Duncan Phyfe ....... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary

Sewing table with Phyfe-style legs
Reprinted from Colonial Furniture in America, by Luke Vincent Lockwood

  • The cylinder ends are tambour and are intended to hold the sewing.

  • The top lifts, disclosing a place to write

  • Small compartments are at the sides. These side compartments contain trays which lift off to give access to the space below.

  • There are two drawers

  • The piece stands on a pedestal with four concave curved legs, typical of the Phyfe period, and the feet are balls

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