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The Hotel Vendome - French architectural miniature

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This miniature building is 41" wide x 30" deep x 30" high, and is extremely heavy. It is built in 1:12 scale, where 12 inches in real life is represented by one inch on the miniature, and was featured on the cover of "Dolls House and Miniature Scene" in October 2012 (issue #220).

The building shell is 3/8" birch plywood. The exterior walls and cobblestone street are paper clay, textured and painted with different washes and colors. Suze created the copper patina on the roof using copper metallic paint, a patina antiquing solution and three coats of Deft. All the lights and chandeliers work, and are controlled by exterior switches. The art deco floor in the restaurant was glued into place one tiny piece at a time by hand, and took over twenty hours to complete.

The Hôtel Vendôme in Paris was built in 1723 by Pierre Perrin, and was by turns a private residence and a seat of government. In 1842 it became the embassy of the young Republic of Texas, whose independence France was the first to recognize. Three centuries of art, culture and elegance make it a unique address in Paris. The Vendôme is currently a five star hotel.

Suze mixed inspirations from a variety of sources in this piece. The exterior is based on the building in Johannes Vermeer's painting "The Little Street". The building Vermeer depicts wasn't the kind of luxurious townhouse inhabited by the privileged elite, but a residence for modest townfolk, so Suze incorporated an opulent interior inspired by the Ritz.

Knowing that she was planning to build a hotel at some point, Suze had been collecting items over the past several years--Louis Vuitton luggage, Cartier jewelery and display cases, accessories, leopard/animal print furniture, bellboys and an exquisite solid oak bar. The restaurant/lobby area was designed around this bar, whose arches provided inspiration for the arched entryway to the courtyard, courtyard skylight, hotel roof and window details. Of note also are the mini Cartier boutique in the corner of the lobby, and the card rack containing miniatures of Suze's own line of Eiffel tower greeting cards.

More photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.135613633255026.30424.124786027671120&type=1&l=d00a68d1b8

DELIVERY INFORMATION

If you would like to own this piece, please first purchase the item, then plan a trip to come visit it (just north of San Francisco, in California). If it does not meet your expectations, at that point the purchase price is fully refundable. If you love it, it will be packed for shipment. After that point, the sale is final and there will be no refunds.

Delivery is included for the contiguous lower 48 US states. All others must pick up in the lower 48 and provide their own shipping the rest of the way. Items are not glued down, will be disassembled and packed individually. Items will need to be re-placed inside the building once it is in its final location. We will provide photos for reference. Unpacking and setup services are not included in the price, but are available for an additional fee.
This miniature building is 41" wide x 30" deep x 30" high, and is extremely heavy. It is built in 1:12 scale, where 12 inches in real life is represented by one inch on the miniature, and was featured on the cover of "Dolls House and Miniature Scene" in October 2012 (issue #220).

The building shell is 3/8" birch plywood. The exterior walls and cobblestone street are paper clay, textured and painted with different washes and colors. Suze created the copper patina on the roof using copper metallic paint, a patina antiquing solution and three coats of Deft. All the lights and chandeliers work, and are controlled by exterior switches. The art deco floor in the restaurant was glued into place one tiny piece at a time by hand, and took over twenty hours to complete.

The Hôtel Vendôme in Paris was built in 1723 by Pierre Perrin, and was by turns a private residence and a seat of government. In 1842 it became the embassy of the young Republic of Texas, whose independence France was the first to recognize. Three centuries of art, culture and elegance make it a unique address in Paris. The Vendôme is currently a five star hotel.

Suze mixed inspirations from a variety of sources in this piece. The exterior is based on the building in Johannes Vermeer's painting "The Little Street". The building Vermeer depicts wasn't the kind of luxurious townhouse inhabited by the privileged elite, but a residence for modest townfolk, so Suze incorporated an opulent interior inspired by the Ritz.

Knowing that she was planning to build a hotel at some point, Suze had been collecting items over the past several years--Louis Vuitton luggage, Cartier jewelery and display cases, accessories, leopard/animal print furniture, bellboys and an exquisite solid oak bar. The restaurant/lobby area was designed around this bar, whose arches provided inspiration for the arched entryway to the courtyard, courtyard skylight, hotel roof and window details. Of note also are the mini Cartier boutique in the corner of the lobby, and the card rack containing miniatures of Suze's own line of Eiffel tower greeting cards.

More photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.135613633255026.30424.124786027671120&type=1&l=d00a68d1b8

DELIVERY INFORMATION

If you would like to own this piece, please first purchase the item, then plan a trip to come visit it (just north of San Francisco, in California). If it does not meet your expectations, at that point the purchase price is fully refundable. If you love it, it will be packed for shipment. After that point, the sale is final and there will be no refunds.

Delivery is included for the contiguous lower 48 US states. All others must pick up in the lower 48 and provide their own shipping the rest of the way. Items are not glued down, will be disassembled and packed individually. Items will need to be re-placed inside the building once it is in its final location. We will provide photos for reference. Unpacking and setup services are not included in the price, but are available for an additional fee.

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We want our creations to live in homes where they are loved! We hope that you will be delighted with your purchase but if for any reason you are not pleased, you may return the item, in "good as new" condition, within 10 days of receiving your order and we will refund your purchase price (less the shipping charge). If the item we receive back is damaged there will be a restocking fee of 20%-75% (depending on the amount of damage), and we will refund you for the balance of the purchase price (less shipping).

We will ship you a replacement item, and pay your return shipping costs, if you receive an incorrect or defective item. If you can send us a photo of the defect that would be much appreciated, to marybeth@ruedesuze.com.

Return Instructions: We will give you the address for return shipping. If you have the original packaging that your order was received in, simply reuse it. Make sure any delicate items are carefully packaged. Paste a new label on the "recycled" package. If the value is over $50 please insure the package. If you ship via U.S.P.S. please mail with delivery confirmation. Thank you.
We want our creations to live in homes where they are loved! We hope that you will be delighted with your purchase but if for any reason you are not pleased, you may return the item, in "good as new" condition, within 10 days of receiving your order and we will refund your purchase price (less the shipping charge). If the item we receive back is damaged there will be a restocking fee of 20%-75% (depending on the amount of damage), and we will refund you for the balance of the purchase price (less shipping).

We will ship you a replacement item, and pay your return shipping costs, if you receive an incorrect or defective item. If you can send us a photo of the defect that would be much appreciated, to marybeth@ruedesuze.com.

Return Instructions: We will give you the address for return shipping. If you have the original packaging that your order was received in, simply reuse it. Make sure any delicate items are carefully packaged. Paste a new label on the "recycled" package. If the value is over $50 please insure the package. If you ship via U.S.P.S. please mail with delivery confirmation. Thank you.

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Coloring books are printed to order and shipped directly from the publisher, unless we have them in stock at the time of your order. We estimate printing and shipping time, but it can vary. Gift packs are usually in stock. If you need an item quickly, please let us know! We can offer various options for an additional charge.

All items are shipped with tracking numbers and delivery confirmation.

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Please contact us for wholesale pricing if you are interested in reselling our items. Eiffel tower sculptures and architectural miniatures are one-of-a-kind, but printed items are available.

We are open to custom requests. We can't do them all, but sometimes it may just be a great idea that we'd love to do!

The Hotel Vendome - French architectural miniature

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