I've had a long-standing love affair with the glamorous Dorothy Draper Espana chest. I use one in my bedroom, and it instantly adds style to the room.
My chest isn't marked. It's from the 1960's, high quality, has dovetail drawers, etc. The fact that it isn't Heritage doesn't really bother me.
However, seeing it knocked off by Pier 1 absolutely shocks me.
It's not cheap (for what I imagine the quality to be)- $400 plus shipping. But it is just all wrong. From the hardware to the legs to the fact my beloved Dotty is hitting the VERY mainstream market...
If you are vigilant, you can find a chest for not-too-much-more than the Pier 1 price. I believe that is about what I paid for mine, on eBay.
So is the Draper chest going the way of chevron, beni ourain, and starburst mirrors? Please say it ain't so!