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Drexel Dining Room Tables

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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Drexel Heritage Chinoiserie Black Lacquered Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie extension dining table By Drexel Heritage "Ming Treasure" Collection USA, 1980s Black lacquered walnut, with carved Asian...
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1980s American Chinoiserie Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Style John Van Koert for Drexel Profile 10 Person MCM Dining Table
By Paul McCobb, Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul McCobb Style John Van Koert for Drexel Profile 10 person mid century dining table 54 long x 36 deep x 29 inches high - There are 3 leaves, each measuring 12 inches wide, allowi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mid Century Walnut Drop Leaf Dining Table
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in La Grange, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mid Century walnut drop leaf dining table Table measures: 27 wide x 42 deep x 29 inches high; each leaf is 18 inches wide, making a maximum table...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Walnut Extension Dining Table, Refinished
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern walnut extension dining table By Kipp Stewart for Drexel "Declaration" Collection USA, 1958 Measures: 60.25" W x 40" D x 29" H. Extends up ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Walnut Extension Dining Table, Restored
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern walnut extension dining table, By Kipp Stewart for Drexel "Declaration" Collection, USA, 1964 Measures: 60.25" W x 40" D x 28.88" H. Extend...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Midcentury Kipp Stewart Drexel Declaration Walnut Extension Dining Table
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Baltimore, MD
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern expandable dining table designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration dated 1961. Features richly bookmatched grained, walnut, clean lines characterist...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Milo Baughman for Drexel Todays Living Mid Century Blonde Dining Table
By Drexel, Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman for Drexel todays living Mid Century blonde dining table Table with no leaves measures: 62 wide x 40 deep x 30 high Table with 2 leaves measures: 86 wide x 40 deep x 3...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Drop-Leaf Dining Table by Drexel, 1960s
By Drexel
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Beautiful midcentury walnut drop leaf dining table by Drexel. Part of the Declaration series, it has clean rounded corners, X-base leg detail and original castors. Very solid and wel...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Midcentury Dining Table by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish midcentury dining table made by Drexel. Sturdily made, rich walnut wood grain throughout, sleek tapered legs. Table has two leaves which expand the table's surface to accommo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Lorin Jackson for Drexel Reverse Quatrefoil Base Pedestal Table
By Drexel, Lorin Jackson
Located in Chicago, IL
Walnut pedestal dining table with reverse quatrefoil base, designed by Lorin Jackson & Lee Stone for Drexel. Jackson is best known for his designs for Grosfeld House. Hour glass shap...
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1960s American Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

John Van Koert Casa del Sol Collection Tawny Walnut Dining Table
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare and exquisite sculptural tawny walnut dining table by John Van Koert for Drexel. Part of a collection he designed for Drexel, called "Casa del Sol." Unexpected and finely carved...
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20th Century American Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

1960s Drexel Oil Drop Parsons Dining Table with Two Leaves
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century 1960s or 1970s. Two leaves included for seating up to ten. Two 19" leaves included. Width without leaves 52". Width with both leaves 90".
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Drexel Profile Dining Table Designed by John Van Koert
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Buffalo, NY
Drexel profile dining table designed by John Van Koert, Classic modernist design, Superior quality and construction, Tables retains three 12 inch leaves and opens to an impressive 90...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dining Table by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern dining table by Drexel features a unique sculpted top with tapered legs. Quality construction with beautiful walnut wood grain. This elegant Mid-Century ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

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John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Black Lacquered Bookcase, Newly Refinished
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Kipp Stewart Drexel Declaration Walnut Drop Leaf Dining Table
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John Van Koert for Drexel Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Dining Table, 1959
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern ebonized walnut extension dining table By John Van Koert for Drexel "Profile" USA, 1959 Measures: 54" W x 36 x 29.5" H. Extends up to 90" W...
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