The Washington Post runs a diorama contest every year. Laurs's art history teacher assigned a project for them to make a diorama and enter it. She chose to recreate a Whistler painting, "Caprice in Purple and Gold."
She asked me to make a kimono for the peep, and later, I volunteered to construct the chair.
Link to a copy of the painting is here: http://uploads6.wikipaintings.org/images/james-mcneill-whistler/caprice-in-purple-and-gold-the-golden-screen-1864.jpg