Hollywood Regency, Chinoiserie, Chinese Chippendale are just three ways to describe these wonderful chairs. They are made by Drexel Enterprises which dates between 1960 and 1968. Drexel Furniture Company was established on November 10, 1903 in Drexel, North Carolina. By 1950, Drexel had grown from a small factory of fifty workers who made dressers and washstands to being a leading manufacturer in traditional and modern furniture.
In 1960, Drexel Furniture became Drexel Enterprises, Inc., and in 1961, the company merged with Southern Desk Company to produce furniture and supplies for libraries, schools, and churches. In 1968 U.S. Plywood Champion Papers purchased Drexel Enterprises, and the company became Drexel Heritage Furnishings, Inc. For many decades Drexel manufactured and sold furniture in the U.S. and overseas. Today Drexel Heritage Furniture Industries is one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the world.
Drexel’s name is synonymous with quality. These chairs are no exception. They show some age patina to the gilt at the feet and some on the corners and they need to be reupholstered. These chairs would be spectacular in an entryway, a bedroom, living room, even a bathroom.