JamesWardThorne5

Mrs James Ward Thorne: Dining Room 1770-1774 Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, Maryland

Narcissa Ward Thorne, better known as Mrs. James Ward, was an incredibly talented sculptor of miniatures, as you can see in this incredible architectural collection, completed in the 1920s and 30s. Thorne's interiors ranged from opulent homes of the early American South, to elaborate English and French drawing rooms, to decadent parlors of New York City brownstones. The collection is now on display in her hometown of Chicago, at the Art Institute. 

JamesWardThorne1

Mrs James Ward Thorne: Entrance Hall 1799 Pierce Mansion, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

JamesWardThorne2

Mrs James Ward Thorne: Entrance Hall 1835-1845 The Hermitage, near Nashville, Tennessee

JamesWardThorne3

Mrs James Ward Thorne: Contemporary Dining Room, A House in New Mexico

JamesWardThorne4

Mrs James Ward Thorne: Double Parlor, About 1850, House of a Georgia Planter

JamesWardThorne6

Mrs James Ward Thorne: English Dining Room of the Georgian Period, 1770-90

JamesWardThorne7

Mrs James Ward Thorne: English Rotunda and Library of the Regency Period

JamesWardThorne8

Mrs James Ward Thorne: Parlor 1850-1875, 28 East 20th Street, New York City

JamesWardThorne9

Mrs James Ward Thorne: Cape Cod Living Room, 1750-1850, c. 1940

jwthorne1

Mrs James Ward Thorne: Shaker Living Room, c. 1800, c. 1940

jwthorne2

Mrs James Ward Thorne: Virginia Dining Room, c. 1800, c. 1940

jwthorne3

Mrs James Ward Thorne: South Carolina Drawing Room, 1775-1800, c. 1940

southcarolina_ballroom

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: South Carolina Ballroom, 1775-1835, c. 1940

louisiana

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: Louisiana Bedroom, 1800-50, c. 1940

california

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: California Hallway, c. 1940, c. 1940

mass

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: Massachusetts Drawing Room, 1768, c. 1940

mass_bedroom

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: Massachusetts Bedroom, c. 1801, c. 1940

english_entrance

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: English Entrance Hall of the Georgian Period, c. 1775, c. 1932

french_dining

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: French Dining Room of the Periods of Louis XV and Louis XIV, c. 1937

chinese

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: Chinese Interior, Traditional, c. 1937

japanese

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: Japanese Traditional Interior, c. 1937

english_jacobean

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: English Reception Room of the Jacobean Period, 1625-55, c. 1937

english_cottage

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: English Cottage Kitchen of the Queen Anne Period, 1702-14, c. 1937

english_drawing_room

Mrs. James Ward Thorne: English Drawing Room of the Early Georgian Period, 1730s, c. 1937

See more at the Art Institute of Chicago's online collection

via It's Nice That 


Read 9550 times