Work Table

Attributed to the Workshop of Duncan Phyfe American, born Scotland

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 725

Perhaps unique in design, this is one of two known work tables of this type. The best features of New York Classical style are seen in its shape and decoration. The workings of its interior are equally elaborate. The lid, hinged from the front, springs up upon release of a hidden catch to reveal a plain panel with a mirror on the reverse.

Work Table, Attributed to the Workshop of Duncan Phyfe (American (born Scotland), near Lock Fannich, Ross-Shire, Scotland 1768/1770–1854 New York), Mahogany veneer, mahogany, gilt-brass ornament, white pine, yellow poplar, American

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