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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1940s Red Velvet Chair by Dorothy Draper
Galerie QUARTZ
1940s Red Velvet Chair by Dorothy Draper
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Chairs
Bog Wood, Velvet
- From the lobby of the mythic Fairmount hotel in San Francisco ( designed in the 40's by Dorothy Draper). - Original upholstery with thick black fringes.
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Dorothy Draper Black and Silver Three-Drawer Chest...
Dorothy Draper
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Nice Dorothy Draper Bachelor chest of drawers.
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Dorothy Draper Black Lacquer Espana Chest
An Orange Moon
Dorothy Draper Black Lacquer Espana Chest
Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Giltwood, Wood
An Orange Moon is proud to offer this documented, authenticated, vintage original Dorothy Draper piece. This incredibly dramatic three-drawer lacquered and giltwood commode or chest...
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Dorothy Draper, Serpentine Commode with Nickel Bro...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Lacquer, Mahogany, Nickel
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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Hollywood Regency Brass Ring Pendant Hanging Lamp
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Milk Glass
A beautifully designed brass pendant lamp circa 1960's. It features solid brass construction with a glossy milk glass center diffuser. Tested, working, and ready for immediate use. ...
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Elegant Chest of Drawers by Dorothy Draper, circa 1940
Galerie Martel-Greiner
Elegant Chest of Drawers by Dorothy Draper, circa ...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Wood
Elegant chest of drawers by Dorothy Draper, circa 1940. Black lacquered wood. Six drawers. Gold highlights scalloped decoration around drawers. Brass handles Measures: H 31.8 x W ...
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Dorothy Draper "Espana" Chest in Tiffany Box Blue
Dorothy Draper
20th Century American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Gorgeous. Restored perfectly with nickel hardware.
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Dorothy Draper Side Chair
DeAngelis
Dorothy Draper Side Chair
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Side Chairs
Polished cast aluminum side chair designed by Dorothy Draper fro the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco 1949. A pair of matching armchairs for the "Crown" dining room are available separate...
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Pair of Dorothy Draper Crown Armchairs
DeAngelis
Pair of Dorothy Draper Crown Armchairs
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Pair of rare Dorothy Draper design armchairs from the highly acclaimed commission for Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, 1947. The armchairs adorn a crown on the back which signifies th...
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Dorothy Draper White Lacquer Bookcase or Breakfront
Quotient
Dorothy Draper White Lacquer Bookcase or Breakfron...
Dorothy Draper
20th Century American Hollywood Regency Bookcases
Brass, Gold Leaf, Wood, Lacquer
Ultra Glam Hollywood Regency white lacquer bookcase/breakfront with carved and 22kt gold leafed trim.The Middle section folds down to reveal a secretary compartment and writing surface...
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Exceptional 1940s Hollywood Ribbon Mirror by Dorot...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Wall Mirrors
This exceptional 1940s Hollywood Regency mirror by Dorothy Draper features a ribbon design border in white lacquer which doubles back on itself to create a stylized bow at the top of th...
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Rare Pair of Dorothy Draper Original Leather Scrol...
Dorothy Draper, Thornton-Smith Company
Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Side Chairs
Brass, Leather, Wood
This rare unrestored and all original pair of Hollywood Regency scroll back Klismos chairs were designed by Dorothy Draper. They retain their original, albeit somewhat faded, dusky rose...
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Pair of Dorothy Draper Espana Cabinets
Downtown
Pair of Dorothy Draper Espana Cabinets
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Mahogany
Pair of Dorothy Draper Espana cabinets. New black lacquer finish original hardware.
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Beautiful España Side Table by Dorothy Draper for ...
Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
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 as...
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Original Plaster Chandelier from the Cloister
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Chandeliers and Pendants
One of seven plaster chandeliers from "The Cloister" at Sea Island, Georgia.
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Important, Rare Original Watercolor Rendering Pain...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Paintings
Paper
An extraordinary find, this original watercolor and gouache rendering of a hotel or apartment building lounge by Dorothy Draper captures all the hallmark features that she is famous for...
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Glamorous 1940s Hollywood Scroll Design Slipper Ch...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Slipper Chairs
This elegant slipper chair features a scroll design and is newly upholstered in platinum sharkskin fabric with ebonized walnut legs. This piece has been mint restored.
