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American of Martinsville Furniture

American of Martinsville is today revered as one of the finest manufacturers of mid-century modern furniture in the United States, but its beginnings were unexpectedly humble.

Well ahead of the Civil War, tobacco was a cash crop in places such as Virginia, and the plant was grown with frequency on farms in Martinsville and elsewhere. In the early 1900s, the business around tobacco was changing and the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was expanding nationally, buying any Virginia factories in reach. Former tobacco producers Ancil Witten and Charles Keesee turned away from the business in 1906 and, with merely $30,000 in capital (and the support of local business leaders), began to manufacture bedroom furniture under the name American Furniture Company.

In the 1920s, American Furniture Company expanded its offerings from bedroom furnishings. Alongside tallboy dressers and nightstands, Witten and Keesee’s outfit began to offer a range of dining-room sets to the discerning customer. By the 1950s, the name had been changed to American of Martinsville and the brand had gained a reputation for exquisite craftsmanship as well as its variety of furniture styles (Hollywood Regency, chinoiserie). Mass-marketed furniture meant big business in the postwar years and throughout the 20th century in Virginia, and factories owned by companies like Bassett Furniture and American of Martinsville remained busy as suburbanites bought furniture to fill the homes they were moving into.

It isn’t difficult to spot American of Martinsville’s sturdy, solid designs — the lacquered walnut nightstands, mahogany coffee tables and more have long earned the admiration of mid-century modernism enthusiasts. The company’s high profile also owes to prominent attributes that distinguish its well-made vintage furniture, such as the use of wooden slats — inspired by Scandinavian modernism — on hutches and cabinet doors, the famous brass x’s inlaid on the tops of tables and dressers and the stately stacked type of the American of Martinsville logo, which usually appears in drawer interiors. The stamp prominently features an eagle perched atop the lettering, its broad wings spread across the “American” portion.

Besides quality manufacturing, American of Martinsville is additionally recognized for having incorporated the trends of the day. Inspired by designers like George Nakashima and Paul Laszlo, the brand was also known for innovations with wood. Merton Gershun was one of the company’s most prolific designers, and he was responsible for some of its most successful modern furniture lines using the richer, darker woods that would become emblematic of mid-century furniture. Gershun’s most popular line was reportedly Dania, with its sleek walnut credenzas fitted with stylish brass accents and large drawers. Today, American of Martinsville specializes in furniture for the healthcare and hospitality industries.

Shop a wide selection of vintage American of Martinsville mid-century modern sideboards, side tables and more on 1stDibs.

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Creator: American of Martinsville
American of Martinsville Accord Walnut Nightstand or End Table with X’s
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome nightstand or end table from American of Martinsville and Merton Gershun’s Accord line of furniture with their signature X’s and asymmetric handles. It is in wonderful resto...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Walnut Side Tables
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of two drawer nightstands by American of Martinsville. Warm walnut grain with accepting oak trim. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Queen Headboard by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This queen size headboard by Martinsville features a cutout design in warm walnut wood grain. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Mid Century American of Martinsville Lacquered Night Stands
By American of Martinsville
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Beautiful streamline nightstands. 2 drawers and cubby for ample storage. Great forward moving lines. Brass drawer pulls. Newly lacquered finish with popping white. Curbside to NYC/Ph...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

American of Martinsville Dania Queen Size Bar Bed Headboard with Nightstands
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Mid-Century Modern queen size bed headboard with built-in nightstands. The 4004-14 “Bar Bed” is a part of American of Martinsville’s Dania Collection. Designed by Merton Gershun, this walnut bed...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Laminate, Walnut

Restored American of Martinsville 6 Drawer Chest- Pair Available
By American of Martinsville
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exquisite example from a rare series by American of Martinsville, circa 1960. Stout, expertly made mahogany case construction restored in cream lacquer. Fabulous, chunky solid bra...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Newly Refinished - Mid-Century Modern Walnut Highboy Dresser by Merton Gershun
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Black & Gold Greek Key Wall Mirror
By American of Martinsville
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Great mid-century black painted wall mirror with gold Greek key detailing. The unique construction is done in a molded (hollow) fiberglass composite.
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1960s American Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Mirror, Fiberglass

Mid Century Modern Dining table American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Medina, OH
Mid-century modern American of Martinsville dining table. This table would fit 4-6 people, it does not come with an extension table. The table has some uniqueness with metal trim and...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Wood

