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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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Creator: Dunbar
Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart Edward Wormley for Dunbar C1953
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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

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Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Drop Leaf Bar Cart Model 4487, circa 1950
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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

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Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bar Cart, 1950s
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern rolling bar cart By Edward Wormley for Dunbar USA, 1950s Walnut, with extending faux slate top and original brass hardware. Measures: 37...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

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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Edward Wormley for Dunbar Bar or Serving Cart
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Located in Chicago, IL
Rolling drop-leaf serving or bar cart designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar in mahogany bentwood features a glass top shelf and a pair of removable wood bottom shelves. With drop lea...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Carts and Bar Carts

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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. In-stock we have 9 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. 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. Many customers also consider carts and bar carts by Charles Hollis Jones, Paul McCobb and Edward Wormley if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for bar carts and Dunbar carts can differ depending upon 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 $6,250 on average..
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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