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.
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.
A design element that was practically the logo of Duncan Phyfe is the lyre.
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 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
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The chairs depicted above are offered for sale as of 3/17/2012 at Oregon Pick on Etsy.
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