Had a memorable time at the Monte Carlo Casino and took home a fortune? Then you will surely not mind spending part of that fortune on a piece that will always remind you of that memorable day when you hit Jackpot! This unique piece of memorabilia is cabinetmaker Viscount David Linley, who is the nephew of the Queen of England. The famed skilled cabinetmaker has created an incredible architectural writing desk that pays homage to Monaco’s Monte Carlo Casino. With an asking price of $100,000, this exquisite piece of craftsmanship features the famed Beaux-Arts landmark as its central gallery, stylized archways on either side, with marquetry detailing in various veneers representing the windows, columns, galleries, and balusters of the casino.
The exquisite desk is made in American walnut with inlays of Santos rosewood and sycamore, and its surface is covered in dark red leather. The underside of the architectural box’s domed lid reveals a marquetry depiction of the Monegasque flag in red sycamore and holly. Standing atop the rooftop are six hand-carved figurines that explain just why the name David Linley is associated with the intricacy and precision of fine craftsmanship. Keeping in mind the association of the landmark casino with James Bond films, the cabinet makers have also equipped this desk with six secret drawers that are open by a different mechanism.
A beauty this desk is for all those who have a love for exquisite pieces of craftsmanship and those who never want to forget their unbelievable experience at the Monte Carlo casino.