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Drexel Credenzas

While vintage Drexel Furniture dining tables, dressers, credenzas 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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Drexel Heritage French Provincial Louis XV Carved Walnut Dresser or Credenza
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style long dresser or credenza. By Drexel Heritage, "Brittany Collection". USA, 1970s Measures:...
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1970s American French Provincial Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Brass

1950’s Walnut Credenza by Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Spectacular modern credenza or bar cabinet designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Collection, it has the label inside the drawer, showing in the picture. The dresser is orig...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Walnut

Newly Refinished - Mid-Century Modern “Biscayne” Walnut Credenza by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1650s American Mid-Century Modern Antique Drexel Credenzas

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mid Century Walnut Credenza
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mid Century Walnut Credenza This credenza measures: 72.25 wide x 20 deep x 31.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Walnut Credenza or Bar Cabinet, Refinished
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Kipp Stewart for Drexel, "Declaration" Collection USA, 1958 Gorgeous book-matched walnut, with original po...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Brass

Kipp Stewart For Drexel Credenza and Top Lighted Cabinet
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Great credenza and top cabinet my Kipp Stewart for Drexels Declaration line. The cabinet is a separate piece so the credenza can be used as a stand alone piece if desired. This nice ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Glass, Walnut

Late 20th Century Vintage Drexel Three Section Credenza
By Drexel
Located in west palm beach, FL
Nostalgic campaign style vintage Drexel credenza. Midcentury hardware sets this great storage piece apart. Sleek design that incorporates twelv...
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Late 20th Century American Campaign Drexel Credenzas

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Metal

John Van Koert for Drexel Black Lacquered Dresser or Credenza, Newly Refinished
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern dresser, credenza, or sideboard By John Van Koert for Drexel, "Profile" Collection USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with original brass ha...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Brass

Vintage Drexel Woven Cane Bamboo Rattan Cabinet Credenza Buffet Dresser
By Drexel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful vintage Drexel bamboo, wood, rattan, woven cane wicker, brass cabinet credenza buffet dresser. Comes with inset glass top. 2 drawers, 3 doors. ...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Drexel Heritage Georgian Carved Mahogany Dresser or Credenza
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Georgian or Chippendale style dresser or credenza By Drexel Heritage, "Devoncourt" Collection USA, Circa 1980s Carved mah...
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Late 20th Century American Georgian Drexel Credenzas

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Brass

John Van Koert for Drexel Counterpoint Mahogany and Grasscloth Credenza Dresser
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, mahogany, credenza dresser by John Van Koert for Drexel Counterpoint features a custom grasscloth facade treatment that contrasts nicely with his signature round brass plated...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Credenzas

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Grasscloth, Mahogany

Drexel Heritage Hollywood Regency Campaign Black Lacquered Twelve-Drawer Dresser
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Campaign style twelve-drawer dresser or credenza By Drexel Heritage USA, 1970s Black lacquered walnut, with original brass hard...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Drexel Black Lacquered Sideboard Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Edward Wormley for Drexel, "Precedent" Collection USA, 1940s Black lacquered elm wood, with original...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Brass

Drexel Declaration Credenza in Walnut by Kipp Stewart
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: USA Designer: Kipp Stewart Manufacturer: Drexel Era: 1960s Materials: Walnut Measurements: 72.5″ wide x 20″ deep x 31″ tall Condition: In good original condition with typic...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Credenzas

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Cane, Oak

Mid-Century Modern Blond Birch 6 Drawers One Door Compartment Dresser Credenza
By Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Blond Birch 6 drawers One Door Compartment dresser credenza MINT!.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Credenzas

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Birch

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 Drexel Credenzas

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Metal

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Walnut Dresser or Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern long dresser or credenza By Kipp Stewart for Drexel "Declaration" Line USA, Mid-20th Century Walnut, with original brass hardware. Measu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Credenzas

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Brass

Drexel Heritage Empire Style Sideboard or Bar Cabinet With Carved Lions
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding Empire or Egyptian Revival style sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Drexel Heritage, "Pavilion" Collection USA, Late 20th Century Walnut and birch, with e...
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Late 20th Century American Empire Drexel Credenzas

