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Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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.

Browse a collection of vintage Dorothy Draper furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Dorothy Draper
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 Cabinets

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Mirror, Walnut

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 Cabinets

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Wood

1950's Espana Slate Top Locking Cabinet by Dorothy Draper for Heritage-Henredon
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
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 Cabinets

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Slate, Brass

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 Cabinets

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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 Cabinets

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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 Cabinets

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Lacquer

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 Cabinets

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Slate

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 Cabinets

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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 Cabinets

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Brass

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Authentic Dorothy Draper España Chest in Ivory White Chocolate, circa 1955
By Heritage Furniture, Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
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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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Modern "Vind" Cabinet in Black Lacquer and Black Oak
By Larissa Batista
Located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
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19thC English Mahogany Drapers Cabinet
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1870 19thC English Mahogany Drapers Cabinet Measures: W78 x D53 x H76 cm.  
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1860s English Antique Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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19thC English Mahogany Drapers Cabinet
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Dorothy Draper Attributed Chest
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Fulton, CA
Chest of drawers attributed to Dorothy Draper. Three drawers with dovetail construction. Original black and gold painted finish. Original hardware. Wear from age and use.
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Dorothy Draper Attributed Chest
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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 Cabinets

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Henredon Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Faux Tortoise Shell Bar Cabinet, 1970s
By Henredon
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie bar cabinet By Henredon USA, Circa 1970s Walnut in faux tortoise shell finish, with original brass hardware. Measures:...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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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 Cabinets

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Brass

DREXEL Velero Mid 20th Century Spanish Style Slate Top Console Cabinet
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Spanish style console cabinet by Drexel, from their Velero Collection. Pecan with a distressed finish, slate top and brass hardware. Features a...
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Mid-20th Century American Spanish Colonial Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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Slate, Brass

Hollywood Regency Midcentury Style Wall Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Hollywood Regency midcentury style hanging wall cabinet, the custom made hardwood case with four-panel folding cabinet doors, each with gilded lattice mullions over antiqued mercury mirror...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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Mirror, Hardwood

Pair Dorothy Draper Style 'Espana' Black Lacquer & Gilt Chests/Nightstands
By Dorothy Draper
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Pair Dorothy Draper (1889–1969) Style 'Espana'  Black Lacquer & Gilt Chests/Nightstands  USA, circa 1950s,  An iconic pair of Dorothy Draper Espana dressers, embodying the Hollywo...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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Dorothy Draper Attributed Chest
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Fulton, CA
Chest of drawers attributed to Dorothy Draper. Three drawers with dovetail construction. Original black and gold painted finish. Original hardware. Wear from age and use. If a pair i...
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Dorothy Draper Attributed Chest
Dorothy Draper Attributed Chest
H 29.75 in W 30.13 in D 17 in
Pair of Hollywood Regency Chinese Chippendale Style Lacquered Cabinets
By Dorothy Draper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of matching cabinets with chrome trim and doors with Chinese Chippendale style doors with Lucite pulls. Should be re-lacquer, stains to ...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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Chrome

Previously Available Items
Dorothy Draper Heritage España Small Cabinet
By Heritage-Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Dorothy Draper for Henredon Heritage small scale España cabinet. Newly painted in white hand painted finish with silver accents. New white wooden top. O...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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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 American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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Lacquer

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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Pair of Original Dorothy Draper Viennese Dressers
By Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
Pair of vintage original Dorothy Draper cabinets from the Viennese collection. The cabinets have been beautifully restored to the original finish. The hardware retains the original...
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1950s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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Pair of Hollywood Regency Cabinets by Dorothy Draper for Heritage Furniture
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage Furniture
Located in Miami, FL
Offered for sale is an elegant pair of 1950s Hollywood Regency cabinets by Dorothy Draper for Heritage Furniture. The pair can be installed as bedside tables or used as servers. The ...
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Pair of Dorothy Draper Viennese Lacquered Chests
By Dorothy Draper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of lacquered chests with incised honey comb design on drawers after a design by Dorothy Draper's Viennese collection. Could work as pair of nightstands or in a hall as conso...
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Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Cabinet for Henredon, circa 1963
By Dorothy Draper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Dorothy Draper China or display cabinet from her 1963 Viennese collection for Heredon. Considered the star piece of that collection, it exemplifies the playful nature of a Draper des...
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Pair of Hollywood Regency Style Black Espana Dorothy Draper Designed Chests
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Pair of Dorothy Draper Espana rectangular chests with new black lacquer finish, features three drawers decorated with a repeated routed pattern. Large brass ring pulls adorn the cent...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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Brass

Art Deco Walnut Cabinet with Bronze Pulls
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Art Deco walnut cabinet with bronze pulls. Click in our AMBIANIC logo to view all our inventory. USA, circa 1950s, unmarked. No info on t...
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1950s American Art Deco Vintage Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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Bronze

Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Breakfront Cabinet for Henredon
By Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Located in New York, NY
A breakfront cabinet by designer Dorothy Draper from the 'Viennese Collection,' produced, circa 1960s by Henredon, with curved pediment on glass display, inset with two long shelves,...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Cabinets

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Metal

1940s Serpentine Cabinet by Dorothy Draper in Ebonized Walnut
By Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
This exceptional 1940s Hollywood serpentine cabinet by Dorothy Draper consists of ebonized mahogany with acanthus style brass pulls on paneled doors. It's depth provides ample storag...
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Dorothy Draper Espana Cabinet for Heritage Henredon
By Heritage-Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Rochester, NY
A three-drawer chest by Dorothy Draper from the Espana collection manufactured by Heritage Henredon. Original glowing black lacquered and gilded finish to wood and beautiful bright p...
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Dorothy Draper cabinets for sale on 1stDibs.

Dorothy Draper cabinets 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 cabinets, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original cabinets by Dorothy Draper were created in the Hollywood Regency style in united states during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider cabinets by Grosfeld House, and Ello. Prices for Dorothy Draper cabinets can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,395 and can go as high as $18,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,500.

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