Classica Americana


Unidentified artist. “Shop and Warehouse of Duncan Phyfe, 168-172 Fulton Street, New York City”, 1817-20. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1922.

We are delighted to introduce a new on-line collection of essays, entitled Classical Americana, that explore aspects of the fine and decorative arts, architectural and social history, issues of conservation and preservation, and the classical tradition in the arts from the founding of the American nation to the present. My colleagues and I sincerely hope that you enjoy this inaugural essay.

All the best,
Peter M. Kenny,
Co-President, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

Click here to read the inaugural essay,
“A Recent Gift Sheds New Light on Duncan Phyfe and the New York School of Cabinetmaking”.

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