TONY DUQUETTE DESIGNED THE INTERIORS FOR MR. & MRS. CHARLES DUCOMMUN’S RESIDENCE IN BEL AIR IN THE MID 1960’S.  SHOWN HERE IS THE ENTRANCE HALL WITH ITS FLOATING BRONZE STAIRCASE AND DUQUETTE’S CUSTOM CRYSTAL STALACTITE CHANDELIER.  THE CARPET IS ANTIQUE MOROCCAN.  THE RED LACQUERED CHAIR IS 18TH CENTURY VENETIAN FROM THE COLLECTION OF FRANCES ELKINS AND THE ANTIQUE CHINESE DOORS WERE PURCHASED BY DUQUETTE ON ONE OF HIS MANY TRIPS TO THE FAR EAST.

THE DRAWING ROOM AT THE DUCOMMON RESIDENCE WAS DESIGNED BY TONY DUQUETTE AROUND THE OWNERS’ COLLECTION OF MODERN MASTERS.  OVER THE FIREPLACE IS A PAINTING BY BRAQUE AND ON THE HEARTH STANDS A MINIATURE CALDER. 

A VIEW INTO THE DRAWING ROOM FROM THE ENTRANCE HALL.  THE PAINTING ON THE RIGHT IS BY COURBET.  FEATURED IN THIS ROOM ARE TONY DUQUETTE’S ORIGINAL “DISPLAY COCKTAIL TABLE” AND FIGURAL LAMP HOLDING A BRONZE BUDDHA.

DUQUETTE DESIGNED THE LIBRARY AT THE DUCOMMON RESIDENCE USING A HAND WOVEN CARPET MADE TO HIS DESIGN IN IRELAND AND HIS SIGNATURE PRINTED MALACHITE COTTON WHICH HE HAS HAD QUILTED FOR THE SOFA.  THE PAINTING OVER THE FIREPLACE IS BY MODIGLIANI.   DUQUETTE CREATED THE COCKTAIL TABLE USING A PANEL OF ANTIQUE CHINESE TRIBUTE SILK ON TOP OF WHICH HE HAS PLACED ONE OF HIS PRIZED REGENCY PAGODAS.

THE DINING ROOM AT THE DUCOMMON RESIDENCE WAS DESIGNED BY TONY DUQUETTE USING HIS OWN SPECIALLY DESIGNED SUEDE UPHOLSTERED, GILT METAL CHAIRS AND BRONZE AND GLASS TABLES.  HIS BIOMORPHIC, GOLD LEAFED, CONSOLE AND MIRROR, FLANKED BY HIS LEAF AND CRYSTAL STANDING TORCHERS CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND.  IN THE WINDOW UNDER A PLEXIGLAS BOX, HE HAS PLACED ONE OF HIS THREE DIMENSIONAL COSTUME DESIGNS FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO BALLET “JEST OF CARDS”.  THE CUSTOM SHAG CARPET WAS WOVEN TO DUQUETTE’S OWN TIGER PATTERNED DESIGN.

TONY DUQUETTE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED HIS NOW FAMOUS “BIOMORPHIC CONSOLE AND MIRROR” FOR THE DUCOMMON RESIDENCE IN BEL AIR IN THE MID 1960’S.  IT IS SHOWN HERE IN SITU HOLDING A COLLECTION OF DUQUETTE’S BRONZE AND GILT METAL STAR AND SUNBURST VOTIVE HOLDERS, VERMEIL FISH AND ONE OF DUQUETTE’S “DRESSED BIRDS”