Drexel Touraine French Provincial Furniture

Drexel produced a stunning french provincial furniture set from the mid 1950s through the mid 1960s called Touraine which is still quite popular today.

Drexel designed both a bedroom set and a dining set in this series.  The furniture was inspired by the curvy lines classically found in Louis XV furniture which became popular during the period of 1730 to 1775.

The Touraine bedroom dresser sets featured very soft lines which were accented with gold and cream.  Louis XV furniture often has a very feminine look which can seem very sensuous and romantic.  The unbroken curves are one of the key features of classic Louis XV furniture.

This unique style is expressed in the delicate curves of Touraine dressers which extend down from the drawers to the legs of the furniture.

The Touraine collection is one of the only french provincial collections to feature a serpentine shape other than Bassett’s Versailles collection.

Serpentine chests and Bombe furniture is quite difficult to create and quite hard to find.  A genuine antique french serpentine chest can be quite rare and pricey for any collector.

The larger 9 drawer Touraine chests feature 6 side drawers and 3 smaller middle drawers.  This unique design offers a substantial amount of storage space.

The nightstands in the Touraine series do a great job of drawing inspiration from genuine Louis XV nightstands which feature a slender style often not seen in other french provincial collections.

Prices can vary greatly  for individual pieces in the Touraine collection, and complete sets often go for $1500- $2800 depending on the condition.

Chic Drexel 1950’s French Louis XV Shabby Painted Touraine Collection 9 Drawer Chest Seller Alternative Furnishings
Drexel Bedroom Set

Vintage 1965 Drexel Bedroom Set from Echo Antiques 

DREXEL Touraine French Provincial Carved Shell Bed
French Carved Demi Lune Drexel Touraine Bachelors Chest From Z Brothers Furniture N Collectibles

French Carved Demi Lune Drexel Touraine Bachelors Chest From  Z Brothers Furniture N Collectibles

Touraine French Nightstand With Blue Detailing
French Provincial Chest From Park House Antiques

This beautiful chest is a Touraine!  I haven’t seen one more lovely!  Obviously it is refinished, and antiqued to look like a antique french chest.  What a beautiful faux painting finish.  From Park House Antiques 

Drexel Touraine French Provincial Furniture
French Provincial Touraine Nightstand
French Provincial Drexel Furniture


29 comments on “Drexel Touraine French Provincial Furniture”

  1. I am looking for a drexel french provencial dresser to match the other pieces in guest room.

  2. I have the Drexel French Touraine bedroom suite available for sale in North Carolina. Full size Carved Shell bed, 5 drawer dresser, 1 night stand, vanity with 6 drawers, mirror and upholstered bench. The dresser, vanity and night stand have custom made glass tops. All are in excellent condition. You may contact me via email if you are interested in pictures. piercy07@yahoo.com.

  3. I am in the process of converting the Drexel Touraine 3 drawer bombay chest into a bath vanity with vessel sink for my powder room. I’ll post photo when complete.

  4. Hi
    I have been collecting the Drexel Touraine Bedroom furniture for my bedroom. Now I’m ready to restore and I would like to keep the same colors and finishes. Does anyone know what the best way to go about doing this.
    I love the original finishes, I would love to be able to keep it that way. The pieces I have need a lot of work.
    Alex Aclk350@gmail.com
    In Los Angeles

  5. I have several refinished pieces of Drexel Touraine that belonged to my parents. The 9 drawer dresser and landscape mirror as seen above, the three drawer bombe chest and mirror as seen above, and a threadbare little bench that needs to to be reupholstered. Located in western PA and motivated to sell because marrying and moving into a fully furnished house in Virginia.

  6. I have a couch, arm chair, and two end tables (set) – french provincial circa 1965. It was reupholstered in the 80s. No longer original turquoise silk; couch has green and gold velveteen and chair is all gold. The couch is 7′ long. All pieces are worn. Chair has some cat claw damage on the side. Can anyone help me determine a fair re-sale price?

  7. Does anyone have the three drawer Bombay chest pictured above for sale. I’m in California.
    Thanks, Alex

  8. I featured these listings off of ebay. Looks like they are gone now. Try looking on craigslist. It is worth driving several hours for the right set

  9. I have 18 pieces of Drexel Touraine furniture for sale. The bedroom suite includes a full size bed with nine drawer dresser/mirror, two three drawer night stands and dressing table/chair. The dining room suite has table, 2 arm chairs, 6 side chairs, buffet, breakfront and tea/cutlery piece. I am located in Los Angeles.

  10. Sioux City, Iowa
    I have the dark finish 9 drawer triple dresser with mirror for sale. My mirror was never attached to the dresser. It has a wire for hanging on the wall.
    vjayceev at cableone dot net

  11. I’m currently selling my complete King Size 5pc French Provisional Touraine Set on Craigslist Pensacola Florida site. Pictures posted. Keep the “Shabby Sheek” look (Yellowing and lite crackling paint) or refinish. I have the 9 Drawer Chest (2nd one down) with Landscaped Mirror featured above, Tall Bureau, one night stand (featured in the group which looks like two eyeballs and big mouth design), and King Size Head Board – All matching creme and gold trim.

  12. I have the Touraine custome desk. It looks like a regular dresser and the top drwar puuls up to expose little shelves and drwars and an extending wood writing area. In great condition and have pics available. I have not seen this piece for sell anywhere else. Comment if you would like to purchase.

  13. Looking for a pair of French Provencial 3 drawer chests to use as bedside tables. Please email me if you have a pair. Thanks!

  14. I am looking for the drexel touraine vanity or desk with the matching chair. I am also looking for the full size bed. If anyone has it for sale, please let me know.

  15. I have the Drexel Touraine Custom bedroom suit available that comes with bed, 2 night stands, 6 drawer high chest dresser, and vanity. The Vintage set is all matching numbers.
    It is in Baytown Texas. Pictures can be viewed by email. rbriggs15@yahoo.com
    Or mms text at 832-643-0470.

  16. I am selling two night stands, tall boy dresser, nine drawer dresser and mirror. Needs to be refinished but in very good condition. Please email me if interested. Located in North Carolina.

  17. I am in need of several pieces. Please contact me especially if you are in Los angeles, California, however I will travel for the right piece.

    Thank you,

    Barbara Ge…. I hope you read this and get in contact with me. 🙂


  18. I have 2 3 drawer bachelors chests for sale. Drexel Touraine . Made in 1942. The earliest date I have seen anywhere. I think it was the first year they made them. Descriptions also say carved demi lune whatever that means.

  19. Hi
    If you still have drexel Touraine pieces for sale please contact me at aclk350@gmail.com
    I’m looking bedroom chair, vanity, bench, and king headboard . Also need the 3 drawer commode.

    Barbara do you have any pieces left.

  20. I am selling a nine drawer dresser, mirror, night stand & full size headboard & footboard. They are in really good condition except for the footboard which could use a little work. I can send pictures if you’re interested. I am located in Bloomington, Illinois. luvmyboyz@frontier.com

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