Dorothy Draper Espana Chest, Stamped Heritage For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 4 images

Dorothy Draper Espana Chest, Stamped Heritage

About

Exceptional three-drawer black lacquer dresser with carved, gold leaf detail and brass pulls. Designed by Dorothy Draper for Heritage Henredon.

Details

  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Excellent restored condition.
  • Dimensions

    H 31 in. x W 38 in. x D 18 in.

    H 78.74 cm x W 96.52 cm x D 45.72 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    U0803298318131D

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Dorothy Draper (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2007
Located in New York, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Kittinger Almond Lacquered Greek Key Chests
Kittinger
20th Century American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Wood, Lacquer

Ivory Lacquer Chest with Greek Key Pulls

By Kittinger Furniture Company
$4,800
Ivory Lacquer Chest with Greek Key Pulls
Kittinger Furniture Company
20th Century American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Wood
Custom Tommi Parzinger Mahogany Chests
Tommi Parzinger, Parzinger Originals
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass

Tommi Parzinger Cerused Mahogany Chests

By Tommi Parzinger
$26,000 / set
Tommi Parzinger Cerused Mahogany Chests
Tommi Parzinger
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass
You May Also Like
Dorothy Draper Style Espana Chest of Drawers
Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Metal

Dorothy Draper Espana Dresser

By Dorothy Draper
$1,750
Dorothy Draper Espana Dresser
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Wood
Dorothy Draper Heritage Style Espana Dressers
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Dressers

Espana Chest after Dorothy Draper

$1,488 Sale Price
60% Off
Espana Chest after Dorothy Draper
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Dorothy Draper Espana Chest

By Dorothy Draper
$2,890
Dorothy Draper Espana Chest
Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
20th Century American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Vintage Lacquered "España" Chest of Drawers by ...
Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Gold Leaf
Pair Dorothy Draper Style Espana Chests
Dorothy Draper
Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Gold
Dorothy Draper Espana Style Hollywood Regency C...
Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries