The accessories in the Restoration Hardware catalog are the stars. The scale of the "sets" of furniture needs to be in a Mac Mansion on a large loft. This French Postal sorters desk let me to search out the on line catalog and what a delight. They have reproduced some wonderful antique pieces.
fill the slots with letters
and fish weight
this light is a beauty, but too large for our cottage
rope is just a larger version of string
All images from Restoration Hardware.