Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A little more progress.

One thing that I wanted to add to this room were books but wall space is at a premium for other items so i had to think how i could still incorporate at least a few volumes and keep them tied in with the theme of this room.

The books 12 volumes in total were first published in 1813 by Edward Gibbons and depict the rise and fall of the Roman Empire so these will fit in very nicely with items that yet have to be added.
Above the books sits a hand carved quartz pyramid built by civilisations for thousands of years and at one point the largest structures on earth what makes this one a Little more special is that its carved from welsh quartz.
I'm still adding and moving items around in this room so i guess some may not be in the places that i originally showed you to start with. Also in this photo you can just about make out the mirrors mounted in the top and sides of the wall opposite the mounted seal.
The seal had an inscription written on vellum which was attached to the back, I took the decision to remove the piece of vellum from the back of the seal for two reasons. The first was that i could not mount the seal into the wall so it was removable after various attempts i decided that it was to precarious and the chance of it falling onto the hard floor would only damage it even further.The other reason which i guess not everyone will agree on is that i wish for the seal to permanently stay with this piece of work this is why i took the decision to mount it permanently so its not removable.


The inscription on the vellum will still accompany the seal to its new home and will be placed in a secret compartment which has already been constructed into the cabinet.
Finally i hope you all enjoyed your New Year celebrations and your heads are not feeling too sore this morning!! Best wishes to all of you for a Happy and hopefully creative 2014.   Tony.


  1. I was just about to wish you a Happy New Year but you've beat me to it with a new post =0) I love all of the trinkets you're adding to this room. It will no doubt be stunning when it's finished.

    Have a lovely 2014 x

  2. What a stunning work it is already, Tony, it is a real treasure like all your works are.
    Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Kind regards, Ilona

  3. Amazing as always!
    Happy New Year!

  4. I am always fascinated by secret compartments. I hope you will show it to us at some point. It is going to be another master piece. :-)

  5. Tony, I think that the books give if not finished touch already then absolutely add a lot of informative character to this piece of wall. Love the idea of quartz pyramid! Mini hugs, Natalia

  6. I am glad you have added some books. I feel a room like this would be bound to have at least one special book. Looking forward to seeing the next treasures added.

  7. Happy New Year! You have quicked off the year well! Love the books. They belong there. And although it must not have been an easy decision I can see why you detached the inscription and I love the idea of a secret compartment. Can't wait to see more!

  8. I didn't quite understand at first but now I see what you're doing, and I like the secret compartment idea. Looking good!

  9. Hi Tony, I love the 12 volumes that you have been able to fit so beautifully into the scene. The seal is a work of art! Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!


  10. Love it. All the elements work beautifully together. I like the idea of a secret compartment too!

  11. I agree with everyone else it's fantastic..truely wonderful and Happy 2014 :)

  12. What a great addition to your beautiful room! Miniature books are my passion. Congratulations, Tony, your work is always so gorgeous and delicate! And Happy New Year!

  13. Feliz 2014!!! Y felicidades por las maravillosas creaciones. Gracias por embellecernos la vida con tus miniaturas.
    Un saludo

  14. I once bought an old silver charm necklace that had many beautiful slightly naive charms that I took off to include in my project, jsut an idea! best wishes Stephanie