23-Oct-02
Did Ed Wormley design Drexel's "Declaration" line?
I just picked up a table at a thrift store here in San Francisco that I need help identifying. It looks like a low, round coffee table, at least from a distance (more on that later). The wood appears to be mahogany veneer, with solid mahogany legs. The bottom is stencilled "881-230-3 / Table / Declaration / by Drexel / 11-58".

There are two things that are unusual about this table: one is that the top is not quite round, but is slightly "squished" on four sides. The other is that there is an inlaid pattern in the center of the tabletop of 8 veneer "dots" around a center dot.

I know that Edward Wormley designed at least one line for Drexel, but I don't know if this was also his. Also, can anyone tell me if the "11-58" stencilled on the bottom is usually a manufacture date with Drexel? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Robert
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03-Jan-03
Drexel inquiry
Hi
Did you ever get an answer to this? I'd also like to know that information. I think it is referenced in the Dunbar book
Angie
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03-Jan-03
Drexel
Drexel inquiry
Hi
Did you ever get an answer to this? I'd also like to know that information. I think it is referenced in the Dunbar book


Angie
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27-Feb-03
Wormley for Drexel
Wormley designed the Precedent line for Drexel . it was first released in January of 1947. You can get the full story in the catolog that was released for the "Edward Wormley, the other face of modernism" exhibition at Lin Weinberg gallery in N.Y.C.
I dont believe Wormley designed any other lines for Drexel. And yes, the the stenciled # on the bottom of the furniture is a production date. I hope this info helps.
Matt Ballman

 
10-Oct-04
Drexel Declaration Designer
I inherited the 851-131 Buffet and 851-330 Extension Table from my grandparents and they kept the original catalog. Drexel Declaration was designed by Stewart MacDougall and Kipp Stewart. I'm looking for living room pieces but no luck on the internet so far!
posted by blytheak
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29-Oct-04
Drexel Declaration
Hi, I have a Kipp Stuart coffee table by drexel, from the declaration line. I restored it. It has a top "hidden" compartment, and 2 drawers with ceramic ball pulls. It will be going for auction next month at town crier auctions in elkhorn wisconsin. It is a modern auction. Let me know if you're interested, and I can send you the web page. Thanks, Tom
posted by tommy62
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26-Nov-05
Drexel declaration
I have an original Drexel catalogue for Declaration which lists "881-230 Cocktail Table 44W 44D 15 H Rosewood inlay" with photo. The catalogue is dated January 1959 and notes "designed by Stewart Macdougal and Kipp Stewart"

posted by Drexel Declaration catkin chair
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26-Nov-05
Looking for Drexel Declaration Catkin Chair
I am searching for Drexel Declaration dining chair: Declaration original January 1959 catalogue lists this walnut chair as "851-701 Side chair wood seat, Catkin back." This is a walnut side chair without arms that has a back with splats in the shape of catails 7 in a row. [email protected]
posted by Drexel Declaration catkin chair
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26-Nov-05
Cocktail table
further on 881-230 cocktail table, declaration: it appears to have 8 circles in a circle with one additional circle in the middle.
posted by Drexel Declaration catkin chair
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05-Mar-06
Bedroom furtniture in Drexel's Declaration line
I'm selling a chest of drawers (3 drawers) with pull down cabinet (with 2 drawers behind pull-down) and a 6ft wide dresser with center cabinet (drawers behind cabinet doors) in the Declaration line by Drexel dated 5/61. Are there people out there that collect this line? If so, can somebody lead me in that direction?
posted by Ned
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15-Jul-06
Drexel Declaration
Hi there -

I am looking for a dresser that is part of the Declaration line by Drexel. Model numers start with 801 (-410, -430).
posted by Krista
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27-Dec-06
table
I think I have the same table- just got it this week from my mother - the dining room set was bought at the same time and is by Wormley. I can check the numbers ...later
posted by corinne
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27-Dec-06
table
ok - the cocktail table is 881 255
it has 8 dot inlays in a circle with a ninth in the center
posted by corinne
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27-Dec-06
oops - wrong num ber
That was the wrong number - it is actually
881 230 - 5
cocktail table 159

