Furniture Sketches and Designs – April 2023

20th April 2023

Following last month’s newsletter on the preparatory sketches for paintings, this month’s is on drawings for furniture.  One of the reasons the three great cabinetmakers of the 18th century, Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite, had such a profound and lasting impact on furniture design over two centuries, is that they all produced fat tomes of sketches and designs.

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