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Dunbar Cabinets

American

Revered for its handcrafted and highly collectible mid-century modern sofas, coffee tables and other furnishings, Dunbar Furniture was founded in 1910 in Berne, Indiana, but it didn’t gain widespread recognition until the ’30s, following the introduction of its president to a designer who would leave an indelible mark on the company’s legacy: Edward Wormley.

After a stint at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Oswego, Illinois-born Wormley worked as an interior designer for Marshall Field’s before joining Dunbar in 1931. Initially focused on developing the company’s cheapest furniture line, which could be bought with soap coupons, he was soon leading Dunbar Furniture into a new era of residential furniture for modern American homes. He would serve as the company’s design director for over three decades, designing about 150 pieces each year.

During that time, he oversaw the production of designs in a wide range of materials, with influences ranging from Scandinavian modernism to Art Deco. There were modern upholstery pieces, like swiveling lounge chairs and low-slung sofas, and experiments with textural wood on bar carts and cabinets as well as minimal, sculptural tables and functional office furniture. A passionate collector of Tiffany Studios lamps, Wormley used their glass tiles in Dunbar tables in 1956. He also worked on the reproduction of pieces by designers such as Jean-Michel Frank and Richard Riemerschmid.

One standout Dunbar Furniture collection was Janus, introduced in the 1960s, with Austrian-born ceramicists Otto and Gertrud Natzler. These pieces see the Natzlers’ uniquely artful ceramic tiles set into several styles of wooden tables. They remain some of the most sought-after mid-century modern Dunbar pieces on the vintage market today. During the peak of his design career and, indeed, the height of Dunbar Furniture’s history, Wormley amassed a whopping 30 Good Design awards between 1950 and 1955 through the “Good Design” exhibition, hosted by the Chicago Merchandise Mart and the Museum of Modern Art. Dunbar today produces a limited selection of archival Wormley designs, but many sales of original Dunbar pieces are through the resale market.

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Janus Cabinet by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An elegant rectilinear light walnut two-door cabinet having Chinese-influenced hardware and a rare configuration of twelve cushioned flat drawers.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Brass

Early Pair of Louver Front Dressers by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Providence, RI
Pair of mahogany louver front dressers, designed by Edward Wormley, circa 1952. Produced by Dunbar. Professionally refinished. Each chest has a small gallery edge on three sides, and...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Cabinets

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Mahogany

Edward Wormley Credenza
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Made by: Dunbar, USA, 1945 Material: bleach mahogany, walnut, brass, glass Size: 70 w × 18?.5 d × 38 h in Description: Model 4579. Credenza features nine drawers with two ce...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Brass

Two Signed Edward Wormley for Dunbar Ebonized Walnut Woven Front Credenzas
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Two signed Edward Wormley for Dunbar ebonized walnut woven front credenzas with brass fittings. One piece is a darker walnut than the other so they are not exactly matching in colora...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Walnut

Roger Sprunger for Dunbar Rosewood and Chrome Credenza
By Roger Sprunger, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome credenza designed in the 1970s by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar composed of exquisite rosewood veneer and chrome inset pulls and legs. Ample storage in a variety of configurat...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Chrome

Dunbar Cabinet, Mahogany and Brass, Four Doors, One Drawer, Excellent
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Kansas City, MO
Storage chest or cabinet designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Expertly refinished mahogany case with solid brass hardware. Two wide center drawers reveal an adjustable shelf. Two o...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Brass

Edward Wormley Primavera Mahogany Commode
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar 5-drawer cabinet, mahogany wood with tapered brass legs. [metal tag Dunbar].
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Walnut Cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A walnut cabinet with adjustable shelves and brass hardware. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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1950s American Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

1950s Mister Cabinet in Mahogany by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A superb mahogany tamboured mister cabinet with an undulating face, expressive hairpin legs and a useful sixteen drawer configuration.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany, Bentwood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Nightstands
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early minimalist nightstands designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Beautiful bleached mahogany cases with inset matching hardware and leather wrapped bases. Very functional set and ...
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1950s American Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Edward Wormley, Pair of Rare Dressers, Walnut, Steel, Dunbar, America, 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of rare modernist cabinets or dressers. In stained walnut, legs in steel. Designed by Edward Wormley. Produced by Dunbar, Berne, Indiana, 1950s. Other designers of the per...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Steel

