to those in Mr. Bingley's possession (Netherfield Hall)
We'll see when it's finished.
Maybe this guy will want it?
I don't make reproductions because I take too many diversionary paths and the Furniture Police would most certainly jail me for any number of violations...none of which will I reveal less an Officer of the Reproductions team is surfing nearby....
But I'll say that my goal was to produce a piece that has the look and feel of something you might find in one of those settings.
Having said that-The social structure described in the Austen novels and depicted in the various film versions-can offer a fairly wide design pallet. Certainly the producers of these pieces had much to consider. If you compare the Bennet household furnishings in three different versions (which I have :^)
and the subsequent settings of Rosings Park
....you'll see quite a range of detail in the furnishings and architecture.
Mrs. Bennet certainly knows when she sees stuff higher up the furniture food chain than Mr. Bennet has provided.
Now what about the piece I am calling "A Writing Desk for Mr. Darcy"...???
The two settings in which I recall seeing him "write" are
no 1. at Mr. Bingley's residence-Netherfield Hall and
no. 2 his aunts residence- Rosings Park.
Here I am already in quandary.
While Mr. Bingley is certainly a man of no mean fortune, his overall setting is generally depicted to be a rung or two down from Darcy and his rich Aunt-Lady Catherine. So elegant as surroundings he could afford-they were probably not as elaborate as would be found at Darcy's Pemberly Estate.
Lady Catherine's- tastes seemed to cross the line towards gaudy, and whilst her nephew could afford such surroundings he kept his elegant and refined. So where would I want this piece to reside? I'll take the money from any of them but It would probably look best at Netherfield Hall.
Designing Mr. Darcy's Writing Desk
Custom Fine Furniture by Alan Young
114 Woodward Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197