Furniture sets that are placed in your bedroom such as bed, dresser, chest of drawers and nightstand. Some bedroom collections even come with an armoire, chiffonier or storage chest. Depending on your preference, you may choose contemporary, traditional or transitional styled bedrooms.
(French painting) French art consists of the visual and plastic arts (including architecture, woodwork, textiles, and ceramics) originating from the geographical area of France.
Elegant Handpainted Oriental Furniture - 82" Ming Lacquer Armoire / Entertainment Cabinet Unit
Large, beautiful Ming dynasty era design cabinet, almost 7 feet tall, master crafted from kiln dried wood and engineered wood laminate, built with classic mortise and tenon joinery & cabinetry, stunning 12 coat gloss black lacquer finish, finished inside & out. Decorated w/ beautiful hand painted landscape motif, includes removable shelves, ships in 48 hours professionally packed fully insured from our Massachusetts warehouse via Fed Ex Freight, expedited delivery available, curbside delivery only.
Thorne Rooms at KMA, New England Bedroom (detail)
New England Bedroom, c. 1770
This bedroom is based on a late 18th century room from Salem, MA. The mahogany furnishings are copied from pieces in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. There were no closets and very few bathrooms in 18th century homes. Washstands with mirror, basin, and pitchers were provided for bathing. The four-poster bed is dressed in summer linens and the slipper stool at the bed’s end could be used for prayers. Over the bedside table is a mourning painting, typical of the period, of two women weeping beside a gravestone. The petit point rug was made in Czechoslovakia.
The Knoxville Museum of Art’s Thorne Rooms are among America’s most well-known miniature diorama groups. The Thorne Rooms were developed in the 1930s and 40s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne, Chicago, IL, who loved dollhouses as a child. After extensive travels in Europe where she collected miniature furniture and accessories, Mrs. Thorne had over two dozen miniature rooms created by cabinetmakers from her own drawings. They were made in a scale of one inch to one foot. She painted and stained woodwork, papered walls, and made textiles for the rooms. The rooms were displayed in several World’s Fairs. In 1933–1934 they were displayed at Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition. In 1939 they traveled to San Francisco’s Golden Gate International Exposition, and in 1940 they were displayed at the New York World’s Fair.
Later, Mrs. Thorne created 29 more rooms, copying Europe’s castles, museums, and historic homes. She commissioned architects to create historically accurate settings and had textiles and carpets made by the Needlework Guild of Chicago. The rooms, tracing English and French style 1500–1920, were exhibited in 1937 at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1942 Mrs. Thorne gave a third and final group of Thorne Rooms to the Art Institute. Those 37 rooms offered a view of American History, 1675–1940.
In 1962, IBM, which had purchased 29 rooms, gave nine of the original Thorne Rooms to Knoxville’s Dulin Gallery of Art, this museum’s predecessor. Our rooms contain many of the miniature objects Mrs. Thorne collected during her youth and on her travels. The Knoxville Museum of Art is one of five museums in the country to have a collection of Thorne Rooms.
The restoration of the Thorne Rooms has been made possible by the generous support of Sherri Lee, in honor of Mrs. McAfee Lee.
SOLD Hutch #18 & #39, Picture One
SOLD Very great display piece. Measurements: 68W 20D 76H
There are two hutches available, which are exactly alike. This is a very great item and a very large piece. The top piece sits on the bottom and can be removed if desired and more importantly it can be moved in two pieces. The bottom piece has 4 drawers for storage and a four door cabinet for more storage. There is one fixed shelf behind the doors. Base top to first shelf is 12 inches. It is painted a very, very subtle pink, so subtle at first glance it looks cream and sealed with a clear, flat lacquer. This is a solid wood piece, no veneer, particleboard, fiberboard (MDF), or plywood. The back boards are painted cream. The pink is so subtle the entire piece looks cream. So it is painted in a two tone. On the back of each shelf is a plate rail. This could be a great piece in a kitchen, an office, a bedroom or a living room. It is wonderful for display or a bookcase. Lots of storage underneath and in the drawers.