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Drexel Night Stands

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.

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Creator: Drexel
Drexel Accolade Campaign Style Black Lacquered Nightstands - a Pair
By Drexel
Located in Morgan, UT
Drexel Accolade Campaign Style Black Lacquered Three Drawer Pair of Nightstands Drexel, USA, 1970s Measures: 26.5 Wide x 18 Deep x 22.5 High Mid Century Campaign style black...
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1970s American Campaign Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Wood

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...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Drexel French Regency Louis XVI White Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of mid-century French Regency Louis XVI style nightstands or end tables By Drexel USA, Circa 1950s White lacquered walnut, with original brass hardware. M...
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Mid-20th Century American Regency Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Drexel Aston Court Federal Mahogany Two Drawers Nightstand
By Drexel
Located in Germantown, MD
Drexel Aston Court Federal mahogany two drawers nightstand. Very good vintage co dition with wear appropriate with age and use. Some scratches on legs ends. Measures 18 inches in wi...
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Mid-20th Century American Federal Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

John Van Koert for Drexel Walnut Bachelor Chest or Nightstand, Newly Refinished
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern walnut bachelor chest or nightstand By John Van Koert for Drexel, "Counterpoint" Collection USA, Circa 1950s Measures: 28.13"W x 20"D ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

DREXEL Velero Mid-20th Century Spanish Style Nightstands - Pair
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of Spanish style nightstands by Drexel, from their Velero Collection. Pecan with a distressed finish and brass hardware. Features one drawer of dovetail construction over a tw...
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Mid-20th Century American Other Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Drexel Heritage Italian Provincial Sculpted Pine Nightstands, Pair
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Italian Provincial style nightstands By Drexel Heritage USA, Circa 1970s Sculpted pine, with original brass hardware. Measures: 24" W x 16" D x 22.25" ...
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1970s American Rustic Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Drexel Heritage Consensus Pecan Nightstands
By Drexel
Located in Pasadena, TX
Pair of Drexel Heritage consensus pecan nightstands 1970s Campaign style nightstands made by Drexel Heritage for the Consensus line. Nightstands in solid Pecan with brass pulls....
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Wood

John Van Koert for Drexel Sculpted Walnut Bedside Chests, Newly Refinished
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A pair of sleek and stylish mid-century modern sculpted walnut bachelor chests or nightstands with unique cantilevered top By John Van Koert for Drexel, "Counterpoint" Collection ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

Drexel Accolade Collection II Campaign Style Wood End Tables w Glass Tops Insert
By Drexel
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous vintage Drexel Accolade II Collection Campaign style rectangular wood end tables with a single drawer, brass plated hardware, and beveled glass inserts. Beautiful condition,...
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Late 20th Century American Campaign Drexel Night Stands

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Metal, Brass

Kipp Stewart Declaration Floating Nightstand for Drexel, Refinished, Signed
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional refinished 1950's Mid-Century Modern nightstand or can also be used as a side or end table, designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart McDougall as part of the 'Declaration' li...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Porcelain, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Drexel Pair Wood Nightstands Side End Tables 1960s Lane Era
By Drexel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a delightful pair of Drexel side tables or nightstands, with one drawer and one shelf each, circa the 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Wood

Pair of Oval Walnut Nightstands / End Tables, Heritage
By Heritage Furniture, Drexel
Located in Crockett, CA
Unusual oval-shaped pair of nightstands or end tables from the Heritage Furniture division of Drexel. There are two doors that have a width of 17 1/2" when open. The interior of each...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

Vintage Drexel Weatherwood Collection Campaign Style End Table Cabinet or Chest
By Drexel
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful vintage Drexel weatherwood Collection Campaign style end table, cabinet, or chest with one drawer, 2 doors with brass plated hardware, and square leather-look laminate top ...
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Late 20th Century American Campaign Drexel Night Stands

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Metal, 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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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Floating Nightstand or End Table, ca. 1965
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Floating Nightstand or End Table, ca. 1965. Single nightstand in good vintage condition. This piece has not been restored. Has some slight wear as...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

Drexel Heritage Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Mahogany Nightstands, Pair
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of midcentury Hollywood Regency chinoiserie nightstands By Drexel Heritage USA, circa 1970s Book-matched banded mahogany, with carved Asian nature scenes, eb...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Drexel Heritage French Provincial Fruitwood Bombe Low Commode Nightstand
By Drexel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drexel Heritage French Provincial fruitwood bombe low commode nightstand. Item features a banded top, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details, 2 dovetail...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Drexel Night Stands

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Fruitwood

Drexel Wentworth House Georgian Mahogany Nightstand, Circa 1940s
By Drexel
Located in Germantown, MD
The Wentworth House Group Collection Georgian Mahogany night stand bed side table by Drexel. Exceptional workmanship display throughout. Good vintage condition, with some scratches ...
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Mid-20th Century American Chippendale Drexel Night Stands

