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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dorothy Draper And A Few Of Her Custom Pieces

What A Gal !

And what a gal I would be, if only I had accomplished just one half as much as Miss Draper !

This chair is what inspired this post.

It is functional Art.

Dorothy Draper Crown Chair

These were designed for the Crown Room in the Fairmont Hotel here in San Francisco.
Price$1,650 ( I think this price is a bargain )
height: (2 ft. 5 in.)
second height: (1 ft. 7 in.)
depth: (1 ft. 8 in.) 20" deep ? what could be better ?
width/length: (2 ft.) only 24" , how great ?
I might kill for this chair ...
And how great would it be
if I were writing this post while sitting in this chair ????

Beyond Princess !!!
These are silver plated handles on a set of night stands.

These look just like something I had custom made for a client. So, I definitely love them.

I could live quite nicely with these next to my bed.

These are from a hotel that Dorothy Draper did the interiors for.

Again, hotel furniture designed by Dorothy Draper.

I know you have seen the table toppers that they make out of painted tin, they add a false apron, in addition to the decorative surface. They are very fashionable and pricey.

HMMMMMM....I wonder where they might have come up with the idea ?
From Dorothy Draper tables perhaps ?

These look so heavy, I wonder what the wood type is ?
1st Dibs has quite a collection of Dorothy Draper Originals.

( enlarge any picture for more info and a closer look )

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her blog of her Adventures in Design


  1. Great post! Love the round tables at the bottom!

  2. LOVE THAT CROWN CHAIR! Perhaps a few of us could all chip-in and share it... sort of "Queen-For-A-Day".

  3. I'll take six crown chairs please.
    Love them lady decorators!
    xo xo

  4. Wasn't she wonderful?! Very talented lady.

    And I love the photograph of her that you have posted! Those pearls, those gloves, that corsage, that hairstyle!! Marvelous!

  5. i am happy that i am not alone in my adoration of miss draper
    the fab-boo chairs.

    really, i think i would be a better blogger
    if i had one !
    hmmm ?

  6. I aspire to be as fearless as Dorothy Draper. A true design icon and inspiration!


  7. V & L

    after 'investigation' ,
    fearless is fun & exciting.


  8. Great post.Draper was and still is a star!



Thanks for participating!!

About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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