Tony Duquette Lauched At Baker This Week

Employees at Baker Knapp and Tubbs in Dallas spent Thanksgiving week putting out Tony Duquette's newly licensed collection. There are 19 pieces, all of which come with fascinating backstories (you can read about them on their website). These pieces are faithful reproductions of ones Duquette designed for movie stars and film directors, or ones he had in his own estate.

The Terrapin Lamp (about $11,000) above is one of three pieces that Baker's display guru Adan Garcia tells me customers snapped up even before samples had hit the floor.

They also bought this Biomorphic Console (About $22,800), which is a reproduction of a 1965 piece Duquette designed, along with this....

Biomorphic Mirror, designed in 1965 to go with the console (About $6,600).

These tall Sunburst Torcheres were designed by Duquette for his house, Dawnridge.
Now you can buy reproductions of them.

(About $13,900)

Same goes for this fantastic Ghost Snail lamp, which Duquette designed in the 1970s.

All of Duquette's pieces have grand stature. The Ghost Snail measures about 34 inches wide by 19 inches tall (About $18,500)

A pair of antique pagoda lamps in Duquette's house were recreated for the collection. Light emanates from dozens of tiny windows.

(About $5,700)

Organic Baroque Chair, circa 1965, reproduced for Baker (About $10,900)

Duquette's original Marsan Chair was first unveiled as part of Duquette's unprecedented one-man exhibition at the Pavilion de Marsan in the Louvre, Paris. Circa 1951, (About $3,700)

The 24K Gold Toad (8" x 12") is a reproduction of a 1970s one that Duquette owned. Duquette and his friends used to trade toads back and forth between each other as a joke, but this one was Duquette's favorite and he refused to trade it. (About $9,900)

Elsie de Wolfe, who helped discover and promote Tony Duquette, designed this leopard tabouret, which Duquette kept in his house. Baker has reproduced the Elsie Tabouret for a song (About $1,100).