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Tony Duquette Furniture

One of the great style icons of the 20th century, Tony Duquette created pieces with a singularly ebullient elegance. Through his private interior-decorating commissions and his work as a stage and movie-set designer, Duquette made his name synonymous with flamboyance, fantasy and glamorous originality. 


Duquette was born in Los Angeles and studied at the Chouinard Art Institute. But his true education began in the mid-1930s, first as an assistant to an aging Elsie de Wolfe — the eminent interior designer who many say created the profession — and later as a colleague of William Haines, the famed movie-star-turned-decorator. Duquette’s clients would come to include many Hollywood luminaries — he decorated “Pickfair,” the fabled home of actress Mary Pickford, and homes for producer David O. Selznick and director Vincent Minnelli — and a robust roster of the rich and powerful, among them Doris Duke, J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. All the while, Duquette was designing film and theater sets and costumes. He worked on such films as Kismet,Ziegfeld Follies and Can-Can; he won a Tony award in 1961 for costume design for the original Broadway production of Camelot.


Theatricality is the keynote of the best of Duquette’s designs. He made things that would get attention. Duquette was no purist — he appreciated the spare and sleek as much as the baroque and elaborate — but everything had to provide a visual effect, if not necessarily perform a function. Apart from the furnishings and objects he designed for his grandest decorating commissions, Duquette rarely used precious materials. “Beauty, not luxury, is what I value” was his often-repeated motto. Duquette pieces priced at $10,000 and above tend to be either intricately made or super-scaled or have an interesting ownership provenance. Most of his works are marked at about $5,000. As you will see on these pages, Tony Duquette created something for anyone who likes big-statement design — providing a showstopper for a lean, modernist decor or an alluring element in a lush, more-is-more interior. A Duquette design says: On with the show!


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Polished Brass Plume 8 Chandelier Designed by Tony Duquette for Remains Lighting
By Remains Lighting, Tony Duquette
Located in New York, NY
The bouquet of feathers adorning the Plume chandelier call to mind the Rue de la Faisanderie in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, where a pheasant house once stood on the grounds of ...
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2010s American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

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Brass, Brass

Nickel Dandelion 32 Chandelier Designed by Tony Duquette for Remains Lighting
By Tony Duquette, Remains Lighting
Located in New York, NY
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2010s American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

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Brass, Nickel, Acrylic, Lucite

California Sunburst 45 Chandelier designed by Tony Duquette for Remains Lighting
By Tony Duquette, Remains Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Category

2010s American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel, Nickel

Painted Iron Garden Gate in the Manner of Tony Duquette
By Tony Duquette
Located in Oakland, CA
Impressive painted iron garden gate or door made in the manner and style of Tony Duquette. Features an interesting lattice work in a geometric design with swirled shapes in the cente...
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20th Century American Tony Duquette Furniture

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Iron

Rare Tony Duquette Studio Vitrine
By Tony Duquette
Located in Hudson, NY
Wonderful orange lacquered vitrine with glass doors and shelves mirrored back, top and middle display lights, and brass hardware. Four adjustable glass shelves originally acquired th...
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1960s American Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

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Wood

Tony Duquette Votive Jewel Table Lamp for Baker
By Tony Duquette
Located in Dallas, TX
The Tony Duquette Votive lamp is originally a jewel and brooch design from 1972. This functional sculpture is cast from bronze and silver plated with an incredible tarnish and patina...
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2010s American Other Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Silver, Bronze

James Mont Style Malachite Lacquer Lounge Chairs by Century
By James Mont, Tony Duquette, Century Furniture
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of Hollywood Regency Century Furniture lounge accent armchairs in the style of James Mont. Black lacquered wood frames with brass accents. Cushions newly upholstered in malachit...
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1970s Hollywood Regency Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Brass

Tony Duquette Gilt Iron Palmer Chair
By Tony Duquette
Located in St. Louis, MO
Perforated gilt iron chair designed by Tony Duquette in the 1960s, produced for Baker circa 2011.
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1960s Hollywood Regency Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

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Iron

Tony Duquette Ceramic Foo Dog
By Tony Duquette
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceramic foo dog in turquoise glaze by Tony Duquette.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Gold "Ribbon" Coffee Table in the Style of Tony Duquette
By Tony Duquette
Located in Dallas, TX
"Ribbon" coffee table in gold resin in the Style of Tony Duquette. There is some visible wear due to age and use, circa 1960s. Dimensions: 36" diameter, 17" tall.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

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Resin

"Ribbon" Dining Table In the Style of Tony Duquette
By Tony Duquette
Located in Dallas, TX
"Ribbon" dining table in cream resin in the style of Tony Duquette. Refinishing is recommended for table base, circa 1960s Dimensions: 54" D x 29" T 21" D (table base).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Resin

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