On offer, we have a museum worthy shadow box by the legendary Narcissa Thorne. Thorne's card signed "Japanese Treasures by Narcissa Thorne". This is a large handmade wooden box covered in bamboo print paper, measuring 11 1/4" tall X 17 1/4" wide X 10 3/4 deep.
It is constructed with a bamboo framed glass front that opens. It also has a 2 1/8 deep back panel with lights and electric cord that swings open. This weighs 7 pounds 9 ounces. Inside, there are, indeed, miniature Japanese treasures.
The floor is a hand woven straw mat with place settings for 2 with lacquerware and tiny chopsticks. There is a signed Japanese screen, scroll, jade vases, candle stick, table, gilt carved wooden statue, topiary tree and more. The back garden swings open or is viewed thru the screen has a hand painted background, tree, gate and curved bench. We believe this is in extraordinary condition for its age. The painted glass top needs cleaning, I have left everything in the original condition to be restored by an expert.
There is a small dark spot on the front of the woven carpet. The statue may have a missing piece at the top, or is possibly is a copy of a famous artwork in this condition. There is a light bulb missing on the back and the cord is old. The edges of the covering paper are worn and the original pieces securing the front glass are replaced with nails. There may, or may not, be missing items.Please view my photographs for more description. My elegant friend is moving to a smaller home and parting with some of her treasures. She has owned this for decades and is not sure how or when it came to California. I will be happy to send you more pictures upon request. You will enjoy reading about her in the many online articles or books published about her.
The item "Narcissa Thorne Shadow Box Diorama Signed And Titled Japanese Treasures" is in sale since Monday, November 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dollhouse Miniatures\Home Décor". The seller is "oz5477" and is located in Summerland, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.