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Dorothy Draper Furniture

American, 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 de Wolfe, 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, where she refined 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 checkered 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. Her cabinets and other case pieces are equally elegant — the quiet España chest, which has three drawers with round brass pulls, has been a staple of classic decorating ever since Draper designed it in 1953.

During a heyday of production in the mid-1950s, Heritage entered into a partnership with Draper, while Frank Lloyd Wright created several lines of furniture for Henredon — the works by both designers, which included Draper's España line and Viennese furnishings group, were marketed under the Heritage-Henredon name owing to a cross-licensing agreement between the brands. 

Because of her passion for scale and 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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Creator: Dorothy Draper
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 roll. Paper is not pre-pasted. Shipping cost below is per double roll, with quantity shipping discounts...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Paper

Vintage Wrought Iron Dorothy Draper Bistro Set
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Cumberland, RI
This is a beautiful set of vintage patio chairs and bistro table by Dorothyy Draper, a renowned brand in outdoor furniture. The set includ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Chest Lacquered in Ivory, circa 1963
By Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Exquisite Dorothy Draper Viennese collection chest professionally refinished in ivory lacquer and embellished with original acanthus leaf motif back plates. Brass hardware was profes...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Era Dorothy Draper Cabinet Viennese Collection for Henredon
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This glazed walnut cabinet was designed by Dorothy Draper for Henredon as part of her Viennese Collection. It has Dutch styling with its highly stylized styling and bombe base. The i...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Mirror, Walnut

Magnificent Pair Dorothy Draper X Base Espana Side Table Bench Hollywood Regency
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent Pair of Dorothy Draper X-base Espana side tables or benches. This tops have lovely graining and retain their original walnut finish-only some minor wear. We just love the gently patinated brass shrouds on the feet and a the stately brass medallions on either side. These are signed on the underside with an incised Heritage stamp...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Espana four-door marble top credenza
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Allentown, PA
This is a black and gold Hollywood Regency Lacquered chest by Henredon and design by Dorothy Draper in the mid-1950s. This credenza has a natural Italian travertine inserted marble t...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

1955 Vintage Dorothy Draper España Cabinet with Red Interior
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1955 Sensational Vintage Espana Cabinet Chest by Dorothy Draper for Heritage Henredon Red interior with shelf 28 h x 15 d x 27.25 w Original preowned condition unrestored Refer to al...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Dorothy Draper Viennese Chest in Black Lacquer with Gilt Trim and Hardware
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Chest or Dresser, designed by Dorothy Draper for Henredon's Viennese Line, American, circa 1950s. This chest has recently been completely restored in black lacquer and gold l...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Metal

Dorothy Draper Botanical Very Large Table Lamp
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Dorothy Draper botanical very large and tall at 29" table lamp newly lacquered in white. Great addition to your Hollywood Regency inspired interiors. Just add harp, finial,...
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1960s Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Plaster, Lacquer

Dorothy Draper American Midcentury 3-Drawer Black and Gilt Chest
By Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
American midcentury chest of drawers painted in black, with 3-drawers with raised gold painted decorative molding on the drawer fronts surro...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Lovely Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Tufted Curved Sofa Heritage
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Classic Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper for Heritage curved sofa. A wonderful curvaceous back with tufted cushioning and a curtained front bottom edge. This sofa retains its origina...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

1950s Vintage Dorothy Draper "Espana" Chest of Drawers Dresser
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful vintage “España” chest of drawers by Dorothy Draper for Heritage Henredon. This beautiful dresser features a black finish with six drawers, each with 2 round brass rings to...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Dining Table for Hendredon
By Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Located in Hartville, OH
Another piece of Designer history, this Dorothy Draper designed dining table is from her Viennese Collection for Henredon. Beautiful original condition with minimal signs of wear. On...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

1950's Espana Slate Top Locking Cabinet by Dorothy Draper for Heritage-Henredon
By Heritage-Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in West Chester, PA
The iconic Espana locking cabinet designed by Dorothy Draper for Heritage Henredon circa 1955. Original "Castilian Red" painted finish and key included.
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Slate, Brass

Large Scale Brass Andirons by Dorothy Draper for the Greenbrier Hotel
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of large scale classical andirons, designed by Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel, American, circa 1947. They stand an impressive 41" height. ...
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1940s American American Classical Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Metal, Brass, Iron

Pair of Dorothy Draper for Heritage Espana Chests / Commodes, Mid-Century Modern
By Heritage-Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Heritage Espana Chests by Dorothy Draper, Stamped, Mid Century Modern A pair of stunning fully refinished chests or nightstand tables by Heritage for Dorothy Draper in a fine ebony lacquered finished with brass circular pulls. Each having the signature three recessed drawer on a bracket base. Fine fully refinished condition. The pair branded. Chests 31.5H 38W 20D The most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. Dorothy Draper (1889-1969), America's most famous decorator, produced her most sought after and iconic pieces - the España bunching chest and the España cabinet - after touring Spain for inspiration at the invitation of the Spanish government whom wished to spark interest in Spain's culture through furnishings emblematic of its rich history and traditions. The España chest is the most readily recognized and certainly the most well-known piece representative of midcentury Hollywood Regency style. Most recently, a pair was featured in the “Sex in the City...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Plaster Lamps
By Dorothy Draper, Sirmos, Serge Roche, Frances Elkins
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper plaster lamps. Our stunning large scale heavy weight Hollywood Regency Baroque style plaster lamps on w...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Plaster

