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Dorothy Draper Furniture

Dorothy Draper (United States, 1889 - 1969)

Few would argue with the statement that Dorothy Draper was the most influential American interior decorator of the past century. They might make a case for Elsie DeWolfe, who had banished heavy dark furnishings and finishes from late-Edwardian era rooms, or plump for Sister Parish, and her easeful gentrified look. But Draper simply was the face of decorating. Savvy, decisive, and trim — she looked the part. And her 1939 book Decorating is Fun! and a regular column for Good Housekeeping maintained that public image.

     As did, of course, her work. Born to wealth in Tuxedo Park, New York, Draper received little formal schooling but did travel extensively in Europe refining her eye and tastes. Draper invented the interior-design style known these days as “Hollywood Regency.” She loved bold vibrant color, which she deployed in unusual combinations (pink paired with eggplant was a favorite). She had a penchant for black-and-white checked floors. Draper liked a room to have a statement piece on the wall, preferably a plaster scrollwork-framed mirror. But most of all Draper liked such things as huge moldings brimming with Baroque detail; upholstery fabrics with overscaled florals, such as her signature print called “Cabbage Rose.” Draper could keep it simple. Many of her chairs are unfussy slipper or club chairs, with maybe a little tufting. The quiet “España” chest, which has three drawers with round brass pulls, has been a staple of classic decorating ever since Draper designed it for Henrenon in 1953.

     Because of her passion for scale and the grand gestures, most of Draper’s commissions were for hotels, resorts and apartment towers. In these spaces, she could follow her whim and produce such extravagances as the massive, playfully modernist chandelier in the lobby of the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia; the wildly Baroque fireplace in the lounge of New York’s Hampshire House; and the towering lacquered doors of the Arrowhead Springs Hotel in California. The woman thought big.

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Dorothy Draper "Espana" Chest, circa 1950s
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Peabody, MA
An "Espana" chest of drawers by Dorothy Draper, circa 1950s. Lacquered wood with scalloped gilt decoration and brass hardware.
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1950s North American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Dorothy Draper España Chest of Drawers
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black lacquered chest of drawers or dresser with carved, gold leaf detail and brass pulls. Designed by Dorothy Draper for Heritage-Henredon.  
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Custom Pair of Dorothy Draper Style Lacquered Commodes
By Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
Custom pair of Dorothy Draper style lacquered commodes.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood, Giltwood

Stunning 1930s Dorothy Draper Black Lacquered Cabinet
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a two-door cabinet designed by Dorothy Draper, circa 1940s. Fully restored, it features an unusual serpentine front and the two elegant sculpted doors with hand carved, gilt ...
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1930s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Dorothy Draper Espana Cabinets for Heritage Henredon, circa 1955
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A pair of one-of-a-kind cabinets designed by Dorothy Draper (1889-1969) - America's most famous decorator - for her España line. After touring Spain for inspiration, Dorothy Draper p...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chest in Coral Lacquer
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in Coral Lacquer. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. Dorothy ...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chest in Neo Mint
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in Neo Mint. An updated light Green Mint. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España ...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Dorothy Draper Viennese China Cabinet for Henredon, circa 1963
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Dorothy Draper Viennese collection China cabinet designed for Henredon, circa 1963. Shown in pink lacquer, this particular one is sold but we have another one available for custom re...
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1960s Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Lacquer

Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chest in Black Bean, circa 1955
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in black bean. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. Dorothy Dra...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Dorothy Draper España X Stools / Benches in Leopard Velvet, circa 1955
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Perfection. Stately and elegant x shape and lines. Brass feet and emblem details. Soft Leopard velvet seat with black tufting and piping detail. These iconic Dorothy Draper stools ar...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Lacquer

Pair of Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chests in Traditional Black Bean
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chests, shown in black bean. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. Dorothy Dr...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Dorothy Draper España Side Tables
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Pair of Dorothy Draper España collection side tables designed for Heritage Henredon. Red lacquer tables with gold highlighted details and brass medallions. Part of our extensive coll...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Dorothy Draper España Chests for Heritage
By Dorothy Draper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Regency decorator Dorothy Draper (1889-1969) pair of lacquered chests of drawers for Heritage. Incised drawer fronts in gold with brass hardware, hardware to be polished, C...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chest in Emerald Green
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in Emerald Green. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. Dorothy ...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Lovely Dorothy Draper Biscuit Tufted Bench Hollywood Regency
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Medford, NJ
Lovely Dorothy Draper biscuit tufted bench in the Hollywood Regency style. We love the biscuit tufted upholstery but the fabric is worn and foam will need to be replaced. We also fan...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Barrel Back Hollywood Regency Spiral Carved Chair by Dorothy Draper
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Hollywood Regency spiral chair by Dorothy Draper. The chair features a barrel back design with carved midcentury accents and Naugahyde seat.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Large Scale Andirons by Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of large scale Andirons, designed by Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel, American, circa 1947. They stand an impressive 41" height. They are signed with a partial cast manu...
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1940s American American Classical Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Metal, Iron, Brass

Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Brass Cabbage Paper Weight with Label
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Mon choux! Here's Dorothy Draper's "peu chou" (little cabbage) as the french say. A neat, organically shaped petite cabbage paper weight from the Dorothy Draper Company, Signature Co...
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Late 20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Pair of 1950s Dorothy Draper Table Lamps
By Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
This pair of tall and baluster-shaped table lamps are by the American interior decorator Dorothy Draper. The lamps are comprised of enameled iron with silver-hued details. Included a...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Iron

Regency Dining Chairs by Dorothy Draper Design for Henredon Set of 10
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare set of 10 dining chairs designed by Dorothy Draper for Henredon furniture. Gorgeous sculptural chairs with double X back. Black lacquer with gold gilded front legs and highlig...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Set of 4 Dorothy Draper Rare Patio Chairs Made by Kessler
By Kessler Industries, Dorothy Draper
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A set of 4 rare patio chairs designed by Dorothy Draper for Kessler Industries, an American company. This set has a matching table available separately. Very Hollywood Regency Glamou...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Aluminum

Pair of Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Chests, circa 1963
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
To describe this pair of Dorothy Draper Viennese collection bow front chests, we struggled to find a word for "really, really, really rare." Dorothy Draper collectors will immediatel...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Display Cabinet
By Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Chicago, IL
Impressive cabinet from Draper's 1963 Viennese collection for Henredon. Features bombe base with three drawers, splayed feet and intricately chased brass drop pulls. Above base i...
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1960s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Dorothy Draper for Henredon España Collection Bench
By Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Single España style bench by Dorothy Draper for Henredon Heritage. Original natural wood finish with subtle lime wash finish. Satin brass sabots and center medallion detailing. Newly...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Dorothy Draper, Serpentine Commode with Nickel Bronze Hardware
By Dorothy Draper
Located in St. Louis, MO
An important Dorothy Draper serpentine front cabinet in ivory lacquer with dark mahogany based and nickel shell door pulls. Pair available, priced per cabinet.
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Nickel

Set of Four Dorothy Draper Side Chairs
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of four Dorothy Draper designed Queen Anne style side chairs. Provenance: Greenbrier Hotel.
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1940s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

Pair of Wall-Mounted Bedside Tables Attributed to Dorothy Draper
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Églomisé inset mirror tops. Right and left mounted tables, each having one drawer and one open shelf. Foliated carved wood decorative legs. Decorative carvings. Blue and grey painted...
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1940s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

Brazilliance Wallpaper by Dorothy Draper Wallcoverings
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Brazilliance, the iconic banana leaf print designed by Dorothy Draper, is offered in double rolls measuring 27 inches wide by 30 feet long. Repeat is 35.5 inches. Price is per double...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

Dorothy Draper Set of Nesting Tables
By Dorothy Draper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Set of three nesting tables by Dorothy Draper. Refinished in a dark espresso finish. Measures: Large: 18" D x 22" W x 18.25 H Medium: 18" D x 19.88" D x 17.38" H Small: 17.88" ...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

Dorothy Draper Espana Chest, Stamped Heritage
By Heritage Furniture, Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional three-drawer black lacquer dresser with carved, gold leaf detail and brass pulls. Designed by Dorothy Draper for Heritage Henredon. Stamped.
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Authentic Dorothy Draper Pair of Tables Custom-Made for the Greenbrier Resort
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Late 1940s large-scale authentic Dorothy Draper pair of custom-made pedestal tables from the Greenbrier Resort. These were not mass produced pieces.
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1940s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Authentic Dorothy Draper Round Side Table Custom-Made for the Greenbrier Resort
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
An original table from the 1948 Dorothy Draper designed Greenbrier Resort. Round table with four legs and four curved cutout rectangles details.  
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1940s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

Dorothy Draper Espana Collection Ivory and Slate Coffee Table
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Chicago, IL
A Dorothy Draper design from her iconic Espana collection, this exceptional Heritage Henredon round coffee table is comprised of hand-carved wood with an ivory glaze. Reverse quatref...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Slate

Dorothy Draper Gorgeous Custom Chest
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Originally designed for the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco.
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1950s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

Beautiful España Side Table by Dorothy Draper for Henredon
By Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Hollywood Regency side table/stool by the incomparable Dorothy Draper. This piece would go wonderfully in almost any decor. This piece was produced by Henredon. It can be use...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

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