Edward Wormley Office Credenza with File Drawer in Walnut 1960s 'Signed'
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Office credenza with file drawer in walnut with hand-carved rosewood pulls by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American 1960's (signed in drawer). This piece has 2 doors revealing a shelf ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Rosewood, Walnut

Small Mid-Century Cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, this trim mid-century cabinet in walnut-stained mahogany features recessed door pulls and a matching leather-wrapped base. Inside are two adjus...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Leather, Mahogany

Cabinet / Hutch by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare and refined two piece cabinet designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The top portion has inset antique Chinese printing blocks with a row of Rosewood drawers underneath. The w...
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1950s Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Three Storage Cabinets by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Completely Original.
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Storage cabinets / dressers. Original bleached mahogany finish with solid brass pulls. Very good completely original condition. All three for $6850! Tw...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Dunbar Modernist Cabinet Model # 4724
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Mahogany with curved tambour doors with sixteen interior drawers in two banks, resting on hairpin legs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Cabinet with Brass Hardware, 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful sideboard cabinet designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, made of sandalwood with solid brass hardware. Cabinet has drawers on each side, center Lucite pull out shelf and on...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Dunbar Woven Front Chest, Mahogany and Brushed Nickel, Signed
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Edward Wormely for Dunbar woven front chest, mahogany and brushed nickel, signed. Medium scale commode, No. 4465, with two woven front sliding doors, two top exterior drawers and a f...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Nickel

#6027 Edward Wormley for Dunbar Super Structure Display Cabinet
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Super Structure display cabinet Stunning cabinet constructed of dark walnut with a brass plated plinth base. Concave front. Finished back. Overhead inte...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Cabinets

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Walnut

1950s Wall Mounted Cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A wall mounted cabinet with two doors, four drawers and open shelving from the Janus collection.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Edward Wormley Beautiful Pedestal Cabinet in Olive Burl, 1963
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Pedestal model 6302A in natural olive burl with hinged door and interior cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American 1963. Comes with original D key. Original paper label on botto...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Tall Tambour Cabinet with Drawers by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A simple and refined ebonized mahogany wardrobe having tambour doors with integrated handles a top two (2) drawers with cut out handles.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Edward Wormley Bar Cart, Model 5433, for Dunbar circa 1953
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Camden, ME
Edward Wormley serving cart for Dunbar, model 5433, dating from the early 1950s. An unusual detail of the cart is that the door face is decorated with custom ordered hand-painted sil...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Foil

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Superstructure Wall Unit or Room Divider, Restored
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional "superstructure" wall unit display cabinet or room divider By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1950s Concave cabinet constructed of walnut wit...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley Walnut and Olive Ash Burl Tall Cabinet for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Described in Dunbar catalogs as "#6027 High Piece" this incredible curved front cabinet is constructed of walnut with olive ash burled lower cabinet doors and a brass-clad plinth bas...
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1950s American Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Superstructure Breakfront Cabinet or Bookcase
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional custom "superstructure" breakfront wall unit display cabinet or bookcase By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1950s Natural and stained mahogan...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

High Walnut and Olive Burl Cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dorchester, MA
Edward Wormley designed this elegant display cabinet, model #6027, for Dunbar. The olive burl doors of the lower case enclose shelving and a segmented drawer. The ebonized walnut fra...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Brass

Rare Mid-Century Modern Breakfront Cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This incredible vintage modern server from the Janus collection boasts one of a kind Japanese cherry blocks. A majestic design with carved Japanese cherry blocks as the cabinet door ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Formica, Cherry, Walnut

Edward Wormley Mahogany and Rosewood Raised Edge Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mahogany cabinet with four large drawers and a center shelved cabinet on plinth base. The pair of cabinet doors and drawers are accessed by carved solid ros...
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1950s American Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Dunbar Cabinet by Edward Wormley with Otto and Gertrude Natzler Tile Pulls
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Important storage cabinet designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Ribbon mahogany with rare Otto and Gertrude Naztler ceramic tiles integrated into the solid brass pulls. Finished bac...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Brass

