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Attributed to Duncan Phyfe, New York


FAPG 20681D/2


Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854), New York (active 1794–1847)
Mahogany (secondary woods: pine and poplar), with ormolu capitals and bases, gilt-brass door moldings and knobs, marble, and mirror plate
78 5/8 in. high, 35 in. wide, 77 in. wide (with both slides extended); 22 in. deep (overall)

Like the other pieces to which this cabinet relates, it displays many of the signature details of the Phyfe shop, including the design of the paw feet, which are identical to those on the Livingston secretary and other pieces firmly attributed to the Phyfe shop. The extraordinary selection of the finest mahogany veneers, in which pairs of surfaces throughout are covered with wood cut from the same flitch, is typical of the Phyfe shop, as are also the imported French ormolu capitals and bases.

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