If anyone has photos of this line or any other information to share, I would like to know more about this furniture.
posted by corinne
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29-Dec-06
declaration cataloque
I would love a copy of the Drexel Declaration cataloque - the Drexel company no longer has the complete catalogue - lost during moving.
Could you scan and email me a copy please? I'd really appreciate it.
I'll bet the company customer service department wouldn't mind a copy either. The email address is [email protected]
posted by corinne
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19-Mar-07
Anyone have Original Drexel Declaration Cataloque?
I would also love a copy of the Drexel Declaration cataloque. Could you scan and email me a copy please? I'd really appreciate it. THanks...Howard.
email: [email protected]
posted by Howard
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07-Nov-07
I have a piece too..end table..
I have 881-311 End Table Declaration by Drexel SD-14 8-66
Any info? I am looking to sell possibly.. My table has a game table painted on the top.
posted by onlychele
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23-Nov-07
Looking for Drexel Declaration living room pieces
I have a 21.75" round table (20" high) if you are interested. I am in Atlanta. I can send photos
posted by ShellBell
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25-Nov-07
FS: Edward Wormley Drexel PRecedent Dining Chairs )(4)
SEt of four for sale - similar to those in the link, but mahogany or teak or cherry(?) don't know the wood.
:)
posted by drmr
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25-Nov-07
while
we are on the subject, does anyone know the designer of the parallel line?
posted by glassartist
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16-Dec-07
to drmr
Do your four Drexel Precedent dining chairs have "dog bone" ( I believe that is what it is called)_design and are they blond finish? I have been researching Drexel Precedent dining furniture designed by Wormley.

lowrene
posted by lowrene
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17-Dec-07
okay
no luck so far on my last question - how about the profile line? anyone?
posted by glassartist
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19-Dec-07
and yet
even more i would like to know about. a line called "today's living", and another called "apart-mates". anyone? it seems drexel was really busy with modern lines.
posted by glassartist
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20-Dec-07
NO, Kip Stewart is the designer
of the walnut Declaration line. I own most of it and have found this out from collectors.

posted by askdzign
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23-Dec-07
this has become my obsession of the moment
i have now launched into researching drexel's modern furniture. i am looking for concrete evidence of any kind to nail down the designer('s) of the precedent, declaration, profile, parallel, today's living, apart-mates, counterpoint, or any other modern lines. examples would include tags with names, catalog references, period publications etc. i know the common knowlege of wormley and stuart, but have yet to see documentation. of special interest is a rumored plywood self assembled line from the fourties. pics would be helpful on this one. i would be grateful for any help. thanks, bill
posted by glassartist
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23-Dec-07
Drexel precedent
My daughter has been researching facts about her Drexel Precedent dining room suite. Information from Spinario Design in Minneapolis tell us the Precendent is the only line of Drexel designed by Wormley. Look up info on Wormely and you'll also find the years he designed for Drexel.
posted by lowrene
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23-Dec-07
Drexel Precedent table
I recenty bought a table marked Drexel/Precedent (209-4 Elm) that is either a dining or coffee table, depending on how you choose to convert the legs. It has a drop leaf on either of the long sides. Very unique table, but seems oddly new. My question is does anyone know how long the Precedent line was in production? Also, did Drexel ever pull a line then re-introduce it later? And did Wormley design the entire line? To answer a question above, I have one of the Declaration catalogs that says, "Designed by Stewart Macdougall and Kipp Stewart", I can send you a photo, but don't have a scanner.
posted by jsouth
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23-Dec-07
drexel precedent
Edward Wormely was designer for Dunbar Furniture Co. from 1931 - 1968. During this time in 1947 he designed the Precedent line for Drexel, a competitor. Since his work for Drexel strained relationship with Dunbar, he discontinued designing for Drexel.
posted by lowrene
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28-Feb-08
DREXEL PEDESTAL TABLE
I have a dining and/or breakfast table made by Drexel. Marked with DREXEL and numbered 782. A very nicely profiled 34" diameter table in oak with Queen Anne style legs with a thick wood pedestal. In great condition. If anyone can offer any info about this particular Drexel table or line, it would be appreciated. It's currently listed with lots of photographs on Ebay - auction ends on March 2 - Item number: 310026408092 (Ebay ID is sweetcottagecharm). It's a great table - would like to obtain more info about it....Does 782 indicate date of manufacture? Thanks!
posted by heyjude
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07-Mar-08
I have several pieces of Walnut Drexel Declaration for sale
I have several items of Drexel Declaration line from 1959 for sale. These are walnut, and in almost like new shape. The items include 801-430 Chest, 801-513(2) Catkin Bed, 851-230 Closed Deck for buffet and also the Buffet 851-131, 851-340 Extension Table with two leafs, 851-330 Extension Table with two leafs, 851-510 Serving Cart, one 851-700 Arm Chair, three 851-701 Side Chairs, one 851-710 Arm Chair, and three 851-711 Side Chairs. Pictures are available upon request. Please email Gary at [email protected]
posted by Gary
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08-Jan-09
Declaration Round Table
Hi Folks, just checking to see if anyone had a declaration round dining table for sale. Thanks.
posted by JoeF
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08-Jan-09
This is the forum
you need to be looking on 'radar' (link at top of page) for items for sale
posted by robert1960 (UK)
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24-Jan-09
Drexel "Today's Living"
Do you know any information about the Drexel "Today's Living" line? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
britt
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posted by brit
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08-Mar-09
Drexel "Parallel" Side Table
Hi, Did anyone ever have info on the Parallel line. I have a teak side table that is trapezoid in shape with a tri-leg center base. It is stamped 80-316-8 and also 8/60 on the underside. Thanks.
posted by SueB
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14-Mar-09
Drexel Declaration
Thank you for posting your message regarding the Drexel Declaration coffee table. I picked up a dresser with the date of 10/59. I needed a chest of drawers and liked the fact that it was Drexel and modern, my favorite style. The pulls, however, were white ceramic balls, and uglier pulls I have never seen. I still have them, and I was wondering if they were actually original. I thought some idiot had replaced them. Are the pulls on your coffee table original? Are they white with a small brass nut between the ball and the drawer?
Thank you for any help.

