GREENBRIER DOROTHY DRAPER C & O DINNER PLATE PINK GOLD

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 25, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

PINK RHODODENDRON PLATE MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE GREENBRIER RESORT IN WEST VIRGINIA, WV

DESIGN IS FROM THE RENOVATION DONE

BY DOROTHY DRAPER APPROX 1948

RESORT HAS CURRENTLY UNDERGONE ANOTHER RENOVATION AND MANY OF THE ARTIFACTS

OF MRS. DRAPER ARE BECOMING EXTREMELY COLLECTABLE RESTAURANT WARE

In her day, Dorothy was the prima donna of the decorating business - her name was synonymous with decorating. She gave decorating advice in her regular column for Good Housekeeping Magazine , designed fabric lines for Schumacher , furniture for Ficks Reed , Heritage and, other than her hotel and restaurant decors, she also designed theaters, department stores, commercial establishments, private corporate offices, the interiors of jet planes ( Convair & TWA ) , automobiles (she did a "line" for Packard and Chrysler in the 1950's - including a pink polka dot truck!) - even packaging for the cosmetics firm of Dorothy Gray - on top of her residential designs for the houses and apartments of prominent and very wealthy society figures. She also designed her very own exclusive fabrics for her clients - such as her Romance & Rhododendrons and Fudge Apron which she used at the Greenbrier. Much of her work survives to this day, in the lobbies of apartment buildings, hotels ( The Carlyle in New York
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