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Mid-Century End Table by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome walnut coffee table. Two tiered with shelf on bottom. Location: Brooklyn NY.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive vintage modern coffee table by Drexel furniture features beautiful walnut finish, ebonized hardwood sides, and unique drawer pulls. Two in one storage options include...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table by Drexel
  • Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table by Drexel
  • Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table by Drexel
  • Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table by Drexel
H 14 in. W 45.75 in. D 32 in.
Mid-Century Modern Tambour-Door Desk by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 36.5in H x 56in W x 25in D Desk Height: 29.25in.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Wood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server w/ Warmer by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern walnut server with Warmer by Drexel. The server is walnut with two side cabinets, two pull out drawers and a warmer on top. It also extends on each side, has caste...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Walnut

Unique Mid-Century Modern Maple 9 Drawer Desk by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Unique Mid-Century Modern maple 9 drawer desk by Drexel in a blonde maple finish. All solid maple drawers with organizer trays and lowered drawers have deep paper file slots. Very un...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Maple

Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs by Drexel Heritage, Set of 6
By Drexel
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional set of 6 Mid-Century Modern dining chairs by Drexel Heritage. Large sturdy seats features a curved back rest with a gold trim.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Spider Leg Gueridon Lamp Tables by Drexel Furniture Company
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
A pair of occasional tables comprising a 22" diameter top with veneers of Acacia clusters and Macassar Ebony forming a decorative pattern, resting on three swag legs. Mod. no. 987-31...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Gueridon

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Macassar, Walnut

1960s Mid-Century Modern Bow Tie Inlay Wooden Cabinet by Drexel Heritage
By Drexel
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Amazing wooden cabinet by Drexel Heritage. Veneer features a bow tie inlay framing the cabinet doors.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood

Midcentury Walnut Side Chest by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous Mid-Century Modern side chest displays a rich walnut woodgrain and a quality design by Drexel. With plenty of storage for its size and compact design, this well-made Am...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Walnut

  • Midcentury Walnut Side Chest by Drexel
  • Midcentury Walnut Side Chest by Drexel
  • Midcentury Walnut Side Chest by Drexel
  • Midcentury Walnut Side Chest by Drexel
H 30 in. W 34 in. D 20 in.
Set of Vintage Nesting Tables by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century American craftsmanship and quality materials make this set of nesting tables by Drexel truly special. Featuring walnut woodgrain and a minimal stacking design. Please con...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking...

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Walnut

  • Set of Vintage Nesting Tables by Drexel
  • Set of Vintage Nesting Tables by Drexel
  • Set of Vintage Nesting Tables by Drexel
  • Set of Vintage Nesting Tables by Drexel
H 20 in. W 24 in. D 18 in.
"Esperanto" Side Table by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Denton, TX
Hexagon shaped wooden side table with slate top in a arabesque design by Drexel.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Slate

  • "Esperanto" Side Table by Drexel
  • "Esperanto" Side Table by Drexel
  • "Esperanto" Side Table by Drexel
  • "Esperanto" Side Table by Drexel
H 21.13 in. W 17.25 in. D 20 in.
Small Precedent Cabinet by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Dorchester, MA
From the precedent line of North Carolina–based Drexel furniture, this small cabinet features two deep tray-style shelves that slide out for easy access. The exterior of the bleached...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

  • Small Precedent Cabinet by Drexel
  • Small Precedent Cabinet by Drexel
  • Small Precedent Cabinet by Drexel
  • Small Precedent Cabinet by Drexel
H 32.5 in. W 38 in. D 19 in.
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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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

  • Midcentury Dining Table by Drexel
  • Midcentury Dining Table by Drexel
  • Midcentury Dining Table by Drexel
  • Midcentury Dining Table by Drexel
H 29.25 in. W 60 in. D 40 in.
Hexagonal Pedestal Occasional Table by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful occasional table comprising a hexagonal top with six walnut wedges in a bookmatch pattern and a walnut trim supported on a pedestal base comprised of four pieces that ter...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Hexagonal Pedestal Occasional Table by Drexel
  • Hexagonal Pedestal Occasional Table by Drexel
  • Hexagonal Pedestal Occasional Table by Drexel
  • Hexagonal Pedestal Occasional Table by Drexel
H 20 in. W 21.25 in. D 24.25 in.
Rotating Mahogany Gentleman's Chest by Drexel Heritage
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall, Art Deco, rotating, mahogany, gentleman's chest, dresser, armoire by Drexel Heritage features double sided access with drawers and shelves on one side and two doors that open t...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Dressers

