Super excited to offer this 100% genuine Dorothy Draper Espana chest for custom refinishing. This is NOT imposters – and you will see many of those for thousands of dollars on the internet. This is genuine vintage iconic Bunching Chest designed by Dorothy Draper. The chests were manufactured by Heritage/ Henredon.
Dimensions are as follows
The insides are clean
The first 4 pictures are of the chests that we recently sold and refinished in classic black for the client. I mean look at that finish!! Nothing else you see on the internet comes close to our finish. The last picture is of the actual piece/s that you are buying that will be customized according to your instructions. Black is always classic, but these will look spectacular in cream and navy as well.
Each piece will be sanded then primed if needed, then we will spray 2-3 coats of Nitrocellulose Pre-cat lacquer. Then we will polish every surface with an auto polisher. All brass hardware will be polished on polishing wheel – it will be shiny like new!! The beveling will be gold leafed by hand.
Again – these are genuine, marked, numbered Drapers that will be spectacularly refinished. This is not a copycat or an “as is” item or some mediocre lacquer job.
There are 3-4 things to look for when spotting a real Espana vs a fake one ( Thanks to Circawho for this info)
1) The back is finished
2) The outside edges are beveled – Edges are not flush with the drawers.
3) It has a Heritage/Henredon or just Heritage stamp on the inside
4) Each Drawer spot is numbered.
Ours check all the above. These are the real deal!
Custom refinishing in ANY color of your choice
Shipping will be additional $300 or so to 48 states.
The lead time on this is 8 weeks. It’s meticulous restoration of a high value item. I won’t rush the work.