posted by Joan
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18-Mar-09
Hi, The pulls are...
Hi,

The pulls are original the line came with white knobs with the brass spacers or flat circular brass and walnut pulls. I prefer the white knobs.
posted by crardin
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19-Mar-09
Drexel Declaratio Knobs
If you're going to replace your knobs, I'd love to buy some from you! I have the bedroom set and my son took some of the knobs off, I can't find them, I've been upset and looking for years!!

Thanks!

Angela
posted by hawki
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21-Mar-09
Parallel line
Hi all,
just bought a full bedroom set of drexel parallel his and hers dressers and night stand, I was also told that they are teak but can't find any info on the line, any help hee?
thanks
posted by retrorecycle
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20-Jul-09
Did Drexel design a line called "perspective"?
Hi,
I recently purchased a Drexel 2-drawer, lift top vanity at an estate sale and was trying to figure out what collection it belonged to. Inside the drawer stamped with the Drexel stamp there is a label that says "Perspective- Value, Variety, Versitility" and on the bottom there is a stencil that has 501-2 D. Van. 752. Any help you can give me would be wonderful. Thanks!
-Yas
posted by Yas
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06-Sep-09
dining set
I have a round dining table w/ leaf & 4 chairs stamped 851-340-37 it is beautiful. Good condition will sell for right $
posted by emily
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18-Sep-09
Drexel - Parallel line
Hi, just bought a low 6-drawer dresser by Drexel (Parallel). I was doing some research and found that a designer by the name of Barney Flagg designed some of the Parallel line back in the 1950's. Also, it's made of walnut for those who were wondering. Thanks
posted by E_laROCK
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04-Oct-09
Drexel furniture Designers from the 1970's
I have a Drexel desk that is REALLY heavy, masculine, well designed, guessing from the 1970's. Does anyone have any info/pics on Drexel designers from the 1970's? This desk looks good to me.
The piece has heavy, rough, rectangular brass moving drawer pulls. The case is finished front and back. Any info helpful. I could send a photo... Thanks
---LT3

laurenttorno3 @ yahoo.com
posted by Laurentt3
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04-Oct-09
Drexel Woodbriar Line Designer
OK,
I found a similar piece from the same design line as my Drexel heavy desk.
The piece is currently on ebay and identified as a Drexel Heritage Woodbriar bar.
Does anyone know who designed the Woodbriar line for Drexel Heritage and when?

Thanks Very Much!
Laurntt3
posted by Laurentt3
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04-Oct-10
Drexel Apart-mates
I have a credenza and hutch that has apart-mates stamped on the back. The year is 1962. Also a drop leaf table with 6 chairs. It is a Drexel Heritage 1957. Did you ever find ant info on the apart-mates line?
Thanks
posted by Frank6110
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24-Dec-10
We have Drexel Declaration Bedroom Set (6pcs)
My cousin has the 801 walnut bedroom set, consisting of 2 night tables, a chest of 3 drawers, a huge credenza, a highboy, a bedfoot table. It is in very decent condition, porcelain handles, fully marked.

