Commissioned pieces with a difference
At Merlin's Gallery you have the opportunity to create your own settings
talk to Maria at Merlin's Gallery.
Good Fortune in the cards - Psychic Room
This rare Church Lantern was so impressive I regret parting with it, the inside is even more amazing. Madame sits at her table reading the cards for the lanterns owner, showing her a future filled with love and good fortune. The intricate details of the reading, the newspaper clippings and scripted scrolls lay on the table. Magic potion bottles are filled with real ingredients used in spell casting are place in the handmade bookshelf, even the books are detailed with spells for luck - all handmade. Many of the furniture pieces are crafted by the artist. This is my favorite so far, it was certainly difficult to let her go.
Merlin's Gallery - A Book Lovers Library..... Library Lantern
A Creative Luck piece for Missy who is a lover of books - so you could imagine her surprise when she saw her dream come to life when I arrived with her finished project she ordered.
A perfect little space to relax and read, a sitting room with a fireplace which has a mantel filled with tiny little books, the largest being 2cm, some even smaller. A staircase bookshelf leads upstairs, there's another room filled with books near the crushed velvet couch. Swarovski Crystals and a Chandelier hang from the ceiling. The room is filled with lights which light up at night.
On the coffee table the crystal ball which sits on a crushed velvet cloth tells of the travels she dreams of, also a statue of Paris sits close by her golden cup and saucer. On the crushed velvet covered couch sits her Passport, Plane Ticket and Money for when she decides to travel. Her lamp stand is tall and fills its place nicely.
Merlin's Gallery - A Young & Jackson's Inspired Shadow Box
I've always loved Chloe, her portrait hangs in Melbourne's famous Young & Jackson's Hotel. She is so beautiful I had to make this piece which ended up in a customer's home who couldn't resist when he saw the detail and beauty in this shadow box.
For the DOCTOR who has everything
Merlin's Gallery and it's miniature Doctors Room
An old bookshelf is filled with miniature medical books and potion bottles, the famous Doctors Oath sits on the top shelf. A Stethoscope rests on a medical box filled with bandages and medical creams, along side is a golden tea cup which rests on top of paperwork. Every doctors needs a filing cabinet which rests in the corner which leads to the staircase, a skeleton hangs off the wall and the Drs very own Certificate of Medicine hangs on the wall behind his chair. A perfect gift for a Doctor who has everything.
Paris - Looking for Love ..... Merlin's Gallery Cafe Lantern
Aimee requested a Cafe Lantern, little did she know that it would be based in Paris. This is one of my favorite pieces, a beautiful piece of art. The backdrop is a busy walkway with cafes and shops to give an illusion of being in Paris itself. Three dining tables with white & gold chairs sit nicely on a brick floor. The tables are covered in white table cloths, Aimee has her own table at the front, she enjoys reading whilst enjoying a fabulous coffee from a gold cup which sits on a saucer. Her handbag is in full view which has her passport and 1st class plane ticket sitting nicely in its place. A tarot reader sits close by with Aimee's future spread across the table, in front of a crystal ball. Close by sits a couple enjoying a glass of wine. Real tree branches grow nicely to the left giving the outdoor cafe privacy from other shops. Aimee was over the moon and said it was more than she expected.
Thank you Aimee it was fun making this for you.