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Birch, Walnut, Giltwood

Drexel Declaration Walnut and Cane Cabinet
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in Denton, TX
Drexel declaration walnut & cane cabinet designed by Stewart MacDougall and Kipp Stewart. Iconic design with walnut and cane- which is very r...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Credenzas

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Cane, Walnut

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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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Brass

Painted Chinoiserie Two Doors Server Cabinet by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Double door chinoiserie style small credenza server cabinet by Drexel Heritage.
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20th Century American Federal Drexel Credenzas

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Mahogany

Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall Walnut Dresser
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Chicago, IL
Restored to better than new condition, ten-drawer dresser by Kip Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for their Drexel Declaration collection. Four exposed drawers with original spherical ...
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1950s American Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Brass

Barney Flagg for Drexel Sculpted Walnut Triple Dresser, Newly Refinished
By Drexel, Barney Flagg
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut long dresser or credenza By Barney Flagg for Drexel, "Parallel" Collection USA, 1961 Mea...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Credenzas

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Walnut

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Drexel Declaration by Kipp Stewart Credenza, Record Cabinet, Bookshelf
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Mid Century MODERN Credenza / DRESSER John Van Koert for DREXEL Profile, c. 1960
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Weehawken, NJ
Mid-century Modern credenza / dresser by John Van Koert for Drexel Profile, circa 1957. The Profile collection is highly sought after and this credenza packs a punch with eight drawe...
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Mid-Century Modern Credenza by Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration, circa 1963
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Weehawken, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Credenza by Drexel "Declaration" designed by Kipp Stewart & Stewart McDougall. This simple and clean design is highlighted by the most jaw-dropping wood grains. Offering a wealth of storage space, this sideboard has adjustable shelving, two drawers (one of which is felt lined) and even record storage. The knobs are Drexel Declaration's iconic wood...
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DREXEL HERITAGE Sketchbook Collection Mahogany French Country Buffet Credenza
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Beautifully figured burl wood Drexel Avenues campaign dresser. Offered by Drexel from their “Avenues” line of interior furnishings. The dresser is as functional as it is beautiful. There’s is no want for storage with this ample twelve drawer dresser. If you’re keen on quality than look no further. It almost sounds trite to say “they don’t make em like this anymore.” but in this case, it’s entirely true. The fact is, old growth wood like this simply is not readily available anymore. A contemporary furniture waker would be hard pressed to find specimens as richly grained as we see here. The elaborate, marbled burl grain is a key design element on the Avenues series. Drexel’s craftspeople took special care to select the finest materials and apply the wood perfectly with book matched grain. The drawer facades are embellished with a circular brass pulls. The golden coin shaped pulls hang elegantly like jewelry. Though simple in it’s silhouette, the dresser has elements of Hollywood Regency, campaign, and Asian Modern styles. The dresser top surface has been professionally refinished. We have a pair of matching Drexel Avenues mirrors available, sold separate. Let us know if you’re interested in the mirrors. Restoration: This dresser was purchased in very good condition but that didn’t stop us from improving their overall appearance. Our team refinished the top and detailed the piece inside and out. Touched up and elevated while preserving the vintage charm. It’s a delicate process that we continue to improve and innovate on each piece that comes into our fold.    About Drexel: World War II was hard on most furniture manufacturers, but Drexel Furniture was fortunate to land a government contract to supply office furniture for state side army offices. At the conclusion of the war, Drexel employees hand crafted a walnut desk inlaid with stars and his name in marble for General Douglas MacArthur...
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Drexel Spanish Colonial Carved Walnut Triple Dresser or Credenza, 1960s
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Spanish Colonial style nine-drawer triple dresser or credenza By Drexel, "Esperanto Collection" USA, 1969 Carved walnut, with brass hardware. Measures: 70.75"W...
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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas and Other Credenzas for Sale on 1stDibs

Antique and vintage credenzas can add an understated touch of grace to your home. These long and sophisticated cabinet-style pieces of furniture can serve a variety of purposes, and they look great too.

In Italy, the credenza was originally a small side table used in religious services. Appropriately, credere in Italian means “to believe.” Credenzas were a place to not only set the food ready for meals, they were also a place to test and taste prepared food for poison before a dish was served to a member of the ruling class. Later, credenza was used to describe a type of versatile narrow side table, typically used for serving food in the home. In form, a credenza has much in common with a sideboard — in fact, the terms credenza and sideboard are used almost interchangeably today.

