METROPOLITAN THE MUSEUM OF ART
Among its outstanding collections, the Met’s American Wing is home to masterpieces of 18th century furniture. Within this superlative collection are select pieces from the workshop of Duncan Phyfe (1770 – 1854). Phyfe would become America’s most popular furniture maker. From 1805 until roughly 1840, he succeeded at making fine pieces of furniture his patrons would otherwise have had to order abroad. Among these is an ottoman, which was in need of restoration prior to being exhibited. Duggal was tasked with recreating an ornate brass trim and walnut inlay. To save restoration experts the laborious task of inlaying walnut piece by piece, Duggal’s fabrication department proposed, and successfully executed the solution by laser cutting the brass trim, and raster engraving the walnut for a seamless fit.
The largest art museum in the U.S. and main attraction on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, The Metropolitan Museum of Art surpasses its mission to “collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.” The museum’s permanent collection of more than 2 million works is complemented by a continual rotation of new exhibitions. Simply put, the Met is a must for tourists and New Yorkers alike. Duggal is proud of its longstanding relationship and privileged to have contributed to several exhibits.
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