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Dunbar Tables

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.

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

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Creator: Dunbar
Edward Wormley Elegant Game Table with Red Leather Top 1940s 'Signed'
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Rare game table in mahogany with gently curving legs and sides with inset red leather top by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American 1940's (signed with green metal tag on bottom ”DUNBAR...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Walnut and Mahogany Coffee Table with Natzler Tiles by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning example of Edward Wormley for Dunbar Model 5632N Coffee table featuring a walnut top with inlaid Otto and Gertrude Natzler ceramic tiles and ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Mosaic Tile Coffee Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1950s, Signed
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular deep brown walnut coffee table was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1950s, and features Mid-Century Modern flared legs and golden mosaic tile inlay wrapping all four sides and on the table top. Signed underneath with the Dunbar Berne Indiana brass label. This mosaic tile inlay coffee table...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Walnut, Glass

Rosewood and Mahogany Receptionist Desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1960
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular fully restored and sought-after model #452 'Roll Top' desk was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar and features beautifully grained Rosewood and Ebonized Mahogany, designed and made in the 1960s. Most examples of this design are regular desk height however this example was custom made to be a receptionist desk...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Dunbar Cocktail Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Dunbar cocktail table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Coffee table in two tone walnut with lower shelf and brass stretcher. Very good original condition. Very light wear to ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Brass

Bronze, Rosewood and Smoked Glass Coffee Table by Tom Lopinski for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Tom Lopinski
Located in Denton, TX
Brushed Bronze, rosewood and smoked glass coffee table by Tom Lopinski for Dunbar.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Tables

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Bronze

Vintage Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Occasional Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Forney, TX
A beautiful and fine American Mid-Century custom ordered side table, model 426A, designed by Edward Wormley (American, 1907-1995) for Dunbar Furniture; Berne, Indiana. Circa 1950-196...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Tables

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Brass

Elusive Set 3 Nest / Stackings Tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare and stunning set of 3 nest / stacking tables designed by Edward Wormley, made by the Dunbar Furn. Corporation,, Wonderful stacked wood laminate construction, painted metal legs, Ingenious designmmm Great label explaining colors, Fern, Pompeiian Red and Maple Sugar...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Metal

Model 5309 Coffee Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Denton, TX
Model 5309 rare coffee table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Combination of rosewood and brass with the original glass top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Tables

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Brass

Trapezoid Top Wormley For Dunbar Coffee Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Original finish Dunbar trapezoid coffee table. We are also separately offering the end tables from this set if you are interested in a full original ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Wood

Dunbar Large Walnut Executive Desk with Return
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Solid chrome legs walnut Dunbar desk with return.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Tables

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Chrome

Round Dining Table in Brazilian Rosewood by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Round dining table in Brazilian rosewood designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1960s (Dunbar tag on bottom).
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Rosewood

Rare Edward Wormley for Dunbar Lazy Susan Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Belmont, MA
Lazy Susan dining table with interchangeable laminate spinning top. Warming unit in the middle of the top still functional. Great for fondue parties. Signed with branded Dunbar.
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Sheaf of Wheat Tables by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Gorgeous mid-century sheaf of wheat side tables with gorgeous Empress Green Marble tops and brass details, designed in the 1950's by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Tables are in excell...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Tables

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Marble

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Coffee Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 60 wide x 19 deep x 15.25 inches high All pieces of fu...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Wood

Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Rectangular Bleached Mahogany
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Kansas City, MO
Mahogany dining table with one leaf designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1950s. The table is in very good condition with only light signs of use under close examination. Beautiful ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Mahogany

Dunbar Mahogany Large Square Lamp Table ~ Model 4474
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Dunbar square top lamp/end table. Model #4474. USA, circa 1960. Signed with brass label. Beautifully made and simply designed in a minimal mid-century manner, showcasing the signat...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Two Tier Coffee Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century two tier coffee table This table measures: 42 wide x 27.75 deep x 22 inches high Al...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Coffee Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mid century coffee table This table measures: 28 wide x 28 deep x 26 inches high All pieces of furnitur...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sheaf of Wheat Occasional Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar sheaf of wheat occasional table. Signed. Ebonized frame with travertine stone top. Stone in very good condition, frame recently ...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Travertine

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Occasional Table with Murano Mosaic Tiles
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Occasional Table with Murano Mosaic Tiles, model 5425, Mahogany wood base, glass tiles with brass edge. Label on underside [Du...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Brass and Mahogany Nesting Table Set
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mid century brass and mahogany nesting table set The table measure: 28 wide x 20 deep x 22.25 inches high; the nesting tables measure 13 wide x 17.5 deep...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Conference Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mid century conference table This table measures: 90 wide x 42 deep x 29 inches high, with a chair clearance ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Midcentury Dining Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar midcentury dining table This table measures: 66 wide x 44 deep x 30 inches high, and each of the 2 leaves are 24 wide with a total width of the table 114...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Wood

Floating Edward Wormley for Dunbar Executive Extending Desks, 1970s
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Antwerp, BE
A rare and sleek Mid-Century Modern executive desks by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture. The desks features stunning solid walnut grain and sleek midcentury design. The desk is fi...
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1970s British Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Nutwood

Mid-Century Modern Drop-Leaf Dining Table by Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous vintage modern dining table features a drop leaf design with gate legs. When this unique table is fully extended is measures at 7...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Tables

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Walnut

1960s Brass Flat-Bar End Table by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Roger Sprunger
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A patinated brass flat-bar framed end table with an inset white top and sled legs.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Brass

Dunbar Natzler Coffee Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
A rare low 1950s sculptural walnut cocktail table with inset Natzler tiles. Measures: 8” H x 30.25” L x 22.25” W
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Ceramic, Walnut

Wormley for Dunbar Coffee Table
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Asian style Ed Wormley for Dunbar coffee table with Eglomise mirrored inset top. Fully restored in deep espresso finish.
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1950s American Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Wood, Mirror

Early Elegant Custom Edward Wormley Console for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
An elegant Wormley console with 9 x 9 travertine marble tile insets to form one long marble rectangular form. Most likely a custom form. This console bares the early green Dunbar label.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Tables

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Wood

Edward Wormley Expandable Coffee Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Edward Wormley designed coffee table produced by Dunbar. Solid Mahogany construction, professionally restored with the appropriate satin espresso finish. The functionality of thi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar Tables

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Mahogany

Dunbar tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Dunbar tables 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 tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original tables 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 tables by Edward Wormley, Paul McCobb, and Charles Hollis Jones. Prices for Dunbar tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,600 and can go as high as $16,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,333.
Questions About Dunbar Tables
  • 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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