I'm building a pair of thrones to be used as props in a play. The
director wants the thrones to closely match the thrones of King
Kalakaua and his sister (and successor), Queen Lili`uokalani, the last
two monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawaii, which are on display in the
Iolani Palace (the only royal palace in the United States). You may
see a low-resolution photo of these thrones at
I've cropped, zoomed, and enhanced that photo in a high-quality image
editing program, but many of the finer details of the thrones are too
blurry. I believe that the effectiveness of a prop lies in the
details, and I want the details to be faithful. I would rather have a
higher quality image that I could use as a guide, rather than trying
to interpret blurs or make up details myself.
I've found several photos which were LESS helpful, but I haven't been
able to locate a photo which gives clear details of one of the
This question may be answered simply with a link to a good-quality
image of either of these thrones which imparts visual details as
viewed from about six feet away.
Clarification of Question bydavidfilmer-ga
I also posted this question in the soc.culture.hawaii newsgroup and a
kind reader supplied this interesting link:
It's better (and rather close to what I need) – it's not quite as good
as I would like, and would be interested to find a better one.