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Mirror, Mahogany

Pair of Tempo Group Nightstands by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
A pair of nightstands in Elm comprising three tiered shelves with drawers at the upper two levels. Marked to inside drawer. From The Tempo Group by Drexel. American, circa 1950. C...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Elm

Midcentury "Artistry" Dining Table and Chairs by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury dining table with six chairs from the "Artistry" collection by Drexel Furniture Co. Produced circa 1959, the set consists of four side chairs and two armchairs and dining ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Ash Side Table by John Van Koert for Drexel
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Versatile, Mid-Century Modern, ash side table by John Van Koert for Drexel Counterpoint features a protruding lower level at 15.75 inches ht.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ash

Vintage Modern Marble-Top End Table by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish midcentury end table features quality Drexel construction with spacious shelved cabinet storage. Vintage marble-top creates a beautiful contrast with the vintage walnut ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Marble

  • Vintage Modern Marble-Top End Table by Drexel
  • Vintage Modern Marble-Top End Table by Drexel
  • Vintage Modern Marble-Top End Table by Drexel
  • Vintage Modern Marble-Top End Table by Drexel
H 23.25 in. W 26.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Vintage Accolade Hexagonal Glass Wicker Coffee Table by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Lake Worth, FL
MCM Vintage Accolade Hexagonal glass Wicker coffee table by Drexel Featuring a beveled glass top and wicker top on 1st tier. Approximate measurements in inches 17" high 39" wi...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wicker, Glass, Wood

Vintage Consensus Collection by Drexel MCM Writing Desk Ash & Brass Plated Metal
By Drexel
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage ash veneer MCM writing desk on a brass plated metal frame with solid brass pulls from the Consensus Collection by Drexel. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Dining Table by John Van Koert Profile for Drexel, 1950's
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural and sophisticated architectural dining table, designed by John Van Koert for Drexel as part of the classic Profile series. This example is in very fine, original, clean co...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

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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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Walnut

Midcentury Full-Size Headboard and Footboard by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern full-size headboard features elegant walnut wood grain throughout. Embossed square sections above where your head lays add a unique quality. Two tapered ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Sets

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Walnut

One Drawer End or Side Table Oxford Square by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
From one of the most stylish line of furniture produced by Drexel, this Oxford square end, or side table is in original, clean and ready to use condition. The table has an open stora...
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Mid-20th Century American Campaign End Tables

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Metal

High Style George Washington Double End Desk by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Custom made high style bird's-eye maple George Washington double end desk by Drexel. The desktop features a leather topped writing surface embossed with gold leaf. There are three pu...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Walnut Chest of Drawers with Brass Handles by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Walnut chest of drawers with brass handles from Drexel's New Today's Living Collection.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Walnut Chest of Drawers with Brass Handles by Drexel
  • Walnut Chest of Drawers with Brass Handles by Drexel
  • Walnut Chest of Drawers with Brass Handles by Drexel
  • Walnut Chest of Drawers with Brass Handles by Drexel
H 44.25 in. W 36.25 in. D 18.25 in.
Mid-Century Two-Tier Walnut Table by John Van Koert for Drexel Profile, 1950s
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in Miami, FL
A rare vintage Mid-Century Modern end table designed by John Van Koert for Drexel's Profile collection, model K73, dating from 1956. The walnut and pecan two-tiered occasional table ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Plaudit by Drexel Two-Toned Wood Nightstands Side Tables
By Drexel
Located in Pasadena, TX
Drexel Pair of two-tone Plaudit by Drexel walnut nightstands with plinth base and panelled doors. Brass pulls. Measures: 27".
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Cane

Black Stained Walnut Four-Drawer Nightstand by Edward Wormley for Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Pasadena, CA
This midcentury nightstand of black stained walnut features steel drawer pulls and drawers in graduating sizes. The largest drawer, at the bottom, measures 7.50 inches high and the s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Steel

