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American of Martinsville Bedroom 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 Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
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 Bedroom Furniture

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Aluminum

American of Martinsville Nightstand
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful walnut nightstand by American of Martinsville features the sturdy construction and fantastic wood grain the midcentury manufactu...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Vintage Lacquered Nightstands by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of beautiful lacquered nightstands designed and manufactured by American of Martinsville in the United States, circa 1950s. These lovely nightstands are professionally restored ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom 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 Bedroom Furniture

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Laminate, 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 Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of American of Martinsville Walnut Nightstands
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of walnut American of Martinsville nightstands, c.1950s, USA. This Merton Gershun style set showcases Gershuns signature reeded wood detail along the bottom drawer. The two uppe...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom 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, brutalist front design, two drawers for storage, moder...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Wood, Walnut

A Pair Of Night Stands Or Small Chests By American Of Martinsville 1950's
By American of Martinsville
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A fine pair of night stands or small chests of drawers by American of Martinsville. Ca' 1960's, with three drawers each. Reconditioned and redone in blue gray lacquer, handles polish...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Mahogany

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 Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Nightstands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Pair of Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut Nightstands Beautiful pair of walnut nightstand, designed by Merton L. Gershun for American of Martinsville's...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Night Stand by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Toledo, OH
Walnut mid-century modern American of Martinsville 2-drawer night stand with diamond pattern inlaid drawer fronts and sculpted legs. Great condition. Part of a 4-piece set. 20 1/2" t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

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 Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Headboard by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Toledo, OH
Walnut mid-century modern American of Martinsville headboard with angular pattern panels. Great condition. Part of a 4-piece set. 61...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom 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 Bedroom 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 Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Stylish Pair of American of Martinsville Walnut Nightstands Mid-Century Modern
By American of Martinsville
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Great looking pair of American of Martinsville walnut nightstands. These stylish nightstands have a great flip down door opening to reveal a nice open space with on small drawer. The...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

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 Bedroom Furniture

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Fruitwood

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 Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

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 Bedroom Furniture

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Wood, Lacquer, Paint

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 Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Restored Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Nightstands by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Step into the world of mid-century modern design with our exquisitely restored pair of nightstands by American of Martinsville. These nightstands are crafted from high-quality mahogany and have been meticulously revived to highlight their elegant ebonized color, complemented by a sleek lacquer finish for a contemporary appeal. Each nightstand features four spacious drawers, providing ample storage space while retaining a vintage charm. The drawers are accented with original chrome pull handle knobs...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Chrome

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 Bedroom 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 Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Vintage MCM Nightstands by American Of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Pair of Vintage Mid Century Modern...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Chrome

AMERICAN OF MARTINSVILLE Mid 20th Century Modern Walnut Queen Size Headboard
By American of Martinsville
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Mid 20th Century Modern queen size panel headboard by American of Martinsville. Walnut with a lighter color finish, two carved square panels, and a square carved top rail. Made in ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom 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 Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Vintage MCM Headboard Queen by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering one of our recent Palm Beach Estate fine furniture acquisitions of a vintage MCM headboard...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Mirror, Wood

American of Martinsville Fruitwood Bedside Table Nightstands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Germantown, MD
American of Martinsville Mid-Century Italian style bedside tables. Measures 24" in width X 18" in depth X 24" in height.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Fruitwood

American of Martinsville Sculpted Walnut Nightstand
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fantastic single mid-century nightstand from the renowned furniture builders at American of Martinsville. Featuring a chunky, almost primitive design, the broad structure highlights a mesmerizing walnut grain. Two ample drawers provide plenty of bedside storage and a flat top is perfect for reading lamps...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Wood, Hardwood, Walnut

American of Martinsville Full or Queen Walnut & Woven Rush Headboard
By American of Martinsville
Located in West Chester, PA
A 1950s headboard by American of Martinsville featuring a rush wrapped sculptural curved walnut top rail over open windowpane inner framework. The bol...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Rush, Wood

Expertly Restored - American of Martinsville Night Stands with Brass Accents
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American of Martinsville night stands with brass accents. ________________________________________ Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history bac...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Carved Wood Nightstand by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Denver, CO
Midcentury faux bamboo & cane nightstand by American of Martinsville This item has been modified from its original vintage condition and design: A marble top has been added. It...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Marble

American of Martinsville Parquet Top White Nightstands, a Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in Doylestown, PA
Pair of American of Martinsville Italian style nightstands. The stands are in original creamy white with a woodgrain parquet top. They fea...
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Late 20th Century North American Neoclassical American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Vintage Nightstands by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of beautiful nightstands designed and manufactured by American of Martinsville in the United States, circa 1950s. Each nightstand features three dovetailed drawers with original...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

