1 available, the second bookcase has sold.
Solid wood campaign style corner cabinet curio bookshelf made by esteemed US furniture maker Drexel Heritage in the 1970’s. This bookcase is from their Accolade collection. Faux bamboo brass corner accents on all four corners tie together British traditional and Eastern design. Each bookcase has four shelves. Two shelves are removable and adjustable. The other two are stationary.
Corner cabinet dimensions: H 79.75 in. x W 19.25 in. x D 19.25 in.
This listing is for the bookcase alone. None of the accessories pictured are included in purchase.
World War II was hard on most furniture manufacturers, but Drexel Furniture was fortunate to land a government contract to supply office furniture for state side army offices. At the conclusion of the war, Drexel employees hand crafted a walnut desk inlaid with stars and his name in marble for General Douglas MacArthur to show their appreciation of his war effort on the Japanese front. A letter of thanks from the famous general is carefully stored in today’s Drexel Heritage archives.
After the war, Drexel brought David Brunn from New York to serve as their new vice-president. Brunn initiated the “key store” program, which was a successful predecessor to Drexel Heritage’s Gallery Program. Over the objections of most of his senior colleagues, Mr. Brunn brought on Betty Bailey, their first female executive. Ms. Bailey very successfully implemented a program of building close relationships with magazine editors, including House Beautiful. Mr. Brunn oversaw the merger of Drexel furniture and Heritage Furniture, a merger that proved to be exceptionally valuable for both companies. That merger solidified and made Drexel Heritage the epicenter of the fine furniture industry.