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E-27: French Library of the Modern Period, 1930s

A work made of miniature room, mixed media.

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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

In contrast to the nostalgic period designs of most of Narcissa Thorne’s miniature rooms, this Jazz-Age Parisian library is decorated in a contemporary Art-Deco style. As a woman of financial means, Thorne likely spent time in glamorous, modern interiors like this one on her numerous trips to France’s fashionable capital throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

Status

On View, Gallery 11

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Narcissa Niblack Thorne (Designer)

Title

E-27: French Library of the Modern Period, 1930s

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1932–1937

Medium

Miniature room, mixed media

Dimensions

Interior: 16 1/8 × 24 3/8 × 19 1/2 in. (40.3125 × 60.9375 × 48.75 cm) Scale: 1 inch = 1 foot

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne

Reference Number

1941.1212

Extended information about this artwork

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