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Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

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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.

Find a collection of authentic vintage Dunbar Furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Dunbar
Edward Wormley Bar Cart for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An ebonized bar cart by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, USA, c.1960s. The cart features a white laminate flip top surface with a double sided caned door for storage. The cart has three ad...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Walnut Bar Cart
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Walnut Bar Cart. Featuring a straight line design, expandable top, storage compartments, sliding drawer, original wheels for easy roll...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Walnut

Dunbar Bar Cart by Edward Wormley in Rosewood, Cork and Slate
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
A sculpted rosewood bar cart with single drawer, cork shelves and slate top. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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1970s Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Slate

Cork Bar Cart by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1960s, Signed
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This classic Edward Wormley for Dunbar bar cart, circa 1960s, features a cork top with brass trim and the two lower platforms also w...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Wood, Cork

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood and Cork Bar Cart by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar
By Roger Sprunger, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Three-tiered bar cart/tea trolley Model No. 6409 designed by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar (Indiana, USA, circa 1960s). Composed of a inset slate top with two lower cork surfaces and a s...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Slate, Brass

Dunbar Modern Mahogany Bar Cart
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Toledo, OH
Mahogany bar art by Dunbar furniture. Two removeable service trays. Drop leaves that extend to 48". Bent wood frame with glass top. Original finish with light wear.
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Mid-20th Century North American Modern Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Drop Leaf Bar Cart Model 4487, circa 1950
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Saint Louis, MO
This beautiful Dunbar Model 4487 bar cart was designed by Edward Wormley in the early 1950s and features the iconic and whimsical silhouette form made from bent mahogany wood. Dunbar produced some of the most elegant and sought after midcentury furnishings of the time, and this bar cart exemplifies the merger of artful design with function. The bentwood frame is complimented by curved drop leaves that add counter space for preparing your favorite cocktails or for displaying tasty hors d'oeuvres. The top shelf is made of glass - which makes clean up easy and worry free with no risk of staining. Ready to serve? Bottom trays are removable for presentation and for serving your guests. Casters make it easy to roll the bar cart up to center stage for entertaining and returning it to its desired place. In terms of finish and condition, this 1950s Dunbar bar cart...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart Edward Wormley for Dunbar C1953
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous bar cart/server with a drop down top which is 27 inches and 54 when raised, shelves for bottles, cupboard for glasses and other necessities. Model # 5433 created out of waln...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

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Dunbar carts and bar carts for sale on 1stDibs.

Dunbar carts and bar carts 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 Dunbar carts and bar carts, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original carts and bar carts by Dunbar 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 carts and bar carts by Drexel, Charles Hollis Jones, and Mastercraft. Prices for Dunbar carts and bar carts can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,995 and can go as high as $7,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,050.
Questions About Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Dunbar furniture is made in High Point, North Carolina. The original location of the company was Berne, Indiana. Its relocation occurred after Currey & Co. bought Dunbar from founder James Wormley in 1970. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Dunbar furniture.

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