Credenzas usually have short legs or no legs at all, and can feature drawers and cabinets. And all kinds of iterations of the credenza have seen the light of day over the years, from ornately carved walnut credenzas originating in 16th-century Tuscany to the wealth of Art Deco credenzas — with their polished surfaces and geometric patterns — to the array of innovative modernist interpretations that American furniture maker Milo Baughman created for Directional and Thayer Coggin.

The credenza’s blend of style and functionality led to its widespread use in the 20th century. Mid-century modern credenzas are particularly popular — take a look at Danish furniture designer Arne Vodder’s classic Model 29, for instance, with its reversible sliding doors and elegant drawer pulls. Hans Wegner, another Danish modernist, produced strikingly minimalist credenzas in the 1950s and ’60s, as did influential designer Florence Knoll. Designers continue to explore new and exciting ways to update this long-loved furnishing.

Owing to its versatility and familiar low-profile form, the credenza remains popular in contemporary homes. Unlike many larger case pieces, credenzas can be placed under windows and in irregularly shaped rooms, such as foyers and entryways. This renders it a useful storage solution. In living rooms, for example, a credenza can be a sleek media console topped with plants and the rare art monographs you’ve been planning to show off. In homes with open floor plans, a credenza can help define multiple living spaces, making it ideal for loft apartments.

Browse a variety of antique, new and vintage credenzas on 1stDibs to find the perfect fit for your home today.

Questions About Drexel Credenzas
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Drexel Heritage and Drexel Furniture are the same thing. The company began as Drexel Heritage, but changed their name in 2017 to reflect their shift toward producing contemporary as well as traditional furniture. You'll find a range of Drexel furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    Drexel Touraine is a line of furniture produced by Drexel Furniture. The pieces reflect the stylistic elements of the French Provincial style, and the company manufactured them from the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s. In the postwar era, North Carolina’s Drexel Furniture also 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. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Drexel furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not Drexel Heritage furniture is considered quality is largely a matter of personal opinion. However, the company does produce pieces from carefully selected materials. Many made decades ago still remain in good condition today. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Drexel Heritage furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Drexel Furniture was known for the use of oak wood, native to the area in North Carolina where the company was based. Their attention to quality and detail highlighted the beauty of the wood they used. Browse a variety of Drexel Furniture pieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    No, Drexel furniture is not still in business. In 2014, the last Drexel Heritage plant in Morganton, North Carolina, reportedly closed its doors. The company was purchased by United Furniture and rebranded as Drexel in 2017. Then, in 2018, United Furniture's parent company, Heritage Home Group, filed for bankruptcy, and Drexel ceased production. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Drexel furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Yes, Drexel Furniture makes high-quality furniture in a variety of styles. The company's vintage pieces are highly sought after by collectors. You can find a wide range of Drexel Furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Drexel Heritage no longer makes furniture and the company has gone out of business. The last company to own Drexel was Heritage Home Group who filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018. It has since gone out of business and sold its headquarters and showroom. Shop a collection of authentic Drexel furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    To know if your Drexel furniture is vintage, examine its serial number, which you will usually find in a hidden spot, such as beneath a tabletop or on the back or bottom of a casegood. By cross-referencing this number with information available on trusted online resources, you should be able to estimate the year of production. Drexel furniture produced more than 20 years ago would qualify as vintage. If you need assistance with dating your piece, seek the advice of a certified appraiser or knowledgeable antiques dealer. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of Drexel furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    What happened to the Drexel Heritage furniture company was that the company went out of business. In 2014, the last Drexel Heritage plant in Morganton, North Carolina, reportedly closed its doors when the Heritage Home Group purchased it. The company rebranded as Drexel in 2017. Then, in 2018, the Heritage Home Group filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations. Although a Chinese manufacturer called Samson Holdings bought the Heritage Home Group, production of Drexel furniture never resumed. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Drexel Heritage furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Drexel Heritage is indeed high-end furniture. High-end furniture is made using the highest quality materials with the best in craftsmanship and Drexel Heritage furniture is no exception. Shop a collection of Drexel Heritage furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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