Books

With over 20 years’ experience as a marqueteur, Jack Metcalfe has devoted himself to uncovering and mastering the techniques of marquetry as practiced by Chippendale’s skilled artisans in the eighteenth century.

To date, he has written two exhaustive books on the subject. First, ‘The Marquetry Course’, co-authored with cabinet-maker John Apps, provides a series of tutorials giving a complete course on the art, craft and techniques of marquetry.

The second, ‘Chippendale’s classic Marquetry Revealed’, Jack reveals the skills, tips and secrets of Thomas Chippendale’s 18th Century workshop. Through examination of Chippendale’s works and the painstaking replication of some of his most elegant pieces, Jack reveals techniques of dyeing, design, construction and application, providing engaging historical and personal insight along the way.