House of Miniatures Furniture Kit #40017 X-Acto Chippendale Desk XActo Dollhouse Mini Miniature Miniture 40017 Sealed Box
A handsome example of a "blockfront" desk accented with solid brass fittings. Similar to 40042, but without pigeon holes. Circa 1750-1790. 3 1/4"h x 3 3/4"w x 1 7/8"d.
[The above is the catalog description from the 1980s]
This is a sealed (shrink wrapped) NOS (new old stock) box in typical, shelf worn condition. The kit was manufactured between 1976 and 1994 and has never been opened.
The House of Miniatures furniture kits are all 12th scale, precision models made of real wood and excellent detail. This allows unlimited customization while also being period correct, even in the standard build. They take stain well and the brass hardware (where required) completes the beautiful form with functional doors and drawers. Included in each kit are detailed instructions. parts identification sheet, and tips for building and finishing your kit. The instructions give confidence to beginners and advanced hobbyists alike and can serve as a guide for scratch building the same or similar designs.
DETAILS: * 12th Scale * Life-Like Details * Real Wood * Fine Grain * Precision Cut * In-depth Instructions * Building & Finishing Tips * Brass Hardware (as needed)
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