Many readers will know of our longstanding member Jack Metcalfe and his fabulous work on recreating and understanding Chippendale’s marquetry techniques.
For many months he has been busy recreating the marquetry of the pier table originally from the Circular Dressing Room at Harewood House. The original table which is now in the Society’s collection will be displayed alongside Jacks replica in next years exhibition at Leeds Museum.
The lecture titled “Chippendale Unstuck” tells the fascinating story behind the demise of the original table made for the then circular dressing room at Harewood House in 1772. Jack’s subsequent replica reproduction of the stunning marquetry work designed by Chippendale, reveals how the original marquetry was constructed, showing 18th century techniques to build an exact replica.
The talk is on Wednesday October 25th at 10am and will be held at the Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4BH
The talk is open to all who wish to attend.