Duncan Phyfe And The Artistic Influences Of His Time

Duncan Phyfe (1768-1854) was born in the days of the great eighteenth-century furniture makers—in the Age of Cabinet-makers, as it has sometimes been called. In France, the reign of Louis XV and the Pompadour had seen the supremacy of the minor arts upheld by the great ébénistes and cizeleurs. These men enlisted the services of the most distinguished designers, painters, and sculptors of the day in the perfection and enrichment of the gorgeous furniture which filled the royal châteaux and those of the nobility. The craftsmen who later lent distinction to the work of the reign of Louis XVI, and of the post-revolutionary epochs of the Directory, the Consulate, and the Empire, were being trained in this school of noble design and of perfection in execution whose standards they carried on into the early nineteenth century. In England, Thomas Chippendale was at the height of his popularity and the designs in his "Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director" were still undisputed in their influence. Robert Adam, not long since returned from Italy, had already been appointed architect

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