Duncan Phyfe was one of nineteenth-century leading cabinetmakers in America. He was able to offer some of the most popular European trendy designs for low prices. His style became so distinguished that he became a major spokesman for Neoclassicism in the United States, influencing a whole generation of cabinetmakers, and American style of furniture.
His personal style was one which had proportions, balance, symmetry, and restraint. Demand for Phyfe’s work reached its peak between 1805 and 1820, and became the dominant design in furnishings until 1847, when he retired at the age of seventy-seven. He was known as America’s leading cabinetmakers by embracing many of the most popular Neoclassical styles of Europe, which bear the influence of Thomas Sheraton and Thomas Hope. He continued with the some of the most promenant designs of the time, Regency, Federal, Empire and ending with styles influenced by the Grecian style. Phyfe incoporated many classic motifs in his work such as acanthus leaves, rosettes, lion feet, and lyres. Phyfe made most of his furniture out of rosewood after 1830. Rosewood is a strong heavy wood that takes polish well. Phyfe often did not include trade labels on his furniture pieces so it is difficult to determine what is original versus a replication.
Round Cherry Top Burled Maple Duncan Phyfe Pedestal Dining Table
This brand new round dining table was made in North Carolina and finished by our veteran artisans here at Carrocel Restorations. Made with a solid wood core combined with gorgeously figured cherry top with burled maple banding, you can rest assured that the quality of this table is second-to-none. It has been finished in a durable catalyzed lacquer that protects the table’s finish from scratches and nicks. This beautiful table rests atop an equally stunning pedestal that has been finished in a sleek black lacquer. Adorned with hand-applied antiqued 24k gold leafing, it is a timeless Duncan Phyfe style brought with a contemporary finish. This 60″ diametre table can easily accommodate gatherings of 6-8 people without sacrificing comfort. Dine in style and grace with this absolutely stunning dining table.