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, July 12, 2014

Dealers: Murphy & O'Brien, American Furniture & Folk Art

Mark Murphy & Mary Grady O'Brien share a table and specialize in 18th and 19th century American country and American Arts & Crafts in 1:12 scale. He is an IGMA Fellow in Furniture. She is an IGMA Fellow in Painted Tinware & Painted Accessories. Mary duplicates folk art antiques with Early American decorative painting. Mark makes furniture, including 19th to early 20th century Japanese furniture. He is offering a workshop at this year's Good Sam Academy. Mark, mmurphyor@gmail.comMary, mgradyob@aol.com. Mary's web: http://www.marygradyobrien.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.
Photo at Murphy & O'Brien's table, 2012 Good Sam Show.
Photo at Murphy & O'Brien's table, 2012 Good Sam Show. 
Mark Murphy's Good Sam Academy Workshop to construct a New England Windsor Arm Chair. 3 Days - Mon, Oct.13-Wed, Oct.15, 9am-5pm. For information, go to: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/goodsamacademy.htm.

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