biographical name Duncan 1768-1854 American (Scottish-born) cabinetmaker

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  • Phyfe — [fīf] Duncan (born Duncan Fife) 1768 1854; U.S. cabinetmaker & furniture designer, born in Scotland …   English World dictionary

  • Phyfe — /fuyf/, n. Duncan, 1768 1854, U.S. cabinetmaker, born in Scotland. * * * …   Universalium

  • Phyfe — [[t]faɪf[/t]] n. big Duncan, 1768–1854, U.S. cabinetmaker, born in Scotland …   From formal English to slang

  • Phyfe — /faɪf/ (say fuyf) noun Duncan, 1768–1854, US cabinet maker, born in Scotland; important for making furniture from the designs of Thomas Sheraton and bringing the English Regency style to New York …   Australian English dictionary

  • Phyfe — /fuyf/, n. Duncan, 1768 1854, U.S. cabinetmaker, born in Scotland. * * * [fīf] Duncan (1768 1854) U.S. cabinetmaker; born in Scotland. Between 1792 and 1847, working mostly with mahogany, he made chairs, sofas, and tables noted for their graceful …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phyfe,Duncan — Phyfe (fīf), Duncan. 1768? 1854. Scottish born American cabinetmaker. His shop was one of the first to use factory methods of furniture construction. * * * …   Universalium

  • Phyfe, Duncan — orig. Duncan Fife born 1768, near Loch Fannich, Ross and Cromarty, Scot. died Aug. 16, 1854, New York, N.Y., U.S. Scottish born U.S. furniture designer. His family settled in Albany, N.Y., с 1784; there he became an apprentice cabinetmaker and… …   Universalium

  • Phyfe, Duncan —  (1786–1854) Scottish born American furniture maker; born Duncan Fife …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Owain Phyfe — plays for an audience at a Renaissance fair in 2003 Owain Phyfe is a vocalist, instrumentalist, composer, and the founder of Nightwatch Recording, which concentrates on Renaissance and Medieval music. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • Duncan Phyfe — Sofa, ca. 1810 15. Attributed to the workshop of Duncan Phyfe. Mahogany, cherry, pine, gilt brass, and modern upholstery. On loan to the Cincinnati Art Museum Duncan Phyfe (1768 August 16, 1854)[1] was one of nineteenth century America’s leading… …   Wikipedia

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