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American of Martinsville Night Stands

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
Rosewood Ebony Small Chest / Nightstand by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A four drawer rosewood and ebony toned small chest or nightstand having rich graining with chrome pulls . A great chest for a tight space or use as a nightstand because of it's talle...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Matching Pair of Chests, Commodes or Large Night Stands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome clean line pair of chests by American of Martinsville from the 1960's. They feature beautifully grained walnut with aluminum hardware. Price includes the pair.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Aluminum

Merton Gershun for American Martinsville MCM Walnut & Brass X-Inlaid Nightstand
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville mid century walnut & brass x-inlaid nightstand Nightstand measures: 20 wide x 16 deep x 24 inches high All pieces of furniture can be ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

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 Night Stands

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Nightstands in White Wash Finish and Marble Tops
By American of Martinsville
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of American of Martinsville nightstands with marble tops. Hollywood Regency stile with elegant, white wash finish.
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Oak

Midcentury American of Martinsville Nightstands, a Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in Doylestown, PA
Handsome pair of 1960's walnut nightstands by American of Martinsville. The nightstands feature a classic Midcentury Modern design and offer two drawers and open cabinetry which a...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Metal

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 furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Wood

Pair of Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Nightstands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary pair of 1960s American Martinsville nightstands are hand-crafted out of walnut and are in great condition and completely restored and refinished by our professional ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Lacquer, Wood, Walnut

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 Night Stands

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Brass

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 Night Stands

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Brass

Pair Large Square Raised Rolled Edge Danish Mid Century Modern Walnut End Tables
By John Stuart, American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of mid century modern walnut end side tables night stands
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Walnut

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 Night Stands

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Night Stands with Steel Accents
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American of Martinsville night stands with steel Accents.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Steel

Pair of Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Walnut Nightstands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary American of Martinsville pair of nightstands that are beautifully hand-crafted out of walnut wood and are in a great condition completely restored and refinished by ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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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 Night Stands

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Nightstands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Houston, TX
These Mid-Century Modern nightstands by American of Martinsville feature a unique bedside array of storage behind the stylish drop front cabinet. Iconic vintage style and storage per...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Wood

American of Martinsville Walnut Italian Neoclassical Tuscan Nightstands, a Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in Germantown, MD
A charming pair of walnut Italian neo-classical Tuscan Nightstands by American of Martinsville. Gracious size measuring 28.5" in width, 17" in depth and stand 24" tall. Plenty of ro...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

Pair Mid Century Two Tier End Tables Nightstands American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Baltimore, MD
Striking pair of architectural Mid-Century Modern two-tier walnut nightstands or end tables by American of Martinsville, circa 1960's. “Dania” line, designed by Merton Gershun, is on...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Laminate, Walnut

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 Night Stands

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Aluminum

Pair of American of Martinsville Nightstands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Asian style two-drawer bedside tables by American of Martinsville. In bleached mahogany with brass pulls and sculpted ebonized bases with brass capped legs...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Wood

American of Martinsville Night Stands with Magazine Shelves
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American of Martinsville night stands with magazine shelves.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Walnut, Wood

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Urban Suburban Nightstand
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
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 pieces of furniture can be ha...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

Chic Pair of Mid-Century Side Tables by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two chic matching of vintage Mid-Century Modern end tables featuring louvered drawers and a bottom tier with a black laminate top. A sleek two-tier design made of walnut that sits on...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Walnut, Laminate

Pair of Grey Cerused and Travertine Marble Top Nightstands, Merton Gershun
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Hollywood, FL
The travertine marble top with 2 drawers in wave pattern on square tapering legs, with polished nickel caps.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Night Stands by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut night stands by American of Martinsville.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Wood, 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 Night Stands

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Travertine

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 manufacturer is so well-known for. With tapered ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Walnut

