These houses are amazing, and that’s before you even realise that they are actually teeny tiny miniature reproductions of real houses! Crafted by Narcissa Ward Thorne, known more commonly as Mrs James Ward Thorne, in the 1920s and 1930s, they’re exact replicas of classical interior and exterior architecture that define the periods they were designed in. From contemporary dining rooms to classic English libraries, the mind-boggling craftsmanship that have gone into these works of art is pretty staggering.
When you think she managed to produce these using only the tools available in the 1930s, it’s almost hard to believe. The works, in most of which the scale is one inch to one foot, were on display at New York World’s Fair in 1940 and rocketed Mrs James Ward to fame. Her works are currently on display in her hometown at the Art Institute of Chicago. Woah.
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