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Dyer's classic work on the pre-eminent American craftsmen - men whose work was only vaguely appreciated a hundred years ago. Collecting antiques was apprently an off-beat hobby at the time this book was written, as will be apparent by the prevailing prices quoted for Revere silver, Phyfe furniture, Willard clocks and Bennington pottery.

Connoisseurs of early American furni- ture, in their search for purity of design combined with first class cabinet work and choice of woods used, are unanimous in placing Duncan Phyfe in the foremost position of all early American cabinet and chair makers.

Furniture Masterpieces of Duncan Phyfe Charles Over characteristic City Hall closely combined complete corner crossed curved decoration delicate detail Directoire drawing DROP-LEAF Duncan Phyfe early edges elements Empire example followed four France French front furniture given growth Hepplewhite human important increase and a scrap.

Early American potters --ch. The potters of Bennington --ch. American furniture makers --ch. Other crafts and craftsmen. Series Title: Burt Franklin research & source works series, no. ; American classics in history and social science, # THE EXQUISITE FURNITURE OF DUNCAN PHYFE SO far as I have been able to discover there are not many more than one hundred pieces of genuine Duncan Phyfe furniture to be found in museums or private collections to-day.

It is a great pity, for Americans ought to know more about the work of this New York cabinet-maker of a hundred years ago. Early American Craftsmen Content Page Return to the Previous Chapter The chapters on Windsor chairs and Duncan Phyfe deal with but two of the many interesting subjects to be discovered in this field.

Desks and secretaries followed the same style tendencies as the other furniture. The French or sleigh bed which was made from to   In her book on Phyfe, Nancy McClelland illustrated some Phyfe furniture owned by Astor family descendants in Canada, but when you look at it, the earliest piece appears to have been made about Michael, are there bills for any early wealthy clients before William Bayard, or is he our first prominent wealthy client.

Duncan Phyfe was a furniture manufacturing pioneer. When his furniture-making business was at its peak, he employed over skilled craftsmen to turn out Phyfe-style furniture. In addition to their prolific production, numerous cabinetmakers copied the Phyfe furniture style during the late s and early.

Duncan Phyfe () was a late 18th Century/early 19th Century craftsman who produced traditional style furniture. Identifying Duncan Phyfe furniture While Eastlake furniture was a popular style in the late 19th century, Duncan Phyfe furniture designs are based on what was popular and fashionable in Europe in the late s and early s.

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$ Was: $ or Best Offer. Early 20th Century Duncan Phyfe Dinning Table W/ Chairs. $3, $ shipping. or Best. On 15 Octoberthe Metropolitan Museum of Art opened to the public "Furniture from the Workshop of Duncan Phyfe", the first exhibition ever held in an art museum on the work of a single cabinetmaker.

Ninety years later and only for the second time in history, a major retrospective on this iconic American craftsman and his furniture was again on view from 20 December – 6 May American period named after the political party led by Alexander Hamilton.

First totally distinct period due to the first great furniture designer, Duncan Phyfe. Interiors: Symmetrical plans, Fireplaces were grey, pink or white marble, Mirrors were a popular accessory. Furniture: Mahogany was a favored wood, Tambour doors on storage furniture.

"Duncan Phyfe (), known during his lifetime as the "United States Rage," to this day remains America's best-known cabinetmaker. Establishing his reputation as a purveyor of luxury by designing high-quality furniture for New York's moneyed elite, Phyfe would come to count among his clients some of the nation's wealthiest and most storied families.

Duncan Phyfe and Other Fine Early American Furniture and Decorations: The Private Collection of Alexander M. Hudnut Removed From His Country Residence at Princeton, New Jersey (Classic Reprint) by American Art Association | Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Anderson Galleries, Inc.

OCLC Number: Notes: No price list. Lancour: Sale code: Stiegel and Sandwich glass, needlework pictures and samples, 18th century English Sheffield plate, decorated American trays, early Staffordshire and Lowestoft, an especially fine gathering of 18th century American and English mirrors, early.

Full text of "Furniture masterpieces of Duncan Phyfe" See other formats THE LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES FURNITURE MASTERPIECES OF DUNCAN PHYFE 6iSS»^ Warehouse, Salesrooms, and Workshop of Duncan Phyfe, at Nos.

Fulton Street, formerly Partition Street FURNITURE MASTERPIECES OF DUNCAN PHYFE BY CHARLES OVER. Duncan Phyfe "Antiques " also mentions New York City-craftsman Duncan Phyfe when referencing the Federal period.

He was said to have “carried out Sheraton and Hepplewhite neoclassical designs to perfection.” His flip-top game tables, lyre-backed chairs, and table bases are recognizable signatures.

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$2, or Best Offer. DUNCAN PHYFE AMERICAN FEDERAL NY CIRCA MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE EXCELLENT. $2, Watch. Duncan Phyfe’s earliest known Grecian plain style furniture was also made at this time and is documented by an invoice to Benjamin Clark of New York City dated Aug (Fig.

Be wary of table fakes and reproductions of American cabinet-maker Duncan Phyfe; his original pieces are roughly to years old. His work had a revival in the early s which has resulted in a lot of Duncan Phyfe style sets, but there's a big difference between style and an original.

Among the outstanding furniture makers represented are Duncan Phyfe (with an entire parlor suite), Charles-Honoré Lannuier (with a bed as elaborately ornamented as any made in America), Joseph Meeks and Sons, and the Rococo master John Henry Belter. and the Rococo master John Henry Belter.

