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Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

American, 1907-1995
American, 1907-1995

As the longtime director of design for the Dunbar furniture company, Edward Wormley was, along with such peers as George Nelson at Herman Miller Inc., and Florence Knoll of Knoll Inc., one of the leading forces in bringing modern design into American homes in the mid-20th century. Not an axiomatic modernist, Wormley deeply appreciated traditional design, and consequently his work has an understated warmth and a timeless quality that sets it apart from other furnishings of the era.

Wormley was born in rural Illinois and as a teenager took correspondence courses from the New York School of Interior Design. He later attended the Art Institute of Chicago but ran out of money for tuition before he could graduate. Marshall Field hired Wormley in 1930 to design a line of reproduction 18th-century English furniture; the following year he was hired by the Indiana-based Dunbar, where he quickly distinguished himself. It was a good match. Dunbar was an unusual firm: it did not use automated production systems; its pieces were mostly hand-constructed. For his part, Wormley did not use metal as a major component of furniture; he liked craft elements such as caned seatbacks, tambour drawers, or the woven-wood cabinet fronts seen on his Model 5666 sideboard of 1956. He designed two lines for Dunbar each year — one traditional, one modern — until 1944, by which time the contemporary pieces had become the clear best sellers.

Many of Wormley’s signature pieces are modern interpretations of traditional forms. His 1946 Riemerschmid Chair — an example is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art — recapitulates a late 19th-century German design. The long, slender finials of his Model 5580 dining chairs are based on those of Louis XVI chairs; his Listen-to-Me Chaise (1948) has a gentle Rococo curve; the “Precedent” line that Wormley designed for Drexel Furniture in 1947 is a simplified, pared-down take on muscular Georgian furniture. But he could invent new forms, as his Magazine table of 1953, with its bent wood pockets, and his tiered Magazine Tree (1947), both show. And Wormley kept his eye on design currents, creating a series of tables with tops that incorporate tiles and roundels by the great modern ceramicists Otto and Gertrud Natzler. As the items on 1stDibs demonstrate, Edward Wormley conceived of a subdued sort of modernism, designing furniture that fits into any decorating scheme and does not shout for attention.

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Creator: Edward Wormley
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Extension Dining Table, Newly Restored
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern extension dining table By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1950s Beautifully grained walnut top with sculpted solid walnut base. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Transforming Flip-Top Cafe Table / Console by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1960s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This innovative design by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1960s, is a transforming console table that converts into a breakfast table allowing you to make the most of the space you ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Cork

Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Rectangular Bleached Mahogany
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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 Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Dunbar 1940s Round or Oval Dining Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Elegant Edward Wormley for Dunbar 1940s mahogany 50" round dining table that opens up to 74" oval with 24" leaf. Legs are flush with 3" apron, retains branded Dunbar logo and model #...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Rare Edward Wormley Hexagonal Mahogany and Tawi Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Uncommon hexagonal dining table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Tawi wood top, bordered with ebonized mahogany. Ebonized mahogany legs and notched apron. Sold with three offset grain T...
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1950s American Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Flip Top Console / Dining Table, Circa 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Peabody, MA
Walnut flip top console table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, ca. 1950s. Measures 72" x 17" x 29.25" high in closed position. When open, can be used as a dining table, at 72" x 34" x ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Extension Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern extension dining table By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1950s Book-matched walnut top, with ebonized walnut banding and legs. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Oval Drop-Leaf Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Danville, CA
Fabulous oval drop-leaf dining table that stores as a console table or bar. It has eight tapering legs raised on brass casters; four of the legs are hinged to support the tabletop wh...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Classic Burlwood Dining Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
A classic parsons style dining table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Table has two 18" leaves. It is 66" wide without the leaves and extends to 102". Table has a highly figured burlwoo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Burl

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mid century 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 11...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Edward Wormley Model 5900 Dining Table by Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Highland, IN
A beautiful example of Ed Wormley's refined aesthetic and Dunbar's quality construction, this dining table has a very pleasing mix of straight lines and elegant curves. The octagonal...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

1960s Brown Tawi Wood Dining Table by Edward Wormley 'B'
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Tawi wooden dining table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, USA, 1962. This stunning dining table is designed by American Edward Wormley and comes with a wooden Tawi top which is compo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Early Edward Wormley for Dunbar Ebonized Extension Dining Table, Newly Restored
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern ebonized extension dining table By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1940s Measures: 52"W x 52"D x 29.13"H. Extends to 72"W wit...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley Dunbar Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Dining Game Card Table #4615
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dayton, OH
"A rare Edward Wormley for dunbar card or game table, circa 1950s. A square form made from mahogany with cork lined pull-out coasters and original brass ring pulls. Designed by Edwar...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Rare Edward Wormley Custom Mahogany and Natural Rosewood Oval Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Outstanding custom-made large oval dining table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Dark stained mahogany border, incised apron and squared legs. Inlaid bookmatched rosewood venee...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Edward Wormley for Dunbar 2 tone walnut dining table with 3 12" leaves. When fully extended 120" long, closed without leaves 84". One of Wormley's best and most iconic designs for Du...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley Model 5900 Dining Table by Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful example of Ed Wormley's refined aesthetic and Dunbar's quality construction, this dining table has a very pleasing mix of straight lines and elegant curves. The octagonal...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Massive Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut and Mahogany Dining / Conference Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
This amazing table was custom ordered for Oil and gas billionaire philanthropist bob Kinzie's personal estate in Louisiana. It was originally used as a dining room table and was flan...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Edward Wormley Dunbar MCM Mahogany and Walnut Two Tone Expanding Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley For Dunbar Mid Century Mahogany and Walnut Two Tone Expanding Dining Table With 3 leaves The table measures: 66.25 wide x 44.25 deep x 29.5 high, with a chair clear...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Clean Lined Rosewood Dining Table by Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined rosewood and mahogany dining table, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, circa 1950s. Elegant modern form with a subtle Asian influence to the design. It exte...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Mahogany, Rosewood