American of Martinsville Pair of Nightstands / Cabinets Hollywood Regency
By American of Martinsville
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful elegant Mid-Century Modern pair of nightstands by American of Martinsville, circa 1960s freshly refinished in a walnut finish with...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Albert Parvin American of Martinsville MCM Walnut and Brass Nightstands, Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
Albert Parvin for American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut and Brass Nightstands - Pair Each nightstand measures: 24 wide x 16 deep x 23.25 inches high All pieces of furnitu...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

American of Martinsville Bedroom Set
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Six piece full bedroom set by American of Martinsville. All in walnut grain with bright brass trim. Finish your bedroom in one purchase! headboard: 60.25"w, 36.25"h nightstands: ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Large American of Martinsville Midcentury Chinoiserie Nightstand
By American of Martinsville
Located in Chicago, IL
Large lovely mid-century nightstand by American of Martinsville. It has a chinoiserie feel. Black lacquer base with brass detail at feet. Case is lacquered in a soft shade of slightl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

American of Martinsville Midcentury Walnut Nightstand
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
American of Martinsville midcentury Walnut Nightstand This nightstand measures: 30 wide x 16.25 deep x 19 inches high All pi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Midcentury Walnut Full Headboard
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
American of Martinsville midcentury Walnut Full Headboard This headboard measures: 57 wide x 3 deep x 32.25 inches high All ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Midcentury Two-Drawer Nightstand
By American of Martinsville
Located in New York, NY
American of Martinsville midcentury ebonized curved front nightstand, side or end table with two drawers and open cubby resting on a floating base. This nightstand is sturdy, eye-cat...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Mahogany

AMERICAN OF MARTINSVILLE Blonde Walnut & Cane Asian Oversized King Headboard
By American of Martinsville
Located in Charlotte, NC
An Asian inspired oversized king headboard by American of Martinsville. Walnut with a light blonde finish, three decoratively carved panels inset with cane divided by two solid panel...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Cane, Walnut

AMERICAN OF MARTINSVILLE Blonde Walnut Asian Inspired Three-Drawer Nightstand
By American of Martinsville
Located in Charlotte, NC
An Asian inspired three-drawer nightstand by American of Martinsville. Walnut with a light blonde finish, smooth top, brass hardware, black painted slightly raised base on four legs ...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Nightstands by American of Martinsville, a Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands manufactured by American of Martinsville. Well-built frame with walnut veneer exterior. A nice addition to any modern interior. Please ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Nightstand from Dania Series by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Freehold, NJ
This Mid-Century Modern nightstand from the Dania series by American of Martinsville features hardwood construction, walnut veneer with original finish, drop front with white lacquer...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Urban Suburban Nightstand
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville mid century urban suburban nightstand This nightstand measures: 22 wide x 17 deep x 22 inches high All...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

American Mid-Century Restored Walnut Block Front Two Drawers Night Stands
By American of Martinsville
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of mid-century American modern walnut block front nightstands end tables, freshly refinished beautiful lines, and good looking.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Elegant Night Stands by American of Martinsville with Bowed Fronts
By American of Martinsville
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Classic and elegant mid century night stands by American of Martinsville. Reminiscient of Gio Ponti style, they have tapered legs with sabots, travertine tops-made in Italy, bowed dr...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Travertine

American of Martinsville Mid-Century Nightstand
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
American of Martinsville mid-century nightstand. This nightstand measures: 23 wide x 16.25 deep x 22.25 inches high. All pieces of furnit...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Wood

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Lacquered Nightstands, Refinished
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern black lacquered nightstands By Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville USA, 1950s Black ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Mahogany, Lacquer

American of Martinsville Asian Inspired Large Square Side Table or Nightstand
By James Mont, American of Martinsville
Located in Doylestown, PA
Fabulous vintage Asian inspired square walnut side table or nightstand by American of Martinsville. This handsome table features a modern, clean silhouette with a lacquered, ebonize...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Urban Suburban Full Headboard
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Urban Suburban full headboard This headboard measures: 58 wide x 2 deep x 31 inches high A...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Wood

Albert Parvin for American of Martinsville Mid Century Nightstand
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
Albert Parvin for American of Martinsville mid century nightstand This nightstand measures: 21 wide x 16 deep x 22.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Brass

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Full Size Headboard
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville mid century full size headboard This headboard measures 55 wide x 2 deep x 31.5 inches hig...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Wood

