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Drexel Lowboy

Vintage Drexel Lowboy Dresser Dovetail Drawers
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Drexel lowboy dresser dovetail drawers. Dimensions: 54 W ; 19 D ; 30 H.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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MCM Lowboy Dresser WINDWOOD by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A MCM Lowboy Dresser WINDWOOD by Drexel
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Drexel Heritage Consensus Mid Century Pecan and Brass 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
By Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
Drexel heritage consensus mid century pecan and brass 9 drawer lowboy dresser. Dresser measures
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Barney Flagg for Drexel Mid Century Parallel Lowboy Dresser
By Barney Flagg, Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
Barney Flagg for Drexel mid century parallel lowboy dresser Dresser measures: 62 wide x 20 deep
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Metal

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mid Century Walnut 8 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mid Century Walnut 8 Drawer Lowboy Dresser This lowboy
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Mid Century Lowboy Dresser with Limed Oak FInish
By Drexel
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern lowboy dresser features hardwood construction, oak veneer with original
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Oak

MCM Highboy Dresser Wardrobe WINDWOOD by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Drexel Shelves are adjustable/removable. We also have the matching nightstands and lowboy dresser listed
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Single Drawer Nightstand by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern nightstand by Drexel features hardwood construction, walnut veneer with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Mid Century Curved Front Two Drawer Nightstand by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century nightstand by Drexel features hardwood construction, original bleached walnut
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Vintage Mid Century Modern Drexel Style Walnut Toned Lowboy Credenza.
Located in Seattle, WA
doors opening to cabinet space with one adjustable shelf. Tapered legs. We believed this to be a Drexel
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood

Mid Century Modern Highboy Dresser with Limed Oak Finish
By Drexel
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern highboy dresser by Drexel features hardwood construction, original oak
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Oak

Vintage Mid Century Modern Drexel Declaration Dresser Set . Sold Walnut
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Drexel Declaration Dresser Set . Sold Walnut Dimensions. Lowboy. 66 W
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

Vintage Mid Century Modern Drexel Declaration Dresser Set. Solid Walnut.
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Drexel Declaration Dresser Set. Solid Walnut. Dimensions. Lowboy. 66 W
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

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Located in New York, NY
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Located in Countryside, IL
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Drexel Lowboy For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal drexel lowboy for your home. Frequently made of wood, walnut and metal, every drexel lowboy was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer drexel lowboy, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right drexel lowboy, those designed in mid-century modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made drexel lowboy over the years, but those crafted by Drexel, Barney Flagg and Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Drexel Lowboy?

A drexel lowboy can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,645, while the lowest priced sells for $1,050 and the highest can go for as much as $6,195.

Drexel for sale on 1stDibs

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, closed its doors. The company rebranded as Drexel in 2017.

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

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right dressers for You

Antique, new and vintage dressers are a staple in any household. Whether it’s a 19th-century solid pine or oak Welsh kitchen dresser you’re using to store tableware or a Broyhill Brasilia highboy in your bedroom, these furniture fixtures are essential for making the most of your space.

The first step in finding the perfect dresser is considering your particular needs. Most tall dressers offer anywhere from five to seven drawers, essentially allowing for the organization of an entire wardrobe, while shorter, waist-height dresser varieties can be equipped with a convenient vanity mirror.

highboy dresser is usually around six feet tall, with some versions standing even taller at seven feet or so. Highboys, which began to appear with frequency during the early 17th century in England, are essentially very tall dressers with lots of drawers, whereas a lowboy is a different type of storage furniture in that it's a dressing table with one or two rows of drawers. 

When shopping for your antique or vintage dresser, consider those that bear the hallmarks of solid construction. Good furniture means making an investment, and solid hardwood pieces of maple, walnut or cherry will prove far more durable than a bedroom dresser made of particleboard.

If you’re looking for a mid-century modern case piece that boasts a subdued pairing of wood grains and uncomplicated drawer pulls, browse elegant dressers designed by Florence Knoll, Harvey Probber, Paul McCobb and other furniture makers associated with the celebrated style on 1stDibs. 

Dressers characterized by bolder designs are also popular: Not only will your new piece of furniture be a storage solution, but it'll also make a statement.

Art Deco furniture makers preferred to work with dark woods and typically incorporated decorative embellishments. An ornately carved French or Italian Art Deco dresser complete with vanity mirror and cabriole scrolled feet might better complement the other pieces in your home. Alternatively, if you favor sumptuous antique furniture with curving lines and floral flourishes, the collection on 1stDibs also includes sophisticated 1800s-era Victorian walnut dressers and washstands with marble tops.

After all, a good case piece isn’t merely for minimizing clutter in your space. The style of your chosen dresser and its specific attributes should add something to your decor and your home. Modern creations include one-of-a-kind shapes, like the venturesome chests of drawers in leather, marble and wood crafted by the likes of Roberto Cavalli.

Explore a broad array of antique and vintage dressers today on 1stDibs.

Questions About Drexel
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Yes, Drexel Furniture makes high-quality furniture in a variety of styles. The company's vintage pieces are highly sought after by collectors. You can find a wide range of Drexel Furniture on 1stDibs.