Sunday, March 11, 2012

Medieval Illuminating desk Commission

Hello everyone... Some finished photos of a commission I am very proud of. 
A 15th century style Medieval Illuminating desk. An illuminated manuscript is a manuscripts decorated with gold or silver, but can also refer to any decorated or illustrated manuscript. 
They have been dated back to AD 400 to 600. Mostly religious.





 The painting (on the right) depicts the bridge and Church of Our Lady, in Bruges, Belgium. That is where the tomb of Mary of Burgundy is found. The Mary of Burgundy theme also continues in the open book shown on the top of the desk. These were some personal touches that were important to my collector. I enjoy the details when completing projects.





Filled real aged leather trunk.

My inspirations for the desk. mid-15th century painting by Gabriel Mälesskircher..
Left to Right: Saint Mark , Saint Luke, Saint John , Saint Matthew... the Evangelist

17 comments:

  1. It looks sooo fabulous Ericka! I can see why it took so long to do, so much detail and lots and lots of mini's in there too! ;o))) I am so sure the owner will love it!!!

    Michelle xx

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  2. GORGEOUS!!!! Ericka, I am in LOVE with this creation!!!! At some point I will be building an illuminator's desk for my Castle Dollhouse... I can only hope to have HALF the detail and perfection of this one! Your work is Fabulous and SO Inspiring!!!!

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  3. Ah, Ericka, it's brilliant!!

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  4. I have been waiting to see the finished product here, Ericka and it is so wonderfully realized. What a treat for the eyes! Your collector must be very pleased! Thank you for sharing the end result.

    Tabs

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  5. Hi Ericka,this is really an outstanding work!!! Fantastic all the details which are like in the original scene .You can be very proud of that ! Jeannette

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  6. It´s do fantastic. I love it.

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  7. Gosh....Eve, your Medieval Illuminating desk is fabulous!!
    Gorgeous work, I LOVE it!!

    Karin

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  8. Waow...it's fantastic. The desk looks very good.

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  9. Un trabajo fantástico!! Felicidades!!
    Besitos

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  10. You guys are all so sweet.. Thanks so much for all the kind remarks..

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  11. Has hecho un trabajo fantastico, me encanta cada uno de los detalles.
    besitos ascension

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  12. This is just beautiful! I LOVE the illuminated books! The desk is fantastic!

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  13. Superbe scène ! Les meubles sont très bien réalisés.
    Les livres sont ... magnifiques, je les mettrais bien dans ma librairie ;-))
    Minima

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  14. That is AMAZING! I can't believe the amount of detail- it almost brought tears to my eyes! Absolutely beautiful!

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