7 August 2017
FURTHER THOUGHTS ON CHIPPENDALE’S PANSANGER CABINETS
By Jack Metcalfe
Hawkins’ exemplary conservation of the Panshanger Cabinets took five months to complete (October 1983 to February 1984). Damaged marquetry was skilfully lifted and repaired. Also, missing tulipwood cross-banding had to be sourced and matched in figure and colour to blend with the existing veneers, so that on my visit to Firle Place in 2007 I found it impossible to spot the new from the original.