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Thorne Room Videos: Short But Informative Peeks into Three Tiny Rooms

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Take a journey into the museum’s beloved Thorne Miniature Rooms.

Take a journey into the museum’s beloved Thorne Miniature Rooms. They were created by Narcissa Niblack Thorne, who she assembled a group of skilled artisans in Chicago to help construccta series of intricate rooms on the minute scale of 1:12. With these interiors, she wanted to present a visual history of interior design that was both accurate and inspiring. The result is two parts fantasy, one part history, perfect for engaging students.

Japanese Traditional Interior

Learn more about the Japanese Interior below.


Narcissa Niblack Thorne

Pennsylvania Kitchen, 1752

Learn more about the Pennsylvania Kitchen below.


Narcissa Niblack Thorne

French Salon of the Louis XIV Period, 1660-1700

Learn more about the French Salon below.


Narcissa Niblack Thorne

Be sure to check out our Thorne Room Highlights to learn more about these beloved rooms.

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