Jack’s latest book, the culmination of over 10 years’ dedication is finally available! Local suppliers can be found by clicking on the appropriate flag below.
There is a limited stock of version 1 of the book (which uses the old cover image) for sale by Jack himself, which come signed by the author and with free shipping worldwide, at a price of £35. Click here to purchase from Jack.
In this authorative and wide-ranging volume, published to coincide with the 300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth, Jack Metcalfe provides fascinating insights into all aspects of 18th century marquetry, gained from close first-hand examination of Chippendale’s original pieces. Using his ‘inside’s’ knowledge and skill as a practioner, he details his discoveries about how veneers were cut and dyed, how marquetry panels were constructed and applied to furniture, what challenges marqueteurs faced and the resourceful ways they found of overcoming them.
With its lively, engaging narrative, and packed full of over 700 colour images, this book is essential reading for marqueteurs, cabinet makers, dyers, furniture historians and anyone interested in the work of arguably Britain’s finest furniture maker, Thomas Chippendale.