Pair American Modern Mahogany and Ebonized Bedside Tables, American of Martinsvi
By American of Martinsville
Located in Hollywood, FL
The square top with ebonized front drawer and brass pull over canted edge above a large drawer with inset side pulls, all on short round tapering legs ending in brass sabots.
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1950s American Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Mahogany

American of Martinsville Nightstand / Cabinet Hollywood Regency
By American of Martinsville
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful elegant Mid-Century Modern nightstand by American of Martinsville, circa 1960's original bleached mahogany finish with black lacquered base and polished brass handles and l...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

Vintage Mid Century Deco Revival American of Martinsville Streamline Lacquered N
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.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Nightstands by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of midcentury nightstands feature a sturdy walnut construction with a black laminate inlay on the table surface, two sliding drawers with dovetail jointing offer am...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Walnut, Laminate

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Night Stands with Brass Accents by American of Martins
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut night stands with brass accents by American of Martinsville.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

Rosewood Ebony Nightstand / End Table by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A rosewood and ebony toned two drawer nightstand / end table with chrome pulls having aluminum trim to the lower stretcher and leg area. A very tight and crisp looking design retaini...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Wood

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Lacquered Nightstands, Refinished
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
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 lacquered mahogany, with unique fluted ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Mahogany, Lacquer

Pair of Merton Gershun Dania Nightstands for American of Martinsville
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in New York, NY
This vintage pair of wooden nightstands, designed by Merton Gershun for the American of Martinsville 'Dania Collection', produced circa 1950s-1960s, comes with laminated sides and to...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

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.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Laminate, Walnut

American of Martinsville Mid Century Blonde Nightstand
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
American of Martinsville mid century blonde nightstand Nightstand measures: 16.25 wide x 13 deep x 27.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored v...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Wood

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 Night Stands

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Brass

Exceptional Pair of Modern Commodes by American of Martinsville, circa 1950
By American of Martinsville
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent pair of commodes is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation r...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Mahogany

Pair of Black Lacquer 3 Drawer End Tables Nightstands Cabinets
By American of Martinsville, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of black lacquered three drawers night stands by American of Martinsville.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Walnut

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.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

Chic Restored Pair of Small Chests in the Style of Renzo Rutili
By American of Martinsville
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exceptional pair of end tables or nightstands by American of Martinsville, circa 1960. Heavy, expertly crafted mahogany case construction with exquisite detail. Fabulous solid bra...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

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 these being tall and smaller at the top with a ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Wood

Chic Pair of Midcentury Side Tables by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two chic matching of vintage Mid-Century Modern end tables featuring louvered drawers and a bottom tier with a black laminate top. A sleek two-tier design made of walnut that sits on...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Laminate, Walnut

Chic pair of Mid-Century Side Tables by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two chic matching of vintage Mid-Century Modern end tables featuring louvered drawers and a bottom tier with a black laminate top. A sleek two-tier design made of walnut that sits on...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Laminate, Walnut

American of Martinsville Walnut Night Stands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American of Martinsville walnut night stands.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

American of Martinsville French Regency Black Lacquered Nightstands, Refinished
By American of Martinsville
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of mid-century French Regency style three-drawer bedside chests By American of Martinsville USA, 1960s Black lacquered walnut, with original brass hardware. Measu...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Brass

Classic Modernist American of Martinsville Nightstands with Aluminum Inlays
By American of Martinsville
Located in Buffalo, NY
A Classic pair of vintage walnut nightstands manufactured by American of Martinsville. One drawer on each with brushed aluminum pulls and the top features X-shaped ornamental inlays ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Night Stands

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Aluminum

American of Martinsville night stands for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs American of Martinsville night stands are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of American night stands from Martinsville, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 38 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. During the 20th century, many original night stands by American of Martinsville were created in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. Many customers also consider night stands by Drexel, Lane Furniture and Baker Furniture Company if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for American of Martinsville night stands can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $450 and tops out at $36,000, while pieces like these can sell for $1,948 on average.
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