(edited by DA - no sales on the forum, got to the Radar please)
posted by Roberta Sloan
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01-Jun-11
Declation table value?
Could anyone tell me what my declaration table is worth? It is rectangular with inner storage under a hinged door on top, two small drawers with ceramic pulls, and has open compartments on the other side. I want to get it refinished but before I do would like to know the value. I think the no is 881-340-4.thanks
posted by Michele S.
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01-Jun-11
your table!
Hi Michele -- we're not supposed to provide price guidance in the forums, but I'd be interested in buying your table if you're interested in selling.

Kevin (email me at eustice at gmail.com)
posted by bellwethr
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29-Jun-11
Drexel "Perspective" line
Hi there -
Re "Perspective" - I just rec'd a note from Drexel - they are waaay backlogged with inquiries and it took a couple of months.
I have the mindoro wood Perspective dining table and 6 blue upholstered chairs.
Drexel says they have very little info - 1952 is the make year, coded in the stamp as 952..
There is a coffee table, end table, tall lighted dining hutch, gateleg drop leaf with 3 leaves (what I have) - armed host/hostess chairs and 4 side chairs - upholstery is soft blue slightly nubby with woven ribs and what I think is a silk blend...
If anyone else has info on this set I'd be delighted to hear!
Cheers!
posted by SeattleLaurel
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29-Jun-11
PS
Does anyone know the designer of Perspective?
posted by SeattleLaurel
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18-Sep-11
Also interested in buying your table
If you table is still available and you're willining to sell, please email me at andrew.pal at gmail.com.

posted by shampoopy
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18-Sep-11
Drexel Perspective
Little known but true Drexel's Perspective group was designed by Milo Baughman.

posted by straylight
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23-Mar-12
Woodbriar score
I just bought a Woodbriar credenza at Habitat restore for $70... It is in great shape. does anyone know what it's worth?
Thanks
posted by Reggie
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23-Mar-12
folks
I have one of those same coffee tables (mentioned it in the recent acquisitions thread). IT is beat but mostly just cosmetic. I am in the process of cleaning it up for sale. Feel free to ping me for pics, etc. iam_waffle at yahoo.com
posted by waffle
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20-Jun-12
Drexel Declaration 881 341 3 square coffee table 1958 & Dining table
I'd like to sell my square coffee table (mint) ($250)& the DD dining table($300). Located in Michigan
posted by 50fan
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19-Jul-12
Behold!!... The mother of all Declaration Leisure Centers...
This became part of our family's collection today. It's the the biggest piece of furniture I've ever seen and unfortunately, moved. We can't seem to find anything else like it in it's entirety.

It was originally purchased new by Joseph T. Zoline and his wife, Janice "Jebby" Kahnweiler in Winnetka, Illinois. Mr. Zoline was best known as the founder and developer of Tulluride Ski Resort. The delivery tag is still taped on the back of the unit. Very cool!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/82938194@N05/sets/721576306444/...
posted by JAaron
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21-Oct-12
Perspective dining set
Hello,
I've been searching for info about this, as well. I grew up with this table, and now have it in my dining room. It has 2 leafs, 1 end chair, and 5 regular. I also have the buffet. I think my mom got this in the mid 1950's. I would like to know the value (not that I would ever sell it), and info about refinishing this mindoro wood. After all these years, it has accumulated some scratches. I just emailed Drexel (10/20/12), hoping I could find out some more.

I would love to hear what you have learned. This table means a lot to me.

Thank you.
posted by Jean Emery
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05-Jul-13
Drexel Sun Coast
Any info on the Sun Coast line designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel, especially catalogues or advertising.
posted by cercis design
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11-Sep-13
Drexel Dateline
Does anyone know the designer of the "Dateline" group made by Drexel in the '50's - inherited my mom's dining table #7701-4 made Aug 1956 and 4 chairs #7702 and wanted more info. Just read that Furniture Brands (Drexel's parent company) just filed for Chapter 11 and all sorts of their stores are closing so I suspect trying to obtain info from them would be extra difficult right now. Thanks
posted by critterfixer
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28-Apr-14
designers of Drexel Declaration

This line if furniture was designed by Kipp Stewart and a guy named MacDougall in mid 50's. My husband and I furnished our first one bedroom apartment in Chicago entirely with this line. Along the way we have lost the original bed and the dinning table but still have several pieces including six dining chairs valued at between $5,000 and $7,500. I don't believe that these pieces were stained and I'm sure they WERE NOT varnished. The finish was only oil. The finish was not shiny at all. It was like freshly sanded and hand rubbed walnut. We were told to re-oil them every year or two with boiled linseed oil and not to wax them.
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