1960s Mid Century Dresser by Merton L. Gershun for American of Martinsville
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century walnut dresser designed by Merton L. Gershun and manufactured by American of Martinville. This dresser features a walnut frame with three spacious dovetail drawers on the...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Walnut and Brass China Cabinet
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut and Brass China Cabinet This china cabinet measures: 50 wide x 18 deep x 57.75 inches high All pieces of furniture ca...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Walnut Expanding Dining Table
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut Expanding Dining Table with 2 Leaves This table measures: 62 wide x 40 deep x 30.5 inches high, with a chair clearance...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Newly Refinished - Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Night Stands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Newly Refinished - Mid-Century Modern Walnut 9-Drawer Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Newly Refinished - Century Modern Credenza by Merton Gershun
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Ebony, Walnut, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dresser Credenza by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Toledo, OH
Walnut mid-century modern dresser credenza by American of Martinsville. 6 drawers, 2 center doors with 3 drawers inside. Part of a 4-piece set. Great condition. 74" long x 18 1/2" de...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Painted Decorated Queen Size 68" Tall Headboard Bed MNT
By American of Martinsville, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Rockaway, NJ
American of Martinsville Painted Decorated Queen Size 68" Tall Headboard Bed MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Fruitwood

American of Martinsville Brutalist Spanish Night Stand End Tables, Set of 2
By American of Martinsville
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning, nightstands or end tables you could hope to find. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. The beautiful set is statement p...
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1970s American Spanish Colonial Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Chest by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Toledo, OH
Walnut mid-century modern 6-drawer chest of drawers with diamond pattern inlaid drawer fronts and sculpted legs. Great condition. Part of a 4-piece set. 44" tall x 37" wide x 18 1/2"...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Walnut Brass Buffet Hutch
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville mid century walnut and brass buffet with hutch The buffet and hutch measure: 48 wide x 15.75 deep x 60.25 inches high All pieces of ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Walnut Nightstands - Set of 2
By American of Martinsville
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a pair of Mid-Century Modern American Of Martinsville Walnut Nightstands. Featuring a straight line design, two drawers for storage, modern legs, Albert Pravin st...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Wood, Walnut

Newly Refinished - Pair of Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Set of Six Mid Century Dania Dining Chairs American of Martinsville c 1950/60s
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in New York, NY
Chic architectural set of Mid Century Modern dining chairs designed by Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville as part of their classic Dania series, circa 1950-1960s. This impre...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Newly Refinished - Mid-Century Modern Walnut Highboy Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Newly Refinished - Mid-Century Modern 3-Drawer Dresser by Merton Gershun
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Merton Gershun Gentleman's Chest for American of Martinsville
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic highchest from the Dania series by Merton Gershun, for American of Martinsville. Features include rich walnut grain, louvered drawers, signature brass accents, and articulated...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Black Walnut Campaign Nightstand
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Terrifically unique single nightstand from the renowned craftsmen of Virginia's American of Martinsville. Featuring a black walnut finish, brass accents, and a blend of English Campa...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie American of Martinsville Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Merton Gershun Designed Dresser for American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Merton Gershun designed dresser for his 'Dania' line with American of Martinsville. Beautiful walnut wood grain throughout with inlaid flourishes around the sculpted handles. Louvere...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Merton Gershun Designed Dresser
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic mid-century modern dresser by American of Martinsville, designed by Merton Gershun for his 'Dania' series. Features his louvered front drawers and accenting brass hardware. R...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

American of Martinsville Vintage Mid Century Modern Lowboy Dresser c. 1960s
By American of Martinsville
Located in Denville, NJ
We photograph and list inventory in the condition it arrives at our warehouse to streamline operations and focus on restoration for current orders. This also enables us to maintain a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Vintage Mid Century Modern Pair of Nightstands c. 1960s
By American of Martinsville
Located in Denville, NJ
We photograph and list inventory in the condition it arrives at our warehouse to streamline operations and focus on restoration for current orders. This also enables us to maintain a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Vintage Mid Century Modern Highboy Dresser c. 1960s
By American of Martinsville
Located in Denville, NJ
We photograph and list inventory in the condition it arrives at our warehouse to streamline operations and focus on restoration for current orders. This also enables us to maintain a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

