Art Sources

etching from series "Before & After"

Note, in the etching, the corset on the chair & the chamber pot beneath the bed, both symbolizing that despite this girl’s struggle, she’s a little loose in her morals and invited the gentleman to her chambers.

Also note the wonderful detail of the contents of her dressing table. In the drawer is a book of erotic poetry by Rochester, "Novels" & "The Practice of Piety." On the floor is a spilled powder box & small box of spots or beauty marks.

Before and After
oil from series "Before & After"

Though the oil paintings contain less detail than the etchings, these were priceless in deciding color schemes. It looks to be wood panelling. But I chose a deep georgian rose to offset the blue-green bed curtains.

The Quack
Oil (from series "The Rake’s Progress")

Finding source material for 18th Century apothecaries is not easy, so I was thrilled this has so much detail. Not too visible in this rendition, but there is a wolfs head on top of the shelves on the left, and an alligator hanging from the ceiling. Now all I need is some scary taxidermy with which to outfit my shop.

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum … exquisite! Note the lovely slate flooring.

19th Century, but an inspiration and favorite haunt, none the less. The old slate floor inspired my own.

18th Century French Apothecary
NOTE: Aligator hanging on ceiling! Just like the Hogarth painting.

17th – 18th Century Apothecaries & Medical Practices

17th – 18th Century Apothecary Jars and Ceramic Ware

Online Dollhouse Shops

  • Sid Cooke Dolls Houses
    Most excellent line of english dolls houses
  • Dijon UK
    Bookcases for Apothecary
  • GreenWoods Creations UK
    Mini Mundus Delft Apothecary Jars, white chamber pot, candleabra etc
  • Motts Miniatures
    Shenandoah Bed kit, lumber, trim, misc jars/bottles
  • Hobby Builders Supply
    Trim, Arched front door, shop sign, candle stand kit
  • SP Miniatures
    Glass medicine bottles
  • Ray Storey Lighting UK
    brass sconces, poison bottles, chem bottles, eyeball in beaker, chem equipment
  • Rosedale Figures UK
    arched marble resin fire surround & electric grate
  • Porcelain Fantasies
    Click HERE for pictures! Amazing china! I was originally going to order blank whites and then paint labels etc on them myself, but Marsha, the porcelain lady, kindly offered to paint simple labels & scrolls to my specifications in delft blue. And is even doing some custom modifications to create a LEECH jar, with air holes, and a barber/bleeder bowl which apothecaries & surgeons used to catch the blood from the patient’s arm. I am stunned and amazed by Marsha’s offer and enthusiasm to do this for me. Pix will follow when they arrive.
  • Earth & Tree Miniatures
    Eyelet punch for tape wire, slate tiles, fire bellows & GREAT Tips section!
  • Fingertip Fantasies
    Aztec oak tudor chest, Shenandoah console table kit
  • Masters Miniatures UK
    Dressing table, Charles II chair