I am so excited to find awesome replicas of 18th century rooms -- even a 17th century pirate's great cabin (which is my desktop picture now :-) These fine miniature rooms are the work of Henry Kupjack. I learned from a facebook friend that they have been moved from the museum in Instanbul, and can be viewed at the Art Institute in Chicago. I so want to go and see these miniatures in person!
I have searched and searched for a way to contact Kupjack for permission to show the pictures of his work on my blog, but I haven't been successful. Furthermore, the pictures I do like appear to be taken by someone who visited the museum and uploaded them to flickr, under an all-rights-reserved copyright. So...I'm just going to post the links to the photos. Enjoy!
Henry Kupjack's website: http://www.rmk-museum.org.tr/sergi-2008/eng-odalar.html
17th century pirate's great cabin
Louis XVI Dining Room 1785
18th century English pub 1795
Dauphine Dining Room in the Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, VA 1770
Montmorenci Stair Hall 1830
Biedemaier Library 1815
Okay...so they're not all 18th century...but they were too pretty not to share ;-)
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