American of Martinsville, Dresser, Oak, Travertine, Metal, USA, 1950s
By American of Martinsville
Located in High Point, NC
An oak, travertine and metal dresser designed and produced by American of Martinsville, US, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Travertine, Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Billy Baldwin x Base Upholstery Benches
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Billy Baldwin X Base Upholstery Benches.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Upholstery

Newly Refinished - Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Night Stands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Walnut 6 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut 6 Drawer Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 54 wide x 19 deep x 30.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be ha...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Metal

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Walnut and Brass Lowboy Dresser
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Walnut and Brass Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 60 wide x 19 deep x 30.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what w...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Large Midcentury American of Martinsville Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Pasadena, CA
An elegant blonde walnut dresser by American of Martinsville catches the eye with its twin blocks of drawers resting on a slightly darker base. T...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

9 Drawers Two Decorative Doors Solid Brass Buckle Drop Pull Rolled Edges Dresser
By Mastercraft, American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
9 Drawers Two Decorative Doors Solid Brass Buckle Drop Pull Rolled Edges Dresser MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Modern Nightstands by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Freehold, NJ
This pair of mid century modern nightstands by American of Martinsville feature hardwood construction, gray painted finish, dovetailed drawer with brass accented hardware, slat open shelving below, white lacquer top, and tall tapered legs. 

Complimentary highboy dresser coming soon. Dimensions: 20w 16.5d 19.5h Condition: Original gray paint is in fair condition. There is some discoloration to the white lacquer tops. These pieces are sturdy and solid nightstands...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Wood, Lacquer, Paint

American of Martinsville Chest
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall chest of drawers made by American of Martinsville. Mid-century modern style with a simple squared esthetic in warm walnut grain. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Burl Asian Campaign Fusion 2 Drawer Night Stands End Table Brass Pulls
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Burl Asian Campaign Fusion 2 Drawer Night Stands End Table Brass Pulls MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Albert Parvin Diamond Door Night Stands for American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

1960s Travertine Wood Sideboard Dresser Storage Cabinet
By American of Martinsville
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning, rare travertine sideboard you could hope to find. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. The beautiful sideboard is statem...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Travertine

Merton Gershun American of Martinsville Dania Collection MCM Lowboy c. 1960s
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Denville, NJ
"Please request a shipping quote from us directly by sending your zip code. We can ship most items between $300-$600. We photograph and list inventory in the condition it arrives a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Walnut Credenza by Merton L. Gershun for American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing mid-century modern walnut credenza by Merton L. Gershun for American of Martinsville and manufactured in the United States, circa 1960s. This piece showcases the perfect blen...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Walnut Brass 5 Drawer Highboy
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut and Brass 5 Drawer Highboy Dresser This highboy measures: 34 wide x 18.5 deep x 44.75 inches high All pieces of furni...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Newly Refinished - Mid-Century Modern Walnut Sculpted Walnut & Brass Floor Lamp
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Expertly Refinished, Newly Rewired, Patinated Brass With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

American of Martinsville Long Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long mid-century dresser with criss cross pattern. Made by American of Martinsville with warm walnut grain, nine drawers and tapered legs. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Stunning End Tables or Night Stands by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Dallas, TX
Charming pair of end tables or nightstands from a rare series, the Bali-Hi group designed by Merlon L. Gershun for American of Martinsville, one of the most respected names in the in...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Wood

American of Martinsville Bedside Tables
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of mid-century modern end tables by American of Martinsville. All walnut grain with two drawers. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Coffee Table Walnut Mid Century Mod
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
The Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Coffee Table in Walnut is a quintessential piece of mid-century modern design. Crafted with the finest walnut wood, this coffee table ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Mid Century Modern highboy/gentlemen’s chest by American of Martinsville.
By American of Martinsville
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mid century modern highboy/gentlemen’s chest by American of Martinsville. Here is a beautiful mid-century highboy dresser which has loads of storage for all your goodies! The top por...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

American Of Martinsville Console Coffee Table Media Cabinet
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This versatile, multi-purpose, ebonized walnut and brass piece designed by Merton Gershon for American Of Martinsville works in many capacities. It is finished on 3 sides to go up ag...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Pair Large Square Raised Rolled Edge Danish Mid Century Modern Walnut End Tables
By American of Martinsville, John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Large Square Raised Rolled Edge One Drawer Danish Mid Century Modern Walnut End Tables Nightstands
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

