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American of Martinsville Dressers

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 Walnut Dresser with Mirror 1960s, 'Signed'
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bedroom storage galore! American of Martinsville walnut long dresser credenza with attached mirror. 6 drawers on the left side and double doors on the ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Metal

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 Dressers

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Brass

Newly Refinished - Mid-Century Modern Walnut Highboy 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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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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Walnut

Merton Gershun Designed Dresser for American of Martinsville
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
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 Dressers

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Brass

Merton Gershun Designed Dresser
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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Travertine, Metal

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 Dressers

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Metal

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Walnut and Brass Lowboy Dresser
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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Brass

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 Dressers

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Walnut

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Walnut Brass 5 Drawer Highboy
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
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 Dressers

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Brass

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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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Walnut

Vintage "Dania" Dresser by Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bring home a tremendous example of authentic Mid-Century Modern furniture with this stunning dresser designed by the legendary Merton Gershun for the famed American of Martinsville f...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

Merton Gershun Designed Dresser w/ Louvered Front
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning mid-century design by Merton Gershun for Martinsville. Long walnut dresser with louvered front drawers, brass trim, and hidden drawers in the middle. Please confirm location...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Walnut

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Lowboy Dresser
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 62 wide x 18.5 deep x 31 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Metal

Cane Double Door Compartment 5 Drawer High Gentleman Chest Dresser Walnut MINT!
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Cane Double Door Compartment 5 Drawer High Gentleman Chest Dresser Walnut MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Aluminum

Mid century American of Martinsville Dania Tall Dresser
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Baltimore, MD
This exceedingly well-crafted American of Martinsville louvered slat front drawer highboy tall dresser was designed by Merton Gershun for his Dani...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

Sleek Dresser by Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long mid-century modern dresser made by American of Martinsville. Simple and handsome design with nine wide drawers. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 6 Drawer Low Dresser Blonde Maple
By American of Martinsville
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 6 drawer low dresser or credenza. A Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Urban Suburban dresser. All Original Vintage condition - B...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

Dramatic Restored Nine-Drawer Chest by American of Martinsville, circa 1950
By American of Martinsville
Located in Atlanta, GA
A beautiful example from a rare series by American of Martinsville, circa 1950. Stout, expertly made mahogany case construction finished in cream lacquer. Fabulous wormhole detail on...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 5 Drawer Tall Dresser Blonde Maple
By American of Martinsville
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 5 drawer high tall dresser. A Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Urban Suburban dresser. All Original Vintage condition - Blonde ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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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 Dressers

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Walnut

Merton L. Gershun for American of Martinsville Two Piece Dresser
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Denton, TX
Rare two piece set with louvered drawers on each side and additional drawers inside the center doors, Satin finish on the walnut really brings out th...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Low Commode Chest of Drawers by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage low chest of drawers manufactured by American of Martinsville, circa 1960's. This unique piece is lacquered in an ebony black fin...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Wood

Merton Gershun American Martinsville MCM Walnut and Cane Front Highboy Dresser
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut and Cane Front Highboy dresser This dresser measures: 36 wide x 18.5 deep x 44.5 inches high All pieces of furnit...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Cane, Walnut

American Mid-Century Modern Light Walnut 5 Drawers High Chest Dresser Mint!
By Sligh Furniture, American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
American Mid-Century Modern light walnut 5 drawers high chest dresser MINT!.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Long Low Profile Credenza with Round Ring Drop Pulls
By Tommi Parzinger, American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern drop ring pulls cabinet credenza dresser with marquetry style top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

American Mid-Century Modern 6 Drawers Dresser Credenza w Butterfly Joints MINT!
By Drexel, American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
American Mid-Century Modern 6 drawers dresser credenza w Butterfly Joints MINT!.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

1960s American of Martinsville 9 Drawer Walnut Dresser with Matching Mirror
By American of Martinsville
Located in Monrovia, CA
American of Martinsville walnut dresser with matching walnut framed mirror 9 drawer dresser Mid Century 1960s Mid Century Modern AMERICAN OF MARTINSVILLE Walnut 9 Drawer Dresser S...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Mirror, Walnut

1950's Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Highboy Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Burbank, CA
Original 1950's Mid-Century Modern dresser for sale. Manufactured by American of Martinsville, and very solidly constructed. It has five drawers, and has been professionally refinish...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Wood

Expertly Restored - American of Martinsville 9-Drawers Walnut Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American of Martinsville 9-drawers walnut dresser. ________________________________________ Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern fur...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Wood, Walnut

Refinished Mcm American of Martinsville Low-boy Walnut Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Medina, OH
Beautifully refinished mid-century modern American of Martinsville low-boy dresser. This dresser includes 6 drawers with aluminum pulls with amazing wood grain. The dresser now shows off its beautiful legs and and top as well. This beautiful piece is a great statement piece for your bedroom or guest...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Aluminum

