Edward Wormley End Tables

Edward Wormley (USA, 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 these pages demonstrate, Edward Wormley conceived of a subdued sort of modernism, designing furniture that fits into any decorating scheme and does not shout for attention.

Parsons Style Side Table by Edward Wormley
Parsons Style Side Table by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Parsons style side table in walnut by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1960s (Dunbar tag and label on bottom).
Clean-Line End Table in Teak by Edward Wormley
Clean-Line End Table in Teak by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Clean-line end table in teak by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1950s. (Dunbar metal tag on bottom).
Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Endtables
Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection ...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Elm
Nice matched pair of Edward Wormley Precedent collection silver elm end tables. Beautifully refinished and ready to go!
Edward Wormley, Pentagonal Coffee Table
Edward Wormley, Pentagonal Coffee Table
Edward Wormley, Tiffany Studios
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Mahogany
Edward Wormley, pentagonal coffee table A pentagonal coffee table of mahogany (model 5625T) by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Features a star burst of Tiffany Studios Favrile glass tile...
Pair of Perfect Cube End Tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Pair of Perfect Cube End Tables by Edward Worml...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Pair of cube-shaped, three-level end tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, signed, USA, circa 1950. Professionally refinished in dark chocolate brown. Very good to excellent condit...
Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent End Tables
Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent End...
Edward Wormley, Drexel
Vintage 1950s American American Modern End Tables
Brass, Elm
Refined simplicity designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel. The end tables are part of the Precedent collection that he produced in the 1950s. Constructed of silver elm veneers and bra...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut, Mahogany and Brass Side Table
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut, Mahogany and ...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Mahogany, Walnut
A simple and elegant Mid-Century Modern model 310 end or occasional table designed by Ed Wormley for Dunbar and dating from the 1950s. The rectangular top appears to float over a rec...
Edward Wormley X-Base Rosewood and Murano Tile-Top Table
Edward Wormley X-Base Rosewood and Murano Tile-...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Glass, Rosewood
Edward Wormley X-base rosewood and Murano tile-top table. Manufactured by Dunbar, circa 1955. Highly figured grain to the solid rosewood base. Solid brass frames to the Murano glass ...
Rare Edward Wormley for Dunbar Lamp Side Table with Brass Sabots, circa 1950s
Rare Edward Wormley for Dunbar Lamp Side Table ...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
A rare elegant lamp table in mahogany with under shelf, tapered quinate carved legs with brass sabots. Model # 6044, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1950s.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Table Rosewood
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Table Rosew...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Rosewood
Beautiful rosewood end table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Company, Berne, Indiana. Model 5425E Folding rosewood base, rosewood design on top, with oiled walnut edg...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Side Table
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Side Table
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Rare magazine side table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Model #5476, mahogany table with lip edges, tapering wedge base and center upright for display of books or magazines. Slim bra...
Fine Two-Tone Occasional or End Table by Dunbar in Walnut
Fine Two-Tone Occasional or End Table by Dunbar...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Walnut
Dunbar, Edward Wormley, circa 1950 Walnut Measures 22" tall and is 25" square. A very fine table by Dunbar and designed by Edward Wormley, circa 1949-1952. This two-tier table is pr...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Occasional Table with...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Ceramic, Walnut
A rare walnut wood coffee table model # 5831 with inlaid favrile glass tiles by Tiffany.
Low Two-Tier Lamp Table by Dunbar with Cantilev...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut, Lacquer
Dunbar, lamp table Edward Wormley circa 1955 27 7/8 square, 26 inch tall. Low profile table only 26 inches tall, for use as a lamp table ideal as end table for sofa or hallway cons...
Pair of Folding Side Tables by Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Glass, Wood
Rare matched pair of tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Folding solid rosewood frames with inset Murano glass tile tops. Table model #5425.
Pair of Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Thre...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany, Walnut
Handsome, Classic pair of three-tier end tables designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture. These are a rich dark mahogany--looks like a dark walnut finish with a high gloss. De...
Dunbar Model 310 Side Table by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Mahogany
A nearly square side table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The model 310 has four square post legs that sit flush with the corners of the piece. Each leg is notched to fit a b...
Sheaf of Wheat Table by Wormley for Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Glass, Wood
Classic Dunbar sheaf of wheat table, in Fine original condition with glass top. Iconic piece from the Golden Age of Mid-Century Modern. Clean and ready to use.