Wormley Designed Precedent Credenza by Drexel
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Impressive credenza, sideboard, server, designed by Edward Wormley, made by Drexel as part of the classic Precedent line. The cabinet features center bank of five drawers, flanked by...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Metal

  • Wormley Designed Precedent Credenza by Drexel
  • Wormley Designed Precedent Credenza by Drexel
  • Wormley Designed Precedent Credenza by Drexel
  • Wormley Designed Precedent Credenza by Drexel
H 32.5 in. W 66.5 in. D 20.25 in.
Burl Wood Inlay Coffee or Side Table by Drexel, US, circa 1950
By Drexel
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful massive wood minimalistic style coffee or side table manufactured by Drexel in the 1950s in the United States. In great condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl

Set of Six Mid Century Dining Chairs Drexel Profile by John Van Koert circa 1950
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite set of mid century dining chairs, designed by John Van Koert for the classic Profile series, made by Drexel. Circa 1950's ( 1957 ) the chairs feature a sculpted frame of so...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Travis Ct Mahogany Ornate Urn Wall / Mantle/Fire Pl. Mirror by Drexel, Cir 1940
By Drexel
Located in Germantown, MD
Travis Court Mahogany Ornate Urn Wall / Mantle / Fire Place Mirror by Drexel, Circa 1940s. Very good vintage condition. Measures 51" in width and 41.5" in height. Frame is one inch ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mantel Mirrors and Fireplac...

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Mirror, Mahogany

Drexel Suncoast Side, End Table Designed by Kipp Stewart
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Smart, sophisticated and stylish side, or end table designed by Kipp Stewart four Drexel as part of the classic Suncoast series. This table features two tiers, the lower ( 13 in H ) ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Aluminum

Pr. Barcelona Style Chairs by Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of Barcelona style lounge chairs, designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel. Like the iconic Mies chair, but the American designed and made version. These chairs are actually mu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Drexel Precedent Drop Leaf Dining Table by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Attractive white elm drop leaf dining table, designed by Edward Wormley as part of the classic Precedent series, manufactured by Drexel. The table features two large drop leaves, eac...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Elm

Edward Wormley for Precedent by Drexel Coffee Table
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage 2 tier Coffee Table designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent line 271 1949 Heavy solid with textured glass serving tray on top that can be separated.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables

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Glass, Wood

Side Walnut Table Parallel by Barney Flagg for Drexel
By Barney Flagg, Drexel
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a Mid-Century Modern walnut wedge table with a tripod base designed by Barney Flagg for the Parallel line for Drexel, USA, circa 1960s. Beautiful sculptural...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Modernist Desk by John Van Koert for Drexel
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A boldly angled modernist single pedestal desk having a distinctive raised gallery with sliding doors and a warm dark grey leather surface.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall Nightstand by Drexel
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in Highland, IN
This beautifully detailed nightstand in walnut by Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall for their "Declaration" line by Drexel has legs set outside of the case in a manner similar to Nie...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Vintage "Perspective" Chest of Drawers by Milo Baughman for Drexel
By Drexel, Milo Baughman
Located in Burbank, CA
Stunning vintage chest of drawers designed by Milo Baughman for Drexel´s “Perspective” collection in the United States, circa 1950s. These chests of drawers have been constructed fro...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Midcentury Walnut Illuminated Credenza by Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
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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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Pair of Rosewood, Chrome and Cane Side Tables by Drexel, circa 1970
By Drexel, Milo Baughman
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of rosewood, chrome and cane side tables by Drexel, circa 1970. Some attribute these tables to be designed by Milo Baughman. Beautifully restored bookmatched rosewood tops. Chro...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Walnut Tall Chest of Drawers by Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Belmont, MA
Midcentury walnut tall chest of drawers by Kipp Stewart for Drexel. Excellent professionally restored vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Classic Pair of Modernist Armchairs by John Van Koert for Drexel
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic pair of modernist armchairs by John Van Koert for Drexe, amazing original condition, solid. Sturdy construction, superior quality, sculpted walnut, extremely comfortable.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Petite Ash Sideboard Cabinet by John Van Koert for Drexel Profile
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Petite, ash, sideboard or cabinet by John Van Koert for Drexel with fantastic lines features 2 drawers at 2.5 and 3.5 inches height with curved, anodized aluminum handles. Height to ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Large Casa Del Sol Dresser by John Van Koert for Drexel
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Stylish 8-drawer dresser Casa Del Sol designed by John Van Koert for Drexel. This dresser features for smaller drawers over four larger drawers creating ample storage, it is in good ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Drexel “Casa Del Sol” Table Bench by John Van Koert Vintage, 1950s
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in San Diego, CA
Designed by John Van Koert for his Casa del Sol Collection and produced by Drexel Furniture in the 1950s. This "Table/Bench" as it is referred to on the makers mark, could be used eq...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Walnut Low and Long Chest of Drawers by Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Belmont, MA
Midcentury walnut low and long chest of drawers by Kipp Stewart for Drexel. Excellent professionally restored vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Drexel Declaration Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning Drexel Declaration molded plywood and black faux leather lounge chair and ottoman by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Faux Leather, Plywood

