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Drexel Side Tables

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 Modern Solid Walnut Weighted Base Round Side Table
By Knoll, Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern turned walnut side occasional table by Drexel. Overall in good condition. It shows one scratch as shown in the pictures.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Walnut

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 Side Tables

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Brass

DREXEL Pan Tempo Mid Century Oval Cabinet Accent Table
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A mid century oval shaped accent cabinet by Drexel, from their Pan Tempo Collection. Made of walnut with brass pulls in the USA in the 1960's. Features ample interior storage with on...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Side Tables

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Brass

Drexel Heritage Carved Mahogany Hollywood Regency Clover-Shaped Occasional Table
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Hollywood Regency chinoiserie occasional table from the connoisseur line by Drexel Heritage. The table features beautiful mahogany wood grain, a unique clover shape, and n...
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1970s American Chinoiserie Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Mahogany

Kipp Stewart Declaration Floating Nightstand for Drexel, Refinished, Signed
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel, 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 Side Tables

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Porcelain, Walnut

Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall "Declaration" Side Table for Drexel
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall "Declaration" side table for Drexel.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Walnut

Drexel Declaration Magazine Table by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Denver, CO
A walnut magazine table with pull out shelves by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Drexel Declaration. USA, 1963. Two removable shelves with rattan-wrapped pulls.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Rattan, Walnut

Pair of Rosewood, Chrome and Cane Side Tables by Drexel, circa 1970
By Drexel, Milo Baughman
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of rosewood, chrome and cane side tables by Drexel, circa 1970. Some attribute these tables to be designed by Milo Baughman. Beautifully restored bookmatched rosewood tops. Chro...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Ash Side Table by John Van Koert for Drexel
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Versatile, Mid-Century Modern, ash side table by John Van Koert for Drexel Counterpoint features a protruding lower level at 15.75 inches ht.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Side Tables

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Ash

Drexel Heritage Et Cetera Chinoiserie Black & Burl & Ormolu End Tables, a Pair
By Heritage Furniture, Drexel
Located in Germantown, MD
For your consideration is this Extraordinary pair of end tables!!! This is a gem by Drexel, from their ET Cetera line. It is comprised of two rectangular wood frames Tables with high...
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1980s American Chinoiserie Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Gold, Ormolu

Barney Flagg "Parallel" Multi-Wood Side Tables for Drexel
By Barney Flagg, Drexel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stylish pair of side tables designed by Barney Flagg for Drexel’s Parallel series and manufactured in the United States, circa 1960s. These rare and eye-catching design is constructe...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Wood, Birch, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Mid Century Walnut Nightstand
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel mid century walnut nightstand This nightstand measures: 20 wide x 14 deep x 24.25 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 Side Tables

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Mid-Century Nightstand
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Drexel mid-century nightstand. This nightstand measures: 20 wide x 16 deep x 24 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintag...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Wood

Drexel Heritage Banded Walnut Side Table Chest of Drawers
By Drexel
Located in Germantown, MD
A solid walnut banded top nightstand, small chest or end table is signed by luxury maker, "Drexel Heritage." The original finish is in extremely fine condition on this country far...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Drexel Side Tables

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Hardwood, Walnut

Milo Baughman Drexel Todays Living Mid Century Blonde Nightstand
By Drexel, Milo Baughman
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 Side Tables

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Wood

Hexagon Wood Side or End Table Esperanto by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
A hexagon top wood side or end table 'Esperanto' by Drexel with decorative base. The hexagon shape tabletop is a nice alternative to round, and 'cut-out' base adds a nice decorative ...
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Late 20th Century American Drexel Side Tables

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Wood

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 Side Tables

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Brass

John Van Koert, Side Table, Cherrywood, Glazed Ceramic, Drexel, America, 1956
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A side table or occasional table, designed by John Van Koert and produced by Drexel Furniture Company, North Carolina, America. Finely carved cherrywood tops are mounted atop the...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Ceramic, Cherry

Drexel Heritage Campaign Style Side Tables, Circa 1970s, a Pair
By Drexel
Located in Germantown, MD
Pair of 1970s Drexel Heritage Furnishing campaign style side tables. Excellent vintage condition. Measurements are 21.25"W x 25.75"D x 25"H. W6033022.
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Mid-20th Century American Campaign Drexel Side Tables

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Brass

1979 Drexel Heritage Accolade II Walnut Glass 2 Tier Campaign Side Table 984-330
By Drexel
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage 1979 Drexel Heritage Accolade II side table. Made of walnut featuring cube shape with two tiers, glass top and storage drawer.  
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1970s Campaign Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Mid-Century Two-Tier Walnut Table by John Van Koert for Drexel Profile, 1950s
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in Miami, FL
A rare vintage Mid-Century Modern end table designed by John Van Koert for Drexel's Profile collection, model K73, dating from 1956. The walnut and pecan two-tiered occasional table ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Side Tables

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Walnut

Vintage Drexel Walnut Flat Flip Top Rolling Buffet Sideboard Dry Bar Server Cart
By Drexel
Located in Germantown, MD
1960s vintage Drexel Mahogany flat flip top rolling buffet sideboard dry bar server cart. Very good condition. Measures 38"W x 13"D x 31.5"H With top opened up 72"W.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Side Tables

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Brass

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 Side Tables

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Mahogany

Vintage Black and Gold Italian Regency Style Burl Wood Low Side Table Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage black and gold Italian Regency style burl wood low side table Drexel. Item features black and gold gilt finish, shapely carved wood legs, solid wood construction, beautiful w...
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Mid-20th Century North American Regency Drexel Side Tables

