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Drexel Furniture (UNITED STATES)

While vintage Drexel Furniture dining tables, dressers and other pieces remain highly desirable for enthusiasts of mid-century modern design, the manufacturer's story actually begins decades before its celebrated postwar-era Declaration line took shape.

In 1903, in the small town of Drexel in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, six partners came together to found a company that would become one of the country’s leading furniture producers. The first offerings from Drexel Furniture were simple: a bed, washstand and bureau all crafted from native oakwood, sold as a bedroom suite for $14.50.

One of Drexel’s early innovations was to employ staff designers, something the company initiated in the 1930s. This focus on design, which few other furniture companies were committing to at the time, allowed Drexel to respond to a variety of new and traditional tastes. This included making pieces inspired by historic European furniture, like the popular French provincial–style Touraine bedroom and dining group that borrowed its curves from Louis XV-era furniture. Others replicated the ornate details of 18th-century chinoiserie or the embellishments of Queen Anne furniture. Always ready to adapt to new customer demands, during World War II, Drexel built a sturdy desk designed especially for General Douglas MacArthur.

In the postwar era, Drexel embraced the clean lines of mid-century modernism with the Declaration collection designed by Stewart MacDougall and Kipp Stewart that featured elegant credenzas and more made in walnut and the Profile and Projection collections designed with sculptural shapes by John Van Koert. In the 1970s, Drexel introduced high-end furniture in a Mediterranean style.

Drexel changed hands and visions throughout the years. It was managed by one of the original partners — Samuel Huffman — until 1935, at which time his son Robert O. Huffman took over as president. It was then that the company began to expand, with several acquisitions of competitors in the 1950s, including Table Rock Furniture, the Heritage Furniture Co. and more. With the manufacturer’s success — spurred by its embrace of advertising in home and garden magazines — it opened more factories in both North and South Carolina. By 1957, the company that had started with a factory of 50 workers had 2,300 employees and was selling its furniture nationwide.

Drexel underwent a series of name changes in its long history. Its acquisition of Southern Desk Company in 1960 bolstered its production of institutional furniture for dormitories, classrooms, churches and laboratories. In the following decades, contracts with government agencies, hotels, schools and hospitals brought its high-quality furniture to a global audience. U.S. Plywood-Champion Papers bought Drexel Enterprises in 1968, and it became Drexel Heritage Furnishings. 

In 2014, the last Drexel Heritage plant, in Morganton, North Carolina, reportedly closed its doors. The company rebranded as Drexel in 2017.

The range of vintage Drexel furniture for sale on 1stDibs includes end tables designed by Edward Wormley, walnut dining tables designed by Kipp Stewart and lots more.

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John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Mid Century Small Sideboard Buffet Credenza
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in La Grange, IL
John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Mid Century Small Sideboard Buffet Credenza Credenza measures: 48 wide x 18 deep x 28 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we cal...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Chrome

Drexel Heritage French Provincial Walnut Sideboard Server or Bar Cabinet
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial flip-top sideboard, buffet server, or bar cabinet on casters By Drexel Heritage USA, Circa 1970s Walnut, with hand-painted details and original ...
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1970s American French Provincial Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Brass

Drexel Heritage Consensus Mid Century Pecan and Brass 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
By Drexel
Located in La Grange, IL
Drexel heritage consensus mid century pecan and brass 9 drawer lowboy dresser. Dresser measures: 72 wide x 18.75 deep x 30.5 inches high.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Brass

Barney Flagg for Drexel Parallel Mid Century Walnut Sideboard Credenza Buffet an
By Barney Flagg, Drexel
Located in La Grange, IL
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Walnut

Painted Chinoiserie Two Doors Server Cabinet by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Double door chinoiserie style small credenza server cabinet by Drexel Heritage.
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20th Century American Federal Drexel Sideboards

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Mahogany

John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Mid Century Sideboard Buffet Credenza
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in La Grange, IL
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Brass, Wood

Drexel Mid-Century Chinoiserie Style Mahogany Sideboard Credenza Cabinet Dresser
By Drexel
Located in West Hartford, CT
Signed Drexel chinoiserie sideboard/buffet with gorgeous period design as well as felt sterling silverware interior top drawer. If you are looking for storage but have exquisite tast...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Fabric, Wood, Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Elm Wood Sideboard or Bar Cabinet, 1950s
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern elm wood sideboard server, credenza, or bar cabinet By Edward Wormley for Drexel "Precedent" Collection USA, 1950s Measures: 48"W x 19...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Elm