Dorothy Draper Lacquered 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 available for custom refinishing in any color combination desired (please allow 8 to 10 weeks for refinishing time). Price includes refinishing. The Dorothy Draper Viennese collection for Henredon debuted in 1963. The scroll cornice of the cabinet recalls some of the mill work Dorothy designated in some of her hotel design work. The base has a bombe form and very stylized brass hardware. The cabinet has a slim depth, allowing it to fit in tighter spaces. This piece adds glamour and beauty to any kitchen or dining space. Want to see more beautiful things? Scroll down below and click "View All From Seller" or favorite our shop to get your 1stDibs on our new inventory. Photographed with and also currently available within our shop- Suzanne Geismar swan leda lounge chairs in mink velvet and ivory parchment swans. French Art Deco style shagreen and ebony coffee table with silver sabots. Pair of Dorothy Draper España side tables in original black and gold lacquer. Maison Bagués style neoclassical brass bar cart, circa 1970. Feldman brass lotus candle holders...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Chests
By Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
Spectacular, rare pair of Hollywood Regency chests by Dorothy Daper. From her 1960's Viennese Collection for Henredon, this "original ...
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

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 Draper (1889-1969), America's most famous decorator, produced her most sought after and iconic pieces - the España bunching chest and the España cabinet...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Ivory Chest with Gold Incised Drawers
By Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Hollywood glamour then and now, this Viennese Collection chest of drawers was designed by the Queen of Hollywood Regency - Dorothy Draper - in the early 1960s and features solid brass rectangular pulls centered amidst incised rectangles set in an octagonal drawer front pattern, circa 1960. Dorothy Draper's incised pattern purposefully blurs the rectangular drawer fronts and instead focuses the admirer on the glamorous honeycomb pattern outlined in gold lacquer and finished with glowing solid brass drawer pulls. She transforms a large, functional three drawer chest into an artistic object with golden shapes and textures. The pattern also interlocks in pairs or sets of three, so these chests look especially grand in sets. The piece is finished on all sides which allows it to float in a room. As they say, the eye has to travel and this Dorothy Draper Viennese chest...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Iconic Hermes Orange & Gold Cabinet with Slate Top by Dorothy Draper
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Hopewell, NJ
The iconic Espana design cabinet in a striking Hermes orange with gold decoration and black slate top. Stamped Dorothy Draper for Henredon. In great condition and timeless.
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Slate

Pair of Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Chests Lacquered in Ivory, circa 1963
By Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Exquisite pair of Dorothy Draper Viennese collection chests professionally refinished in ivory lacquer and embellished with acanthus leaf motif back plates. Brass hardware was profes...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Dorothy Draper España Side Tables in Original Black and Gold Lacquer
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Beautiful pair of Dorothy Draper España collection side tables in excellent vintage condition for Heritage circa 1950. These beautiful, regal and timeless black Dorothy Draper lacque...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Magnificent Pair Dorothy Draper Henredon Heritage Bench Ottoman Hollywood
By Heritage-Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent pair of Dorothy Draper Henredon Heritage stools. We had the seats biscuit tufted upholstered in a shimmering peacock blue velvet and they sure look scrumptious! They meas...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

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 produced her most sought after and iconic pieces: the España bunching chest and the España cabinet...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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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

Set of 3 Dorothy Draper Espana Collection Benches For Heritage Henredon
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three Dorothy Draper Espana Collection benches. These first appeared in 1955 as part of Draper's Espana Collection from Heritag...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Authentic Dorothy Draper España Chest in Ivory White Chocolate, circa 1955
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage Furniture, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in Ivory White Chocolate. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is ...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Dorothy Draper Espana Chests
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of reddish-orange with gold trim Espana chests designed for Henredon by the premiere decorator, Dorothy Draper in the mid 1950s. They are finished ...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Slate

Pair of Dorothy Draper Serpentine Chests in Ivory Lacquer with Nickel Pulls
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stunning vintage Dorothy Draper serpentine cabinets in ivory lacquer with dark mahogany bases & beautiful silver nickel over bronze scroll pulls, circa 1940s. Great examples of Dorot...
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Lacquer

Pair of Original Handmade Dorothy Draper Tables for the Greenbrier Resort
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
These are the actual tables that were on the cover of House Beautiful Magazine, August 1948. Showcasing the Greenbrier Resort newly decorated by ...
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1940s American Baroque Revival Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Lovely Dorothy Draper Biscuit Tufted Bench Hollywood Regency
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Pemberton, 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 w...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

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 Dra...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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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 Dr...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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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

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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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 Collection Ivory and Slate Coffee Table
By Heritage-Henredon, 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-carve...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Slate

Dorothy Draper furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Dorothy Draper furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Dorothy Draper furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 35 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 1 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Dorothy Draper were created in the Hollywood Regency style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by William Doezema, Lorin Jackson, and O.B. Solie. Prices for Dorothy Draper furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $450 and can go as high as $35,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,550.

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