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Edward Wormley End 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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Rare Edward Wormley for Dunbar #4809 Trapezoid Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Peabody, MA
An uncommon early trapezoidal wedge shape side table in mahogany with glass top by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, ca. 1948. Model number 4809.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

Early Dunbar Lamp Table by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A bleached mahogany table with inset glass top. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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1950s Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany

Dunbar Ebonized Two Tier End Table by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
A two tier mahogany end table in ebonized finish by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. USA, circa 1950. Signed. Dimensions: 28 inches high x 21¾ inches.
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sheaf of Wheat Side Table, 1950s
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Sheaf of wheat side table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar very good vintage original condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Dunbar Midcentury Square End Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
A square top end table with adjustable middle shelf. By Edward Wormley for Dunbar. USA, 1975. Signed/dated with metal Dunbar tag and paper label to underside. Beautiful original e...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

Edward Wormley 2-Tier Round Side Table in Mahogany, 1947
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful 2-tier round side table model 4751 in mahogany by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American 1947. A Classic Wormley design.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany

Folding Tile Top Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1960
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Folding tile top table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1960. Table includes two authentic removable trays, one tile top with authentic Murano tiles and the other with an original...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Cut Glass, Rosewood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar End Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in San Francisco, CA
Edward Wormley for Dunbar large end table. Having a single drawer and gallery edge top on brass casters in mahogany, labeled.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany

Edward Wormley Pair of Rare 3-Tier End Tables 1944 'Signed'
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of 3-tier end tables, model 4424, in mahogany by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1944 (original label on bottom).
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany

Dunbar Model 310 Side Table by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley Dunbar End Side Table with Gertrud and Otto Natzler Ceramic Tiles
By Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Studio City, CA
This very rare and absolutely stunning Edward Wormley designed end/ occasional table for Dunbar Furniture for their "Janus" collection, circa 1956-1957 comes with inlaid, glazed tile...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Wood, Ceramic

Early Edward Wormley for Dunbar Step End Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Three-tiered step up side table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1950. This table is in wonderful condition and can be used as an end table or nightstand. Fully marked.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley, Pentagonal Coffee Table
By Tiffany Studios, Edward Wormley
Located in San Francisco, CA
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...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany, Glass

Edward Wormley Side Table for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A nice sized side table in an ebony toned finish with detailed beading to the edge of each leg and retaining the gold metal big D tag and paper order label from the manufacturer desi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Wood

Edward Wormley Sheaf of Wheat Table for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in San Francisco, CA
Edward Wormley design sheaf of wheat table for Dunbar Furniture, Berne Indiana. Lovely one owner travertine top side table in excellent original condition, labeled.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Travertine

Pair of Dunbar Janus End Tables with Tiffany Tiles
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Hudson, NY
Rare pair of walnut side tables, model # 5831, with inlaid Tiffany favrile glass tiles, from Edward Wormley's celebrated Arts & Crafts influenced Janus collection of 1957.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Dunbar Side Table by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Simplistic two-tone wedge side or end table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Features a single lower shelf for open storage. Retains original labeling. Photographed with Widdicomb loung...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Wood

Two-Tier Mahogany Side Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Denver, CO
A beautiful two-tier mahogany side table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Recently professionally refinished. Lower tier 18.5" H.
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1940s American Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Walnut Side Tables by Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Hudson, NY
Simple, perfectly proportioned two-tiered walnut side tables, designed by Edward Wormley. Model 4533 from 1945. Both tables retain paper labels and Dunbar brand.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Early Edward Wormley Step End Tables / Nightstands for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Early Edward Wormley step end tables for Dunbar.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut and Mahogany Two-Tier Side Table, Restored
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern two-tier occasional side table By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, circa 1960s Book-matched walnut, with dark mahogany trim. Mea...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Mahogany and Brass Side End Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in La Grange, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Mahogany and Brass Side End Table 22 wide x 28 deep x 22.25 high See below for 5 ways to save! FREE RESTORATION: When you purchase a piece ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Dunbar Side Table 'Sheaf of Wheat' by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Framingham, MA
Classic travertine marble, brass and mahogany "Sheaf of Wheat" side table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The table is in original condition. Minor wear on the base. Labels underneath ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Travertine, Marble, Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Pair of Side Tables
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar pair of side tables, lacquered walnut with tray like appearance tops, fluted legs and X-cross stretchers. [Marked Dunbar on underside].
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley "Janus" Occasional Tables with Natzler Tiles for Dunbar in Walnut
By Edward Wormley, Gertrud and Otto Natzler
Located in Dallas, TX
Extraordinary pair of oversized Dunbar occasional tables in walnut and brass with 36 inlaid glazed earthenware circular tiles executed by Gertrud and Otto Nazler. Designed by Edw...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Clean-Line End Table in Teak by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Clean-line end table in teak by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1950s. (Dunbar metal tag on bottom).
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Teak

Parsons Style Side Table by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Parsons style side table in walnut by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1960s (Dunbar tag and label on bottom).
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley Magazine Table for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Magazine table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1959. Table constructed of oak, brass and leather, very good original condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Rare Wedge Side Table with Travertine Top by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Kansas City, MO
Unique asymmetrical wedge shape side / end table with original Italian travertine top, mahogany legs with black leather wrapped feet. Super rare, early table. Signed with the green D...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Travertine

