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E-22: French Provincial Bedroom of the Louis XV Period, 18th Century

A work made of miniature room, mixed media.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of miniature room, mixed media.

Date:

c. 1937

Artist:

Designed by Narcissa Niblack Thorne
American, 1882-1966

About this artwork

“This bedroom of a country house in Normandy represents the provincial interpretation of the style of Louis XV,” wrote Mrs. Thorne. She intended this interior to show the way in which a growing middle class outside of Paris adapted some of the innovations in comfort and style characteristic of Louis XV’s reign for their relatively modest homes. A striving for beauty is demonstrated in the richly carved armoire against the left wall and in the sprigged wallpaper supplementing the paneling of the back wall.

Status

On View, Gallery 11

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Narcissa Niblack Thorne (Designer)

Title

E-22: French Provincial Bedroom of the Louis XV Period, 18th Century

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1932–1937

Medium

Miniature room, mixed media

Dimensions

Interior: 11 × 19 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (27.9 × 49.5 × 44.5 cm) [Scale: 1 inch = 1 foot]

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne

Reference Number

1941.1207

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