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Sister: The Life of Legendary Interior Decorator Mrs. Henry Parish II

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Sister: The Life of Legendary Interior Decorator Mrs. Henry Parish II, by Susan Bartlett Crater, and Apple Parish Bartlett. St. Martin's Press, New York, 2000. Stated 1st Ed hardcover with dust jacket. "Sister—as she was always called by family and friends—was born Dorothy May Kinnicutt into a Patrician New York family in 1910 and spent her privileged early life at the right schools, yacht clubs, and coming-out parties. Compelled to work during the lean years of the Depression, Sister combined her innate design ability with her upper-echelon social connections to create an extraordinarily successful interior decorating business. The Parish-Hadley firm’s list of clients reads like an American Who’s Who, starting with Astors, Kennedys, Paleys, Rockefellers, and Whitneys. She helped Jacqueline Kennedy transform the White House from a fusty hodge-podge into a historically authentic symbol of American elegance. For her clients, she was an indispensable presence, both in their salons and designing them. Sister’s style, marked by cozy, airy, colorful, but understated elegance, came to be known as "American Country," and its influence continues to this day."

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    Excellent
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    as new
  • Dimensions
    H 9.5 in. x W 6.25 in. x D 1.25 in.H 24.13 cm x W 15.88 cm x D 3.18 cm
  • Seller Location
    Kinderhook, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    GS-54-1st
  • Reference Number
    LU2605113629432
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