Edward Wormley Side 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.

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Side Table in Walnut
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Side Table in Walnut
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
Gorgeous walnut end or side table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. In very good vintage condition with normal wear. Signed with original manufacturer's tag to underside. Dim...
Pair of Rosewood X-Base Tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Pair of Rosewood X-Base Tables by Edward Wormle...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s End Tables
A pair of solid rosewood X-base campaign tables with honed marble tops. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Edward Wormley Vintage Modern Dunbar Burled Elm Triangular Coffee Table
Edward Wormley Vintage Modern Dunbar Burled Elm...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Wood, Elm, Mahogany
Exceptionally well made cocktail table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Top is burled elm, base is solid mahogany with original brass sabots. Condition is excellent. Original metal Dunb...
Constellation Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Constellation Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Laminate, Rosewood, Walnut
Constellation occasional table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Literature: Dunbar, manufacturer's catalog, 1962, unpaginated The tabletop measures: 12.88" diameter.
1950s Dark Mahogany Pair of Side Tables by Edward Wormley
1950s Dark Mahogany Pair of Side Tables by Edwa...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
Side tables in mahogany by Edward Wormley, USA, 1956. Two strikingly clear-shaped side tables in mahogany. Each with square top with lower median shelf. Designed by famous American ...
Modern Edward Wormley for Dunbar Round Marble Top Sheaf of Wheat Side Table
Modern Edward Wormley for Dunbar Round Marble T...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Marble
Modern round marble top "Sheaf of Wheat" side table designed by Edward Womrley for Dunbar.
Modern Two-Tone & Two-Tiered Side Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Modern Two-Tone & Two-Tiered Side Table by Edwa...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Gorgeous two-tired side table or small coffee table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar with a two-tone finish.
Dunbar Edward Wormley Sheaf of Wheat Side Table
Dunbar Edward Wormley Sheaf of Wheat Side Table
Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
This is a gorgeous example in original dark finish with grain of wood showing through as it should. The glass top allows you to enjoy the true beauty of the sculptural base.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Side Table with Rosewood and Aluminium Accents
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Side Table wit...
Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Rosewood, Walnut
Edward Wormley walnut Parsons style side table with unusual aluminium inlaid legs. Incised corners start at the top and move all the way down the legs with aluminium inlay. Recessed ...
Pair of Side Tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Pair of Side Tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Tables
Brass, Wood
Pair of side tables with brass frame and laminate top on stain wood. Big D Dunbar label on each table.
Edward Wormley Table

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 Midcentury Side for Dunbar
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 ...
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!
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...
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...
Vintage Mahogany and Rosewood Table by Edward W...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Side Tables
A very nice vintage 1960s occasional table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Beautiful details with subtly curved top and skirt, and legs which are slightly wider at the base. Frame is e...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut, Mahogany and ...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany, Brass, 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...
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).
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).
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Side Table wit...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Side Tables
Walnut, Chrome
Simple, well-crafted side table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, model No. 310. The walnut top is supported by four legs connected with chrome stretchers. A reveal between the ...
Mahogany and Stone Gueridon Side Table by Edwar...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
20th Century American Modern Gueridon
Travertine, Walnut
This mahogany gueridon was designed by Edward Wormley in the 1950s for Dunbar Furniture.
Set of Modernist Nesting Tables
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Ta...
Brass, Mahogany
A set of Modernist nesting tables designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Mahogany with brass details. Featuring the original Dunbar label and order tags. Professional restoration...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sheaf of Wheat Cockta...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass, Walnut
A stunning sheaf of wheat cocktail or occasional table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The table features a gorgeous walnut base, with brass accent, and a round glass top. The...
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 ...
Janus Side Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar w...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Brass, Ceramic, Walnut
Rare Janus side table with 25 inset tiles by Otto and Gertrud Natzler. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Base of walnut with brass edging on legs.
1940s Edward Wormley for Dunbar Occasional Table
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
Dark brown stain on mahogany two-tiered occasional table by Edwards Wormley for Dunbar, circa 1940s. Email for dimensions . Refinished 28.5” overall height, 19 7/8th “ dia, lower s...
Edward Wormley Dunbar Janus Side Table with Nat...
Edward Wormley, Gertrud and Otto Natzler
Vintage 1950s Side Tables
Janus side table model 6047 designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. This version has brass tipped feet and 25 ceramic tiles by the Natzlers.
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.
Dunbar Nightstands by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Pair of angle front nightstands by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Fully restored. refinished in Dunbar espresso tone. These night stands would also make great end / side tables. Both hav...
Dunbar Occasional Side Table by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
Beautiful, classic, modern, elegant. Fully restored and refinished in espresso tone.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Occasional Table
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
From the 1957 Janus line, this elegant side or snack table has a burl Carpathian Elm top on dark stained mahogany tripod base. Dunbar gold metal tag to the underside.
Dunbar Side Table with Murano Glass Tiles by Ed...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Excellent drink or snack table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. This rare table is made of bleached walnut with Murano glass tile top. Beautiful all original condition.
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.
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.
Mahogany Parsons Table by Edward Wormley for Du...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
An elegant Parsons table in rich mahogany by Edward Wormley for Dunbar with original Dunbar metal tag affixed to underside.
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.
Parsons-Style Olive Burl Side Table by Edward W...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Olive
Designed by Ed Wormley for Dunbar, this side table features warm book-matched olive burl in a Parsons style. Its clean lines and proportions would work equally well as a nightstand o...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Wedge Shaped Magazine...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Walnut
Stunning original condition Dunbar table. Model number #5313. Maintains original labels.
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.
Rare Pair of Edward Wormley for Dunbar Tulip Si...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Glass, Mahogany
Rare pair of Edward Wormley for Dunbar tulip form side tables model #5621/ 5620. These tables take inspiration from the Biedermeier period and are beautifully constructed by the craf...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Wheat Sheaf Occasiona...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Travertine, Mahogany
Travertine top round occasional table in the hourglass form of a bound sheaf of wheat with solid brass internal corset band with all original solid brass flat head screws. Original D...
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 Magazine Table Model 5313
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Walnut, Brass
Edward Wormley magazine table model 5313. Manufactured by Dunbar, circa 1953. This table retains the original Dunbar tag to the bottom. This piece has been professionally restored.
Oak Sheaf of Wheat Side Table by Edward Wormley...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Travertine, Oak
Absolutely gorgeous all original oak with travertine top side table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. From the curated collection Space 20th Century Modern.
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...
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.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Myrtle Cube
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Birch
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Myrtle cube with green metal Dunbar label denoting a 1949 to 1957 production run in addition to a paper label. Cube was refinished.
Dunbar Janus Table by Edward Wormley with Natzl...
Edward Wormley, Gertrud and Otto Natzler
Vintage 1950s Side Tables
A walnut Janus table with inset Natzler ceramic tiles. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Edward J. Wormley Walnut Side Table for Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Leather, Walnut, Wood
Mid Century modern side table designed by Edward J. Wormley for Dunbar in the United States circa 1960’s. This table features a walnut top and geometrical ebonized wood frame with it...

Edward Wormley Table

By Edward Wormley
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Edward Wormley
Vintage 1940s American Side Tables
Edward Wormley snack and occasional table, model 4856. Signed with paper manufacturer's label to underside 'Made by Dunbar Furn’. Corporation Berne, Indiana. Signed with applied gold...
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