Expertly Restored - Mid-Century Modern Nightstands by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern nightstands by American of Martinsville. ________________________________________ Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history b...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Laminate, Walnut

Pair of Merton Gershun American of Martinsville Nightstands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of vintage nightstands by Merton Gershun manufactured by American of Martinsville. One drawer on each with brushed aluminum pulls and the top features an X-shaped ornamental i...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of American of Martinsville Lacquered Nightstands, Mid-Century Modern
By American of Martinsville
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of American of Martinsville black lacquered nightstands with round white ceramic pulls. We love the interesting shape of t...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Wood

Single Midcentury Nightstand by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern nightstand, features two drawers and rich walnut grain throughout. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture

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Wood

American Of Martinsville bedroom furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

American of Martinsville bedroom 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 bedroom furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original bedroom 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 bedroom furniture by Henredon, Paul McCobb, and Baker Furniture Company. Prices for American of Martinsville bedroom furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $350 and can go as high as $36,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,680.
Questions About American of Martinsville Bedroom Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    American of Martinsville, which was founded in 1906, is still in business. The company now manufactures furniture for hotel and healthcare industries.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 7, 2024
    How much an American of Martinsville dresser weighs can vary greatly. The dimensions and materials of the piece will determine its weight. Generally, highboy dressers will be the heaviest pieces produced by the American furniture maker due to their size. Shop a diverse assortment of American of Martinsville dressers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 14, 2024
    The history of Martinsville furniture starts with the founding of the company in Martinsville, Virginia, in 1906 by Ancil Witten and Charles Keesee, a pair of former tobacco farmers. They launched their business with $30,000 in capital and began to manufacture bedroom furniture under the name American Furniture Company. In the 1920s, American Furniture Company expanded its offerings from bedroom furnishings with a range of dining room sets. By the 1950s, the company’s name had been changed to American of Martinsville, and it had gained a reputation for exquisite craftsmanship as well as a variety of furniture styles. Inspired by designers like George Nakashima and Paul László, the brand innovated 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 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. Find a variety of American of Martinsville furniture on 1stDibs.
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    Elgin American was an American brand known for producing watches, jewelry and compacts during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Illinois Watchcase Company owned it. In 1901, the company abandoned the Elgin name due to trademark infringement claims made by the Elgin National Watch Co. Find a selection of Elgin American art, jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.
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    American oak comes from oak trees that grow in America (as opposed to in Europe). While both are pale, American oaks have a slightly pink undertone and European oaks have a honey-hued undertone.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    With respect to the actual wood, the outer layer of American walnut — the sapwood — has a creamy yellow-white color whereas the inner layer — the heartwood — ranges from a golden brown to dark chocolate brown color. In more descriptive words, the color of American walnut embodies the richness of chocolate mixed with slight undertones of red wine. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage American walnut furniture.
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    African American quilting has roots in history during slavery and was a way for African American women to bond. The quilts themselves tell stories of history, teach lessons and are beacons of hope. Shop a collection of African American quilts from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    The history of African-American quilting stretches back almost as far as the beginning of the United States itself. The craft began with slave women quilting on plantations and after emancipation, the tradition of quilting continued. Today, there are many African American quilters who are inspired by a number of different quilting traditions. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of African-American quilts from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 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 ExpertMay 30, 2024
    Sofa is both American and British. In the UK, sofa is the most commonly used term for an upholstered piece of furniture designed to seat two people or more. Americans use the word sofa as well. However, couch is the more popular name for sofas in the U.S. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of antique, vintage and contemporary sofas.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    What Americans call a sofa varies. Often, people living in the U.S. refer to an upholstered furnishing designed to hold more than one person as a couch. However, the word sofa is also commonly used in the U.S. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of antique, vintage and contemporary sofas.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A Native American artifact is any object that provides insight into the lives and history of native people in America. These items range from carved stone pipes, weapons for hunting, tools for cooking, pottery, jewelry and more. Find a collection of artifacts on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    Yes, American Leather is real leather. The American furniture maker typically uses genuine glove leather for its upholstered pieces. Only the top 10% of hides in the world meet the company's standards. Shop a diverse assortment of American Leather furniture from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 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 ExpertMay 3, 2024
    Yes, American Leather is good quality. Skilled artisans make every piece that bears the American furniture maker's name with precision computer-controlled systems to maximize quality while expediting the manufacturing process to allow custom-made pieces to be produced much more quickly. American Leather also uses computer systems to scan hides, ensuring that only the finest leathers are used as upholstery on its furniture. Find a variety of American leather furniture on 1stDibs.

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