Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

At the Show - 18th & 19th century American Furniture and Folk Art

An IGMA Fellow, Mark Murphy specializes in 1:12 scale 18th and 19th century American country and American Arts & Crafts furniture. He also makes 19th to early 20th century Japanese furniture, and has a special fondness for tea cabinets and accessory pieces. His work is on display in several miniature museums. Mark shares a table with Mary Grady O'Brien. He makes the furniture and Mary creates the accessory pieces.  Tel:  503-325-4112, markmurphyor@gmail.com
IGMA Fellow Mary Grady O'Brien has been creating miniature decorative folk art for more than thirty years. She duplicate antiques in miniature and paints 1:12 scale furniture pieces, assorted boxes, paintings and tinware. This includes Santa Fe folk art--particularly the statues and retablos. She and Mark Murphy do shows together. Tel: 847-433-6062, mgradyob@aol.com

19th Century Santa Fe blue painted bench by Mark. St. Anthony and Our Lady of Sorrows santos and Holy Child of Atocha retablo on wall by Mary.
American blanket chests by Mark, decorated by Mary, then aged/distressed by Mark. Painting, individual birds, Pennsylvania bird tree by Mary.
1800s New England settee with carved seat and lathe turned spindles/leg pieces by Mark. Grandma Moses style painting, dolls in antique fabric, decorated storage boxes by Mary.
1780s American sack-back chair with painted/aged finish and small table by Mark. Painting of child and blue blanket chest decorated by Mary. Penny rug by IGMA Artisan Patricia Richards.
1770s American comb-back chairs and late 18th century Queen Anne cherry table by Mark. Small box by Mark, decorated by Mary.

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