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Wednesday, January 12

Jane Austen's Tiny Writing Desk in Miniature

Do you think that the table where Jane used to write, in Chawton Cottage, was too small? Then you must see this lovely set made by Grace White.
Jane Austen's writing table in miniature. Image @Grace White
When I asked for permission to publish this image she told me that she custom made the table. (She works primarily in 1:12 scale (1 inch = 1 foot), and occasionally other miniature scales.) Grace,who is from Greensboro, N.C., talks about her miniatures on her blog, Nid D'abeille.
I was commissioned to make replicas of the Chawton Cottage table and chair where Jane Austen did much of her writing. It was a very enjoyable endeavor! I hope the owner will be pleased when she receives them. I think I can say they're some of the finest things I've made.
The front legs of the chair and the turned pedestal of the table were adapted from existing miniature turned pieces, but everything else I made from scratch.
Grace's miniatures are for sale in her Etsy shop, The Honeybee.

A gift for a friend: Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Image @Grace White
Posted by Raquel Sallaberry, Jane Austen em Português


Melissa Marsh said...

I love miniatures! There is a toy and miniature museum in Kansas City that has thousands of miniatures on display. My family and I went to visit it over Thanksgiving weekend. What fun!

My name is Patricia said...

Absolutely adorable! I would to have these sitting on Jane Austen bookcase :)