Tony Duquette Designs Evoke the Spirit of the Season...


Sacerdotal and ecclesiastical (fellow Catholics, you know this stuff!) icons abound in Tony Duquette's timeless designs from the mid-twentieth century that inspire and thrill today....especially now as we approach the Winter Solstice when darkness falls so early in the day, and the world celebrates fire, starlight and snowflakes.

Think of ancient Druids' Yule, of autumnal Dawali, the Hindi Festival of Lights, of Christmas stars and lights, of Hannukah with the burning candles, Kwanzaa with the lighting of the kinara candle, and Sadeh, the Iranian festivity to honor fire and defeat the forces of darkness, frost, and cold.

You get the idea. Anything that reminds of us of warmer, sunnier, longer days immediately captivates us at this season!


The Jewel Votive Table Lamp



The Paris Snowflake Screen



The Sunburst Torchiere




The Terrapin Lamp



The Elsie Tabouret
Named for His Mentor, Elsie deWolfe
(It's just so Christmas-y I had to include it here)



The Abalone Chandelier


The Large Sunburst Mirror



The Original Starburst Sculpture





The Gold-Leafed Sun Sculpture



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Tony Duquette's Office



A Duquette Room Features the Paris Snowflake Screen



A Duquette Salon with the Abalone Chandelier


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"Considered by many as an American design icon,
Tony Duquette left behind an artistic legacy
that inspired fantasy and stirs the imagination."

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To learn more about the man who "was always trying
to enchant the world...a self-styled do-it-yourself di Medici
whose razzle-dazzle decor, costumes, jewelry
and interiors took center stage in Hollywood's heyday"
see Tony Duquette , a book by House & Garden
design director Wendy Goodman and
Duquette successor Hutton Wilkinson
reviewed here.


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Sources for Tony Duquette Items:

vintage Tony Duquette: 1stDibs
carefully crafted reproductions: Baker Furniture

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