Nothing says Chippendale to me like a cabriole leg with a ball-and-claw foot. There are other treatments that are common, like the pad foot, but claw stirs up images of gargoyles and other ornate designs.
The Chippendale Miniature Slant Front Desk from The House of Miniatures™ is one of the most popular designs in the product line. I’ve built two of 40017, one of 40042, and rebuilt a 40017 that had been abused.
In a previous article I mentioned that using miniature working bale hardware in place of the standard kit hardware is a great way to upgrade The House of Miniatures™ kits. In this article I demonstrate the use of the spade eyelet style of bale and mention the cotter pin type in contrast. Two Styles of Working… Continue reading Miniature Working Bale Hardware