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Design a chair
interactive game

Furniture making skills -
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Furniture making skills


Here Jack Metcalfe (marqueteur) shows how Chippendale would have made patterns and decoration out of contrasting colours of wood by cutting them out and arranging them together.

Download marquetry factsheet