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Lovely John Widdicomb Light Walnut Headboard Mid-Century Modern
By John Widdicomb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely John Widdicomb light walnut 60" headboard. This piece is in very nice vintage condition
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

George Nakashima Extendable Walnut Dining Table Model 277 for Widdicomb, 1959
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., George Nakashima
Located in Camden, ME
An extendable walnut dining table by George Nakashima for Widdicomb Furniture Company from 1959. A
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Walnut

Dale Ford For John Widdicomb Chest of Drawers Dresser Walnut Mid-Century Modern
By Dale Ford, John Widdicomb
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Dresser or Chest of drawers designed by Dale Ford for John Widdicomb. Features 3
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Mid Century Modern Walnut Dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gidding for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern Walnut Dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Gorgeous Mid
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Chest in Two-Tone Walnut by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern four-drawer high chest was realized by T. H. Robsjohn
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Paul McCobb for Widdicomb Symmetric Group Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair
By Paul McCobb, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern upholstered lounge chair By Paul McCobb for Widdicomb
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Gorgeous John Widdicomb Asian Influenced Tall Dresser Mid-century Modern
By John Widdicomb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Widdicomb Furniture Company. This piece is made of solid wood, using dovetail, and dado joinery. The top
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

TH Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern, Walnut, Cane, Chest, Cabinet
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
Dresser Highly sought after American mid-century modern walnut three-drawer chest of drawers by T.H
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Handsome Pair Asian Style John Widdicomb Bachelors Chests Mid-Century Modern
By John Widdicomb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of John Widdicomb Asain style bachelors chests. These are fine examples of the level
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb for Widdicomb Walnut Armchairs, Newly upholstered
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
USA, 1950s Paul McCobb for Widdicomb walnut frame armchairs, newly upholstered in a chocolatey
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Walnut

Mid-Century Walnut Wall Mirror by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
Large mid-century walnut wall mirror by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for The Widdicomb Furniture Company
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Walnut

Magnificent John Widdicomb Square Coffee Side Table Mid-Century Modern
By John Stuart Inc., Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent square coffee or side table by Widdicomb for John Stuart circa 1950. This fine table is
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

John Widdicomb Mid Century Modern King Size Walnut and Brass Headboard
Located in Plainview, NY
A John Widdicomb Mid Century Modern King size headboard. Crafted from the finest walnut, this
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Sculpted Walnut Nightstands, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Sculpted Walnut Nightstands, Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Walnut

1950s Mid-Century Dining Set by t.h. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Spectacular dining set designed by t.h. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, it has the label in the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Maple, Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Triangular Coffee Table, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century modern sculpted walnut triangular coffee table or occasional side table
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut "Bowtie" Coffee Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century American Modern coffee table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb (ca
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Midcentury Walnut Dresser, by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Midcentury walnut dresser, featuring six deep drawers and spear-shaped carved walnut pulls with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Walnut Open Armchairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in North Miami, FL
Newly upholstered solid walnut armchairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture, circa
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Chest, Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern chest. Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Walnut with cane
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Rare Widdicomb Mueller Walnut Dining Table Attributed to George Nakashima
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., George Nakashima
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Rare Widdicomb Mueller Titan dining table, attributed to George Nakashima dining table with an
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Elm, Walnut

Vintage T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Bleached Walnut Sofa for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in East Hampton, NY
Loveseat by T.H Robsjohn Gibbings, for Widdicomb. This sofa features rounded original solid
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb MidCentury Modern Bachelor Chest
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
A four drawer dresser by TH Robsjohn Gibbibgs for Widdicomb. USA, circa 1940s/50s. Signed with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Pair of T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Bleached Walnut Nightstands For Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of iconic bleached walnut nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Single drawer
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Dresser with Brass Legs, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern six-drawer long dresser or credenza By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Rare Walnut & Brass Coffee Table by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Excellent.
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb coffee table. Walnut to with tapered thickness and solid
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Walnut Highboy Dresser, by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
Classic midcentury walnut high bureau dresser with five drawers, featuring unique spear-shaped
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Walnut & Brass Coffee Table by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Excellent Cond.
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rectangular walnut coffee table with solid brass cross stretcher designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of 1950s Walnut Nightstands or End Tables, Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of 1950s Walnut Nightstands or End Tables, featuring one drawer with silvered spear shaped
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Walnut

Set of 6 J. Stuart Clingman Dining Chairs for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
. From Google" "J. Stuart Clingman, one of the pioneers of Mid-Century Modern, Danish-inspired furniture
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Saber Leg Sideboard or Bar Cabinet
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut saber leg sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Walnut