Edward Wormley Table

By Dunbar Furniture
Edward Wormley Table
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Side table #5425, by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Beautiful interlocking and folding wood base with highly figured graining. Brass-rimmed top with inset Murano glass tiles of pale blu...
1950s Edward Wormley Sheaf of Wheat Marble-Top ...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Walnut
In dark walnut with a Travertine marble circular top, this modern Edward Wormley iconic Sheaf of Wheat Table for Dunbar has its original finish. The marble top is perfect except for ...
Pair of Nightstands by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Laminate, Wood
Pair of nightstands by American designer Edward Wormley for Dunbar. These nightstands feature oiled walnut cases, brass pulls, and white laminate drawer bottoms. Useful form with a v...
Pair of Edward Wormley for Dunbar Parsons Leg T...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1940s Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Pair of end tables in walnut, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, early green labels. Currently being refinished (matching two-tiered coffee table also available).
Edward Wormley Rosewood Tri-Tier Side Tables
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Rosewood
Wormley for Dunbar exceptional lamp tables, greatly figured graining rosewood. Branded "DUNBAR" underside.
Set of Clean Lined Nesting Tables by Edward Wor...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Ta...
Wood, Walnut
Set of Clean Lined Nesting Tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, circa 1950s. Signed with Dunbar label underneath. These tables are currently being refinished and can be com...
Pair of Tall Parsons Style Dunbar Rectangle Tab...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany
Beautiful pair of Dunbar Parsons tall rectangle tables designed by Edward Wormley. Both tables retain the original Dunbar badge on the underside. Freshly refinished in mahogany finis...
Dunbar Angular End Table by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany, Walnut
Trapezoid shaped end table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1950s. Dark mahogany frame with walnut top. Excellent condition, refinished top.
Dunbar Wedge Side Tables by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany, Walnut
Wedge form end tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Refinished walnut tops over espresso tone bases.
Edward Wormley Sculptural Side Table with Trave...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Travertine, Rosewood
Sculptural side table model no. 5425T with base in rosewood and top in travertine wrapped in brass by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1950s. Label on the bottom reads "Made By D...
Dunbar Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Wood
Edward Wormley for Dunbar end table.
Edward Wormley Side Table for Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Edward Wormley side table for Dunbar. The scarcer form with two-tier tabletop.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Cantilever Wed...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Walnut
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern walnut cantilever wedge end table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture. The table features gorgeous walnut wood grain and brass-capped fe...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany and Brass Cu...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany
Offering a beautifully restored cube side table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The cube features inlaid brass with a sleep onyx finish.
Dunbar Travertine Top End Table
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Travertine, Oak
Travertine top "Sheaf of Wheat" table, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, circa 1960s. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as an end table, side table, or ni...
Olive Burl Pedestal Table by Edward J Wormley f...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American End Tables
A pedestal table with a round top, a faceted columnar exterior all resting on a round base and covered in a veneer a fine olive burl wood. Designed by Edward J Wormley for Dunbar. Am...
Edward Wormley Bleached Mahogany Corner Table f...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American End Tables
Mahogany
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Minimalist design bleached mahogany corner table number 4977. Nicely grained woods with open design and expert craftsmanship. Comes with custom flannel cove...
Edward Wormley Bleached Mahogany Tiered End Tab...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American End Tables
Mahogany
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Minimalist design bleached mahogany tiered end table number 4976. Nicely grained woods with open design and expert craftsmanship. Comes with custom flannel ...
Edward Wormley Side Table by Dunbar Furniture
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
This stylish midcentury end-table adds a splash of vintage elegance with a rich mahogany finish and Parson's style legs. Designed by Edward Wormley and manufactured in Berne Indiana ...
Edward Wormley Lamp Table for Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
