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Drexel Dining Room Tables

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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
Mid Century Drexel Sun Coast Drop Leaf Dining Table Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
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Drexel Heritage Mid-Century Modern Oak and Burl Wood Dining Table, Refinished
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency extension dining table By Drexel Heritage USA, Circa 1970s Carved oak, with burl wood parquet top. Measures: 75.25" W x 46...
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Mid Century Drexel Heritage Meridian Extension Dining Table
By Drexel
Located in Baltimore, MD
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern expandable Drexel Heritage Meridian dining table designed by James Bouffard for Drexel's Meridian collection circa 1960's. Features richly grained, butte...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Mid Century Dining Table by John Van Koert Profile for Drexel, 1950's
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in New York, NY
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Drexel Heritage Georgian Mahogany Double Pedestal Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Georgian or Chippendale style double pedestal extension dining table By Drexel Heritage USA, Circa 1980s Book-matched flame mahogany, with satinwood banding, ...
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Drexel Heritage Georgian Mahogany Double Pedestal Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
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Drexel New Todays Living Mid Century Dining Table with 2 Leaves
By Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
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Drexel New Todays Living Mid Century Blonde Dining Table
By Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
Drexel New Todays living Mid Century blonde dining table This table measures: 61.5 wide x 40 deep x 29.5 high, with a chair height of 24 inches, each leaf is 12 wide, making the max...
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Wood

Kipp Stewart Drexel Declaration Drop Leaf Dining
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Denton, TX
Versatile drop leaf design with a extra leaf in the center for larger dining experience. The leaf is 22" the total length of table with leaf is 84".
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Dining Room Tables

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John Van Koert for Drexel Mid Century Walnut Drop Leaf Dining Table
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
John Van Koert for Drexel mid century walnut drop leaf dining table This table measures: 71 wide x 42 deep x 30 inches high, each table leaf measures 12 wide making the table 107 ...
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Walnut

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 Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Walnut Extension Dining Table, Refinished
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern walnut extension dining table By Kipp Stewart for Drexel, "Declaration" Collection USA, 1958 Measures: 60"W x 40"D x 29.25"H. Extends up to 104...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart Walnut Dining Table for Drexel
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid Century Modern walnut dining table, designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel, circa 1950s. It measures 44.25" diameter and expands to 66.25" with it's one leaf. The table has been cle...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mid Century Walnut Dining Table
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel declaration mid century walnut dining table This table measures: 60.5 wide x 40 deep x 29.5 high, with a chair clearance of 26 inches All pieces of furn...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Drexel Dateline Mid Century Walnut Dining Table
By Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
Drexel Dateline mid century walnut dining table The table measures: 24 wide x 24 deep x 29.5 high, with a chair clearance of 23.5 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in w...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

1960s Drexel Oil Drop Parsons Dining Table with Two Leaves
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century 1960s or 1970s. Two leaves included for seating up to ten. Two 19" leaves included. Width without leaves 52". Width with both leaves 90".
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Wood

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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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Black Lacquered Dining Table, Refinished
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century modern black lacquered walnut extension dining table By Kipp Stewart for Drexel, "Declaration" Collection USA, 1961 Measures: 60"W x 40"D x 29.13"H. E...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut, Lacquer

Lorin Jackson for Drexel Reverse Quatrefoil Base Pedestal Table
By Lorin Jackson, Drexel
Located in Chicago, IL
Walnut pedestal dining table with reverse quatrefoil base, designed by Lorin Jackson & Lee Stone for Drexel. Jackson is best known for his designs for Grosfeld House. Hour glass shap...
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1960s American Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Drexel Mid Century Walnut and Cane Flip Console Dining Table
By Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
Drexel mid century walnut and cane flip console dining table The table measures: 60 wide x 36 deep x 28.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restore...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Dining Room Tables

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Cane, Walnut

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Drexel Suncoast Side, End Table Designed by Kipp Stewart
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Drexel dining room tables for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Drexel dining room tables are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Drexel dining tables, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 16 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original Drexel dining tables were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider dining room tables by Adrian Pearsall, Jens Risom and Pace Collection. Prices for Drexel dining room tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,700 and tops out at $5,750, while pieces like these can sell for $2,775.

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