This is a 12th scale copy of a real 18th Century French desk sold at Sotherbys for an eye watering $362,500. The original was designed by François Linke 1855-1946 and is considered an important Bureau de dame. Made in Paris with an index number 707 it was probably made in 1909. It was thought to belong to the Maharaja of Baroda
Every detail has been copied and the kit allows you plenty of scope to reproduce to the original which was wood and gilt or be more adventurous and paint it in colours of your choice such as gilt and black or cream and black. There are only two variations from the original - firstly the drawers are fixed and do not open and secondly the central clock has been replaced by a circle for you to apply your own clock face...however the resin can be drilled and therefore this central section could be removed should you wish to insert a real clock.
The kit is easy to assemble; just ensure the legs are straight!. You can use super glue or epoxy resin.
12cm high x 10.8cm widest part x 5.5cm deep.
DIY KIT late 19th early 20th Century ladies Desk (in the style of the 18th C.)
Gentlemans desk = 6.5cm high x 15.5cm wide x 7.5cm deep.
Torchere = 10cm high x 4cm widest part x 2.6cm diameter on top.
Ladies desk = 12cm high x 10.8cm widest part x 5.5cm deep.