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1970s Drexel Whimsy campaign style bedroom dressers – $1,200 BIN

vintage drexel whimsy bedroom dresser

When I die and go to heaven, I want this to be my bedroom set: 1970s vintage Drexel “Whimsy”. Two dressers — “campaign” style — are for sale RIGHT NOW on ebay:

Aren’t they something?

drexel whimsy bedroom furniture

Orange has been my favorite color since I began decorating my first bedroom, when I was a pre-teen in 1971. My bedroom pretty much looked like these dressers, but without these dressers.

drexel whimsy dresser

I don’t know much about this line, but here is what seller Modigliani’s in Miami — who also identifies them as “Drexel Whimsy” says:

LARGE CHEST MEASURES 46.5 INCHES HIGH X 18 INCHES DEEP X 34 INCHES WIDE. THE SMALLER CHEST IS 30.5 INCHES HIGH X 18 INCHES DEEP X 30.5 INCHES WIDE.

1970s drexel flower power whimsy dressers

CHEST ARE IN ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH MINOR CHIPPING TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF TALL CHEST. THESE ARE GREAT DECORATOR ITEMS AND DATE FROM THE EARLY 70’S POSSIBLY LATE 60’S.MAKE US A FAIR OFFER. CHEST ARE BEING SOLD. AS IS IN FOUND CONDITION WITH MINOR FLAWS.

I have taken to saying that, “All the best stuff’s in St. Louis.” But for furniture, Southern Florida is a very close second. There was a huge migration of retirees to the area in the 1960s … and when they landed, they got their groove right on.

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  1. Kay says:

    This is my bedroom set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had two low 6 drawer dressers, a corner desk, and a cabinet with a hutch. Half of the set is in one of my daughter’s room now. The other half we gave to a friend of a friend – our bedrooms are smaller than in my parents old house. It’s strange hearing a stranger ccompiment my childhood bedroom furniture… I didn’t much like the orange and yellow w/w carpeting I had in my room growing up (I didn’t pick out any of this) but the furniture was really cheerful to look at.

  2. John says:

    I can’t believe it!!!!. I have nearly this entire set. I am an expert on this set and I have many many pieces including the original sales brochure featuring Davy Jones and The Beatles. This particlar set was made in the Summer of 1969 and Jan would have strangled Marsha in her sleep just to get it. The set belonged to my girlfriend and when her father passed away 8 years ago the house was still in state and frozen in time. Avocado green appliances and bright orange Formica counters with yellow Daisies wallpaper. When the house sold the family put this entire set out on the curb with a sign which said “please take”. I just couldn’t let it go because it warms my heart to look at It. So I, a 49 year old man have been storing it all next to my chopper for years. The best feature of this collection is that it has a nailpolish remover proof finish on it. So when Cindy throws a pillow at Jan and it knocks Marshas nail polish remover over it won’t damage the piece. It’s all explained by the Beatles in Yellow Submarine garb in the sales brochure. I found this site when I typed in “Whimsy” because I’ll be 50 in August and I just have to let go of the entire set. After all, I am a man and not a teenaged girl. I just makes me smile when I look at it, The entire set is in very very very good condition and extremely well made of hardwood throughout, there is maybe one handle missing on one item. My teenaged daughters girlfriends squeal with glee when they see it. Pam, I’m in the furniture business myself in California and I have all kinds of shipping options. If you are interested I will be sad to see it go but I would be willing to make a far out groovy deal. John

  3. Donna says:

    I have the chest of drawers with the yellow finish and orange flowers and two large end tables that have the orange finish and the yellow flowers. Selling all for $525, and I have two Gunlocke mid-century chairs to match for $250 each — the have the same burnt orange color. I’m in Tulsa.

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