The original of this curio cabinet and console was designed by Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virgina and Kindel has adapted the scale for today’s environments. The Chinese Chippendale inspired top features shelves for books or display items and the back panel can be painted a variety of colors or covered in fabric. The console base features curved legs, two drawers and is available as a Console Table (88-022). The console and curio are made of Cherry and can be finished in wood or any painted lacquer finish. Brass ring pull hardware is standard. Nickel hardware is also available.
"I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk." If it looks right, it is right." — Dorothy Draper
Dorothy Draper was born to a wealthy and privileged family in 1889, in one of the most exclusive communities in American history, Tuxedo Park. She was the first to “professionalize” the interior design industry by establishing in 1923, the first interior design company in the United States, Dorothy Draper & Company. This was a time when it was considered daring for a woman to go into business for herself. Dorothy Draper's style was big and bold. She invented Modern Baroque with over-sized, plaster work and the dramatic use of vibrant color. She is known for her interior design work on behalf of such organizations as Hampshire House and The Carlyle in New York, The Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, The Greenbrier in West Virginia and Arrowhead Springs Hotel in Southern California. She was a very confident and successful businesswoman who always said, "If it looks right, it is right."