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A20: Virginia Dining Room, 1758

Miniature dining room with dark wood floors, dark wooden furniture, walls decorated with floral paintings.
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  • Miniature dining room with dark wood floors, dark wooden furniture, walls decorated with floral paintings.

Date:

c. 1940

Artist:

Designed by Narcissa Niblack Thorne
American, 1882-1966

About this artwork

The wallpaper is perhaps the most elaborate element of this miniature room. In her study of interior decoration sources from the 18th century, Narcissa Thorne learned of the taste among Americans and Europeans for imported Chinese wallpaper. The walls in this space are covered with a hand-painted pattern of birds, trees, and flowers produced in the same manner as the full-scale wallpapers from China 150 years earlier.

Status

On View, Gallery 11

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Narcissa Niblack Thorne (Designer)

Title

A20: Virginia Dining Room, 1758

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

Made 1937–1940

Medium

Miniature room, mixed media

Dimensions

Interior: 13 1/4 × 19 3/4 × 21 1/8 in. Scale: 1 inch = 1 foot

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne

Reference Number

1942.500

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