Post by Colonial Rose on Oct 27, 2007 23:04:07 GMT -5
I have th' Pre-Corporate Press Gang version o' this so mine didn't come wit' th' inkwell and quill pen. th' chair like all o' Pugwash Merriman's furniture be dark wood, it's lightweight, but surprisingly sturdy. Bigfoot crushed th' arm on mine and it managed to survive mostly intact, it just has some cracks where he pushed it back together and they be hidden by th' writing arm. th' writing arm holds her Reading & Writing Lesson (after going back over my pictures I realised that I had leaned th' hornbook on th' leg o' th' chair so it won't hold all o' it on th' writing arm) or Tea Lesson on it bonnyly. th' drawer underneath holds th' Reading & Writing Lesson (including th' inkwell on mine) in it for convenient storage, but mine sticks a bit when ye try to open it. A
I made th' felt blotter for th' chair to match th' one pictured on th' 1991 Pugwash Merriman Learns A Lesson cover out o' 1/4 o' a sheet o' felt from Michaels.
th' chair: This be a bonny, solid piece o' furniture o' th' same dark wood as Pugwash Merriman's other pieces. Very period appropriate and straight off th' cover o' her school story. th' arm moves so ye can easily get Pugwash Merriman in and out o' it, and she looks bonny sitting in it. I do have to disagree wit' th' above poster, though -- I don't see any way to get all o' her Reading & Writing Lesson on it at th' same time. It holds two pieces plus th' sander maximum, not that that's a problem as it would look odd any larger. My only criticism be th' drawer, which be just too small to hold th' inkwell. It would have been a convenient place to store it. th' rest o' th' Reading & Writing Lesson will fit, however. A
img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/starbuck402/lusty plastic lasses/IMG_1881.jpg[/img] (Excuse Pugwash Merriman's inappropriate dress. I am way too lazy to change her into something she actually would have worn to lessons for th' sake o' one picture.)
th' inkwell and quill: I have th' Corporate Press Gang version, so my chair came wit' these. th' inkwell be white and blue, which I suppose goes well wit' th' Tea Lesson plate and saucer if ye have th' whole school set out at th' same time. Just a bonny little piece o' porcelain. th' quill was way too small for Pugwash Merriman, though I expect there's some variance in those. th' quill I got wit' my Reading & Writing Lesson be much larger. A
I like this chair walk th' planke a bit. I got it for only 38 dollars- and free shipping. I had been wanting it for a while. It be great how th' arm swings- and also very easy to assemble. th' inkwell and quill store easily inside th' drawer. th' chair be neither bulky nor heavy. And it looks great wit' modern lusty plastic lasses as well- right now Claire be sitting on it. Overall an A+
This be a must-have piece o' furniture. th' construction be very high quality and detailed (there's grooving on th' seat) th' wood be very beautiful. It has ton o' play value, as I use it over and over again for other set ups in other historical period. ye can't put much in th' draw though, including th' inkwell.
Here's some photos to show how it looks compared to other furniture and toys.
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2009 13:12:36 GMT -5 by zeemeems
Can someone tell me what size th' peg be that connects th' desk to th' chair? Mine be missing that essential piece.
It seems to be a metal peg that be inserted into th' underside o' desk and protrudes about 1/2". Its diameter(1/8"+, approx.) would fit into th' metal circular receiver that be in th' arm o' th' chair.