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Drexel Heritage ET Cetera Collection Chinoiserie Black Gold Burl Coffee Table



Magnificent Drexel Heritage ET Cetera collection chinoiserie black & gold painted & burl coffee table with beveled glass insert top. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. We have noticed a couple small dings & scuff so please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1980’s. A coffee table Extrordinaire!! This beautiful gem is a part of the Drexel ET Cetera collection and is comprised of a square wood frame with highly skilled, meticulously painted gold and brown floral chinoiserie designs along the apron of the table and down the straight legs… It’s FABULOUS!! The top has a square burl wood frame with a beveled clear glass inlay…it’s just exquisite! The detail in the gold and brown floral accents is impeccable. This coffee table would look stunning in a Hollywood Regency setting as well as anywhere that you wish to add a bit of Chinoiserie flair. And, it is made by Drexel, so you know it was created with exceptional quality and unmatchable style. Drexel Furniture Company was founded in 1903 in Drexel, North Carolina by six businessmen for a total investment of $14,000.00. Sam Huffman, one of the initial founders, managed the enterprise until his death in 1935 when his son, Robert O. Huffman took the helm. By 1950 under the younger Huffman’s leadership Drexel had grown from a small factory to a leader in furniture manufacturing. They acquired other furniture companies along the way and by the late 1950s employed 2300 workers. The 1960s had them adding Industrial and hospitality furniture to their lines. In 1968 they were purchased again, and Drexel Enterprises became Drexel Heritage Furnishings, Inc. They continued to add to their styles and lines and were sold again and then in 1986 became part of Masco Corporation one of the country’s largest furniture manufacturers. They are now based in High Point, NC and operate ten factories in North Carolina and one in South Carolina and are one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the world. If you’ve been looking for a stunning new coffee table from a reputable maker, you just found it. Now, you just need to make it yours!! Table: • Height – 16.5 inches • Width – 42 inches • Depth – 42 inches • Weight – 64.5 pounds Boxed size: • Height – 23 inches • Width – 48 inches • Depth – 48 inches • Boxed Weight – 85 pounds.


  • Creator
    Drexel (Maker),
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Width: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Depth: 42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Style
    Chinoiserie (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1980s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. We have noticed a couple small dings & scuff so please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections.
  • Seller Location
    Topeka, KS
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BEL-TBL-3021stDibs: LU1873325083082

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About the Maker


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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