Monday, July 11, 2011

Art nouveau sofa.

I've finished this sofa last week. It was a hard work, but I love the result. In fact, I need to make two side cabinets for it! :)
This project involved carving, marquetry, embroidery on silk :) 10 different types of veneer for marquetry, mahogany and pearwood for carving and a frame of the sofa. Aaand I had 3 options for upholstery - embroidered cotton fabric, velvet and silk. In the end, I used silk and Chinese silk threads for embroidery.
For cabinets - I'll make "stained glass" imitation and carving too.

Art nouveau sofa 1/12

Art nouveau sofa

Art nouveau sofa

Art nouveau sofa


The Old Maid said...

I love it! Specially love these women on the top of your sofa;) Beautifully detiled furniture! And I can't wait for these cabinets:)

rosanna said...

OMG Victoria, is a masterpiece !!!!! I love it to bits! Rosanna

cristina said...


i just find your place, it's so beautiful,congratulations, i've never seen anything like your work.
i have just 2 months on minis... (jajaja)a lot to learn.
i'm so impressed!!!! wonderful job.
thanks for share your talent.
grettings from mexico. you have a new fan..

Irene said...

It's a beautifully piece - very skillfully made.

Garden of Miniatures said...

Fantastic work,it's really outstanding!!! Jeannette

Patty said...

Gorgeous work!!! I love the marquetry that you have done!!! stunning! You must be so pleased with yourself. It is a wonderful piece of ART!!!!!

My Realitty said...

Wow! Beautiful, "Little boxes filled with artistry"... CM

otterine said...

You just keep making better and better things! This is so beautiful!

Victoria said...

@The Old Maid: Thank you so much! I'm already working on them :)
@Rosanna: Thank you Rosanna! I'm glad you liked it!
@Christina: Christina, welcome to my blog! I'm happy you like my work! :)
@Irene, Jeannette,Patty,CM : Thank you very much! I appreciate it!
@otterine: Thank you! I love your work! You blog is absolutely fantastic, always a pleasure to read new posts!

Shale said...

This is so wonderful! The detail is incredible. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see the cabinets.


Marit said...

It's absolutely STUNNING! So tiny and so perfect! I love your carvings too. Your work gives me a whole of new ideas to try!


Daydreamer said...

WOW! Your Art Nouveau Sofa is STUNNING! I am amazed at the details of your carving.... and the Marquetry!!! WOW! It is really Beautiful!!

KC-Design said...

Oh...WOW, what a gorgeous work!!


Virginia Isabel said...

una maravilla-

Minteriors said...

Utterly amazing, Victoria! I'm sitting here in awe with my jaw a few inches closer to The OMG what attention to detail. The inlay work is magnificent, with a very close second on the carving and embroidery. WOW. I'm impressed. I vote you one of the artisans of the year! L@@k forward to seeing the accompanying pieces. Stained-glass? Woman, you are a marvel in the making! : )

Minteriors said...

OOPS! I failed to reread my post and I see I made a typo..."closer to the floor." And disregard "The." Sorry about that.

Victoria said...

Thank you all so much for you kind comments! It's a huge inspiration for me!

Fi.P said...

I have just found you blog and I am so glad I have. Your work is exquisite.

Happy New year.

Fi x

Diane said...

This is just fabulous! I love art nouveau minis. There are so few who do them.