I want to show you an example of a desk in my line and the back story of how it got included in what Swede makes. I am sure you have seen this photo on Pinterest if you are a decor enthusiast. It must have been pinned a million times.
When I first saw this photo I just couldn't stop admiring it. I believe somebody said the desk belongs to a lady in Copenhagen and was not for sale at an antique shop. Love the Swedish Rococo chair as well.
But there was something else magical about this photo. My eyes were immediately drawn to the poster of the young woman propped up on top of the desk. That young girl and I had a past encounter! When I was in Paris a couple years ago, my husband and I went to some of the smaller museums after having done all the big ones. I saw a flyer for Jacquemart-Andre museum and asked my husband to get us there as he knows the Paris metro like the back of his hand. The first thing I saw when I walked into J-A was this painting on the wall. I was smitten. Thankfully, J-A museum lets you take digital photos inside the museum and I took my heart's fill of this painting among many other fabulous pieces of furniture.
So when I saw this photo of the desk, I knew exactly what that poster was. When we were in the J-A museum gift shop, I could not find the poster for sale. So I came home and made one from the photo I had taken. I took the full painting showing the bird. The poster is cropped showing more detail of her face and bird-less.
I could not stop thinking about this desk so I decided to make one as close to it as I could get. My CAD guy is incredible and could make engineering drawings just from this photo. I already have a chair very similar to the photo, my SC0025.
So here is how it looks in my shop. Desk, posters and chair are all for sale there. La Maison, 4768 Poplar, Memphis.
The desk is SC0032. I also made a cabinet to go on top of it which is not shown here. Now anyone who loved the original desk can have one. My passion is to give rebirth to cabinetmakers' beautiful pieces from the 1770-1790 period. I can't show enough gratitude to the men and women who make my furniture pieces as they are incredibly skilled and produce very high quality work.