''Duncan Phyfe, Master Cabinetmaker in New York''
Elegant designs and superb craftsmanship mark Duncan Phyfe’s work in the exhibit ''Duncan Phyfe, Master Cabinetmaker in New York'' organized by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Some 100 pieces by Phyfe, who worked in New York City during the early 1800s, make up the exhibit. Among the pieces are an elegant 1841 Grecian bedstead made of rosewood veneer, part of the Met’s permanent collection. There’s also Phyfe’s own toolbox.
The exhibit, the first retrospective on Phyfe in almost a century, is organized chronologically and includes drawings, documents and client portraits in addition to Phyfe’s furniture. Phyfe was not only the most famous craftsman of his era, he continues to be America’s most touted and respected cabinetmaker. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sundays. 1001 Bissonnet.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: June 24. Continues through Sept. 9, 2012
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