My newest project based on this painting which appears on the cover of a book called
"Scribes and Illuminators" by Christopher Hamel.
Despite surfing the web, I haven't been able to determine who the artist was but I was inspired by the image.
Here is my interpretation...
The chair has been aged and distressed and
covered with reclaimed blue leather.
The stack of reference books can be removed from the chair but they are attached to each other.
The fabric bag filled with completed scrolls can also be removed from the chair back and the scrolls can be removed from the bag if desired.
The table has also been aged and distressed.
The scribe has extra blank scrolls and inkpots
at hand and a piece he is currently working on.
There are finished manuscripts under the table
and the key to the scriptorium.
All the items are permanently attached to the table.
A close up of the left side of the table shows the illuminated candle and the magnifier used to intensify the candlelight. This can be plugged or wired directly into dollhouse or roombox wiring.
A close-up of the right side of the table shows the multiple colored inks used in the process,
including a special container for the gilding ink.
I will be offering this for table and chair for sale at the Orlando Miniature show this weekend.
If I still have it on Monday morning, I will be listing it on Etsy.
I've been thinking about this project for a while and I had a lot of fun putting it all together.
I hope you all enjoyed seeing it!