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Doris Duke visit to Damascus Syria 1938

Updated: Aug 30


In this photo, Doris Duke was picking 3 Mother of pearl inlay commodes from Syrian furniture dealer. I'm very proud that Syrian furniture was prized for it's quality and beauty and recognized by famous people all over the world.
Doris Duke visit to Damascus Syria 1938

In this photo, Doris Duke was picking 3 Mother of pearl inlay commodes from Syrian furniture dealer. I'm very proud that Syrian furniture was prized for it's quality and beauty and recognized by famous people all over the world.




Doris Duke's Shangri La

Doris Duke is one of the biggest Islamic Art collector, Her mansion in Hawaii turned into museum showing exceptional collection of artifacts and Syrian furniture. She traveled the world collecting her collection and one of her stop was Damascus Syria in 1938 and picked several mother of pearl inlay furniture for her future residence in Hawaii. I attached photo of her privet bedroom showing her makeup space full of Mother of pearl inlay furniture, from chest with drawers to makeup table to chairs.


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