Dunbar Flip Top Console Table by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A walnut flip top console table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Measures 72 x 34 x 29 H when open.
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1950s Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley Dining Table for Dunbar Model 5965 Special Order Walnut Top 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Dunbar dining table model 5965 with a special order 1 ¾" V-groove banded walnut top. The legs are solid tapered mahogany with solid brass runners. Includes three 12" extensions. The ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Dunbar Dining/Conference Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Roger Sprunger for Dunbar dining table, could seat 6 to 8 people. Rounded edged walnut top with good figured patterns, dark walnut pedestal base. Dunbar Berne Indiana metal tag on ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Adjustable Three-Height Coffee or Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward Wormley’s design for an adjustable coffee or dining table, the Dunbar Model 5239, has an arcing X-shaped base and a tongue-and-groove walnut tabletop with a slight lip at eith...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Extension Dining Table Seats 6 To12
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar extension dining table seats 6 to12, This special piece custom for the Los Angeles Showroom (tag underside). Etimoe African Rosewood top with cross grain e...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Mahogany, Rosewood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Black Lacquered Extension Dining Table, Refinished
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern black lacquered walnut extension dining table By Edward Wormley for Dunbar USA, 1950s Measures: 66.25" W x 44.13" D x 29.75" H. Extends to ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut, Lacquer

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Hexagonal Mahogany and Walnut Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely rare hexagonal dining table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Walnut top with ebonized mahogany border. Comes with two offset grain 16" leaves. Total length 84". The ...
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1950s American Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Janus Collection Walnut Dining Table, Newly Restored
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern extension dining table in book-matched walnut By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1950s Measures: 52.5" W x 40.25" D x 29.25" H. Ex...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Sculptural Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Dining Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Sculptural Edward Wormley for Dunbar walnut dining table circa late 1950s. This example has a beautifully grained walnut top and stunning solid walnut base. This table can accommodat...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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 Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Black Lacquered Extension Dining Table, Refinished
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern dining table with five extension leaves By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1950s Mahogany, in black lacquered finish. Measures:...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Lacquer

Rosewood Clover Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
The clover game table in rosewood and mahogany by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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1950s Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Edward Wormley Extension Walnut Dining Table for Dunbar, circa 1953
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Camden, ME
An Edward Wormley walnut extension dining table designed for Dunbar in the early 1950s. The dark walnut base sets on four leather cased feet contrasts with the walnut top which is a ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Edward Wormley For Dunbar Mid Century Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century dining table This table measures: 52 wide x 52 deep x 29.5 inches high, with a chair clearance of 24 inches All pieces of furniture can be...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Elliptical Conference or Dining Table, 1960s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An extremely rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern custom 14-foot walnut conference or dining table Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1960s Figured waln...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Flip-Top Dining or Game Table, Newly Restored
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern flip topdining or game table By Edward Wormley for Dunbar USA, 1950s Mahogany top, with ebonized tapered legs terminating in brass-capped f...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Dining Table Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dunbar Furniture is one of the best names in American modern furniture. Edward Wormley is the designer. Mahogany dining table The table has three leaves. Without leaves the measureme...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Vintage Wormley Tawi Conference or Dining Table for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
Rare beautiful wood 12 feet to 14 feet 1/2 vintage Wormley extension dining/conference table for Dunbar This came from the executive conference room of the former Bank of the Southw...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood

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 Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Dunbar Extension Dining Table by Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Classic Asia Modern style dining table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. This example comes with one 24 in leaf, and the fold up center support leg. As expected from Dunbar, thi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Drop Leaf Dining Table Desk or Conference Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Ferndale, MI
Excellent Wormley for Dunbar table desk which could double as a conference table with two drop leaf extensions. Each extension 18" wide. Cherry wood top with dark finished base .
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Rare Adjustable Folding Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A rarely seen adjustable height folding table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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1950s American Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Formal Dining Table and Chairs
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
1960s Edward Wormley for Dunbar dining set which includes a table with solid mahogany legs and banding and a bookmatched walnut top with one extension and six+ chairs. The sculptural...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Dunbar Dining Table by Edward Wormley with Retractable Leaves Mahogany, 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Dunbar dining table in a beautiful espresso stain with a clear satin lacquer finish. Completely restored. The leaves pull out and lock into position with the simple pull of one hand....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Drop-Leaf Table by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A mahogany drop-leaf table with ebonized gate-leg base. Measures: Console table depth of 16.5" deep when closed.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Drexel Drop-Leaf Precedent Dining Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Mid-Century Modern dining table designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel's Precedent collection. The drop leaf table measures 50" x 28" when folded and 70" x 50" when fully extended.
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1950s Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Ash

Travertine Dining Table / Desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
An early bleached mahogany and travertine table / desk designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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1950s Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Petite Dining Table or Desk
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Unusual and versatile Edward Wormley table. Table could function as a dinette table for 2-4 people, a desk, or a game table. Refinished walnut top sits above mahogany legs capped wit...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Edward Wormley Large Walnut Dining Table for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Cincinnati, OH
One of the best forms that came from the iconic mid century designer Edward Wormley, this walnut dining table with tapered ends to the top and wonderful graining has ebony toned plin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley dining room tables for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Edward Wormley dining room tables are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Edward Wormley dining room tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 44 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original Edward Wormley dining tables were created in the mid-century modern style in North America during the 20th century. Many customers also consider dining tables by Dunbar, Paul McCobb and Florence Knoll if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Edward Wormley dining room tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $700 and tops out at $42,000, while pieces like these can sell for $7,500 on average.

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