Talk:Duncan Phyfe

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This page on Duncan Phyfe, which is essentially content-free, is apparently the only Wikipedia entry devoted to an American furniture maker of the Federal Period. This is appalling. If anyone interested is monitoring this page, I am interested in making an effort to improve this coverage, which is basically non-existent. A reference to "Luke Vincent Lockwood"? What on earth was someone thinking? If you want a significant anthologist, you at least need to work of Charles F. Montgomery. How about Nancy McClelland or Charles Over Cornelius who wrote entire books on Phyfe? Unbelievably inadequate.

And why isn't there an entry for the most illustrious Seymour family of Boston cabinetmakers? And how about the dealers who made it possible? Where's Israel Sack, for example?

You can see I'm a bit motivated about this and this could be an area where I can meaningfully contribute to Wikipedia. If anyone should read this who is also interested in better coverage of American decorative arts, and especially Federal Furniture, I can be contacted at Anyway, even if I hear from no one, I'll probably get a login ID and start writing stuff up.

I see this article is listed as part of the "Biography" project. There should be a decorative arts project, or at least an American furniture project. 02:37, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Cultural references[edit]

In a first season episode of the Andy Griffith Show, Duncan Phyfe was mentioned as a distant relative to Barney Fife. Suppose this merits inclusion in this article? JZelazny (talk) 07:50, 29 January 2009 (UTC)