“Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York”

Last night, I had the honor of attending the preview of the blockbuster exhibition, “Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York,” at The Metropolitan Museum. Years in the making, it opens today and will run through May 6. Don’t miss it! As you may recall, I have been covering this story for months now. Almost … Read more

Duncan Phyfe: Legendary Cabinetmaker

Few names are as big in American furniture making as Duncan Phyfe (1768-1854). And, of course, Phyfe is one of Green-Wood Cemetery’s permanent residents. For generations, dealers and collectors have tried to attribute American furniture made in the first half of the 19th century to Phyfe. His name was magic–it meant the best. Above is … Read more