Dawnridge was built by the Duquettes after their marriage in 1949 at Pickfair, the home of Mary Pickford. The house was designed by Duquette and architect Casper Ehmcke. This photo taken in the 1990's shows the 18th century wall covered paintings, a Billy Haines banquette sofa, Piedmontes 18th century secretary desk, twp 18th century Venetian dolphins and an 18th century Adam settee upholstered in silk strie.
Columnist Corbina Wright (above) was an important sponsor of Duquette's work. He designed this interior for her in the 1950's using many of his original pieces including snowflake patterned screens, figural lamps and a trophe of musical instruments on the mantel.
Top left: Duquette constructs a window display for Robinson's Department Store; a sketch of a brooch designed for Beegle; Chinese Opium Bed; sketch of a brooch; dancers at the opening night for Duquette's Studios in 1956; San Francisco Opera production of Der Rosenkavalier 1956; party photos; Dolores Gray's costume for Kismet 1955; a secretary desk.
Apartment of John and Dodie Rosekrans, Venice. 17th & 18th century antiques fill the room, but Duquette added unconventional elements like leopard print and coral to juxtapose the room.