Portfolio Naples August/September 2018 - Page 48

revolution in furniture making. There are some who say that furniture should be dated by BC and AC, which is to say before and after Chippendale. Furniture design enthusiasts have heretofore relied on engravings based 46 PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE off of Chippendale’s drawings—de- signs made by engraving cutters, rather than Chippendale himself. Now, with the use of a remarkably rare vintage press, the actual draw- ings in Chippendales’ own hand will be reproduced in the highest quality facsimiles. For the first time, readers will be able to experience them as if they were standing in the Met with the originals, offering a unique glimpse into the mind and style of one of de-