Poe’s Writing Desk… A Sneak Peek at New Halloween Miniatures
Edgar Allan Poe is arguably one of the most influential American writers, best known for his mysterious tales of the macabre. As I’ve started to work on a new collection of miniatures for Halloween, I thought it would be fun to create what I imagined Poe’s writing desk might look like!
The distressed black wooden desk is accompanied by a leather upholstered chair. On the desktop, you’ll find the beginnings of Poe’s “The Raven,” complete with ink stains from the feather quill pen. There’s also a book, an actual raven, and a candlestick to illuminate his work while he toiled late into the night.
Inspired by “The Tell-Tale Heart,” I sculpted an anatomical heart and attached it to a display stand.
And of course, any writer of stories of murder and mayhem could find inspiration in a human skull!
In Poe’s desk drawer, you’ll find two more pages from “The Raven” – the final stanzas, in fact, along with a pipe.
Under the desk, there are a few discarded pages of prose, and a book open to memorable passages from “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
I hope you enjoy this little relic of the past! I’ll be adding this one-of-a-kind collectible to my store soon, so stay tuned.
In addition to Poe’s writing desk, I found this portrait of the master himself hidden away in a dark corner of an attic! The photo of Mr. Poe is caked in years of dust and cobwebs, and there’s even a tiny handmade spider!