T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (U.K., 1905–76)

British-born designer, interior decorator and author T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905–76) was one of the great American tastemakers in the middle decades of the 20th century. Much like Edward Wormley, Robsjohn-Gibbings was a design classicist by education and inclination, but he would come to create some of the most gracious and livable modern furnishings of the era.


Robsjohn-Gibbings studied architecture at the University of London, then held various jobs that included designing décors for passenger liners and working as the art director of a film studio. In the early 1930s, while employed by the upper-crust interior designer Charles J. Duveen, Robsjohn-Gibbings experienced an epiphany during a visit to the British Museum. Examining the furniture depicted on ancient Greek ceramics — lithe stools and klismos chairs — he realized that he had found a design touchstone. By 1936, he had moved to New York and set up a showroom on Madison Avenue for his modern reinterpretations of classic Greek designs. Aided by contacts he’d developed while working with Duveen, he quickly established a clientele that included Elizabeth Arden, Doris Duke and Thelma Chrysler Foy.


Through his writings for magazines and books, Robsjohn-Gibbings earned a public following and was established as an urbane arbiter of taste. From 1943 to 1956, he produced an understated line of modernist furnishings for Widdicomb, which included one of the icons of the period: the tiered, biomorphic Mesa coffee table (1951). Robsjohn-Gibbings moved to Athens, Greece, in 1966, and created a new line of antiquity-inspired pieces for the firm Saridis. The series turned out to be his swan song.


Collectors’ interest in Robsjohn-Gibbings was reignited in the 1980s, when the 200-plus pieces from his 1936–38 commission for the Bel-Air estate of Los Angeles socialite Hilda Boldt Weber — pared-down neoclassical pieces rendered in blond wood (with the occasional flourish) — came on the market. (Up until then, the collection had remained in the house, despite its having changed hands several times.)


But his work for Widdicomb remains his most widely known, appreciated for its elegance and generous proportions. Robsjohn-Gibbings despised the stern aesthetic associated with his Bauhaus contemporaries, and a keynote of his modernist pieces is that they have no sharp angles. His chair and sofa frames, table legs and even many cabinets feature softly contoured edges. In whatever styled he designed, Robsjohn-Gibbings was guided by simplicity and timelessness. He wanted his furniture to be lived with happily.

Bench by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Bench by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Linen, Upholstery, Walnut
Large upholstered bench by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Walnut frame with woven canvas strapping. Iconic series by the noted American designer.
1950s Chest of Drawers by T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture, Pair
1950s Chest of Drawers by T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Walnut
Vintage 1950s walnut wood pair of chest of drawers designed by T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co. The chests have a silver metal accent on the pulls. Fully restored co...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Set of Ladder Back Dining Chairs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Set of Ladder Back Dinin...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of five T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb dining chairs, circa 1950s. Ladder back style chairs newly refinished in deep chocolate brown stain. Seat newly upholstered, new foam...
1950s Walnut Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for John Widdicomb, Pair
1950s Walnut Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbi...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Walnut
1950s walnut wood pair of nightstands designed by T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co. The nightstands have a silver metal accent on the pulls. Fully restored condition,...
Pair of Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Pair of Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings f...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
A very handsome and stately pair of nightstands or end tables refinished in a rich walnut stain. The cabinets are supported on plinths that have been lacquered in espresso and each s...
Coveted Pair of Saffron Walnut Chests by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Coveted Pair of Saffron Walnut Chests by Robsjo...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Walnut
An incredible, surviving pair of chests from a limited series designed by T H Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950. Seldom are these chests available for sale and research of ...
Pair of Lacquered Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Pair of Lacquered Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn-...
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Wood
Freshly refinished in white dove lacquer, this vintage set was sold at John Stuart, the high-end furniture showroom that featured some of the best designers of the 1950s and 1960s. ...
Mid-Century Modern Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Nightstands for Widdicomb
Mid-Century Modern Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbin...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Modern Night Stands
Walnut
These nightstands are painted black lacquer. The are each equipped with a deep drawer at the base and a cubby on top. Ready to go!
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Desk

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Desk

By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Desk
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Four-drawer desk by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Walnut desk with tapering pole leg on one side. Lot's of storage, including two file drawers, shallow drawers and a retractable return. G...