This stylish Mid-Century Modern Dunbar lamp table features rich mahogany finish, dovetailed drawers, and uniquely sculpted single drawer design. Unique drawer pull and raised edge st...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid-Century Modern Wa...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Walnut
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern walnut side table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The table features gorgeous walnut wood grain and brass-tipped feet. It has a unique design...
Pair of Edward Wormley "Constellation" Side Tab...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
A rare pair Wormley for Dunbar end tables with orange lacquered frames, black tops, and an array of walnut inlays. Signed with metal Dunbar label.
Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent End...
Edward Wormley, Drexel Precedent
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Wood
Refined simplicity designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel. The end tables are part of the Precedent collection that he produced in the 1950s. Professionally restored, stunning off whi...
Mahogany and Walnut Table by Edward Wormley for...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency End Tables
Dunbar, Edward Wormley USA, circa 1955 Mahogany, walnut, brass. Measures: 20 deep x 28 long and 22 inches tall Solid mahogany lumber coupled with a walnut top framed in mahogany. Fe...
Magazine Tree Table by Edward Wormley for Dunba...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Tables
Maple, Walnut
Beautiful example of this unusual Mid-Century table. All original finish, with Dunbar label and paper label intact.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar "Sheaf of Wheat" Occa...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
This iconic Mid-Century Modern side table by Edward Wormley features a gorgeous round top with walnut wood grain. This unique piece has an hourglass shaped base with spindles taperin...
Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Nig...
Edward Wormley
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Brass, Wood
Great pair of precedent nightstands finished in a medium walnut with solid brass drawer pulls.
Early Edward Wormley Dunbar Blonde Triangle Top...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
Diminutive Edward Wormley tricorn or triangle top side occasional table. Looks to be bleached mahogany. Nicely refinished retains paper label.
Modern Edward Wormley for Dunbar Parquetry Cube...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Parquetry cube table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Smooth black finish contrasts the delicate bleached mahogany parquetry. Inquire for matching folding side table.
Edward Wormley Occasional Table by Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
An extraordinary example of Wormley's refined sensibilities, this early design, model #2010 occasional table created in the late 1930s features a number of fine details that give the...
Walnut Cube Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
A square walnut cube table which can be used as a sofa end table or a low table with the addition of glass top.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Rosewood End Tables
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Mahogany, Rosewood
Stunningly restored set of rosewood and mahogany tiered end tables, featuring brass stretchers, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1950s.
Large Sheaf of Wheat Table Designed by Edward W...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American End Tables
Large sheaf of wheat table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. This is the larger version with a beautiful travertine top. This table has been in one owners house since the late 1...
Pair of Parsons Style End Tables by Edward Worm...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
A pair of Parsons style end tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1960 in a Monterey finish.
Dunbar "Constellation" Cube Tables
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American End Tables
Brass
Rare "Constellation" cube tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Tambour Drum Cabinet by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany
A remarkable end table discreet bar with butterfly hinged top drawers and a tambour cabinet with adjustable shelf.
Trapezoidal Table by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
A distinctive and uncommon occasional table having an exposed architectural frame with raised rails supporting a floating trapezoidal top and a slatted lower tier.
Simple Nightstand by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Mahogany, Leather
An architectural two tier mahogany nightstand with a single drawer and leather wrapped feet.

End Table by Edward Wormley

By Dunbar Furniture
End Table by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Walnut
A substantial two-tiered end table in warm bleached walnut having a Frank square form on a plinth base, the door opened with an elegant spare bronze tab pull.
Mahogany and Cork End Table by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Cork, Mahogany
A spare and elegant mahogany end table of Chinese inspiration having an inset cork top.
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