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Dunbar Credenzas

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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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Edward Wormley Credenza / Server for Dunbar in Bleached Walnut and Brass
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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 Credenzas

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Brass

Two Signed Edward Wormley for Dunbar Ebonized Walnut Woven Front Credenzas
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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 Credenzas

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Walnut

Edward Wormely for Dunbar Woven Front Credenza
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An excellent Edward Wormley for Dunbar woven front credenza. Mahogany construction with brass rods. Three sliding doors revealing adjustable shelf in the middle and on one side with ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

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 Credenzas

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Leather, Walnut

Roger Sprunger for Dunbar Rosewood and Chrome Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture, Roger Sprunger
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 Credenzas

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Chrome

Edward Wormley for Dunbar English Oak and Rosewood Four-Drawer Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Edward Wormley for Dunbar credenza with rosewood sled based open bottom casement. Four large file sized drawers with English oak fronts and patinated bronze pulls. Matching desk...
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1950s American Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Oak, Rosewood

American Modern Walnut and Birch 2-Door "Woven Front" Cabinet, Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Hollywood, FL
The walnut body with 2 birch woven front sliding doors to reveal a shelved and drawered interior, on round tapering legs with a cross stretcher.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Walnut

Edward Wormley Office Credenza with File Drawer in Walnut 1960s 'Signed'
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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 Credenzas

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Rosewood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Fluted Ebonized Walnut Chest by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous Model # 4117 Mid-Century Modern sideboard/ chest was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar circa 1970. It features a fluted doors from with five drawers centrally posit...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Walnut

Edward Wormley Dunbar Woven Front Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Edward Wormley for Dunbar woven front sideboard, circa mid 1950's. This example has a striped African mahogany case, stainless steel legs and lots of interior storage. It has been ne...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Steel

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Mahogany Low Credenza or Bench
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century mahogany low credenza or bench. Credenza measures: 49.5 wide x 18 deep x 21 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored v...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Mahogany

Edward Wormley Elegant Credenza in Walnut and Mahogany 1960s, Signed
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Fine 4 door credenza in mahogany with walnut doors and brass “D” pulls by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American 1960's (signed in drawer). This piece is beautifully outfitted and metic...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Cabinets
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Denton, TX
Two Edward Wormley cabinets with corrugated wood sliding doors and center drawer section in a grey brown finish Each cabinet is 20" deep by 49" wide by 31.25 high.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Credenzas

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Mahogany

Roger Sprunger for Dunbar Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Roger Sprunger for Dunbar credenza, bronze sides with two file drawers and 3 pencil drawers. (Dunbar label inside drawer).
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Bronze

Edward Wormley Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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 Credenzas

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid-Century Modern Walnut Sideboard Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
Sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern sideboard buffet or credenza by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture. The sideboard features clean Minimalist lines and gorgeous walnut wood grain...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Sliding Door Sideboard or Credenza Cabinet
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mahogany sideboard. Item features clean Mid-Century Modern lines, brass accents at the base, two dovetail constructed upper drawers. four sliding cabinet do...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

84" Vintage Edward Wormley for Dunbar Executive Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
7' vintage Edward Wormley for Dunbar executive desk and credenza In 1931 Leander Dunbar realized the need to create furniture that would simplify the Classic historic features and t...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Credenzas

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Bronze

Dunbar Rosewood and Chrome Credenza by Roger Sprunger
By Dunbar Furniture, Roger Sprunger
Located in Dallas, TX
Roger Sprunger for Dunbar rosewood and chrome executive credenza, 1970s. A Mid-Century Modern rosewood and chrome credenza with generous storage and shelving. Rich rosewood case with...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Chrome

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Sideboard Credenza or Bar Cabinet
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning Mid-Century Modern sideboard credenza or bar cabinet By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1940s Mahogany, with original brass hardware. Measures: 43.38"...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Concave Walnut Credenza and Display Shelves Wall Unit
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This superior design by Edward Wormley combines the sideboard or credenza with open and closed glass shelving in a curve front wall unit often called the Superstructure. It is made o...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Rosewood and Walnut Sideboard Credenza, 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding Mid-Century Modern sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture "Janus" Collection USA, 1950s Walnut case, with rosewood sliding...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

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 Credenzas

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Walnut

Edward Wormley Mahogany and Rosewood Raised Edge Credenza
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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 Credenzas

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Brass

A Walnut Sideboard by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A walnut server with central compartment having a removable glass-bottom serving tray & one adjustable shelf, flanked by two banks of four drawers over one long drawer all with brass...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

Dunbar Rosewood and Chrome Credenza by Roger Sprunger
By Dunbar Furniture, Roger Sprunger
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful midcentury rosewood and chrome credenza by Karl Sprunger for Dunbar. Lightly refinished with two large pull-out drawers, a single storage cabinet and three side stacked dra...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Steel, Chrome

Dunbar Mahogany Cabinet Designed by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Early storage cabinet by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. It would serve well as dresser or credenza. Cabinet has mahogany doors. The legs are solid Brazilian rosewood.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Cane, Mahogany, Oak, Rosewood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sculpted Walnut Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet. By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture, USA, 1950s Sculpted walnut, with brass-capped feet. Measure...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

Edward Wormley Cabinet for Dunbar, circa 1960
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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 Credenzas

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Brass

Modular Six-Piece Credenza by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Very rare and unusual piece by Edward Wormley. This modular credenza in walnut can be put together in a host of different configurations. Detailed with large Moorish style solid bras...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Denton, TX
Classic Edward Wormley for Dunbar mahogany credenza with solid brass hardware. Nine drawers with center cabinet.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

Dunbar Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage modern Dunbar credenza features a lacquered hard wood base, spacious interior cabinets, and unique metal pulls. This beautiful Mid-Century piece is perfect for use as a ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

Edward Wormley Sideboard Model 671 A for Dunbar Custom Order 1953
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Camden, ME
An Edward Wormley designed walnut sideboard manufactured by Dunbar, model 671A, circa 1953. An exquisite Japanese inspired cabinet featuring four sliding walnut doors with two draw...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Walnut, Paper

Rare Woven Front Credenza by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare woven front credenza with walnut strips interlacing unique rectangular rods. Four (4) drawers with brass pulls over four sliding doors with interior drawers and shelves.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Brass

Mahogany Basket Weave Credenza by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a rare ribbon mahogany and stainless steel basket weave front credenza by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. This piece retains its original Dunbar finish which is in excellent condi...
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1960s American Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Stainless Steel

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Cabinet / Credenza in Mahogany and Walnut
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This buffet is absolutely stunning! This ebonized mahogany and walnut sideboard / buffet designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar features heavy brass accents and pulls in a gorgeous ch...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Mahogany, Walnut

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 Credenzas

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Dunbar Rosewood and White Oak Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage Mid-Century Dunbar credenza. This rosewood and white oak credenza features book matched doors. Oval carved door pulls. Inlaid rosewood sides and top. Credenza f...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Oak, Rosewood

Roger Sprunger for Dunbar #7111 Olive Burl Sideboard Credenza, c. 1965, Signed
By Roger Sprunger, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A simply breathtaking and rare model #7111 Olive Burl sideboard by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar Furniture, circa 1965. Signed with the Dunbar brass emblem in one of the pull-out drawers...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Credenzas

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Metal

Dunbar Credenzas for sale on 1stDibs.

Dunbar credenzas are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Dunbar Credenza collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 39 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original Credenzas by Dunbar 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 Credenzas by Harvey Probber, George Nelson and Edward Wormley. Dunbar Credenza prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $1,995 and tops out at $30,000, while pieces like these can sell for $6,800 on average..