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Tony Duquette Furniture

American, 1914-1999
American, 1914-1999

One of the great style icons of the 20th century, Tony Duquette (1914–99) 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 1stDibs, 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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"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).
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Resin

Tony Duquette for Baker Biomorphic Console, Silver Leaf Finish
By Tony Duquette, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Miami, FL
Tony Duquette for Baker Biomorphic console, silver leaf finish Offered for sale is the Biomorphic console for Baker by Tony Duquette. This sculptural console is truly a work of art ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Glass, Resin

Gold Leaf Coquille Chandelier After Tony Duquette by Remains Lighting
By Tony Duquette
Located in Montreal, QC
Gold Leaf Coquille resin chandelier after Tony Duquette by Remains Lighting This is a re-edition of the 1940's model by Remains Lighting.  
Category

2010s American Art Deco Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Resin

Tony Duquette Emerald Green Malachite Modern Silk Rug
By Tony Duquette
Located in New York, NY
Modern green Oasis pattern all 100 % silk designed by infamous designer Tony Duquette formerly from The Roubeni Collection Measures: 6' x 9'2" / 100 % wool.
Category

Late 20th Century Chinese Streamlined Moderne Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Silk

Pair of Tony Duquette Gilt Lacquered Shell Panels
By Jim Thompson, Tony Duquette
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Tony Duquette gilt lacquered shell panels each with three inset 33" square gold shell-covered panels within wood frames One of kind showroom prototypes from the Jim Thomps...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Composition

Rare Tony Duquette Studio Vitrine
By Tony Duquette
Located in Brooklyn, 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...
Category

1960s American Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Wood

California Sunburst 45 Chandelier designed by Tony Duquette for Remains Lighting
By Tony Duquette, Remains Lighting
Located in New York, NY
DC4400.45 A six light chandelier inspired by the sun motifs in Tony Duquette’s “California Sunburst” stage curtain for the LA Music Center (1964) and his San Francisco Canticle of th...
Category

2010s American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel, Nickel

Tony Duquette Iconic 1980s Golden Sculpture
By Tony Duquette
Located in New York, NY
An original 1980s grand scale iconic gold leaf sculpture. One of a kind unique piece. Authenticated by Hutton Wilkinson of the Duquette foundation. Tony Duquette called these “jewels...
Category

1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Gold Leaf

Tony Duquette Yellow Sunburst Modern Wool Silk Rug
By Tony Duquette
Located in New York, NY
Gold starburst on ivory field designed by infamous Designer Tony Duquette formerly from the Roubeni collection Size: 4'1" x 6'2" / 60% wool, 40% silk.
Category

Late 20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Wool, Silk

Nickel Dandelion 32 Chandelier Designed by Tony Duquette for Remains Lighting
By Tony Duquette, Remains Lighting
Located in New York, NY
DC4610.32 The polished nickel Dandelion 32 chandelier is a solid brass sputnik style ceiling fixture gaining its delicate and organic circular shape from sprays which emanate from a...
Category

2010s American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Nickel, Brass

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...
Category

1970s Hollywood Regency Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Brass

Plume 12 Chandelier Designed by Tony Duquette Remains Lighting in Polished Brass
By Tony Duquette, Remains Lighting
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 ...
Category

2010s American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Brass

Polished Brass Plume 8 Chandelier Designed by Tony Duquette for Remains Lighting
By Tony Duquette, Remains Lighting
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 ...
Category

2010s American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Brass

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.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Resin

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.
Category

1960s Hollywood Regency Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Iron

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"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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Enrique Garcel Tessellated Bone Pedestal Dining Table
By Enrique Garcel
Located in Dallas, TX
1980's Enrique Garcel tessellated bone pedestal dining table with glass top. Base measures 20" in diameter; glass measures 48" in diameter and 1.5" thick with bevel.
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Lotus Base Dining Table with Quartz Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant lotus table features a silver finish base with gorgeous round quartz top.
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Set of 10 Custom Dining Chairs in the Style of Jan Showers
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 10 custom dining chairs. 2 armchairs and 8 side chairs.
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Octagonal Chrome Coffee Table in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Octagonal chrome coffee table in the style of Milo Baughman. Coffee table is in good vintage condition with wear from age and use. Dimensions: 36 diameter x 16.
Category

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Tuxedo Loveseat in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
A Minimalist 1960s design, this Milo Baughman style tuxedo loveseat features a sturdy, streamlined frame on a wood plinth base. Upholstery is clean but outdated - this handsome guy w...
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Pair of Cube Chairs in the Style of Milo Baughman
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Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome pair of Milo Baughman style cube chairs on chrome plinth bases. Fresh, new gray tweed upholstery.
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Pair of Parsons Style Loveseats in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of modern cube style loveseats with upholstered legs in the style of Milo Baughman. Reupholstery recommended.
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1970s Unknown Modern Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

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Curved Waterfall Bench in the Style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Dallas, TX
Curved waterfall bench in the style of Karl Springer, 1980s.
Category