American of Martinsville Mid-Century Bleached Mahogany and Brass Highboy Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency seven-drawer highboy dresser By American of Martinsville USA, Circa 1960s Bleached mahogany, with brass trim and hardware. ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

Classic Mid Century Walnut Dresser by Merton Gershun / American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning walnut modernist dresser designed by Merton Gershun, manufactured by American Of Martinsville. Classic aluminum x's and asymetrical pulls, minor stain to (see photo). Hand d...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Aluminum

Merton Gershun American of Martinsville MCM Urban Suburban 5-Drawer Highboy
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Urban Suburban 5-Drawer Highboy Dresser This dresser measures: 38 wide x 19 deep x 42 inches ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Chrome

Albert Parvin for American of Martinsville Mid Century Diamond Highboy Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
Albert Parvin for American of Martinsville mid century diamond highboy dresser This dresser measures: 38.5 wide x 18.5 deep x 48 inches high All ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Wood

Classic Mid-Century Walnut Dresser by Merton Gershun / American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning walnut Modernist dresser designed by Merton Gershun ,,manufactured by American Of Martinsville. Classic aluminum x's and asymetrical pulls. Beautiful original condition. Han...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Aluminum

Renzo Rutili Style Monumental Dresser/Credenza by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Dallas, TX
A stunningly sophisticated design from the 1960's, this piece feels like Renzo Rutili but is from a rare series by American of Martinsville. A modern interpretation on refined neocla...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

American of Martinsville Hollywood Regency Campaign Burled Walnut Dresser, 1960s
By American of Martinsville
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Campaign style dresser or credenza By American of Martinsville USA, Circa 1960s Walnut, with burled walnut banding and dr...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

Merton Gershun Bali Hi Dresser by American of Martinsville, ca. 1950’s
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in New York, NY
Chic and stylish 5 drawer dresser in bleached mahogany with decorative faux bamboo front. The chest features an architecturally inspired case, which surrounds the drawer fronts, creating a dimensional design element to the cabinet. From the sought after, and hard to find Bali Hi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Mahogany

Mid Century American Walnut Gentleman's Chest Dresser w/ Two Doors Compartment
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern American walnut two doors compartment five drawers high chest dresser cabinet.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Walnut

Rare Five-Drawer Mahogany Faux Bamboo Chest by American of Martinsville, 1952
By American of Martinsville
Located in Buffalo, NY
Five-drawer chest by American of Martinsville 1952 Bleached Philippine mahogany faux bamboo with five drawers. The three bottom drawe...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Faux Bamboo, Mahogany

Classic Modernist Chest of Drawers or Dresser, American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Buffalo, NY
A Classic tall chest by Merton Gershun for his Dania collection manufactured by American of Martinsville. Features three drawers over three generous drawers with louver fronts. Brass...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Style American of Martinsville Mid Century Blonde Highboy Dresser
By American of Martinsville, Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style American of Martinsville mid century blonde highboy dresser Dresser measures: 36 wide x 20.5 deep x 44 inches high All p...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Chrome

Light Olive Lacquer Oriental Base Legs 3 Drawer Accent Dresser Bachelor Chest
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern decorative olive lacquer brass drop pulls small three drawer dresser bachelor chest in fully restored condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

Mid Century American of Martinsville Highboy Dresser
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Baltimore, MD
This exceedingly well-crafted American of Martinsville highboy dresser was designed by Merton Gershun for American of Martinsv...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Walnut, Faux Leather

American Walnut Block Front 6 Drawers Long Dresser Credenza Restored Mint
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern gorgeous American walnut six drawer block front dresser.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Five Drawers High Chest Dresser with Brass Accents
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
American of Martinsville Mid-Century Modern walnut high chest dresser with block front drawers and brass accents.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Brass

Handsome American of Martinsville Tall Walnut Rosewood Dresser Chest of Drawers
By American of Martinsville
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome Mid-Century Modern tall walnut and rosewood American of Martinsville chest of drawers dresser. We love the simple li...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville Dressers

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Merton Gershun Bali-Hi Dresser, ca. 1950’s
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in New York, NY
Chic, sophisticated and stylish Bali Hi dresser, designed by Merton Gurshun for American of Martinsville. The dresser has six deep drawers each having faux bam...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Dressers

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Mahogany

American Of Martinsville dressers for sale on 1stDibs.

American of Martinsville dressers 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 dressers, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original dressers 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 dressers by Lane Furniture, Baker Furniture Company, and Drexel. Prices for American of Martinsville dressers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $960 and can go as high as $22,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,995.
Questions About American of Martinsville Dressers
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    American of Martinsville, which was founded in 1906, is still in business. The company now manufactures furniture for hotel and healthcare industries.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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 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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To tell if Native American jewelry is real, have it evaluated by a licensed and experienced appraiser. Because every tribe has its own designs and identifying characteristics, it is usually not possible to determine authenticity using only online resources. Find a collection of expertly vetted Native American jewelry on 1stDibs.

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