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Viennese Collection Dressers by Dorothy Draper for Henredon, circa 1960, Signed

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A gorgeous restored pair of rare 'Viennese Collection' dressers by Dorothy Draper for Henredon, designed and made in the early 1960s, this pair is priced individually and we have two (2) available at the time of this listing. Signed inside the top drawer, "Viennese Collection Henredon Fine Furniture" and solid brass pulls are stamped and numbered. These incredible chest of drawers by Dorothy Draper feature incised gold geometric honeycomb shapes with solid brass drawer pulls over a backdrop of 'dusty rose' pink finished in a beautiful soft lacquer. Finished on all sides so no need to have to place against a wall, these can float in a room. Perfect option for interior designers looking for a magazine cover worthy statement piece to complete a room, but also ideal for collectors as the Viennese Collection is exceptionally rare and highly sought-after for obvious reasons. This Viennese Collection commodes by Dorothy Draper would work great in a Hollywood Regency, Art Deco, Post-Modern or Mid-Century Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern, Danish Modern or Zen / Minimalist room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, or Classical room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. MEASUREMENTS: H 30.5" x W 44" x D 18.5" CONDITION: Excellent restored condition ready for immediate use.

Details

  • Creator
    Henredon (Maker),Dorothy Draper (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.5 in. (77.47 cm)Width: 44 in. (111.76 cm)Depth: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredWood,Brass
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Excellent restored condition ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330224032712

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About the Designer

Dorothy Draper

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 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 Henredon 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.Browse a collection of Dorothy Draper furniture on 1stDibs.
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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