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Blog entry by Jim Rowe posted 01-11-2013 05:26 PM 801 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not quite certain if this is the place to put this, but here goes. The BBC is running a series of documentaries about famous English furniture makers and carvers. The first programme in the series about Thomas Chippendale was shown last night (January 10) on BBC4. For anyone with access to the BBC’s web based iPlayer service (not certain it’s available everywhere) it is well worth viewing. The programme provided some superb historical information on Chippendale with numerous examples of his work, much of which was executed by the journeymen craftsmen he employed. Chippendale made relatively few pieces himself, but they are still around and command astronomical prices at auction. There is a detailed section on the marquetry techniques used to add ornamentation to many of the pieces he created.
The next programme to be shown on January 17 will be about Grinling Gibbons the carver.

Apologies if this post is not appropriate for here but I just thought people would appreciate being made aware of the programmes.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!



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#1 posted 01-11-2013 05:54 PM

Don’t know if it “belongs”, but thanks for a great bit of information. I will look for a way to view.

Thanks, again.

John

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#2 posted 01-11-2013 05:56 PM

Thank you.

Lee

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#3 posted 01-11-2013 06:00 PM

It’s important to this group. Thanks.

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#4 posted 01-11-2013 07:39 PM

thanks

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#5 posted 01-11-2013 07:51 PM

Thank you Jim for sharing this ,I don’t know if I can find it in the states but it sounds very interesting .

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#6 posted 01-11-2013 07:53 PM

I found it for the UK folks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01psbwz

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-11-2013 10:04 PM

Hi,

I watched the programme in amazement those curtains and drapes made on the 4 post bed unbelievable, no wonder it took 30 years to fit out that manor house, and then he never got paid!!! took him 10 years to receive £7000,
will be watching the next episode on the wood carver.

-- gary www.oldschooltools.co.uk

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 09:50 PM

Thanks for the link Jim. I don’t think the iPlayer is available outside the UK. I haven’t been able to access it when I’ve been abroad.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 08:58 AM

Thanks for the update Jim, I have the iplayer facility so I’ll be sure to tune in.

Cheers mate

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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