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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.

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Serving Cart by Edward Wormley, Rosewood Frame, Black Slate Top, Cork Shelves
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Edward Wormley for Dunbar serving cart or bar trolley with drawer on brass casters. Beautiful mix of materials: Sculpted Brazilian rosewood frame (see details in photos), shelves are...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Slate, Brass

Serving or Bar Cart by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Drop-Leaf with Removable Trays
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass, Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Rosewood Frame with Slate Top Cork Shelves Drinks Cart
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Ferndale, MI
Beautiful Dunbar service or tea cart. Nicely grained rosewood frame supports two cork shelves below slate top. One drawer in mid section shows big D logo. Paper tag remains on unders...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Slate

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

Bar Cart by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bar Cart by Dunbar. Glass top with two leaves. Made of Mahogany.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Glass, 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...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Walnut Edward Wormley Dunbar Flip Top Rolling Buffet Bar Cart Server
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dayton, OH
"Mid Century Modern Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture bar cart or server. Made of walnut featuring a two tier design with a flip top, lower drawer, Micarta insert and large rolling...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Party Server Bar Cart
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Party server bar cart, Model 5433 Features one drawer and one door concealing two adjustable shelves along with one 27-inch fold down table top extension; ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

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 Carts and Bar Carts

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Foil

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Sheaf of Wheat Side Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Round Travertine Top
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12 Foot Dunbar Sofa Designed by Edward Wormley
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Leather Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Rare
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Edward Wormley for Dunbar Nesting Tables
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

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Three Storage Cabinets by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Completely Original.
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

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Vintage Edward Wormley for Dunbar Rosewood Frame Bar Cart, Circa 1960s, USA
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Edward Wormley for Dunbar serving bar cart or bar trolley with drawer on brass casters. The cart is exquisitely made with a mix extraordinary materials; sculpted Brazilian ros...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley Bar/ Serving Cart by Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Highland, IN
This beautifully designed and detailed rolling cart by Edward Wormley has a lovely arrangement of shelves, a cabinet with cane front doors and a highly functional mica top that flips...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

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Ebonized Edward Wormley Betwood Bar Cart for Dunbar, 1950s
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Available right now we have this absolutely stunning ebonized bar cart by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1950s, Italy. Often imitated, but never replicated, the fine craftsmanship ...
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Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart or Tea Trolley by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek modern design by Edward Wormley and produced by Dunbar in the 1950s. It features walnut construction, sliding and stow away top, black laminate service area, brass accent cas...
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1960s Rolling Cart by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar
By Roger Sprunger, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
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Materials

Slate

Handsome Edward Wormley for Dunbar Burl Wood Bar Cabinet End Table
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Located in Pemberton, NJ
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1960s Rolling Cart by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
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A two-tiered rectilinear bar cart made of walnut and cork having a floating central drawer and brass casters with an inlaid slate cutting board.
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Finely Crafted Vintage Dunbar Tiered Walnut and Cork Rolling Cart
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Dunbar Bar Cart
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined bar or serving cart, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, circa 1950s. This piece is currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of color. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

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H 31.5 in. W 36 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Walnut and Brown Cork Bar Cart by Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
This refined bar cart was designed by the illustrious American firm Dunbar, and handmade in Berne, Indiana, circa 1960. It features three rectangular tiers in with tawny brown center...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

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Cork, Walnut

Clean Lined Flip Top Bar Cart by Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined bar cart, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, circa 1950s. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a bar or serving cart, or as a mobile cart for o...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

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  • Clean Lined Flip Top Bar Cart by Dunbar
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  • Clean Lined Flip Top Bar Cart by Dunbar
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H 29.5 in. W 40 in. D 17 in.
Model 5433 Bar Cart by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A walnut serving car or rolling bar designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Designed in 1954, the cart features a dropped, sliding leaf and a black laminate top, edged in thin pieces ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts for sale on 1stDibs.

1stDibs offers Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of bar carts and Dunbar carts, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 10 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Dunbar's original carts and bar carts were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in the United States during the mid-20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider Carts and Bar Carts by Edward Wormley, Paul McCobb and Charles Hollis Jones. The prices for Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,500 and tops out at $8,800, while pieces like these can sell for $6,025 on average.