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Finish Coffee or End Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in St. Louis, MO
Elegant and not very common walnut table designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings King Headboard for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb king-sized bed headboard. Walnut and brass with raffia
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Set of Six Walnut Dining Chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Dorchester, MA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings designed this elegant set of six dining chairs for Widdicomb. The slender
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Textile, Walnut

John Widdicomb Walnut Triangular Tiered Drop Leaf Handkerchief Accent Table
By John Widdicomb
Located in Dayton, OH
. Admirers of mid-century modern furnishings likely recognize Widdicomb for the partnerships with iconic
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Vintage 1960s Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tables

Materials

Walnut

Walnut Modernist Bench by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Montreal, QC
Walnut modernist bench by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb with sabre feet. Bearing sticker
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Walnut

George Nakashima Model 206 Dining Chair for Widdicomb
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Hanover, MA
George Nakashima designed Model 206 chair for the Origins Collection for Widdicomb. Original
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

1950s T.H. Robsjohns-Gibbings for Widdicomb Reverse Taper Walnut End Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
Single T.H. Robsjohns-Gibbings for Widdicomb reverse taper end table, side or lamp table, circa
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Set of 6 T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Sabre Walnut Dining Chairs, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Set of Six T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Company Solid Black Walnut Upholstered 4
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Sabre Leg Side Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two tier side table by T.H Robsjohn Gibbings, manufactured by Widdicomb c.1950s, USA. This
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Sideboard
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Hanover, MA
American classical modern buffet server cabinet designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Maple, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Mid-Century Modern, Saber Leg Dining Table, Walnut, 1956
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in Stamford, CT
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb, American Mid-Century Modern, Saber Leg Dining Table, Walnut
Category

Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Tables

Materials

Walnut

Set of 4 J. Stuart Clingman Dining Chairs for John Widdicomb
By John Stuart, John Widdicomb
Located in Hanover, MA
. From Google" "J. Stuart Clingman, one of the pioneers of Mid-Century Modern, Danish-inspired furniture
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

George Nakashima Origins Dresser for Widdicomb
By George Nakashima
Located in San Francisco, CA
George Nakashima design dresser for his Origins line by Widdicomb, 1959. Dramatic wood grain
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Kneehole Desk for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Hanover, MA
American Classical modern kneehole desk designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Maple, Walnut

Set of 2 Walnut Lounge Chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Percival Lafer, Widdicomb Furniture Co., Illum Wikkelsø, Grete Jalk
Located in München, DE
wonderfully into any interior and is an enrichment for every home. The noble walnut wood ensures an elegant
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Round Coffee Table for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Coffee table by T.H Robsjohn Gibbings, manufactured by Widdicomb c.1950s, USA. This beautiful
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Chest of Drawers
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
walnut, with brass legs, and raffia cane wrapped handles. Signed with cloth Widdicomb label. A second
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb 3 Drawer Chests
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Hanover, MA
Pair of American classical modern chests of drawers designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Maple, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Chest of Drawers
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Fuirniture Co. dresser or chest of drawers in dark stained
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Midcentury Walnut Slipper Chairs
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in San Francisco, CA
frames raised on elegant splayed supports; see article by James Buresh, “Timeless Mid-century Modern
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Glove Box Nightstands
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Glove box nightstands model #4001 designed by T.H. Robjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, 1950s. Restored
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Marble, Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Leather Lounge Chairs for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. ________________________________________ Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Foam, Wood, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicomb Tall Walnut Dresser with Spear Shaped Handles
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Miami, FL
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicomb Tall Walnut Dresser with Spear-Shaped Handles Offered for sale is
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal

Klismos Occasional Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Ferndale, MI
Klismos occasional table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb furniture. Banded edge top sits on
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining or Desk Chair
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
Listed is a single classic slat back dining chair by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Shown in
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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Midcentury Modern Walnut 1959 For Widdicomb For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal midcentury modern walnut 1959 for widdicomb for your home. Each midcentury modern walnut 1959 for widdicomb for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer midcentury modern walnut 1959 for widdicomb, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each midcentury modern walnut 1959 for widdicomb bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury modern walnut 1959 for widdicomb that is appealing in its simplicity, but T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co. and George Nakashima produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Walnut 1959 For Widdicomb?

Prices for a midcentury modern walnut 1959 for widdicomb start at $500 and top out at $25,000 with the average selling for $4,600.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.