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Frederick P. Victoria was a truly thorough man. He founded the New York furniture showroom F. P. Victoria & Son in 1933 and commissioned architectural drawings of nearly every item he sold between 1950 and 1970, whether it was an antique or an object of his own design. (The company produced custom pieces for such boldfaced-name decorators as Dorothy Draper, Elsie de Wolfe, and Albert Hadley, who commissioned works for clients including the duke and duchess of Windsor and Grace Kelly.) Those drawings sat in storage uncatalogued until 2004, when Victoria’s son Tony took on the daunting task of organizing them. Last year the firm made the more than 1,200 drawings—ranging from Baroque to Modernist—available to the public, allowing clients to customize them or commission the designs as originally conceived. A coffee table created for Cole Porter proved so popular, it will soon become a staple in the shop, albeit with a modern twist: The lacquered shelves are now covered in treated goatskin. We think Mr. Porter would get a kick out of that. At 232 E. 59th St., Fifth Fl.; 212-813-9651;


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