A gorgeous, walnut, mid-century, credenza, dresser in nearly pristine condition by John Van Koert for Drexel “profile” collection. Minimalist Danish Modern inspired profile, with exceptional construction and style. and adorned with original stylish, sculpted, metal pulls. Features rectangular top and rounded edges over three center dovetail joinery drawers one complemented with a felt lined divider ideal for storing various objects. The center drawers are flanked by cabinet doors that open to reveal a beautiful interior each with a fixed shelf., giving ample storage capability, one upper drawer above each cabinet, authentication stamp (Drexel) on the interior of one drawer. This beautiful credenza is raised on square tapered legs. This classically designed piece of exceptional craftsmanship can be used throughout your home either as a sideboard/buffet in the dining room, or a storage piece for the living room, office or bedroom. Documented in the 1960 catalog “Profile by Drexel”. The Drexel Profile furniture collection was in production from 1955 to 1961 and designed by John Van Koert, who started out as a jewelry designer for Harry Winston after WWII and later branched into industrial design. He also is well known for designing silver for Towle, particularly the Contour design; his particular attention to the drawer pulls and other hardware on Profile pieces is noted in the catalog.
Condition Report: Original finish, clean interiors, exhibit little signs of wear, with typical scuffs, overall gorgeous surface condition. Construction is strong and sturdy.
Designer: John Van Koert
Place of Origin: USA
Date of Manufacture: 1950’s
Of the Period: Mid Century Modern
Materials and Techniques: Walnut
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurements: 32″ tall x 21″ deep x 59 1/2″ wide