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Mar 16, 2014

Lessons learnt. ;) Nauka na przyszłość.


So I  bought myself a new book about furniture's history by Michael Huntley.
Full of coloured and great photos.
And of course I got totally enchanted and I wanted to make all of the pieces shown there at once! ;)
But that's not so easy to do, as we all know it.
I started with one: Bureau de Dame -  Parisian Lady's Desk from 3rd quater of 19th century.



The shape looks simple to make, still the making of this desk has taught me a lot.
I made a few mistakes which weren't that minor, but I've learnt my lessons, hopefully, well for the future.;)



Also I tried for the first time to gold plate a few details of this piece. Okay this is not a real gold but schlagmetal(if google is right about this name in English).


I changed two decorative ferrules which I didn't like. They were looking like a symbolic trophies which don't really suit lady's desk so I changed them into the flowers with leaves.



Here you can see a close up of one of them ready to be "gold" plated.


Hope you will like it no matter some mistakes I made!
And I  hope to be able to have this kind of desk in my shop to be made on your request soon. :)

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Ze mną to już tak jest: nowa książka  =  nowe rodzaje mebli w miniaturze. ;)
Książka nosi tytuł Historia Mebli Michael'a Huntley'a, ma tak piękne zdjęcia, że chciałoby się zrobić wszystkie przedstawione na nich egzemplarze w miniaturze od razu.
Ale jak wiemy, tak się nie da. Zaczęłam więc od paryskiego Bureau de Dame - czyli Biurka Damy - z trzeciej ćwierci XIX wieku.

Kształt wydaje się prosty. A jednak zrobienie tego mebelka sporo mnie nauczyło. Popełniłam kilka nie tak znowu niewielkich błędów. Była to dobra nauka na przyszłość dla mnie.

Na tym meblu przećwiczyłam też po raz pierwszy w życiu pozłacanie detali. Przyznaję, nie jest to prawdziwe złoto - szkoda by go było do ćwiczeń ;) - ale szlagmetal.

Zmieniłam też dwa detale. Na prawdziwym biurku damy znajdują się dwa ozdobne okucia w kształcie trofeów, które jakoś tak nie bardzo pasowały mi do damy. Zamieniłam je więc na kwiaty z liśćmi.

Na ostatnim zdjęciu widzicie jeden z kwiatków tuż przed malowaniem i złoceniem.

Mam nadzieję, że biureczko Wam się spodoba.
Wkrótce będzie można takie biureczko zamówić w mojej Pracowni. :)

19 comments:

Maria Ireland said...

Your desk is amazing. The details are fantastic. Your talent takes my breath away. Fantastic work.
Hugs Maria

Drora's minimundo said...

Wow! This piece is gorgeous! Your work is incrdible.
Hugs, Drora

Plushpussycat said...

Gorgeous work, Ewa! I see no flaws whatsoever! You make mini masterpieces, my friend--thanks for sharing! xo Jennifer

Ilona said...

Hi Ewa! The making of this miniature complicated furniture is very difficult to do. I think this ladies writing desk is amazing work. The gilded details are wonderful, I also can see no flaws.....
Thank you for sharing your masterpiece!
Hugs, Ilona

BiWuBär said...

Maybe I need reading glasses - I can't see any mistakes... ;O) You're getting better and better - what a beautiful piece!

Hugs
Birgit

Wyrna Christensen said...

You are a very talented lady. The desktop is so very elegant and beautiful.
Hugs
Wyrna

Pippibär said...

It is funny... I´ve made an really very similar desk last week... okay, I dont made it, I just restore it (to restore antique furniture, figures, paintings an something like that is my REAL job, bear and miniature making is just a hobby) This desk was from about 1820 and it was no Miniature it was a 1:1 size.... and I hate hate hate working with gold leaf!
You did a great job and I can´t see mistakes!
Hugs
Melli

The grandmommy said...

Wow! This is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Maybe one day! :-)

Daydreamer said...

OOOOH, Ewa! What a Gorgeous little desk! It is so graceful and pretty without being frilly at all! You have done an amazing job with this one!!! That new book must be a real inspiration! I can't wait to see what you will do next!!!

Lady Fanaberia said...

Śliczne biurko :) Podobają mi się te zdobienia i dopracowanie wszystkich szczegółów :)

Gosia Suchodolska said...

Piękne biurko. Wygląda na bardzo delikatne. Ile cierpliwości wymagało, mogę tylko zgadywać :)

17-17 said...

Ewa, biurko jest piękne, nie wiem jak udało Ci się je odwzorować ze zdjęcia, a ten rozkładany blacik, chyba zajął "trochę" czasu.

Steinworks said...

I love your desk and I dont see any mistakes :)

Hugs
Marisa

Ewa Hjertzell said...

Niesamowite! Efekt wydaje się być bezbłędny, a na czymś ćwiczyć też trzeba:) Masz cierpliwość i talent do takich rzeczy. Mam nadzieję, że książka, która cię zainspirowała, będzie inspirowała dalej!^_^ Powodzenia. Uściski<3

Christel said...

Dear Ewa, a splendid ladies writing desk! The details are wonderful. You are such a huge talent! Peace and Love my friend, Christel

Sans! said...

Did I not, did I not, did I not,huh huh huh tell you that you will be a master-builder of furniture?

Dearest Ewalina, like everyone here, I am blown away.

I am so so far behind in terms of spending time on my craft...but you are an INSPIRATION!

I have missed you and do let everyone at home know that I am thinking of them :)

Eliana said...

This is a beautiful desk! It's a wonderful job!
Hugs.

Kikka N said...

Wonderful desk! Love it with all the details! (And I can't see any mistakes!)
...You won in my giveaway :) You'll find the details in my blog!
Hugs
Kikka

Woolytales Miniatures said...

Ewa, i am looking at your desk legs and the gold detail and imagine the time and care that took to do this beautiful desk! wow.
Its beautiful Ewa!! Truly!