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"Dorothy" Lane Dresser / Buffet / Credenza

"Dorothy" Lane Dresser / Buffet / Credenza

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Stunning black high gloss dresser and nightstand set by Lane Furniture Company! We of course named her Dorothy after their namesake. Dorothy Draper is known for being the first real interior designer in the United States.

Traditionally the grove detail on the drawers is painted gold. On this set I wanted to try a matte on high gloss contrast, so the grooves are actually finished in a matte top coat. It's a very subtle and sophisticated look, topped off with bold new brass ring pulls.

Much more detail in the tabs below.

 

 

 


Maker / Designer

Dorothy Draper is considered the first real interior designer in the United States. Born into wealth in the late 1800’s, she designed her first home after WWI in Tuxedo Park, NY, one of the first gated communities in the United States. Draper established a reputation for hotels and restaurants, first with her decor for the Greenbriar resort, in West Virginia. 

To Dorothy, public space represented a place for people to come and feel elevated in the presence of great beauty, where the senses could look, feel and absorb the meaning of a quality life. She used vibrant, “splashy” colors in never-before-seen combinations, such as aubergine and pink with a “splash” of chartreuse and a touch of turquoise blue, or, one of her favorite combinations – “dull” white and “shiny” black.

She pioneered the picture window, and chenille bedspreads, and incorporated dark, bold colors using oversized fabric motifs, wide mouldings. She used dramatic interior color schemes, and trademark cabbage-rose chintz. She promoted shiny black ceilings, acid-green woodwork and cherry-red floors, believing that "Lovely, clear colors have a vital effect on our mental happiness."

Much of the furniture and textiles from the 1940s and ‘50s were designed or inspired by Dorothy Draper.

Color

Jet Black
Benjamin Moore

Dimensions

Dresser:
50h x 42w x 20d

Care

Our lacquer finish is catalyzed (2k) at every coat. It is a very durable finish and will ensure for decades with proper care. We recommend dusting often and using coasters and protective felt feet on pointed objects.

For cleaning greasy finger prints or dirty smudges, this is the product we use for the "final finish". It is waterbased and will not react with our finish. Do not substitute with a solvent-based finishing spray.  We recommend both the Meguiars Final Finish and these microfiber cloths.

Do not use any cleansers with ammonia or other harsh chemicals, it will dull the finish.

Shipping & Delivery

Local Pickup is always free.

Local Delivery within the Portland Metro Area is $200.00, Delivery can usually be arranged within a week or so.

Nationwide Shipping is provided by a private network of white glove shippers. Lead times range from 2-12 weeks depending upon season and distance. Rate is determined by your zip code at checkout.

Pieces smaller than 30" on all sides can be shipped in a double-walled box via USPS, UPS or FedEx Ground. Arrival is usually within 14-21 days.

 

 

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