Edward Wormley for Drexel Ten-Drawer Dresser
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Garnerville, NY
Ten drawer Edward Wormley for Drexel dresser. Burn in Drexel mark in top drawer. Silver Elm wood veneers. Structurally sound and massive cabinet. Older dark refinish with a distresse...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Metal

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Walnut Sideboard Hutch or Bar Cabinet, 1964
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern lighted bar cabinet or sideboard hutch By Kipp Stewart for Drexel "Declaration" Line USA, 1964 Walnut, with glass front doors and original ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Brass

Drexel Heritage Italian Provincial Burled Walnut Marble-Top Dresser or Sideboard
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Italian Provincial dresser, sideboard, or credenza By Drexel Heritage USA, late 20th century Carved burled walnut, with beveled marble top and original brass hard...
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Late 20th Century American French Provincial Drexel Sideboards

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Marble, Brass

American Midcentury Campaign Style Accolade Credenza by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Midcentury Drexel credenza in the traditional "Campaign" style with recessed brass hardware and a square profile with no overhanging top (historically to be portable for military off...
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Mid-20th Century North American Campaign Drexel Sideboards

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Wood

Signed Drexel Chinoiserie Breakfront China Cabinet Japanned Black Lacquer
By Drexel
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant midcentury chinoiserie japanned one-piece china cabinet features beautiful hand painted motif and gold detail on the front and sides. Three top front doors open to glass shel...
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1960s American Chinoiserie Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Vintage Demilune Wallace Nutting Collection Serving Table by Drexel, circa 1940
By Drexel
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage Sheraton style serving table by Drexel Furniture Co. of the Wallace Nutting collection offers mahogany construction in wraparound demilune form with rear drop leaves and br...
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20th Century American Sheraton Drexel Sideboards

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Brass

Midcentury Walnut Illuminated Credenza by Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1950s walnut credenza / sideboard designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel’s “Declaration” line. Composed of two sets of hinged doors which open to reveal a single, removable shelf per si...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Sideboard
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Wormley for Drexel, his Precedent collection sideboard-buffet, originally designed in the late 1940s. Center drawers with end cabinet doors and interior shelves. P...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Elm

1960s Mid-Century Modern John Van Koert Drexel Profile Series Server Cabinet
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern small scale server or cabinet manufactured by Drexel's Profile series and designed by John O. Van Koert. The ashwood case consists of two fitted graduating drawers.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Ash

Midcentury Walnut Sideboard by Kip Stewart for Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful wood grain with clean lines, this walnut sideboard was designed by Kip Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for the "Declaration" line of furniture by Drexel. Produced in the mid...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart Drexel Declaration Credenza
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning vintage modern Drexel Declaration buffet Credenza by Kipp Stewart and Stewart McDougall. This stylish case piece features book-matched black walnut wood grains highlighted...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Sideboards

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Porcelain, Walnut

Modernist Kipp Stewart Server or Credenza for Drexel
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist Kipp Stewart server or credenza for Drexel, professionally refinished or restored, stunning design, retaining its original lined silverware drawer, white porcelain hand pul...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Sideboards

Materials

Porcelain, Walnut

Drexel Declaration Two Part Cabinet
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Drexel Declaration walnut sideboard credenza hutch light up cabinet. Lots of storage space beautiful looking walnut wood pattern with porcelain pulls.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Sideboards

Materials

Porcelain, Walnut

Walnut Server with Hidden Electric Dish Warmer
By Harvey Probber, Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid century modern walnut rolling server with built in food warmer. Carved fluted doors two drawers built by Drexel.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Sideboards

Materials

Walnut

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Located in West Hartford, CT
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Legacy by Drexel Heritage Sideboard Credenza Cabinet Buffet Dresser 213-120
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Kipp Stewart for Drexel Sun Coast Cherrywood Sideboard Credenza, 1959
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
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Edward Wormley Drexel Precedent Sideboard
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
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H 32.5 in. W 66.75 in. D 20 in.
Midcentury Danish Modern Walnut Declaration Credenza by Drexel, circa 1960
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Drexel Chippendale Banded Flame Mahogany Sideboard Credenza
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Drexel Chippendale Banded Flame Mahogany Sideboard Credenza
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Located in South Bend, IN
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Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mid-Century Modern Walnut Credenza, 1960
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Kipp Stewart Walnut Credenza
By Drexel
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Drexel Declaration series credenza designed by Kipp Stewart with four doors and two drawers and original cue ball drawer pulls.
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  • Kipp Stewart Walnut Credenza
  • Kipp Stewart Walnut Credenza
  • Kipp Stewart Walnut Credenza
  • Kipp Stewart Walnut Credenza
H 31.75 in. W 60 in. D 21 in.