Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall “Declaration” Dresser for Drexel

US$3,695

About

Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall “Declaration” dresser for Drexel.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Manufacturer

Drexel

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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Los Angeles, CA

A specialist in mid-century modern furnishings and decorative arts, Danish Modern LA focuses on Scandinavian and American pieces by iconic designers like Hans J. Wegner, Greta M. Grossman, Finn Juhl, George Nelson and Florence Knoll. For the past 15 years, the firm’s talented and dedicated artisans have been refreshing and refinishing ...

Diamond Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2009
1stDibs seller since 2013
695 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Mid Century Highboy Dresser Chest Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Baltimore, MD
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern tall dresser/highboy/chest of drawers designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel’s Declaration Collection, circa 1960s. Featuring a solid...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Porcelain, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Small 3 Drawer Dresser Chest
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in La Grange, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel declaration small 3 drawer dresser chest Dresser measures: 36 wide x 21 deep x 31.25 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Kipp Stewart for Drexel Dresser Bachelor Chest
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Baltimore, MD
Fabulous Mid-Century Modern dresser bachelor chest designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel’s Declaration Collection, circa 1960s. Featuring a solid, beautifully gr...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mid Century Highboy Dresser Chest
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in La Grange, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration mid century highboy dresser chest This highboy measures: 34 wide x 20 deep x 45.5 inches tall ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we c...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Modernist 11-Drawer Dresser by Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist 11-drawer dresser by Kipp Stewart for Drexel, Classic Mid-Century Modern design, superior quality and construction, featuring 11 dove tail jointed drawers, brass hand pulls...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall Walnut Dresser
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Chicago, IL
Restored to better than new condition, ten-drawer dresser by Kip Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for their Drexel Declaration collection. Four exposed drawers with original spherical ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Drexel Declaration Credenza Dresser Kipp Stewart
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Baltimore, MD
Fabulous Mid-Century Modern 10 drawer triple dresser or credenza designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel’s Declaration Collection, circa 1960s. Featuring a solid, ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Porcelain, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration MCM Walnut 3 Drawer Gentleman's Chest
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in La Grange, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration mid century walnut 3 drawer gentleman's chest This chest measures: 36 wide x 19.5 deep x 31.5 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be ha...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery