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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NEWPORT MANSIONS – Doris Duke from Pindler & Pindler

4699-Florentina is an Exclusive Newport Mansions Doris Duke™ multipurpose large scale floral embroidery. Florentina was inspired by a circa 1925 yellow silk day dress found in the wardrobe archives at Doris Duke’s Newport Estate, Rough Point. Our version of Florentina is an exotic mutli-colored floral and leaf vine pattern embroidered on a linen blend ground. The Newport Mansions Doris Duke™ Indoor/Outdoor Collection is an eclectic assortment of exotic patterns inspired by the personal gatherings of an iconic world traveler, Doris Duke.
The historic Newport, Rhode Island, summer mansion of Doris Duke, called Rough Point, which showcases Miss Duke’s exquisite taste and personal style, has inspired Pindler’s Signature Exclusive Newport Mansions/Doris Duke Collection.
Doris Duke, the only daughter of James Buchanan Duke, was born on November 22, 1912. Her father was a founder of the American Tobacco Company, the Duke Power Company and a benefactor of Duke University.
When Mr. Duke died in 1925, he left his daughter an estate estimated at $80 million; Miss Duke was 12 years old. Miss Duke purchased her Newport, Rhode Island, estate named Rough Point and later a fabulous tropical getaway in Hawaii called Shangri-La. In these estates, Miss Duke displayed her collection of unique treasures that reflected her own personal taste and modern attitude for a woman of her time. Miss Duke spent much of her life traveling the world, amassing countless treasures and notable collections of Islamic and Southeast Asian art. She also traveled throughout Europe building her collection of fine art and furniture.
Miss Duke was a lifelong preservationist and environmentalist, and much of her fortune and her time were spent restoring Colonial buildings in Newport, Rhode Island,where she spent her summers.
Pindler is proud to be a part of a distinguished group of licensees allowed access to this wealth of inspiration. We have strived to capture the elegance and sophistication of this monumental historic property in our Signature Exclusive Newport Mansions/Doris Duke Collection.
This collection is a gorgeous assortment of designs with all the classic beauty of Doris Duke’s signature style. Pindler was fortunate to be given access to the glorious and universal collections and archives of fine decorative arts collected by Doris Duke. Inspired by exquisite art, antiques, furnishings and global findings found in Rough Point, we are proud to present our Signature Exclusive Doris Duke Newport Collection. This exquisite collection captures the timeless elegance and eclectic nature of Doris Duke.

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