimensions

Scale 1 inch = 1 foot: 57.5 × 63.2 × 79.4 cm (22 11/16 × 24 7/8 × 31 1/4 in.); Interior, Scale 1 inch = 1 foot: 58.5 × 64.2 × 80.7 cm (23 × 25 1/4 × 31 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne

Reference Number

1941.1186

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