The Society is highly committed to its responsibility for educating the public about the life and work of Thomas Chippendale.

With the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and four country houses across Yorkshire, the Society developed an e-learning website to encourage young people to find out about Thomas Chippendale. Although the site has been designed to be especially useful for schools and individual children, we hope that it will be found interesting and appreciated by a wider audience.

Home page of the website.To view the site, click on the picture.

The website includes film footage of both marquetry and gilding techniques that are executed in exactly the same way as they would have been during Chippendale’s time. You can see them by clicking the buttons below.

To find out more about the marquetry of Jack Metcalfe you can visit his website

Carved with Love - The Genius of British Woodwork

Carved with Love - The Genius of British Woodwork BBC website.

Excerpts from a 2013 BBC 4 programme, made in association with the V&A Museum, about Thomas Chippendale, directed by Suniti Somaiya.