MCM Walnut "Declaration" Eight Drawer Dresser by Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart, Stewart MacDougall
Located in San Diego, CA
Fabulous MCM eight drawer walnut dresser designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel’s "Declaration Collection", circa 1960s. The piece is in very good original vintag...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Vintage Drexel Solid Pecan Mid-Century Modern Dresser Designed by James Bouffard
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Drexel solid Pecan Mid-Century Modern dresser designed by James Bouffard. Dimensions. 36 W ; 45 H ; 19 D.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Walnut Side Table by Kipp Stewart and Macdougall, Drexel Declaration, USA, 1950s
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely, vintage Mid-Century Modern walnut end table designed by Stewart McDougall and Kipp Stewart for Drexel's Declaration collection, dating from the late 1950s. The occasional t...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

1960s Walnut Campaign Tray Table by Kipp Stewart & Stewart McDougall for Drexel
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern walnut campaign style folding X form tray, side or end table with removable tray. Designed by Stewart MacDougall and Kipp Stewart for Drexel Furniture Company, Dec...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables

Materials

Canvas, Walnut

MCM Walnut "Declaration" Five Drawer Highboy Dresser by Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart, Stewart MacDougall
Located in San Diego, CA
Fabulous MCM five drawer highboy walnut dresser designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel’s "Declaration Collection", circa 1960s. The piece is in very good original...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

American Mid-Century Desk Deisgned by John Van Koert Fro Drexel, circa 1960
By John Van Koert
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An American mid-century walnut desk with side extension designed by John Van Koert fro Drexel, circa 1960.   
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Wood

Casa Del Sol Coffee Table by John Van Koert for Drexel Ebonized Mid Century
By John Van Koert
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Coffee table designed by John Van Koert for the "Casa Del Sol" collection by Drexel. Beautifully ebonized this table has cast copper toned metal three sectioned supports with Mayan i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Barney Flagg "Parallel" Midcentury Coffee Table in Walnut and Leather by Drexel
By Drexel, Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Finn Juhl, Barney Flagg
Located in Decatur, GA
Rare cocktail table by Barney Flagg for Drexel's Parallel line. Elegant bent solid walnut stretchers span between the legs. Highly figured grain contrasts nicely with the original bl...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Set of Armchairs in Wool Bouclé by Edward Wormley
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Stamford, CT
A set of armchairs designed by Edward Wormley and manufactured by Drexel, circa 1960s. Completely restored and refinished in espresso. Newly upholstered in a fantastic wool bouclé by...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

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Furniture By Drexel Mid Century For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal furniture by drexel mid century for your home. Frequently made of wood, walnut and metal, every furniture by drexel mid century was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer furniture by drexel mid century, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A furniture by drexel mid century made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one furniture by drexel mid century that is appealing in its simplicity, but Drexel, Kipp Stewart and Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Furniture By Drexel Mid Century?

Prices for a furniture by drexel mid century can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $294 and can go as high as $12,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,400.

Drexel Biography and Important Works

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 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 American 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.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s 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, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence 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.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century 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, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.