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Wood

1950s Turquoise + Pecan Boomerang Console Table Vintage Mid-Century Modern Icon
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Original finish, shows some wear and chipping to the turquoise painted finish. The Profile series was in production from 1955-1961. This is a variation of the series, with the painte...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Wood

Drexel Suncoast Side, End Table Designed by Kipp Stewart
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in New York, NY
Smart, sophisticated and stylish side, or end table designed by Kipp Stewart four Drexel as part of the classic Suncoast series. This table features two tiers, the lower ( 13 in H ) ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Side Tables

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Aluminum

1960s Kipp Stewart for Drexel Mid-Century Modern Declaration Walnut End Table
By Drexel
Located in Ferndale, MI
This Kipp Stewart for Drexel side table from the Drexel Declaration line features a beautiful walnut veneer and elegant pedestal base. Very recently professionally restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Side Tables

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Walnut

One Drawer End or Side Table Oxford Square by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
From one of the most stylish line of furniture produced by Drexel, this Oxford square end, or side table is in original, clean and ready to use condition. The table has an open stora...
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Mid-20th Century American Campaign Drexel Side Tables

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Metal

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration Mcm Tambour Door Walnut Nightstands, a Pair
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
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 Side Tables

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Walnut

DREXEL HERITAGE "Repertoire" Mid 20th Century End / Side Tables - Pair
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of mid-century end / side tables by Drexel Heritage, from their Repertoire Collection. Walnut with banded top, brass hardware, undertier shelf and spade feet. Features burl to...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Drexel Heritage Cane Shelf Two-Tier Side End Table on Tapered Legs
By Heritage Furniture, Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern light fruitwood or walnut rectangular side table with cane shelf by Drexel Heritage.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drexel Side Tables

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Cane, Walnut

Kipp Stewart "Declaration" Walnut Side Table for Drexel
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vintage side table designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel as part of their "Declaration" series. Features beautifully figured walnut grain and elegant tapered legs. Designer: Kipp S...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Drexel Side Tables

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart Side Table for Drexel: Declaration
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Kipp Stewart. Manufacturer: Drexel. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Mahogany walnut veneer. Condition: This Kipp Stewart side table for Drexel: ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Burl Silhouette Occasional Tables by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in New York, NY
A pair of end tables with a beautifully silhouetted apron in a highly figured burl veneer from Drexel. American, circa 1960.
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1960s American Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Burl

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 Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Set of 3 Drexel "Et Cetera" Side Tables With Tinted Glass Top & Casters
By Drexel
Located in Medina, OH
Rare set of 3 Drexel "Et Cetera" side tables with tinted glass top on casters. Slight imperfections due to age. Glass has some light scratches but not noticeable. Middle table has so...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

Materials

Brass

DREXEL Velero Mid 20th Century Spanish Style Hexagonal Cabinet Accent Table
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Spanish style hexagonal shaped cabinet accent table by Drexel, from their Velero Collection. Pecan with a distressed finish, inlaid top and brass hardware. Features a two door cabi...
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Mid-20th Century American Spanish Colonial Drexel Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Walnut Side Table by Kipp Stewart and Macdougall, Drexel Declaration, USA, 1950s
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely, vintage Mid-Century Modern walnut end table designed by Stewart McDougall and Kipp Stewart for Drexel's Declaration collection, dating from the late 1950s. The occasional t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

DREXEL HERITAGE Woodbriar Campaign Style Glass Top End Tables - Pair
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of campaign style glass top square end tables by Drexel Heritage, from their Woodbriar Collection. Pecan wood with geometric design pattern and glass top. Made in North Caroli...
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Mid-20th Century American Campaign Drexel Side Tables

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Glass, Nutwood

DREXEL Velero Mid 20th Century Spanish Style Square End Table
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Spanish style square end table by Drexel, from their Velero Collection. Pecan with distressed finish, parquetry top, undertier shelf and turned legs. Features one drawer of dovetai...
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Mid-20th Century American Spanish Colonial Drexel Side Tables

Materials

Brass

DREXEL HERITAGE Yorkshire Yew Wood Chippendale Accent Table
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Chippendale style accent table in Yew wood by Drexel Heritage from their Yorkshire collection. Features inlaid banding on top, straight legs joined by stretchers. Made in the USA, ...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Drexel Side Tables

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Yew, Wood

Side Walnut Table Parallel by Barney Flagg for Drexel
By Drexel, Barney Flagg
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a Mid-Century Modern walnut wedge table with a tripod base designed by Barney Flagg for the Parallel line for Drexel, USA, circa 1960s. Beautiful sculptural...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Drexel Provincial Style Nesting Tables
By Drexel
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A set of two nesting tables, the lower able to slide in place beneath the upper.
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1960s American French Provincial Vintage Drexel Side Tables

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Wood

Barney Flagg "Parallel" Side Table for Drexel
By Drexel, Barney Flagg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Barney Flagg "Parallel" side table for Drexel.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drexel Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Drexel side tables for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Drexel side tables are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Drexel side tables there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 35 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Drexel's original side tables were created in the mid-century modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you want to add more seating, many customers also consider side tables from Brown Saltman, Widdicomb Furniture Co. and Harvey Probber. The prices for Drexel side tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $350 and tops out at $16,900, while pieces like these can sell for $1,450 on average.

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