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A33: "Middletown" Parlor, 1875-90

Miniature parlor room with green walls, carpeted floor, gothic-like window, and wooden furniture.
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  • Miniature parlor room with green walls, carpeted floor, gothic-like window, and wooden furniture.

Date:

c. 1940

Artist:

Designed by Narcissa Niblack Thorne
American, 1882-1966

About this artwork

“Middletown” is a fictionalized town in Indiana, Narcissa Thorne’s home state, and the eclectic decorative accessories in this miniature room impart a personal, lived-in quality. Objects like porcelain vases, crystal paperweights, books, newspapers, and even tiny photographs suggest that this room is based on Thorne’s memories of her childhood.

Status

On View, Gallery 11

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Narcissa Niblack Thorne (Designer)

Title

A33: "Middletown" Parlor, 1875-90

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1937–1940

Medium

Miniature room, mixed media

Dimensions

Interior: 10 1/8 × 21 × 18 1/2 in. Scale: 1 inch = 1 foot

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne

Reference Number

1942.513

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