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Phyfe

 (fīf), Duncan 1768?-1854.
Scottish-born American cabinetmaker. His shop was one of the first to use factory methods of furniture construction.
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Phyfe

(faɪf) or

Fife

n
(Biography) Duncan. ?1768–1854, US cabinet-maker, born in Scotland
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Phyfe

(faɪf)

n.
Duncan, 1768–1854, U.S. cabinetmaker, born in Scotland.
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* Phyfe is a 4-year-old Chihuahua mix, possibly with some Shiba Inu.
Most of the furniture was made in New York by Duncan Phyfe about 1810.
Elder promptly walks over to the hoochie-coochie bandwagon and invites the doctor's love interest, Fleuretty Phyfe (Ruth Clifford), to join him.
same-spelling homonyms, mostly of the "Phyfe's rule" type
Among his wares was a mahogany Sheraton Pembroke table, with reeded legs and clover top, circa 1790 to 1810, built by Duncan Phyfe. The Scotsman came to the United States in the 18th century.
'Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York', currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the show travels to Houston in June) can be celebrated on both counts.
Breaking the Color Barrier in Major League Baseball, through June 17, Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York, through May 6, Storytelling in Japanese Art, through May 6, Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Rembrandt and Degas: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, through May 20, and The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant.Garde, through June 3, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
"There was this Duncan Phyfe table with a mahogany top.
Daniel thought of his most recent client, Douglas, who had come home from the hospital, bringing all its sustaining apparatus into his living room, IV stands and heart monitors like modern art installations amid Duncan Phyfe and Hepplewhite antiques.
En Estados Unidos fue desarrollado en Nueva York por el disenador y ebanista Duncan Phyfe. Jose Claret Rubiera, Muebles de estilo frances desde el Gotico hasta el Imperio (Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, MCMXLVI), 417; Hermann Schmitz, Historia del mueble (Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 1927), 66-86; Joseph Aronson, Enciclopedia grafica del mueble y la decoracion (Buenos Aires: Ediciones Centurion, 1948), 214.