Drexel 'Declaration' Walnut Tambour Door China Hutch
Rare and spectacular mid-century walnut china/display hutch designed for Drexel Furniture's iconic 'Declaration' line, circa 1950s. This stunning hutch features tons of functional storage, the highest quality craftsmanship and unique design details at every angle. Created from solid walnut and featuring lots of functional storage with upper glass door storage section, a pair of drawers in the middle for cutlery, and beautiful sliding tambour door lower cabinet with adjustable shelving hidden behind the sliding doors. Truly a piece of modern furniture art, this amazing, incredibly functional cabinet is guaranteed to make a statement in any space from the office to the dining room, with a timeless design that transcends time.
Dimensions: 52ʺW × 18ʺD × 72ʺH
Condition: Excellent vintage condition with only minor cosmetic wear from use. Original finish in-tact and preserved in excellent condition. Upper cabinet and sliding tambour doors open and close with ease. Structurally sound with no breaks or repairs.
About the collection:
Designed by legendary furniture designers Kipp Stewart and Steart McDougall in the late 1950s. After it's inception Drexel soon unveiled Stewart and McDougall’s 'Declaration' line, which was constructed entirely of natural walnut and featured the choice of white porcelain or brass drawer pulls and cabinet door handles. Although its stylish credenzas and other pieces reflect the kind of slim-lined, low-slung silhouettes for which mid-century design has become known, there are also elements that nod to earlier American and European furniture design, such as the dining chairs whose flattened spindle backs recall Shaker and Windsor chair design, distinguishing them from the modern designs becoming prolific in Scandinavia at the time. The pieces were so indicative of a particularly American style, in fact, that several items from the collection were selected by the U.S. government to represent the country at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958.