The real lifesize 18th century French Canopy bed or "lit à baldaquin" can be found
in the "Musee-cognacq-jay". https://www.parismuseescollections.paris.fr/fr/musee-cognacq-jay/oeuvres/lit-a-la-polonaise#infos-principales.
The bed is an almost exact copy of the Museum piece. The instructions for my 12th scale version can be found in this listing. It is truly something that you can bring to life and certainly a statement item of furniture in any dollshouse but equally would look fabulous under a glass dome!
External width 11.5cm
External length 16cm
Height to top of finials 13cm
As a contrast to my normal work I have created my sample in need of a make over...maybe the addition of some gold leaf and reupholstery is required? The bed would look fabulous guilded and draped in silk damask or maybe a pretty floral 18th century silk. The design lends itself to both opulent and Swedish Gustavian.
The bed is supplied as a kit and is relatively easy to construct but the upholstery has to be part of the process. The bed ends and the bottom of the bed all require covering in Fabric and will need to be done after it has been painted and before fully constructed.