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Dorothy Draper Furniture

American, 1889-1969
American, 1889-1969

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.

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Pair of Dorothy Draper for Heritage Commode Chest in Magnificent Condition
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in ebony lacquered finish. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest....
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1960s Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Ebony

Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chest in Coral Lacquer
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in Coral Lacquer. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. Dorothy ...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chests in Traditional Black Bean
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chests, shown in black bean. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. Dorothy Dr...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chest in Emerald Green
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in Emerald Green. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. Dorothy ...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Dorothy Draper Set of Nesting Tables
By Dorothy Draper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Set of three nesting tables by Dorothy Draper. Refinished in a dark espresso finish. Measures: Large: 18" D x 22" W x 18.25 H Medium: 18" D x 19.88" D x 17.38" H Small: 17.88" ...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

Authentic Dorothy Draper Pair of Tables Custom-Made for the Greenbrier Resort
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Late 1940s large-scale authentic Dorothy Draper pair of custom-made pedestal tables from the Greenbrier Resort. These were not mass produced pieces.
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1940s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chest in Black Bean, circa 1955
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in black bean. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. Dorothy Dra...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Dorothy Draper Espana Cabinets for Heritage Henredon, circa 1955
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A pair of one-of-a-kind cabinets designed by Dorothy Draper (1889-1969) - America's most famous decorator - for her España line. After touring Spain for inspiration, Dorothy Draper p...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Dorothy Draper España Chest in Ivory White Chocolate, circa 1955
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage Furniture, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chests, shown in Ivory White Chocolate. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - are these Dorothy Draper España bunching c...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Brazilliance Wallpaper by Dorothy Draper Wallcoverings
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Brazilliance, the iconic banana leaf print designed by Dorothy Draper, is offered in double rolls measuring 27 inches wide by 30 feet long. Repeat is 35.5 inches. Price is per double...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Paper

Dorothy Draper Espana Collection Ivory and Slate Coffee Table
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Chicago, IL
A Dorothy Draper design from her iconic Espana collection, this exceptional Heritage Henredon round coffee table is comprised of hand-carved wood with an ivory glaze. Reverse quatref...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Slate

Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Brass Cabbage Paper Weight with Label
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Mon choux! Here's Dorothy Draper's "peu chou" (little cabbage) as the french say. A neat, organically shaped petite cabbage paper weight from the Dorothy Draper Company, Signature Co...
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Late 20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Chests Lacquered in Ivory, circa 1963
By Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Exquisite pair of Dorothy Draper Viennese collection chests professionally refinished in ivory lacquer and embellished with acanthus leaf motif back plates. Brass hardware was profes...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Authentic Dorothy Draper España Chest in Ivory White Chocolate, circa 1955
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage Furniture, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in Ivory White Chocolate. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España bunching chest. ...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Ivory Chest with Gold Incised Drawers
By Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Hollywood glamour then and now, this Viennese Collection chest of drawers was designed by the Queen of Hollywood Regency - Dorothy Draper - in the early 1960s and features solid bras...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Stunning 1930s Dorothy Draper Black Lacquered Cabinet
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a two-door cabinet designed by Dorothy Draper, circa 1940s. Fully restored, it features an unusual serpentine front and the two elegant sculpted doors with hand carved, gilt ...
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1930s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Baroque Bouquet Sofa, Carleton Varney, Downfill
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Baroque Bouquet sofa, Carleton Varney, Downfill. Iconic Hollywood Regency piece. Features the Baroque Bouquet floral pattern in yellow citron. Rolled...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Textile

Pair of Dorothy Draper Espana Chests
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of reddish-orange with gold trim Espana chests designed for Henredon by the premiere decorator, Dorothy Draper in the mid 1950s. They are finished with the original natural sl...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Slate

Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Armchair Pair, Carleton Varney, Down-Filled
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency armchair pair, Carleton Varney, Down-filled. Iconic Hollywood Regency pair. Features the Baroque Bouquet floral pattern in yellow citron. Rolled Arm,...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Textile

Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Chest Lacquered in Ivory, circa 1963
By Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Exquisite Dorothy Draper Viennese collection chest professionally refinished in ivory lacquer and embellished with original acanthus leaf motif back plates. Brass hardware was profes...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Magnificent Pair Dorothy Draper Henredon Heritage Stool Ottomans Hollywood
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent pair of Dorothy Draper Henredon Heritage stools. We had the seats biscuit tufted upholstered in a shimmering peacock blue velvet and they sure look scrumptious! They meas...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Barrel Back Hollywood Regency Spiral Carved Chair by Dorothy Draper
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Hollywood Regency spiral chair by Dorothy Draper. The chair features a barrel back design with carved Mid Century accents and a Naugahydeyde seat. It is in excellent condition. Dim...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Luxe Regency Dining Chairs by Dorothy Draper for Henredon Set of 10
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Set of 10 Regency dining chairs designed by Dorothy Draper for Henredon furniture. Fabulous sculptural chairs with double X back. Black lacquer with gold gilded highlights. Origin...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Authentic Dorothy Draper Espana Chest in Neo Mint
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in Neo Mint. An updated light Green Mint. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is Dorothy Draper's España ...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Original Handmade Dorothy Draper Tables for the Greenbrier Resort
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
These are the actual tables that were on the cover of House Beautiful Magazine, August 1948. Showcasing the Greenbrier Resort newly decorated by Dorothy Draper. The pair of crenelate...
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1940s American Baroque Revival Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Display Cabinet
By Dorothy Draper, Henredon
Located in Chicago, IL
Impressive cabinet from Draper's 1963 Viennese collection for Henredon. Features bombe base with three drawers, splayed feet and intricately chased brass drop pulls. Above base i...
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1960s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Lovely Dorothy Draper Biscuit Tufted Bench Hollywood Regency
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely Dorothy Draper biscuit tufted bench in the Hollywood Regency style. We love the biscuit tufted upholstery but the fabric is worn and foam will need to be replaced. We also fan...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Wall-Mounted Bedside Tables Attributed to Dorothy Draper
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Églomisé inset mirror tops. Right and left mounted tables, each having one drawer and one open shelf. Foliated carved wood decorative legs. Decorative carvings. Blue and grey painted...
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1940s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

Dorothy Draper Dresser for the Greenbrier Hotel
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Dallas, TX
Eight-drawer dresser designed by Dorothy Draper for the Greenbrier resort, White sulphur springs, West Virginia. The dresser is in original condition and is an important piece of des...
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Mid-20th Century American Baroque Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Dorothy Draper Serpentine Chests in Ivory Lacquer with Nickel Pulls
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stunning vintage Dorothy Draper serpentine cabinets in ivory lacquer with dark mahogany bases & beautiful silver nickel over bronze scroll pulls, circa 1940s. Great examples of Dorot...
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Lacquer

Set of 3 Dorothy Draper Espana Collection Benches For Heritage Henredon
By Dorothy Draper, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three Dorothy Draper Espana Collection benches. These first appeared in 1955 as part of Draper's Espana Collection from Heritage /Henredon. They have been restored with fresh ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Dorothy Draper Viennese Collection Chest
By Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Dallas, TX
Designed by Dorothy Draper and manufactured by Henredon. This iconic chest is known for its glamorous, Hollywood Regency style. It is part of the Viennese Collection, which debuted a...
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1960s Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Dorothy Draper 20th Century Hollywood Regency Mirror
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Hudson, NY
Dorothy Draper 20th century Hollywood regency gold and silver leaf carved wooden Mirror. Measures: 25" W x 52" H approx. Some visible cracks and separation throughout. Looks like it ...
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1950s Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Mirror, Giltwood

Pair of 1950s Dorothy Draper Table Lamps
By Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
This pair of tall and baluster-shaped table lamps are by the American interior decorator Dorothy Draper. The lamps are comprised of enameled iron with silver-hued details. Included a...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Iron

Pair of Dorothy Draper España Chests for Heritage
By Dorothy Draper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Regency decorator Dorothy Draper (1889-1969) pair of lacquered chests of drawers for Heritage. Incised drawer fronts in gold with brass hardware, hardware to be polished, C...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Dorothy Draper España Side Tables in Original Black and Gold Lacquer
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Beautiful pair of Dorothy Draper España collection side tables in excellent vintage condition for Heritage circa 1950. These beautiful, regal and timeless black Dorothy Draper lacque...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Brass

Large Scale Andirons by Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of large scale Andirons, designed by Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel, American, circa 1947. They stand an impressive 41" height. They are signed with a partial cast manu...
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1940s American American Classical Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Metal, Iron, Brass

Authentic Dorothy Draper Round Side Table Custom-Made for the Greenbrier Resort
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
An original table from the 1948 Dorothy Draper designed Greenbrier Resort. Round table with four legs and four curved cutout rectangles details.  
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1940s American Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

Dorothy Draper España Chest of Drawers
By Heritage-Henredon, Dorothy Draper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black lacquered chest of drawers or dresser with carved gold leaf detail. Designed by Dorothy Draper.  
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Wood

Dorothy Draper Viennese China Cabinet for Henredon, circa 1963
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Dorothy Draper Viennese collection China cabinet designed for Henredon, circa 1963. Shown in pink lacquer, this particular one is sold but we have another one available for custom re...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Dorothy Draper Furniture

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Lacquer

Dorothy Draper Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Dorothy Draper furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices to choose from in our Dorothy Draper Furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 39 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there is also a modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Dorothy Draper was created in North America during the 20th century in Hollywood Regency style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Lorin Jackson Furniture, William Doezema Furniture and Ethan Allen Furniture. The prices for Dorothy Draper furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Prices for these items start at $450 and top out at $35,000, while pieces like these can sell for $7,000.

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