Doris Duke's Shangri-La ~ railroaded strips on armless sofa

Doris Duke's Shangri-La ~ railroaded strips on armless sofa

Doris Duke ~ Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.

Doris Duke ~ Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.

Miss Doris Duke from 1953, wearing her Schepps citrine cabochon bracelet and ring suite, made for her in December of 1940.

Miss Doris Duke from 1953, wearing her Schepps citrine cabochon bracelet and ring suite, made for her in December of 1940.

Doris Duke at her Honolulu home known as Shangri La. Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, November 1, 1966

Doris Duke at her Honolulu home known as Shangri La. Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, November 1, 1966

Doris Duke's... Evening dress, Madame Grès , circa 1966, silk crepe with ostrich feathers.

A Peek Inside Doris Duke's Closet

Doris Duke's... Evening dress, Madame Grès , circa 1966, silk crepe with ostrich feathers.

Doris Duke (11/22/1912) She and  Barbara Hutton, born a week earlier)  married the same man (Porfirio Rubirosa) briefly.

Doris Duke (11/22/1912) She and Barbara Hutton, born a week earlier) married the same man (Porfirio Rubirosa) briefly.

Heaven on Earth: Inside Doris Duke's Shangri La - Gallery

Heaven on Earth: Inside Doris Duke's Shangri La - Gallery

What could have been a garish, over- the-top Spanish-Moorish-Persian-Indian mashup is instead a trove of exotic craftsmanship and artistry. Doris Duke was an American heiress,...

This gloriously restored Art Deco Cartier necklace was first purchased at @Cartier NY in 1937 for $ 65'000 by James Cromwell for his bride Doris Duke. It was offered for sale @Christie's NY in June 2004 in the Doris Duke Collection without the principle diamonds. The buyer lovingly replaced all of the missing stones with age appropriate diamonds bringing it back to life and its former glory. (image @connieluk_christies) #christiesjewels

This gloriously restored Art Deco Cartier necklace was first purchased at @Cartier NY in 1937 for $ 65'000 by James Cromwell for his bride Doris Duke. It was offered for sale @Christie's NY in June 2004 in the Doris Duke Collection without the principle diamonds. The buyer lovingly replaced all of the missing stones with age appropriate diamonds bringing it back to life and its former glory. (image @connieluk_christies) #christiesjewels

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