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Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

Edward Wormley (USA, 1907–95)
Edward Wormley (USA, 1907–95)

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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Edward Wormley for Dunbar Flip-Top Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward Wormley for Dunbar flip-top table, USA, c.1960s. This square Parsons table features a flip top that allows it to serve as a cafe/dining table or game table. The dark stained m...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Edward Wormley Dining Table for Dunbar Model 5965 Special Order Walnut Top 1950s
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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

Edward Wormley Extendable Dining Table in Tawi
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Edward Wormley extendable dining table in Tawi Edward Wormley for Dunbar, dining table, tawi wood, The United States, 1960s Wonderful boat-shaped dining table designed by Edward Wo...
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1960s 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 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

Rare Edward Wormley for Dunbar Lazy Susan Dining Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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

Dunbar Dining Table by Edward Wormley with Retractable Leaves Mahogany, 1950s
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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

Adjustable Three-Height Coffee or Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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

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 Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Wormley for Dunbar two-toned extension dining table model #4594. Mahogany and walnut woods. Leg details are routed with hoof feet. Two sizeable leaves extended to 114.5".
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

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

Expandable Rosewood Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Excellent
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning dining table designed by Edward Wormley, made by Dunbar, 1960s. Rosewood top and dark mahogany base. The mechanism to add the tow leaves is an exceptional design. The legs r...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Extension Dining Table, Newly Restored
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 Bookmatched walnut top, with dark walnut banding and legs. Meas...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Wormley for Dunbar Console and Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Wormley for Dunbar console and dining table, model 4911 mahogany wood base and walnut top. Dimensions: Closed 17" deep, 72" wide, 29" high. Open 34" deep, 72" wide, 28" high.  
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

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

1960s Brown Tawi Wood Dining Table by Edward Wormley 'B'
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Janus Collection Walnut Dining Table, Newly Restored
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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

Expandable Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Almost Round to Oval
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Walnut oval, almost round, dining table with two leaves designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Heavy duty construction. Original finish with only very light signs of wear if any. Th...
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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 Restored
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 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

Early Edward Wormley for Dunbar Ebonized Extension Dining Table, Newly Restored
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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 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 Dining Table for Dunbar, circa 1950
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Edward Wormley bleached mahogany dining table for Dunbar, circa 1950. This piece has been professionally restored. This table extends from 65.75" to 113.75" when both 24" leaves a...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Dunbar Extension Dining Table by Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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

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

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

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

Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mahogany dining table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Co. The table has three leaves. Without leaves the measurement is 72" by 44" by 29"H. Each leaf is 15" wide. The...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Clean Lined Rosewood Dining Table by Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Large Walnut Extension Dining Table, Newly Restored
By Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern extension dining table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture. The table features stunning walnut wood grain and a two-toned design with da...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

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 Model 5900 Dining Table by Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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

Dunbar Dining/Conference Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Janus Collection Game Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering an excellent Edward Wormley for Dunbar Janus collection game table or lower dining table. This octagonal table features an inlaid rosewood starburst with beautiful walnut wo...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Leather, Rosewood, Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Dining Table with Two Leaves
By Edward Wormley
Located in Stamford, CT
A Modern dining table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Walnut with brass casters. The table comes with two 18" leaves. Total length of table with two leaves inserted is 112 inc...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Large Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Extension Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering a substantial and amazingly versatile Edward Wormley extension dining table for Dunbar. The table measures at its smallest point 28.5" and extends to 127" with all seven lea...
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1950s 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

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Drop Leaf Dining Table Desk or Conference Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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

Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Expandable Walnut Dining Table for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful Edward Wormley dining table for Dunbar. This table has two leaves that store in an underneath compartment(see last picture). The top is in a nice vintage condition and read...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood

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

Janus Dining Table by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An elegant and restrained expandable mahogany and walnut rectangular dining table showing a Classical Chinese influence for Dunbar's Janus line.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Early Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Drop-Leaf Dining Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering a very nice early Dunbar bleached mahogany drop-leaf dining table by Edward Wormley. The table has two large drop-leafs that easily open and close. They are stabile and stro...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Oval Drop-Leaf Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in San Leandro, 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 Walnut Extension Dining Table w Leather Wrapped Feet
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Hudson, NY
Sleek walnut extension dining table with deep mahogany base and legs. Each leg is wrapped with a stunning leather detail at the base of each leg. Table comes with two extension leave...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Leather, Mahogany, Walnut

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, Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Formal Dining Table and Chairs
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
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

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

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 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

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

Vintage Wormley Conference or Dining Table for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
Rare beautiful 12 feet to 14 feet 1/2 vintage Wormley extension dining/conference table for Dunbar exotic Tawi wood top with two additional leaves of 15" each. Dark walnut tapered le...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dining Room Tables

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Wood, 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