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Craftsman Allan Breed Turns and Carves a Duncan Phyfe Bedpost

Related exhibition:Duncan PhyfeMaster Cabinetmaker in New YorkDecember 20, 2011 -- May 6, 2012In conjunction with the exhibition Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York, craftsman Allan Breed turns and carves a bedpost after the renowned nineteenth-century furniture maker Duncan Phyfe, taking us through the carving of a leaf motif. As he works, Breed explains the cuts, the tools, and the intricate and highly refined techniques and behind each move, describing not only the practical methods but also the poetic rhythm of cabinetmaking.Allan Breed, The Breed School of Fine WoodworkingLearn more about the exhibition Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2011/duncan-phyfe-master-cabinetmaker-in-new-yorkLearn more about Duncan Phyfe on the Heilbrunne Timeline of Art History: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/phla/hd_phla.htmLearn more about the newly reopened American Wing at the Met: http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/new-installations/american-wingA Production of the Digital Media Department, MMAProduced and Directed by Christopher NoeyDirector of Photography: Wayne de la RocheEditor: Corinne ColganGaffer: Dave HallasSound Recording: Fred BurnhamProduction Assistant: Seth UhlinScholarly Consultant: Peter Kenny
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