Other craftsmen and manufacturers include the. The star of the legendary Loan Exhibition of American Antiques sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America was a Scottish born New York cabinetmaker named Duncan Phyfe ().

Held in New York City inthe show was described by the New York Sun as "The finest display of American furniture ever got together in one place.". - Explore Lenora Kessinger's board "Duncan Phyfe" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Duncan phyfe, Duncan, Furniture pins.

Phyfe became the first American cabinetmaker to serve as the subject of a comprehensive retrospective with the Metropolitan Museum’s show Furniture Masterpieces of Duncan Phyfe.

Inthe Museum again highlighted Phyfe’s career in a landmark exhibition that tackled these complex questions of taste and manufacture. Duncan Phyfe was arguably the greatest early American cabinetmaker — and undoubtedly the most prominent. In his long tenure as the furniture provider of choice to wealthy and fashionable New Yorkers, Phyfe promoted a unique interpretation of the neoclassical style that set a standard for elegance and taste that remains influential in the United States to this day.

The world of antiques is littered with famous maker’s names and one of those names is Duncan Fife (or Phyfe). Any given weekend you can find an auction that offers a piece of furniture by this prolific American craftsman.

Duncan Fife started. Federal style furniture is the furniture produced in the Federal period, which began after the United States gained independence and continued until In the early decades, the new country was still defining its government and traditions so the term ‘federal’ refers specifically to the period after the Revolutionary War.

The Federal furniture style is known as [ ]. Duncan Phyfe (), considered the most important American cabinetmaker of the first half of the nineteenth century, worked at Partition Street (renamed Fulton Street in ) in New York City from through Famous and highly successful, Phyfe ran a large workshop and produced furniture throughout his long career in all the latest styles.

Apr 9, - Explore Breiana Woods's board "Duncan Phyfe " on Pinterest. See more ideas about Duncan phyfe, Furniture, Furnishings pins. Joel's Blog: Duncan Phyfe's Toolbox.

03/06/ With all the talk about toolboxes these days I was excited to get another look at Duncan Phyfe's toolbox which is currently on display at the Met as part of a large retrospective of Phyfe furniture. More on the exhibit another time. The third period of our early furniture, the classic revival, was dominated by the dour character and skilful hands of Duncan Phyfe.

Nearly all that is known of Phyfe is derived from the researches of another cabinetmaker, Earnest Hagen, who became interested in the Scotchman and began, aboutto collect his work as well as the meagre. Duncan Phyfe was a Scotch immigrant who became known for refined furniture, made by skilled craftsmen in his factory in New York City.

Phyfe took European styles and refined them with high quality. The first scholarly look at Phyfe’s work since Nancy McClelland’s work Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency, the exhibition is an exhaustive review of Phyfe’s career, his influences and his place in the world.

Secondarily, it is a view of life and society in early Nineteenth Century New York City in compelling detail. Ninety years later and only for the second time in history, a major retrospective on this iconic American craftsman and his furniture is again on view there, in the Erving and Joyce Wolf and Israel Sack Galleries of the American Wing.

Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York (Fig. 2) seeks to provide a fresh new perspective on Duncan Phyfe. Though other authors wrote on Phyfe in the s, including a significant article in the Antiquarian by William Macpherson Horner Jr., the “true high-water mark in Phyfe studies” (p.

13) came in with McClelland’s publication of Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency, – McClelland’s work was cited by its publisher as being.

There is a name missing from the list of early American furniture makers, and that name is Thomas Day. Day was born in in Virginia, and worked in the early part of the 19 th century as a furniture maker in Milton, N.C., until his death in Day’s name should appear alongside names like Duncan Phyfe, John Cogswell, Samuel Mcintire, John Goddard and Christopher Townsend as one of.

Amongst that immense collective assemblage of original house furnishings you'd be hard pressed to find one 18th century Newport block front secretary, Philadelphia highboy, Baltimore Federal pembroke table or even a single dining chair made by Duncan Phyfe.

Concerning early period furnishings, tycoons outfitted their American palaces with the. Duncan Phyfe School dining table by White Furniture Co. features mahogany construction with top having crossbanding, raised on double tripod pedestals with reeded legs terminating in Category 20th Century American Sheraton Dining Room Tables.

In his lifetime, Duncan Phyfe was America's most famous cabinetmaker. Today, the New York designer and master craftsman - who died in at age 84. MAKING WOOD FURNITURE, Early American Style. DEERFIELD, Mass. Samuel McIntire and Duncan Phyfe, the show explores the different kinds of wood that craftsmen used, the evolution of woodworking.

This Duncan Phyfe Style Vintage Walnut Drop Leaf Dining Room Table is of Canadian manufacture and was made by the Hepworth Furniture Company, South Hampton, Ontario and dates approximately Passion For The Past Antiques & Collectibles is an online antiques and collectibles shop with a physical shop located in Historical Parkdale a major antique store districts in the West End of downtown.Did you scroll all this way to get facts about duncan phyfe?

Well you're in luck, because here they come. There are duncan phyfe for sale on Etsy, and they cost $ on average. The most common duncan phyfe material is wood. The most popular color? You guessed it: brown.A exhibit of New York area furniture makers, and a solo exhibit which was the first exhibit in any museum that featured a single cabinetmaker.

The companion book to that show, "Furniture Masterpieces of Duncan Phyfe" by Charles Over Cornelius is available as a free download.

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