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Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Cabinet
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in St. Louis, MO
Edward Wormley two-door cabinet in ebonized silver elm with brass hardware, circa 1948. The one shown has recently sold, but have another with slightly different hardware available, ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Nightstands or Small Chests
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of silver elm nightstands in dark brown finish with brass hardware. Designed by Edward Wormley for the Precedent collection by Drexel, designed while he worked for Dunbar. Hardw...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley Precedent Line Coffee Table for Drexel
By Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
An early, modernist Wormley form for Drexel. This vintage item should go to a refinisher. Edward Wormley executed designs for both Dunbar and Drexel.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Handsome Edward Wormley Precedent Collection Bar Cart, Mid-Century Modern
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent collection bar cart. Original light finish with textured glass top and tapered legs on casters. This piece is in vintage condition and do...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Elm

Four Edward Wormley Precedent by Drexel Dining Chairs 239-4 8 Available
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
Edward Wormley designed for Precedent Side Chairs series 239-4 in 1947, neoclassical area. Set of 4 dining chairs, solid wood construction, natural finish. 8 available
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Vintage 1940s American Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Edward Wormley Precedent Collection for Drexel Bar Cart Server in Dark Espresso
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in St. Louis, MO
Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent collection bar cart or server. Refinished in dark espresso on silver elm with textured glass top and tapered legs on casters.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Elm, Glass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Rolling Bar Cart
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
A beautiful rolling bar cart as part of Edward Wormley's Precedent series. Blonde wood, 3 tiered rolling cart with glass shelf and casters. The top features a frosted glass ins...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Wood

Edward Wormley Drexel Precedent Nightstand
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
Precedent four drawer nightstand. Beautiful in design and material, the Precedent series was designed by Edward Wormley in 1947. Nightstand features wood construction, four pull-o...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Bronze

  • Edward Wormley Drexel Precedent Nightstand
  • Edward Wormley Drexel Precedent Nightstand
  • Edward Wormley Drexel Precedent Nightstand
  • Edward Wormley Drexel Precedent Nightstand
H 28.75 in. W 17.5 in. D 20 in.
Vintage Midcentury Precedent Drexel Wormley Credenza
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
Multipurpose credenza by Edward Wormley for Drexel. Painted in white lacquer with brass hardware. Six drawers with two side cabinets, three shelves each. Wood composition, white ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Nightstands
By Edward Wormley
Located in Denton, TX
Great pair of precedent nightstands finished in a medium walnut with solid brass drawer pulls.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

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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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Elm

Small Precedent Dresser by Edward Wormley for Drexel
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dorchester, MA
Edward Wormley designed this small four-drawer dresser for Drexel's Precedent Collection. Composed of silver elm, it features large brass-plated zinc pulls.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Drop-Leaf Precedent Dining Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Mid-Century Modern dining table designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel's Precedent collection. The drop leaf table measures 50" x 28" when folded and 70" x 50" when fully extended.
Category

Vintage 1950s Dining Room Tables

Materials

Ash

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Coffee Table
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An early, modernist Edward Wormley for Drexel coffee table in a trapezoid shape made for the Precedent Collection.  
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Rolling Bar Cart
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pistachio green rolling bar cart from the Precedent series by Edward Wormley for Dunbar circa 1960. 3 tiered rolling cart featuring a textured glass top and casters. Precedent ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Wood

Edward Wormley for Precedent by Drexel Coffee Table
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
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.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Arm Chairs - Precedent Collection
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel dining arm chairs for his Precedent Collection circa 1950s, can be used as occasional chairs. Silver Elm refinished in a dark espresso with new tan...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent End Tables
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Buffalo, NY
Refined simplicity designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel. The end tables are part of the Precedent collection that he produced in the 1950s. Professionally restored, stunning off whi...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Black Lacquered Bachelor Chest, Refinished
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern five-drawer dresser chest By Edward Wormley for Drexel "Precedent" Collection USA, 1948 Black lacquered elm wood, with original brass drawer pull...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Black Lacquered Bachelor Chests, Refinished
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern five-drawer bachelor chests or large bedside chests By Edward Wormley for Drexel "Precedent" Collection USA, 1948 Black lacquered e...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Black Lacquered Bachelor Chests, Refinished
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern five-drawer bachelor chests or large bedside chests By Edward Wormley for Drexel "Precedent" Collection USA, 1940s Black lacquered ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Mid Century Brass and Elm Credenza
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Drexel precedent mid century brass and elm credenza Credenza measures: 66.75 wide x 20 deep x 32.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

1940s Drexel Precedent End Table Edward Wormley Geometric Angular Retro Art Deco
By Edward Wormley
Located in Hyattsville, MD
A hard to find survivor from a bygone Era, with a subtle modernist presence, and extremely angular lines. Cleaned and presented in As-Found condition, unrestored.  
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Leather, Elm

Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Magazine End Tables
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection magazine tables or end tables with four pull-out shelves below an open shelf. Dark brown finish on silver elm, to be refinished prior t...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Elm

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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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Elm

Lovely Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Nightstand Mid-Century Modern
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel precedent end tables or nightstands. These pieces are in vintage condition and do show wear to the finish-we recommend refinishing or lacquer...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

Pair of Three-Drawer Wormley Side Tables for Dunbar, Precedent Line
By Edward Wormley
Located in Lakeville, CT
A pair of three-drawer nightstands resting on plinth bases, circa 1950. These were designed by Wormley for the Drexel Precedent line. They've been refinished in a light, warm stain a...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wool

Edward Wormley Precedent Table for Drexel
By Edward Wormley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Edward Wormley precedent table of Drexel in bleached mahogany. Legs are tapered up to the framed top covered in sage green leather.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

  • Edward Wormley Precedent Table for Drexel
  • Edward Wormley Precedent Table for Drexel
  • Edward Wormley Precedent Table for Drexel
  • Edward Wormley Precedent Table for Drexel
H 17 in. W 33.5 in. D 23.5 in.
Edward Wormley Precedent Dressers by Drexel
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in Highland, IN
This pair of dressers from Edward Wormley's "Precedent" line for Drexel have just been ebonized which we think complements the brass pulls perfectly. The scale of the chests allows t...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

  • Edward Wormley Precedent Dressers by Drexel
  • Edward Wormley Precedent Dressers by Drexel
  • Edward Wormley Precedent Dressers by Drexel
  • Edward Wormley Precedent Dressers by Drexel
H 32.5 in. W 32.25 in. D 19.5 in.
Drexel Edward Wormley Precedent Desk and Chair
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Drexel Edward Wormley Precedent Desk and chair. The pedestal contains 3 storage drawers and a file drawer. The right side has a folding leaf that can be brought up to extend the leng...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Desks

Materials

Mahogany

Edward J. Wormley “Precedent” Two Tone Lacquer Dresser for Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward J. Wormley “Precedent” Two Tone Lacquer Dresser for Drexel
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley Precedent Collection Dining Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Dining table designed by Wormley for the Precedent Collection, c.1947. Three inch thick top, two 18" extension leaves. 6 companion chairs listed separately on 1stDibs.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood

Edward Wormley Precedent Three-Tier End Tables
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley three tiered side tables for Drexel's "Precedent" line, circa 1947. Birch wood construction with a medium walnut finish, top tier has a beveled gallery and the second...
Category

Vintage 1940s American End Tables

Materials

Birch

  • Edward Wormley Precedent Three-Tier End Tables
  • Edward Wormley Precedent Three-Tier End Tables
  • Edward Wormley Precedent Three-Tier End Tables
  • Edward Wormley Precedent Three-Tier End Tables
H 28 in. W 16.75 in. D 16.75 in.
Edward Wormley Precedent Bleached Elm Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
Versatile sideboard in bleached elm by Edward Wormley for Drexel's Precedent collection. Features open front drawers to one side, and two shelves to the other. Carved pulls run from ...
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20th Century American Cabinets

Edward J. Wormley “Precedent” Writing Desk for Drexel
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Edward J. Wormley. Manufacturer: Drexel “Precedent”. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1940s. Dimensions: 30″ H x 40″ W x 22″ D. Exten...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Brass

Edward J. Wormley ‘Precedent’ Magazine Table for Drexel
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous magazine table designed by Edward J. Wormley for Drexel’s “Precedent” line in the United States circa 1940s. This unique table features a solid walnut-stained beech wood fra...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Walnut

Edward Wormley Precedent Collection desk with bookcase front
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Silver elm desk with dark brown finish, built in bookcase on front of desk, designed in 1947 by Edward Wormley as part of the his Precedent Collection.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Desks

Edward Wormley Precedent Collection Desk with Bookcase Front
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Desk is made of silver elm with dark brown espresso finish, built in bookcase on front of desk, designed in 1947 by Edward Wormley as part of the his Precedent Collection for Drexel....
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Elm

Edward Wormley Precedent Collection Cocktail table
Located in St. Louis, MO
Round cocktail table with silver elm top and crusiform base, finished in medium dark brown finish, designed by Wormley for Drexel's Precedent line c.1947, currently being refinished.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Edward Wormley Precedent Collection Dining Cable Set of 6
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Very nice set of 6 dining chairs designed by Wormley for the Precedent Collection, c.1947. Dining table listed separately on 1stDibs.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 8 Edward Wormley Precedent dining chairs
Located in St. Louis, MO
2 arm chairs and six sides, silver elm with dark brown finish
Category

Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Edward J. Wormley “Precedent” Slipper Lounge Chair for Drexel
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lounge chair designed by Edward J. Wormley for Drexels “Precedent” line in the United States circa 1940’s. Featuring a walnut-stained beech wood frame with a slatted back for support...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Fabric, Wood, Beech

Set of 8 Edward Wormley Precedent dining chairs
Located in St. Louis, MO
Set of 8 dining side chairs. Silver elm with dark brown finish.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Ebonized Chest of Drawers from Edward Wormley’s Precedent Collection for Drexel
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A small chest of drawers from Drexel’s notable Precedent line, one of the few collections Edward Wormley produced outside of his work with Dunbar. The stately collection comprised ov...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Endtables
By Edward Wormley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Nice matched pair of Edward Wormley Precedent collection silver elm end tables. Beautifully refinished and ready to go!
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Elm

Edward Wormley Drexel Precedent Dresser
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Circa 1940s From Drexel's Precedent Collection, Edward Wormley drawer caramel glazed silver elm dresser with aged brass over zinc pulls. Companion petite dressers and desk also avai...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Dressers

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Cabinet
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Edward Wormley two-door cabinet in ebonized silver elm with brass hardware, circa 1948. The one shown has recently sold, but have another with different hardware available, please in...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Precedent Dresser by Edward Wormley for Drexel
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dorchester, MA
This dresser was designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel's Precedent Collection. It is composed of silver elm and features five drawers with brass-plated zinc pulls.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Pair of Edward Wormley Chests Precedent Collection
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
From Drexel's Precedent Collection, Edward Wormley four drawer caramel glazed silver elm tables with aged brass over zinc pulls. Larger dresser and desk also available on 1stDibs.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Edward Wormley Sidetable Precedent Line for Drexel
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Miami, FL
...SOLD...Part of the Precedent line Edward Wormley designed for Drexel in the late 1940's, this three tiered table in silver elm has a nicely molded scalloped top edge with an inset...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Large Precedent Dresser by Edward Wormley for Drexel
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dorchester, MA
This dresser was designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel's Precedent Collection. It is composed of silver elm and features ten drawers with brass-plated zinc pulls.
Category

20th Century American Dressers

Pair of Edward Wormley tall chests Precedent collection
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
C.1948, pair of tall silver elm chests with nickel hardware, Designed by Edward Wormley for his Precedent collection for Drexel. Price for pair. Nightstands available as well.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Nickel, Brass

Precedent Dresser by Edward Wormley for Drexel
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Belmont, MA
Precedent dresser by Edward Wormley for Drexel from the 1940s. 5 drawer dresser with divided top and middle drawers. Silver elm, brass-plated zinc pulls.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Dressers

Materials

Wood

Edward Wormley Occasional Tables Precedent Collection for Drexel
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of circa 1950s Edward Wormley designed Precedent Collection occasional tables, for Drexel. Elm, two-tiered form with grey leather inset top, original finish.
Category

Vintage 1950s American End Tables

Materials

Leather, Elm

Drexel "Precedent" Easy Lounge Chairs by Edward J. Wormley
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage lounge chairs designed by Edward J. Wormley for Drexel's "Precedent" line.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Oak

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Drop-Leaf Desk
By Edward Wormley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent collection drop-leaf desk in silver elm. Completely redone and ready to go! Fold up leaf adds additional work surface. Brass polished handles add ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Elm

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Elm Desk
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in San Francisco, CA
An uncommon Mid-Century Modern elm desk by Edward Wormley from his Precedent Collection for Drexel. Clean-lined and compact design features nine drawers with hidden pulls and a pa...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Elm

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection 10-Drawer Dresser
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern dresser designed by Edward Wormley for his Drexel Precedent collection. Ten drawer dresser in original finish, beautiful Silver Elm veneer, dresser will be touched...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Elm

Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent End Tables
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in Garnerville, NY
Refined simplicity designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel. The end tables are part of the Precedent collection that he produced in the 1950s. Constructed of silver elm veneers and bra...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Enrtyway Console Table
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in Berkeley, CA
Midcentury single drawer entryway console table in beech with brass stretcher designed by Edward Wormley for the Drexel Precedent Collection, circa 1947. Newly restored with the colo...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

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Wormley Precedent For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the wormley precedent you’re looking for. A wormley precedent — often made from wood, hardwood and elm — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the wormley precedent you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A wormley precedent is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Neoclassical styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one wormley precedent that is appealing in its simplicity, but Edward Wormley and Drexel produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Wormley Precedent?

Prices for a wormley precedent start at $828 and top out at $6,500 with the average selling for $2,500.