Modern Master Reproduces a Period Master

Readers in the New York area shouldn’t miss the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit “Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York,” which is slated to run through May 6, 2012. Whether you make it to the exhibit or not, take a look at the museum’s video of Maine woodworker Allan Breed turning and carving water leaves on the bedpost of a Phyfe reproduction he’s building. As always from Breed, the work is stellar. The video work is also very well done.

If you’re interested in taking a class with Breed or simply seeing more of his work, check out his school’s web site.

Matthew Teague

2 thoughts on “Modern Master Reproduces a Period Master

  1. Furnitology

    Saw the exhibit Jan 22 with a young talented period craftsman Justin DePalma. On that date there were 3 hours of discussion with different individuals including Thos. Moser and Allan Breed.

    Exhibit and discussions were very good.

    For those of you thinking about attending…..there’s more to see than just Phyfe. He’s front and center but the American Wing is loaded with wonderful pieces of furniture from Seymour, Townsend, McEntyre, the whole shebang. If you are going to the American Wing you might as well go when an exhibit is featured.

    Last thing:

    those woodworkers in close proximity to Boston; in late February will have the opportunity to see Allan Breed demo up close and talk with, as he mingles with woodworkers at @WoodExpoUS (on twitter) Of course other familiar craftsman will be attending.

    Neil
    Furnitology Productions

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