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Mahogany

Vintage Drexel Heritage Hispana Brutalist Walnut Nightstand Chest Side Table
By Drexel
Located in Dayton, OH
"Vintage Hispana Drexel Heritage low chest, nightstand or side table, circa 1960s. Made of walnut featuring two drawers with paneled fronts, brass knocker pulls, and turned bun feet....
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1960s Brutalist Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent End Tables
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
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...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of 1970s Drexel Vintage Brass Campaign Nightstands
By Drexel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A pair of 1970s vintage campaign nightstands in patina brass and wood veneer. Nightstands are in good condition and function properly with standard wear for age. In the style of Drexel.
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1970s American Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

DREXEL HERITAGE Chelsea Cottage Nightstand
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Cottage style nightstand by Drexel Heritage, their Chelsea Cottage. Solid hardwood painted an off-white color with brass hardware. Features one drawer of dovetail construction and ...
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Late 20th Century American Other Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Barney Flagg for Drexel Parallel Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Drexel, Barney Flagg
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern bedside tables By Barney Flagg for Drexel Furniture, "Parallel Collection" USA, 1960s Sculpted walnut, in black lacquered finish. Me...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut, Lacquer

Milo Baughman Drexel Todays Living Mid Century Blonde Nightstand
By Milo Baughman, Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman Drexel Todays Living mid century blonde nightstand The nightstand measures: 21 wide x 17 deep x 24 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Wood

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mcm Tambour Door Walnut Nightstands, a Pair
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration mid-century tambour door walnut nightstands - a pair Each nightstand measures: 19 wide x 11 deep x 35 inches high All pieces of furniture ca...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

Vintage Drexel Weatherwood Collection Campaign Cabinet Style Pair of Nightstands
By Drexel
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage Drexel Weatherwood Collection Campaign cabinet style nightstands or end or side tables with brass plated hardware. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these ar...
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Late 20th Century American Campaign Drexel Night Stands

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Drexel Nightstands
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern nightstands offer plenty of room for storage within there large compartment with a shelf and single drawer. These well-made American walnut side...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Walnut Drexel Three Drawer Nightstands End Tables Small Chest Restored
By Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of three drawers American walnut night stands end tables small chests.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Night Stands

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Pewter

John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Nightstands
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern three-drawer bachelor chests or nightstands By John Van Koert for Drexel, "Profile" Collection USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

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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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Steel

DREXEL HERITAGE Chippendale Bombe Bachelor Chest with Ball in Claw Feet
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Chippendale style bombe chest by Drexel Heritage, from their 18th Century Collection. Solid mahogany with brass hardware and ball in claw feet. Features four dovetail drawers with ...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

DREXEL Chippendale Cherry Block Front Bachelor Chest
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Chippendale style block front bachelor chest by Drexel. Solid cherry with brass hardware, block front, shell carvings to top drawer and ogee bracket feet. Features four drawers of ...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Rare John Van Koert "Counter Point" Night Stands for Drexel
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare John Van Koert "Counter Point" night stands for Drexel.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

Rare Pair of Kipp Stewart & Stewart Mac Dougall Walnut Nightstands
By Stewart MacDougall, Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Chicago, IL
Restored to better than new condition, unbelievably rare pair of A-frame figured walnut nightstands by Kip Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for their Drexel Declaration collection. Top...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Metal

Pair of Drexel Bleached Walnut and Mahogany End Tables with Burled Olive Accent
By Drexel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of bleached walnut and mahogany two-tier end tables with lower drawer by Drexel. Recessed apron and drawer casement, tapered legs and incised bordered top. Burled olivewood escu...
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1960s American Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Black Lacquered Nightstand, Newly Refinished
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern nightstand By John Van Koert for Drexel, "Profile" Collection USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with brass hardware. Measures: 20"W x 14"D ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

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 Drexel Night Stands

Materials

Cane

Kipp Stewart Drexel Declaration Nightstand
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
A stunning figured walnut night stand by Kipp Stewart for the Drexel Declaration line. The top shelf floats above two drawers with handsome porcelain ball pulls.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

Restored Pair of Chests by Edward Wormley, circa 1947
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in Atlanta, GA
A beautiful pair of Modern chests by Edward Wormley for Drexel, circa 1947. Expertly constructed in silver elm and finished in cream lacquer. The functional size and scale allow for ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Campaign Style Nightstands
By Drexel
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 1970s campaign style nightstands by Drexel. Original brass hardware.
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Drexel Night Stands

Materials

Brass

Drexel night stands for sale on 1stDibs

Drexel Night Stands are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of night stands, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 33 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Drexel's original night stands were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider night stands by Baker Furniture Company, Lane Furniture and American of Martinsville. The prices for Drexel night stands can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $450 and tops out at $12,500, while pieces like these can sell for $1,900 on average.

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