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Tripod Table

By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Tripod Table
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Saridis
Vintage 1970s Greek Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905-1976) Greek walnut side table raised on three tapering saber legs with T-stretcher at the top. Inspired by furniture depicted on ancient Greek black...
Elegant Buffet in Walnut with Three Doors by T....
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Elegant buffet No. 4005 in walnut with three doors by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, 1950s (label reads “Widdicomb designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings”). This buffet ...
T H Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Lacquered B...
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Walnut, Lacquer
Freshly lacquered in high gloss ebony, this version of a long, three-drawer low dresser is rarely seen.
Cocktail Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
Cocktail table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Signed and labeled. Finished in a natural walnut with banded edge and neoclassic legs.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Round Coffee Table, Wal...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Walnut
A modern coffee table partly lending it's aesthetics from ancient Grecian design. This theme being the hallmark of how the architect and furniture designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings exe...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Midcentury Set of Nestin...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking...
Set of three nesting tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Manufactured in the United States in the 1950s by Widdicomb. Solid and veneered wood. Label underneath the smaller table.  ...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Chest of Drawers for Wid...
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Wood
Chest of drawers for Widdicomb, from British architect, interior decorator, and furniture designer; Robsjohn-Gibbings, circa 1950s. Three large drawers with long horizontal pulls cap...
Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicom...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Coffee Table, for Widdicomb United Kingdom / USA, 1954. Very Rare Table by Robsjohn-Gibbings. Walnut. Restored. Signed with decal manufacturer's label to u...
Klismos Sabre Leg Tables, Terence Harold Robsjo...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany
A pair of Klismos Sabre leg end tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, model 3328 USA, 1950s Manufactured by Widdicomb Furniture, Grand Rapids, Michigan Measure: 20 H x 18 W x 30...
Sabre Leg Side Tables by Terence Harold Robsjoh...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings pair of saber leg side tables USA, 1950s Widdicomb Furniture, Grand Rapids, model 3335 Mahogany Measures: 16 H x 21 W x 21 D in Applied manufactures label...
Klismos Chair by Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings
Bexley Heath, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Klismos chair by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings USA, circa 1990s. Originally for Saridis of Athens, edition by Bexley Heath for John Widdicomb. Walnut, original leather wrapped seat...
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Ge...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Gentlemens Chests.
Modern Brass and Marble Table Lamp by T.H. Robs...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Marble
White marble and brass table lamp designed and made in the 1950s by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Coffee Table by T.H. ...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
This bowtie shaped walnut coffee table has a beautiful border effect by turning the wood grain in the opposite direction. Designed by TH Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, the design i...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Gentleman'...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Nickel, Walnut
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Gentleman's Chest. Walnut with polished nickel details. Featuring the original Widdicomb label. Full restoration by Karl Kemp Antiques.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Fine and Rare Coffee Ta...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass
Fine and rare coffee table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings in carved acacia wood with original glass top Stamped: Sans Epoque, Robsjohn-Gibbings Provenance: This table was created fo...
Pair of Nesting Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbing...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking...
Walnut
A beautiful pair of Model No. 1783 Mid-Century nesting tables by American designer T.H. Robsjohn Gibbins. This set is an early 1952 production for Widdicomb. The set is in fair vinta...
Rare T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Brass Floor Lamp
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Linen
Brass floor lamp designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen. Uncommon design. This example with very pleasing overall patina to the brass.  
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Long Dresser
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb long dresser.
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Ni...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb nightstands.
Rare T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Slat Back Chair
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
A rare walnut chair with curved slat back and narrow tapering angled legs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. American, circa 1950s In stock.
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Settees for Widd...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Settees
Wood, Upholstery
Midcentury pair of settees with wraparound dowel frame, designed by Gibbings for Widdicomb in the early 1950s.
T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Lounge Slipper Chair
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
A nice example of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb lounge or slipper chair. Newly re-upholstered. In good condition with only a few touched up spots to the wood.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Writing Table
Baker Furniture Company, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1960s American Desks and Writing Tables
Walnut
Gorgeous walnut desk designed in 1961 by the iconic T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905-1976) for Baker as part of a 32 piece collection. Robsjohn-Gibbings was heralded for his contemporary...
T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Sectional
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
Three-piece sectional, two loveseat size straight sections and one curved connecting section. Frame refinished in a dark brown on walnut and newer Schumacher upholstery. 98" eac...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Saber Leg ...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Walnut
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb saber leg dining table with built in leaves and beveled edge. Original sherry finish show wear and age, price includes refinishing. Can be refini...
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Nightstands
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Night Stands
Classic pair of walnut nightstands with spear tip handles, created by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Newly refinished in medium walnut.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Low Table

