Duquette had a large and loyal film industry clientele. Among them: Hollywood tough guy James Coburn. In the actor's foyer, vividly painted turquoise with a coral-colored staircase railing, Duquette created a massive chandelier centered on a mirrored disco ball. The chairs and settee are intricately carved Indian designs. Drums serve as side tables and, in the corner, as a pedestal for a ceramic pagoda, one of Duquette's favorite decorative items.
Eliot Elisofon Photography Collection/Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin