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American of Martinsville End Tables

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 Mid-Century Modern Side or End Table with Drawer
By American of Martinsville
Located in New York, NY
American of Martinsville Mid-Century Modern side table or end table with drawer. The piece has some wear and nicks to the surface but is in overall good vintage condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Wood

Pair of Black Lacquer Asian Modern End Tables or Stands American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of black lacquer Asian Modern end tables or stands American of Martinsville. Asian inspired step end tables with drawer. Original black lacquer finish, gold detailing with brass...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville End Tables

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Brass

John Kapel Side Tables or Cabinets, a Pair
By American of Martinsville, John Kapel
Located in Fulton, CA
A pair of single door end tables designed by John Kapel for American of Martinsville. Beautiful book-matched walnut wood grain from top surface to sides. Sculptural cabinet door pull...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville End Tables

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Walnut

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 End Tables

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Pair Restored Walnut Rosewood Nightstands End Tables
By American of Martinsville
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of super elegant, professionally & fully restored, walnut cases & rosewood handles, 2-drawer nightstands or end-tables. All drawers work well and have clean interiors. This is a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Rosewood, Walnut

American of Martinsville Side End Tables Nightstands Wicker Faux Bamboo
By American of Martinsville
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Pair of American of Martinsville Side End Tables Night Stands Wicker Faux Bamboo With lower glass shelves which are included. Approximate Measurements in Inches 24" wide x 22" h...
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1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Wicker, Glass, Bamboo

1960s Cane Front Side Tables, Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s pair of rectangular side tables with wicker front drawers by American of Martinsville. The tables are in elm wood with laminate wood grain tops. Each table has a single...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville End Tables

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Cane, Laminate, Walnut

American Modern Inlaid Mixed Wood Table, American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Hollywood, FL
The exotically inlaid mixed wood veneers with square legs and a shelf, can be sold separately or together with companion octagonal table.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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 End Tables

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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 End Tables

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Aluminum

Pair of Black Lacquer 3 Drawer End Tables Nightstands Cabinets
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, American of Martinsville
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 End Tables

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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 End Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Mahogany End Tables by Merton Gershun
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Mid-Century Modern end/side tables with a single drawer. Drawer dimensions are 15.75 x 9.25 x 2 H. Tables have been refinished and in great working order. Original d...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Mahogany

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 End Tables

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Wood

Merton Gershun American of Martinsville MCM X Inlaid Walnut Side End Table Pair
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville mid century X inlaid walnut side end table - a pair. Each table measures: 20 wide x 28 deep x 21.25 inches high All pieces of furnitur...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Chrome

A Pair of American of Martinsville Occasional Tables with Caned Shelf
By American of Martinsville
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of American of Martinsville occasional tables. Pull out drawer, caned shelf underneath. Walnut/black micarta tops.
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1960s American Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

Mid Century Modern American of Martinsville Travertine Top Night Tables
By American of Martinsville
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic 2 drawer end tables or night stands by American of Martinsville with Travertine marble tops. Curved wave front design to drawers. Nickel sabots on the legs. In excellent vi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Travertine, Nickel

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 End Tables

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Brass

American of Martinsville End Table
By American of Martinsville
Located in Medina, OH
Beautiful refinished American of Martinsville end table with a gorgeous and unique top!
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Wood

Pair of Midcentury Storage End Tables by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique pair of louvered drawer end tables feature stylish walnut frames with painted black tops. Designed with a pair of drawers for added storage, this matching pair of America...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

American of Martinsville Mid-Century Walnut Side End Table
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
American of Martinsville mid century walnut side end table. This table measures: 32 wide x 32 deep x 22 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 End Tables

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Walnut

Oversize Large Mid-Century Modern Step End Coffee Table w/ Two Drawers
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice oversize mid century modern step table w/ leather top and two drawers
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville End Tables

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Cherry, Leather

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 End Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

Large Oversize Cube Shape Square 2 Drawers Light Walnut Nightstand Table Mint
By American of Martinsville, Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Large oversize cube shape square 2 drawers light walnut end side table night stand mint.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville End Tables

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut Side End Table
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
American of Martinsville mid century walnut side end table Table measures: 21 wide x 27 deep x 19.25 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage co...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Brass

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century X Inlaid Walnut Side End
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville mid century X inlaid walnut side end table End table measures: 20 wide x 27 deep x 19 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had i...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Chrome

American of Martinsville Mid Century Rosewood End Tables, a Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
American of Martinsville mid century rosewood end tables - A pair Each side table measures: 25 wide x 28 deep x 19 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we cal...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Wood, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Merton Gershun American of Martinsville Walnut End Table
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern walnut end table designed by Merton L. Gershun for American of Martinsville. Includes one drawer with a metal pull and features X-shaped brush...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville End Tables

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Walnut

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 lacquered mahogany, with unique fluted ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Mahogany, Lacquer

American of Martinsville Nightstands
By American of Martinsville
Located in Denton, TX
American of Martinsville nightstands made of ebonized wood with brass accents.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville End Tables

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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 End Tables

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Wood

Handsome Pair of American of Martinsville, Mid-Century Modern End Tables
By American of Martinsville
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of American of Martinsville walnut step end tables. Manufactured by American of Martinsville - in Martinsville, VA. Extremely well constructed and sturdy. Upper sectio...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage American of Martinsville End Tables

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Metal

American of Martinsville end tables for sale on 1stDibs

End tables by American of Martinsville are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of American End Tables from Martinsville, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 28 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. During the 20th century, many original end tables by American of Martinsville were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider end tables by Milo Baughman, Drexel and Widdicomb Furniture Co.. Prices for American of Martinsville end tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $695 and tops out at $8,950, while pieces like these can sell for $1,773. 1stDibs
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