Thursday, February 10, 2011
Jane Newman, Jane Newman!
When I saw the beautifully detailed miniature dressers and washstands on the Stokesayware website, I knew I had to have one. A quick call the the U.K and I found that they were made by an incredibly talented miniaturist called Jane Newman. Great!! only she retired in 2007, not so great! Well, there must be some about... so after weeks of scouring the internet and calling every shop in Europe that had ever seen a piece, I was informed that there were none to be had and the chances of finding a piece was slim. So I added it to my list of things that I routinely look up on the internet nightly hoping something pops up, and it did! I found this washstand and stool on some obscure auction site in the U.K and purchased it. I paid for it through my paypal account and never received any confirmation that I had won the auction, the piece had been posted or they had received my payment, a few weeks later, much to my delight, it showed up in the post and let me tell you I am so thrilled! I think also I have a bid on a large dresser that I sure is also a Jane Newman although it is not mentioned in the listing. Judging from the bid though, I am pretty sure their are other that suspect this to be true too. Fingers crossed eh!!