Pair of Folding Side Tables by Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare matched pair of tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Folding solid rosewood frames with inset Murano glass tile tops. Table model #5425.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Edward Wormley "Constellation" Side Tables for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pawtucket, RI
A rare pair of Edward Wormley for Dunbar end tables with orange lacquered frames, black tops, and an array of walnut inlays. Signed with metal Dunbar label.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar End Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Edward Wormley for Dunbar end table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Side Table, circa 1965
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Edward Wormley for Dunbar walnut side table model 2563, circa 1965. Walnut with rosewood and brass hardware and owner shelf with original rolling casters and upper drawer. Perfect fo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar End Table with Book Shelf
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Edward Wormley 1940s end table/ bookcase designed for Dunbar Furniture. Retains original finish that shows some wear. Use as is or refinish in your color choice! Retains original label.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany

Drexel Precedent Nightstand by Edward Wormley
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in South Charleston, WV
Measures: 36.5" tall, 16 1/8" wide and 9 7/8" deep. Likely produced 1948. A very uncommon piece from the Drexel Precedent by Edward Wormley, signed on drawer. Very harsh light has h...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Elm, Lacquer

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Large Tulip Lamp Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An elegant and unusual lamp table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Ash pedestal, chrome petals, and rosewood feet. Very good vintage condition with exceptionally minimal wear. Inconsi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Chrome

A Pair of Dunbar Occasional Tables Asian Style with Cork Tops
By Edward Wormley
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual and rare pair of side tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1940s. Mahogany with original cork tops, Asian Style with green Dunbar labels.
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1940s American Chinoiserie Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany

1950s Walnut 'Janus' End Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A walnut 'Janus' end table of Asian inspiration, with raised edges to the legs and diagonal cloud-lift stretchers. Accented with green inlaid ceramic tiles.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Dunbar "Constellation" Cube Tables
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare "Constellation" cube tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Wedge Side Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wedge shaped side table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. This end table features a trapezoidal walnut top, which sits atop dark contrasting mahogany legs with angled horizontal stretc...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

Pair of Round Travertine Tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Corp.
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in San Antonio, TX
This pair of round travertine 'Sheaf of Wheat' tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Corporation are in overall great condition. An intricate pair, fully restored ebonized as...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Two-Tone Mahogany Side Table on Brass Casters by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Boston, MA
Edward Wormley designed this mahogany side table for Dunbar. The case, whose warm honey tone contrasts with the dark-stained frame, features a wide drawer with a rosewood and brass p...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley Dunbar Three-Tier Table, Custom Design Ash Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Westport, CT
Edward Wormley for Dunbar, custom three-tier table with black top unusual ashwood #39 russet finish original green metal tad and paper label earlier design black mate Formica top. Mo...
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Formica, Ash

Dunbar Walnut Coffee or End Table Model # 3374 by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Pau, FR
Elegant Dunbar walnut coffee or end table with triangle legs and black polished laminate top, model # 3374 designed by Edward Wormley. Original sticker with serial number under the...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut, Laminate

Edward Wormley Dunbar Large Occasional Square Tables
By Edward Wormley
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual, large scale #5913B tables, by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Walnut with rosewood handles, drawer and lower shelf, they have removable casters. Each measures 27" x 27"...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Walnut

Gueridon Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1950s
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Houston, TX
Occasional table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. USA, circa 1950s. Travertine top with tripod mahagony base. Dunbar label to underneath.   
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Travertine

Edward Wormley Dunbar End Table with Shelf, 2 Available
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
A mahogany end table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Two (2) available; priced individually. USA, circa 1950. Refinished in an ebony stain. Dimensions: L 28" L × 19" D × 22" H.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

Dunbar Polygon End Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
A mahogany end table with polygon top. Made by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. USA, circa 1960. Signed with Dunbar brass tag. Dark brown finish. Dimensions: 20" L × 19" D x 19.5" H. Lo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

Edward Wormley Ebonized Mahogany Side Tables
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Edward Wormley ebonized mahogany side table with storage.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

Materials

Brass

Round Occasional Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Round occasional table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley Bleached Mahogany Corner Table for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
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...
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1950s American Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection Magazine End Tables
By Drexel, Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Collection magazine tables or end tables with four pull-out shelves below an open shelf. Dark brown finish on silver elm, to be refinished prior t...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Elm

Wonderful Pair of Trapezoidal Walnut Side Table with Brass Sabots by Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful set of trapezoidal end tables by Edward Wormley with dark walnut tops. The leg bases are ebonized heavyweight wood with antiqued brass ferrules at the feet. We love the two...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Mahogany Occasional Table by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley
Located in Hudson, NY
Wonderful ribbon mahogany top has jewel-like iridescence. Solid-brass casters. Small brass knobs to tie down an upholstered cushion, for use as an ottoman/stool. Early Dunbar brass l...
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1940s American Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Mahogany

1940s Drexel Precedent End Table Edward Wormley Geometric Angular Retro Art Deco
By Edward Wormley
Located in Washington, DC
A hard to find survivor from a bygone Era, with a subtle modernist presence, and extremely angular lines. Cleaned and presented in As-Found condition, unrestored.  
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Leather, Elm

Cantilevered Wormley for Dunbar End Tables
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer: Edward Wormley Manufacture: Dunbar Period/style: Mid-Century Modern Country: US Date: 1950s.
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Rosewood

over-sized Dunbar End Table
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Charleston, WV
Dunbar, Edward Wormley, USA, Model 4478 table, New World Group, Enduring Modern collection Series. Linen White Lacquer over mahogany circa 1949, 30 1/8" deep and wide. 24 7/8" tall....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley End Tables

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Brass

Two-Tier Lamp Table by Dunbar with Cantilevered Top in Walnut
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Charleston, WV
Dunbar, lamp table, Edward Wormley, circa 1955, measures: 27 7/8 square, 26 inch tall. For use as a lamp table ideal as end table for sofa or hallway console. Signed to underside wit...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Edward Wormley End Tables

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Lacquer, Walnut