Edward Wormley Cabinet for Dunbar, circa 1960
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Edward Wormley cabinet for Dunbar, circa 1960. This piece would function nicely as a server / bar. This piece has been professionally restored.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Pair of Nightstands by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A pair of ebonized 'French polish' mahogany nightstands with adjustable inner shelf and opposing hinges.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Sideboard or Cabinet in Mahogany and Walnut by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1960s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sideboard or cabinet in mahogany and Walnut by Edward Wormley for Dunbar 1960s, Asian-inspired, campaign-style modern with 8 drawers some with felt inserts. Glass tray and shelf in c...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley Credenza / Server for Dunbar in Bleached Walnut and Brass
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful bleached walnut credenza / server with solid brass hardware designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The top two drawers contain removable felt-lined silverware trays. Center...
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1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Drop Tambour Front Cabinet by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An innovative and uncommon drop tambour front cabinet of bleached walnut having recessed finger pulls, the cabinet with drawers, shelves and vertical storage slats.  
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Edward Wormley Sideboard
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Wormley for Dunbar four-door sideboard, model 671 A features sliding doors with Japanese fir panels. Leather wrapped pulls and plinth base. Curved pullout storage drawers, with adjus...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Edward J. Wormley for Dunbar Cabinet with Asian Hardware
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Edward J. Wormley for Dunbar cabinet with brass Asian hardware. All original dark had rubbed finish on ribbon mahogany, top will be polished and touched up prior t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Dunbar Rosewood High Chest with Brass Ring Drop Pulls
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern five drawer Dunbar chest by Ed Wormley. Rosewood mahogany two-tone combination. Brass ring drop pulls.  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Cabinet
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome walnut cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Three inner shelves with sliding doors. Bottom of cabinet is wrapped in tan leather. Dunbar tag on the back. Newly refinished in...
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1950s American Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Table and Stool by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An ebonized and polished dark mahogany telephone cabinet or vanity table having a storage drawer and an innovative fold-out bench.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Rare Set of Floating Cabinets by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of fully restored floating cabinets in walnut designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1950s. Bi-fold doors open up to reveal two shelves, proving ample storage space for boo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Walnut, Rosewood

Asian Influenced Credenza or Cabinet by Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Atlanta, GA
Asian influenced credenza or cabinet by Dunbar, American, circa 1950s. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a credenza, cabinet, server, or bar in a living area, or as a...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Metal, Brass

Cabinet / Credenza by Edward Wormley, Brass and Mahogany. Excellent Condition.
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Designed as a dining room buffet / sideboard, this Edward Wormley for Dunbar storage cabinet can be used in any part of the house. The things that make it specific to being a dining ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

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Brass

Cinnabar Lacquered Cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A two-level cabinet having fantastic storage and scale, with a rich custom cinnabar lacquer. The lower level has bi-folding doors concealing a bank of drawers; the upper section feat...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Janus Cabinet by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An rectilinear light walnut two-door cabinet having Chinese-influenced hardware and open and adjustable shelves, the form sitting on a plinth base.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Dunbar Nightstands
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome pair of Dunbar nightstands. Original medium walnut finish with leather wrapped bases. Green Dunbar tag on inside drawer of each unit. One nightstand features four drawers. T...
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1950s American Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Edward Wormley Dresser for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Dark brown finished walnut with leather plinth base. Accordion folding doors. 12 pull-out drawers on left and right side, four cubby holes, and one pull-out drawer with felt lining.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Glass Front Bookcase, 1960s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning Mid-Century Modern display cabinet or bookcase By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1960s Walnut, with glass front doors and original brass hardware. Me...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Dunbar cabinets for sale on 1stDibs

Dunbar cabinets are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Dunbar cabinets there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 53 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Dunbar's original cabinets were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider cabinets by Herman Miller, Edward Wormley and Florence Knoll. Prices for Dunbar cabinets can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$2,800 and tops out at US$30,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$8,700 on average.