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Pair of Chinoiserie Gold Lamps in the Style of James Mont
By James Mont
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of chinoiserie gold lamps the style of James Mont. These lamps not only light from the top but also inside the body. There is wear due to age of pieces, circa 1950s. Dimensions...
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Pair of Chrome Lounge Chairs in the style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome pair of Milo Baughman style chrome cube base lounge chairs in brown pinstripe velvet.
Category

1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Chrome

MCM Credenza with Brass Hardware in the Style of Thomasville
Located in Dallas, TX
MCM credenza with brass hardware. The credenza is in good vintage condition and needs refinishing. Right side has a set of three drawers, the middle has a single drawer and an open a...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Wood

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Painted Iron Garden Gate in the Manner of Tony Duquette
By Tony Duquette
Located in Rio Vista, 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...
Category

20th Century American Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Iron

Abalone Chandelier Hollywood Regency Tony Duquette
By Tony Duquette
Located in Atlanta, GA
Originally designed and handmade by Tony Duquette for his solo exhibition in Los Angeles in 1952, the abalone chandelier exemplified Duquette's affection for things glamorous and exo...
Category

1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Metal

A Pair of Giant Clam Shell Jardinières or Tables by Tony Duquette
By Tony Duquette
Located in Atlanta, GA
A great pair of unique tables in the form of giant clams on metal stands designed by Tony Duquette (1914-1999) circa 1970s. These can also be used as bespoken jardinières or catch-al...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

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Metal

Tony Duquette Marsan Chair
By Tony Duquette
Located in Stamford, CT
Baker furniture Marsan Chair by Tony Duquette lacquered in coral with pink glaze with cabriole legs. The original design was unveiled at Duquette's Exhibition at Louvre.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Wood

  • Tony Duquette Marsan Chair
  • Tony Duquette Marsan Chair
  • Tony Duquette Marsan Chair
  • Tony Duquette Marsan Chair
H 29.25 in. W 27 in. D 22.50 in.
Hollywood Regency Style Tony Duquette Malachite Stool Ottomans
By Tony Duquette
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of Hollywood Regency style ottoman benches newly upholstered in Tony Duquette's signature gemstone Malachite fabric manufactured by Jim Thompson. Square metal X-base frames feat...
Category

2010s Hollywood Regency Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

Fabulous Tony Duquette Mirror
By Tony Duquette
Located in New York, NY
Fabulous Tony Duquette Mirror which was reissued by Baker in a limited edition. The bold Biomorphic frame has a stunning gilt leaf finish and can be hung Horizontally or Vertically.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Tony Duquette Furniture

  • Fabulous Tony Duquette Mirror
  • Fabulous Tony Duquette Mirror
  • Fabulous Tony Duquette Mirror
  • Fabulous Tony Duquette Mirror
H 60 in. W 44 in. D 3.5 in.
Tony Duquette Ceramic Foo Dog
By Tony Duquette
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceramic foo dog in turquoise glaze by Tony Duquette.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

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H 18 in. W 12.5 in. D 9 in.
Tony Duquette Bas Relief of a Louis XVI Courtier
By Tony Duquette
Located in New York, NY
Whimsical signed assemblage by American artist and designer Tony Duquette (1914–1999). Unusual found materials employed including plaster-dipped doilies, ribbon, and rope and enclose...
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1940s American Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

  • Tony Duquette Bas Relief of a Louis XVI Courtier
  • Tony Duquette Bas Relief of a Louis XVI Courtier
  • Tony Duquette Bas Relief of a Louis XVI Courtier
  • Tony Duquette Bas Relief of a Louis XVI Courtier
H 13.5 in. W 2.5 in. D 11.25 in.
A "Pulled Taffy" Side Table by Tony Duquette
By Tony Duquette
Located in NYC, NY
A side table by Tony Duquette in a metalic copper tone finish with a round glass top insert named Pulled Taffy.
Category

1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Tony Duquette Furniture

Materials

Glass

Tony Duquette Ribbon Round Coffee Table with Glass Top
By Tony Duquette
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Tony Duquette ribbon coffee table with glass top.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Spectacular Modernist Free-Form Sculptural Console by Tony Duquette for Baker
By Tony Duquette
Located in New York, NY
Considered one of Duquette's most inspired works, the Biomorphic Console was originally designed for the Charles and Palmer Ducommun Bel Air residence in the 1960s. Impeccably rec...
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20th Century American Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

Brutalist Ribbon Side Table Designed by Tony Duquette
By Tony Duquette
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Iconic side table with drum form featuring the unique ribbon design. The table has a Brutalist inspired design, molded from acrylic resin with a crème lacquered finish. Fitted with a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tony Duquette Furniture

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Tony Duquette Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Tony Duquette's furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our collection of Tony Duquette furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 9 vintage versions of these items, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Tony Duquette's original furniture was created in the modern style in the United States during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture from Sligh Furniture, Thomas Pheasant and Johan Tapp. Tony Duquette Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $850 and tops out at $35,000, while pieces like these can sell for $9,325 on average.