By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Low Table
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1960s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Rectangular low coffee table in walnut with stepped back legs. American, circa 1960 Provenance: Private commission, Palm Springs, CA.  
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Coffee Table, 1948
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1940s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Oak
“A custom group designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co., Grand Rapids” reads the original print ad that ran in 1948 featuring this table. A dark stained oak wo...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Full Size ...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames
Birch
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb full size bed headboard with reverse tapered legs and dowel frame. Shown in original condition, but price includes refinishing, custom color opti...
Pair of Mid Century Black Nesting Tables by T.H...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Ta...
Walnut
Beautiful pair of black nesting tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. There tables are walnut but were recently professionally sprayed semi gloss black. British-born des...
Pair of Modernist Three-Drawer Chests by T.H. R...
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Walnut
A pair of Modernist three-drawer cabinets. Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Newly refinished walnut With original label: Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Slipper or Lounge Chair...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs
Brass, Velvet, Walnut
A rare lounge / cocktail / slipper chair designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. The dark walnut and straps provide an elegant contrast to the off-white fabric and brass legs. Manufactur...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Brushed Nickel Tripod Fl...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Metal
Rare, Early 1950s Robsjohn-Gibbings Brushed Nickel Tripod Reading Floor Lamp manufactured by Hansen Lighting Co. Featuring Brushed Nickel and Nickel Plate tripod legs, cylindrical cl...
Three-Door Cabinet by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings fo...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Mahogany
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb designed this mahogany cabinet with a minimal, clean-lined aesthetic. Three doors conceal six spacious drawers and open storage with an adjustabl...
Three-Seat Sofa designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Sofas
Leather, Wood
A modernist three-seat sofa designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, USA, 1950s Upholstered in leather.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lounge Chair

By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lounge Chair
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Rare chair #1684 by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co. Great open-arm lounge chair made of solid wood dowels, with mitered joints. Attached box seat cushion and loos...
T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings Cocktail Side Table
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings banded side table. A modern banded cocktail table, side table, end table with neoclassical style legs. Midcentury side table designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbing...
Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Biomorphic Coff...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb biomorphic coffee table.
Monumental T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Floor Lamp fr...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Metal
Three-tiered floor lamp with sixteen-light sockets designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (we have 2 available, priced each). The lamp is depicted in situ within the book Mr. Tom Davis, ...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Lounge Cha...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Walnut
Pair of elegant T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb armchairs. Walnut frames with what looks to be original upholstery. Frames are in vintage condition with minor wear consistent wi...
Large Robsjohn-Gibbings Dresser Secretary w Bo...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Secretaires
Mid-century modern Robsjohn Gibbings walnut multifunction cabinet.
Colosseum Dining Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s Dining Room Tables
A rare Colosseum dining table in bleached walnut designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining Chairs
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wood
A complete set of six dining chairs designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Two armchairs and four sides. A matching dining table is also available. Upholstery is original ...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Tall Dresser
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb tall dresser.
Midcentury Mahogany Dining Table by T.H. Robsjo...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Mahogany
This mid-20th century Robsjohn-Gibbings dining table is beautifully crafted from mahogany. Robsjohn-Gibbings designs were influenced by his love of Classical Greek art; that is appar...
Midcentury White Dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbi...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Oak
Midcentury dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Five drawer style. Dresser is newly refinished in white gloss with original satin brass ring pulls. Stamped Widdicomb insi...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Cocktail T...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb dowel edge coffee table with tapered legs. Can be refinished in a dark espresso. Price includes refinishing

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Sofa

By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Sofa
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Rare armless sofa by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Unusual form with bullnose walnut frame that tapers throughout. Brass legs with pod feet and emerald green velvet upholstery. A gorgeous...
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