American of Martinsville, Cabinet, Walnut, Brass, USA, 1950s
By American of Martinsville
Located in High Point, NC
A brass and walnut cabinet designed and produced by American of Martinsville, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

Walnut Accord Dining Table by Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A dark walnut dining table with two 12" leaves and drop down ends for tighter areas . Designed by Merton Gershun for the American of Martinsville furniture company with inlay metal X...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Furniture

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Walnut

Vintage American of Martinsville Walnut Nightstands with Leather & Brass Accents
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Step back into the stylish era of the 1960s with this exceptional pair of American of Martinsville nightstands, masterfully hand-crafted from walnut wood and brought back to life wit...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Furniture

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Brass

American Of Martinsville furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

American of Martinsville furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of American of Martinsville furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by American of Martinsville were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by John Widdicomb, Planner Group, and John Stuart. Prices for American of Martinsville furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $322 and can go as high as $39,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,348.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    American cut glass is a technique used for decorating glass. The period from 1771 to 1876 is considered the early period of American cut glass — later, cut glass was called Brilliant glass. This technique is associated with high labor costs and involves the work of skilled craftsmen — American cut glass is considered a luxury item and can be very valuable.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    What Native Americans used to produce baskets varied from tribe to tribe. Generally, craftsmen used whatever materials were readily available. In the Northeast, sweet grass was a common material, while pine needles and wicker are frequently found in baskets produced by tribes in the Southeast. Find a range of vintage and antique baskets on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In the Native American language of Powhatan spoken by the Algonquian indigenous people, moccasin refers to a hand-sewn suede bootie. Today, people may call any shoes that feature stitched round toes by the name. Shop a variety of moccasins on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a wide array of different dolls made by the various tribes of Native American peoples. Some of the most well-known are the kachinas made by the Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo peoples. Shop an array of Native American dolls on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Some famous African-American artists include Horace Pippin, Augusta Savage, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kerry James Marshall, Theaster Gates, Sam Gillam, Kara Walker and Kehinde Wiley. Shop a variety of African-American art from some of the world’s top galleries on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The most well-known Native American blankets come from Navajo weaving, which are prized by collectors worldwide. Originally utilitarian, the Navajo people began creating blankets specifically for export and tourism in the 19th century. Shop a collection of Navajo blankets from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    What Native American drums are called varies by type. Ones designed to rest in the player's lap are hand drums, while instruments that hold water used primarily by the Iroquois and Yaqui are water drums. Large freestanding drums that produce loud percussive sounds are powwow drums. The Aztec and Hopi used foot drums. You'll find a range of Native American drums on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Native American slippers are called moccasins. Moccasins are characterized by their U-shaped puckered toe design and are crafted with various leathers such as sheepskin or buffalo. They may or may not be decorated with beading. Shop a collection of authentic moccasins from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    It depends on which region the beads were made since they were created out of available materials found in the land around them. In the Eastern Woodlands, white and purple marine shell beads were called “wampum”. You can shop a collection of Native American beadwork from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To identify Native American baskets, you can research the patterns using authoritative online resources to try and determine which tribe produced it. However, many replicas exist and there are many tribes that produced baskets. As a result, it is a good idea to consult a licensed appraiser. On 1stDibs, find a variety of expertly vetted Native American baskets.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    What a Native American headdress represents depends on what tribe produced it. In general, headdresses may symbolize a person's status within the tribe or serve as a sign of bravery during battle. You'll find a selection of Native American headdresses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    American Brilliant cut glass is deeply and sharply cut glass known for its reflective quality and highly polished nature. This type of glass is thick, heavy, and very clear.
    The difference between cut glass and cut crystal is the lead content along with some other criteria. "There are three primary criteria for crystal as established by the European Union in 1969: a lead content in excess of 24%, a density in excess of 2.90 and a reflective index of 1.545." "Prior to 1969 crystal glass was generally around 36% lead. However, due to concerns over lead leaching the percentage was reduced to the [unofficial} standard of 24%. Today glass with a lead content of 10% or more is considered to be crystal or “fine glass”" in the US.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    What rattles symbolize in Native American culture varies from tribe to tribe. Some indigenous people believe they serve as connections between the natural and spiritual worlds. Others believe they represent the ties between animals, plants and minerals. In addition, rattles sometimes symbolize independence. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Native American rattles.

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