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Collectively Speaking : My Passionate Pursuit of Miniatures (Paperback) (Kaye Savage Browning)
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Imagine a working violin only two inches long . . . a lit crystal chandelier that fits in the palm of your hand or dovetailed replicas of rare antique furniture created with 300-year-old wood. Everything is possible in the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection, where one woman’s affection for perfectly scaled tiny items grew into one of the most acclaimed collections of fine art miniatures in the world. Today, thousands of 1/12-scale art objects are displayed in fully furnished homes, room boxes, and vignettes in the gallery at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center in Maysville, Kentucky, and collector Kaye Browning is known internationally for her quest to preserve the art form. She shares her stories of collecting over four decades in an intensely personal account of her journey, her relationships with master craftsmen, and her sincere love of the age-old art. You’ll feel like you’ve made a new friend as you discover her joy for miniatures, find out what makes them collectible, and see them up close on the pages of her first book.