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In conjunction with the exhibition Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York, craftsman Allan Breed demonstrates low-relief carving, taking us through the creation of a bow knot and thunderbolt crest motif after the renowned nineteenth-century furniture maker Duncan Phyfe. As he works, Breed describes the cuts, the tools, and the intricate and highly refined methods and behind each move, bringing the age-old art form to life.
Allan Breed, The Breed School of Fine Woodworking
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 734
Faith and Edward Deming Andrews, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, until 1966
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