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Archive for March, 2012

AUCTIONS ~ APRIL 2012

AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ APRIL 2012

STORAGE UNIT AUCTION

EAGLE POINT MINI STORAGE

April 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Eagle Point Mini Storage

151 W Linn Rd,  Eagle Point, OR 97524 (541) 826-4477

ESTATE SALE & AUCTION BY WALL AUCTIONEERS:

Estate Sale Thursday 4/5, Friday 4/6 Auction: Saturday 4/7

Roseburg/Southerlin

COMPLETE HOUSEHOLD of COUNTRY ESTATE

ESTATE SALE & AUCTION: Beginning Thursday 4/5 and through Saturday 4/7 morning  This auction is hosted by Wall Auctioneers.  For detailed information and photos of items to be auctioned go to:  www.wallauctioneers.com

STORAGE UNIT AUCTION

MEDFORD SENTRY STORAGE

April 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Medford Sentry Storage

330 Earhart St,  Medford, OR 97501-7826(541) 772-5244

AUCTION BY PICKERS PARADISE, MEDFORD, OR

Pickers Paradise Auction, Saturday, 4/28/12 at 6:30 p.m. ~ Preview, noon – 6:00

Pickers Paradise is located at 3404 S. Pacific Hwy., Medford, OR 541-512-1234

For more information go to:  www.pickersparadisellc.com


DUNCAN PHYFE CHAIRS

A few months back, 4 Duncan Phyfe chairs miraculously appeared at a used furniture shop in Southern Oregon.

I recognized them immediately.  I am now the proud owner.

Duncan Phyfe Lyre Back Chairs

Although covered in a coat of turquoise paint, this set of four are in excellent condition in terms of stability.  They’re in need of no structural repair and are as sturdy as the day they were made.  Paint stripping and restaining are needed to restore these gorgeous Phyfe chairs back to their original elegance.

In the furniture industry, the term Duncan Phyfe is used to define an original Duncan Phyfe creation as well as the Duncan Phyfe style.  Duncan Phyfe, who manufactured up-scale wooden furniture from 1795 – 1848 , became known for signiture lines, shapes, architecture and woodworking methods.

Duncan Phyfe Furniture Architecture

A design element that was practically the logo of Duncan Phyfe is the lyre.

The Duncan Phyfe Lyre ~ Signature Statement

IDENTIFICATION

Makers Marks and numbering systems were rarely used by Duncan Phyfe.  Therefore, identification becomes tricky.  The experts look for elements that are consistently present in a Phyfe piece of furniture;  The type and quality of wood used, the architectural curves of the piece, the details, the legs, the chair backs and seat shapes and many other factors that can be found in Duncan Phyfe style.

Duncan Phyfe Curves

Duncan Phyfe furniture, most often made from Mahogany, a soft, dark, reddish brown wood.  However, there are examples of Phyfe furniture in other woods as well.

WHERE TO PURCHASE DUNCAN PHYFE

The Oregon Pick

Go Antiques by Worthpoint

Ruby Lane

eBay

Duncan Phyfe Chair Back

DUNCAN PHYFE REFERENCES

Gereanna’s

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Connected Lines

How to Identify Ducan Phyfe

Buffaloah ~ About Duncan Phyfe

The chairs depicted above are offered for sale as of 3/17/2012 at Oregon Pick on Etsy.

 Inquiries, contact Gerean at: oregonpick@aol.com

Your comments, feedback, inquiries and the sharing of similar stories are very welcome.

~Gerean