Last summer whilst in the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Köln, I was deeply attracted to this table and knew that it could make a lovely desk, but I also knew that it would need some modifications to be suitable as such.
|A lovely rococo table found in the Museum for Applied Arts, Köln.|
The first 'problem' is that the centre ornament hangs too low, and one would hardly be able to sit at it. the second problem is that the size is too small to serve as a desk. With these problems changes had to be made to the size and proportion whilst maintaining the look and feel of it.
I made a full sized rendering of the design in order to work out the size and proportions and to add the details for a drawer in the front as I posted in a previous blog episode.
|Design for the desk, drawn full size|
|Getting pieces ready|
After it was assembled it then had to be finished; first white, then gold leaf, then the real magic of applying a glaze to give both the white and the gold a nice tone.
|After application of the gold leaf|
Now all the is left is a leather top, but that is still on order so I will have to apply it later.
|Finished desk, save for the leather top|