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The Resource Duncan Phyfe : master cabinetmaker in New York, Peter M. Kenny, Michael K. Brown ; Frances F. Bretter and Matthew T. Thurlow

Duncan Phyfe : master cabinetmaker in New York, Peter M. Kenny, Michael K. Brown ; Frances F. Bretter and Matthew T. Thurlow

Label
Duncan Phyfe : master cabinetmaker in New York
Title
Duncan Phyfe
Title remainder
master cabinetmaker in New York
Statement of responsibility
Peter M. Kenny, Michael K. Brown ; Frances F. Bretter and Matthew T. Thurlow
Title variation
Master cabinetmaker in New York
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854), 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. This richly illustrated volume covers the full chronological sweep of the craftsman's distinguished career, from his earliest furniture-- which bears the influence of his 18th-century British predecessors Thomas Sheraton and Thomas Hope--to his late simplified designs in the Grecian Plain. More than sixty works by Phyfe and his workshop are highlighted, including rarely seen pieces from private collections and several newly discovered documented works. Additionally, essays by leading scholars bring to light new information on Phyfe's life, his workshop production, and his roster of illustrious patrons. What unfolds is the story of Phyfe's remarkable transformation from a young immigrant craftsman to an accomplished master cabinetmaker and an American icon."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kenny, Peter M
Dewey number
749.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK2439.P5
LC item number
K46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1768-1854
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Phyfe, Duncan
  • Brown, Michael K.
  • Bretter, Frances F
  • Thurlow, Matthew A
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Phyfe, Duncan
  • Phyfe, Duncan
  • Furniture
Label
Duncan Phyfe : master cabinetmaker in New York, Peter M. Kenny, Michael K. Brown ; Frances F. Bretter and Matthew T. Thurlow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York N.Y., Dec. 20, 2011-May 6, 2012 and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Tex., June 20- Sept. 11, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Plates
  • Introduction: American icon
  • Michael K Brown and Peter M Kenny
  • Life of a master cabinetmaker
  • Michael K Brown and Matthew A Thurlow
  • Furniture from the workshop of Duncan Phyfe
  • Peter M Kenny and Michael K Brown
  • Patrons of the cabinet warehouse
  • Frances F Bretter
Control code
ocm711045575
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9781588394422
Lccn
2011036394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711045575
  • (Sirsi) a1141541
Label
Duncan Phyfe : master cabinetmaker in New York, Peter M. Kenny, Michael K. Brown ; Frances F. Bretter and Matthew T. Thurlow
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York N.Y., Dec. 20, 2011-May 6, 2012 and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Tex., June 20- Sept. 11, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Plates
  • Introduction: American icon
  • Michael K Brown and Peter M Kenny
  • Life of a master cabinetmaker
  • Michael K Brown and Matthew A Thurlow
  • Furniture from the workshop of Duncan Phyfe
  • Peter M Kenny and Michael K Brown
  • Patrons of the cabinet warehouse
  • Frances F Bretter
Control code
ocm711045575
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9781588394422
Lccn
2011036394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711045575
  • (Sirsi) a1141541

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