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Drexel Night Stands

Drexel Furniture (UNITED STATES)

While vintage Drexel Furniture dining tables, dressers and other pieces remain highly desirable for enthusiasts of mid-century modern design, the manufacturer's story actually begins decades before its celebrated postwar-era Declaration line took shape.

In 1903, in the small town of Drexel in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, six partners came together to found a company that would become one of the country’s leading furniture producers. The first offerings from Drexel Furniture were simple: a bed, washstand and bureau all crafted from native oakwood, sold as a bedroom suite for $14.50.

One of Drexel’s early innovations was to employ staff designers, something the company initiated in the 1930s. This focus on design, which few other furniture companies were committing to at the time, allowed Drexel to respond to a variety of new and traditional tastes. This included making pieces inspired by historic European furniture, like the popular French provincial–style Touraine bedroom and dining group that borrowed its curves from Louis XV-era furniture. Others replicated the ornate details of 18th-century chinoiserie or the embellishments of Queen Anne furniture. Always ready to adapt to new customer demands, during World War II, Drexel built a sturdy desk designed especially for General Douglas MacArthur.

In the postwar era, Drexel embraced the clean lines of mid-century modernism with the Declaration collection designed by Stewart MacDougall and Kipp Stewart that featured elegant credenzas and more made in walnut and the Profile and Projection collections designed with sculptural shapes by John Van Koert. In the 1970s, Drexel introduced high-end furniture in a Mediterranean style.

Drexel changed hands and visions throughout the years. It was managed by one of the original partners — Samuel Huffman — until 1935, at which time his son Robert O. Huffman took over as president. It was then that the company began to expand, with several acquisitions of competitors in the 1950s, including Table Rock Furniture, the Heritage Furniture Co. and more. With the manufacturer’s success — spurred by its embrace of advertising in home and garden magazines — it opened more factories in both North and South Carolina. By 1957, the company that had started with a factory of 50 workers had 2,300 employees and was selling its furniture nationwide.

Drexel underwent a series of name changes in its long history. Its acquisition of Southern Desk Company in 1960 bolstered its production of institutional furniture for dormitories, classrooms, churches and laboratories. In the following decades, contracts with government agencies, hotels, schools and hospitals brought its high-quality furniture to a global audience. U.S. Plywood-Champion Papers bought Drexel Enterprises in 1968, and it became Drexel Heritage Furnishings. 

In 2014, the last Drexel Heritage plant, in Morganton, North Carolina, reportedly closed its doors. The company rebranded as Drexel in 2017.

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

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Drexel Campaign Mid Century Walnut and Brass Nightstand
By Drexel
Located in La Grange, IL
Drexel Campaign mid century walnut and brass nightstand Nightstand measures: 28 wide x 18 deep x 22.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall "Wishbone" Night Stands for Drexel
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall "Wishbone" night stands for Drexel.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Porcelain, Wood, Walnut

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

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Walnut

Drexel French Provincial Louis XV Carved Walnut Nightstand, circa 1950s
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style nightstand By Drexel USA, circa 1950s Walnut, with original brass hardware. Measures: 22" W x 15" D x 24.13" H. Very good o...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Walnut End Tables Parallel Line for Drexel, 1960s
By Drexel, Barney Flagg
Located in Camden, ME
A pair of end tables or nightstands by Barney Flagg for Drexel Furniture Company High Point, North Carolina from the 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut, Walnut

Drexel Mid Century Walnut Nightstand
By Drexel
Located in La Grange, IL
Drexel Mid Century walnut nightstand Nightstand measures: 26 wide x 17 deep x 23 high This price includes getting this piece in what we call restored vintage condition. That means t...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Wood, Walnut

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

Mid Century Walnut Floating Nightstands by Drexel Declaration
By Stewart MacDougall, Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage Drexel declaration nightstands or bedside tables designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall in walnut. This pair features splayed angled legs and a floating drawer adorn...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

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

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Brass

John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Nightstands, Pair
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of mid-century modern three-drawer nightstands By Jan van Koert for Drexel "Profile" Collection USA, 1950s Ebonized walnut, with original brass hardware....
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Mid-Century Modern Nightstands, Refinished
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern elmwood nightstands or side tables By Edward Wormley for Drexel "Precedent" Collection USA, circa 1950 Measures: 28" W x 22" D x 25...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Elm

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

Drexel Precedent Nightstand by Edward Wormley
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in South Charleston, WV
Measures: 36.5" tall, 16 1/8" wide and 9 7/8" deep. Likely produced 1948. A very uncommon piece from the Drexel Precedent by Edward Wormley, signed on drawer. Very harsh light has h...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Elm, Lacquer

Drexel Heritage Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Campaign Style Nightstands, Pair
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Campaign style nightstands By Drexel Heritage "Dynasty Collection" USA, circa 1970s Walnut and burl wood, with brass hardwar...
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1970s American Chinoiserie Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

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 Consensus Pecan Cabinet
By Drexel
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Drexel Heritage Consensus Pecan cabinet 1970s Campaign style cabinet made by Drexel Heritage for the Consensus line. Solid Pecan with brass pulls. two-door with ample storage. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Wood

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

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

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart for Drexel "Declaration" Nightstands
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a pair of walnut nightstands designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel "Declaration" circa 1959. Each Stand features one drawer with a porcelain pull and adjustable shelving und...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Porcelain, Walnut

Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall Sculptural Walnut Nightstands
By Stewart MacDougall, Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall sculptural walnut nightstands. Nightstands have a single pull-out drawer, white porcelain pulls and a cantilevered lower tier. Nightstands a...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

Pair of Walnut Mid-Century Modern End Tables Night Stands by Drexel
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of sculptured bases walnut Mid-Century Modern end side tables nightstands. Excellent original condition with vivid walnut wood grain.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern 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 Large Oversize Two-Drawer Walnut Step End Side Tables by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of stunning oiled walnut finish end side tables nightstands by Drexel.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut

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 Hollywood Regency Bachelor Chests Bedside Commode Dresser, Pair
By Dorothy Draper, Drexel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Quality pair of three-drawer commodes by Drexel Heritage. Item features solid brass hardware, three dovetail constructed drawers each, carved drawer fronts and clean lines. Style and...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Nightstands by Drexel Heritage
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of midcentury nightstands feature a sturdy walnut construction with an elegant vintage finish, adjustable interior shelves offering plentiful and dynamic storage sp...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Metal

Kipp Stewart Drexel Declaration Nightstand
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
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

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...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Night Stands

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Brass

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

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

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Cane

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

Magazine Side Table by Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A gorgeous walnut side table designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel. It features pull out shelves, perfect for magazines, newspapers and books, and an upper drawer. Works beautiful as a...
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1950s American Vintage Drexel Night Stands

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Walnut