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Dorothy Draper Espana Chest of Drawers
Fleur De Lis
Dorothy Draper Espana Chest of Drawers
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Wood, Metal
Dorothy Draper Espana Chest of Drawers. Freshly refinished/painted.
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Pair of Wall-Mounted Bedside Tables Attributed to ...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Night Stands
Eglomize 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 wi...
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Dorothy Draper Commode From Viennese Collection
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Dorothy Draper Commode From Viennese Collection
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A Pair of Monumental 1940's Art Moderne Table Lamp...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
A Pair of Monumental 1940's Art Moderne Table Lamps by Dorothy Draper
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Pair of Dorothy Draper Henredon Chests
Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques
Pair of Dorothy Draper Henredon Chests
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1950s Cabinets
Stunning pair of Dorothy Draper designed Heritage, Henredon chests in original orange and gold finish. Tops are slate.
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A Custom Pair Of Dorothy Draper Style Lacquered C...
Dorothy Draper
21st Century and Contemporary American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
A Custom pair of Dorothy Draper Style lacquered commodes
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Dorothy Draper Espana Collection Ivory & Slate Cof...
Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
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 quatrefoil...
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Dorothy Draper Ottoman
Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques
Dorothy Draper Ottoman
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Ottomans and Poufs
Dorothy Draper original from the Greenbrier Hotel. Used at the foot of the bed in the guest rooms.
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Arm Chair by Dorothy Draper for Greenbrier HotelOn Hold
Modest Designs
Arm Chair by Dorothy Draper for Greenbrier Hotel
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Armchairs
Rare arm chair was produced expressly for the public rooms of the Greenbrier hotel in the 1940s, and was never put into production. Green lacquered wood frame with cream leather seat a...
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Dorothy Draper Chest
Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques
Dorothy Draper Chest
Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Original green painted finish three drawer chest. The Dorothy Draper Espana Collection for Heritage.
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Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Display Cabinet
Assemblage Ltd.
Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Display Cabinet...
Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Vintage 1960s American Vitrines
Walnut, Glass, Brass
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 is ...
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Pair of Dorothy Draper Chests
The Collection Los Angeles
Pair of Dorothy Draper Chests
Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Gorgeous pair of "Mandarin Chests" by Dorothy Draper for Heritage Henredon drawers with three brass pulls on each.
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Dorothy Draper Mirror Head Board
S. Julian
Dorothy Draper Mirror Head Board
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1950s American Wall Mirrors
Wood
Dorothy Draper Hand Carved Wood Frame Mirror/Head Board.
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Dorothy Draper " Espana" Chest
Palm Beach Antique and Design Center
Dorothy Draper " Espana" Chest
Dorothy Draper
20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Dorothy Draper "Espana" chest in high gloss black lacquer and gold trim. We have three available--- sold individually.
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Pair of Dorothy Draper Custom Designed Tables for ...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Side Tables
Small round foliate pedestal tables designed by Dorothy Draper and custom made for the public spaces of the Greenbrier Resort.
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Dramatic Parcel Gilt Regency style Mirror by Dorot...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Wall Mirrors
Wood, Mirror
Regency style mirror with parcel gilt Walnut frame by Dorothy Draper for Heritage.
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A Large American 1960's Abstract Expressionist Pai...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1960s American Paintings
A large American 1960's abstract expressionist painting; signed 'Draper '63'; oil on canvas; the forcefully rendered painting with strong knife strokes applied quickly to the canvas usi...
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Theatrical Scallop Frame Silver Leaf Mirror by Dor...
Dorothy Draper
American Wall Mirrors
Silver Leaf
A large carved wood frame mirror with silver leaf and antiqued mirror by Dorothy Draper. American, circa 1940.
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Set of Four Dorothy Draper Side Chairs
Ellen Ward Scarborough Antiques
Set of Four Dorothy Draper Side Chairs
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Chairs
Set of four Dorothy Draper designed Queen Anne style side chairs. Provenance: Greenbrier Hotel
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Chest of Drawers designed by Dorothy Draper
Dragonette Ltd
Chest of Drawers designed by Dorothy Draper
Dorothy Draper, John Widdicomb
Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Mahogany, Brass
Large chest of drawers designed by Dorothy Draper (and built by John Widdicomb) for the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia. The chest is in excellent condition, with the original delive...
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Dorothy Draper Cream and Gold Gilt Carved Wood She...
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1940s American Wall Mirrors
Giltwood
A very fine example of Dorothy Draper's Shell Mirror in cream and gold.
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