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I have been a miniaturist for 40 years. My collecting led to creating which in the last few years has manifested into a business. The Purple "B" Emporium was created to showcase several collections. Firstly there is Bradley L Meinke fine miniatures. These pieces are handcrafted from maple, cherry and basswood. I specialize in painted and aged finishes. Every piece of furniture in this range is researched and based on full size antiques. I either own the piece I have duplicated or I have sought out an inspiring piece to add to the collection. I am drawn to the warmth of country antiques primarily in the mid-west and the south. American Empire is a huge influence on my work and can be seen in pieces such as the sleigh bed and the matching pieces. All of the pieces can be obtained in all painted, all wood, or a combination.

Secondly there…

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  • Born on October 3
  • Joined November 11, 2010

Favorite materials

maple, cherry, basswood, antique silks and other fine fabrics, swarovski crystal bits and bobs, antique findings and tidbits

About

Hello,
I have been a miniaturist for 40 years. My collecting led to creating which in the last few years has manifested into a business. The Purple "B" Emporium was created to showcase several collections. Firstly there is Bradley L Meinke fine miniatures. These pieces are handcrafted from maple, cherry and basswood. I specialize in painted and aged finishes. Every piece of furniture in this range is researched and based on full size antiques. I either own the piece I have duplicated or I have sought out an inspiring piece to add to the collection. I am drawn to the warmth of country antiques primarily in the mid-west and the south. American Empire is a huge influence on my work and can be seen in pieces such as the sleigh bed and the matching pieces. All of the pieces can be obtained in all painted, all wood, or a combination.

Secondly there is the emporium line. It features upholstered and customized pieces in a wide variety of styles. My background is in decorative arts and fashion, so the textiles used on my pieces are extremely important to me. The fabrics you see are either vintage or antique. Close attention to detail is evident in the upholstered pieces. I like to customize pieces and "dress" them to compliment the mood or feel of the piece. All of the accessories you see on the pieces are included in the price. I have created lifestyle settings in miniature obivously influenced by Ralph Lauren and Downton Abbey.

Finally, there is the emporium accessory line. This vast array of items is created with antique or quality findings to create the detailed items you find here. I created clocks, lamps, and objet d'art to match a variety of settings. The inspiration for these pieces came from the simple need that many commercial accessories look the same. Why not add a personal touch with a piece that you have hand selected.

The Purple "B" Emporium wants to be your source for fine minature furniture and exquisite accessories. Thank you for looking, enjoy!

Bradley L Meinke, Purveyor

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