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.

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Mid-Century T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dresser for Wid...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
This unique designer dresser by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb features four drawer storage in a wonderful natural finish. The rich dark tone of the wood contrasts nicely with the bras...
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Storage Cabinet
Janakos & Company
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Storage Cabin...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Birch
A fine Widdicomb storage cabinet designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Retaining original finish with a warm glow and patina. Widdicomb label intact.
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Pair of Chic Slipper Chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbi...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Exquisite pair of slipper chairs by renowned British American Mid-Century designer and decorator, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and made by Widdicomb. The wood frames have been ebonized and hi...
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Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut and...
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Wood
Offered are a pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb maple wood and a wheat color wool bouclé` upholstery Klismos armchairs. The backs of this pair are quite unique and sexy with ...
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Tall Chest of Drawers in Wa...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Metal, Walnut
A tall chest of drawers and gentleman's dresser, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co., produced, circa 1950s, in rich toned walnut, including five drawers, eac...
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T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Sabre Comple...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Mahogany, Upholstery
Incredible Gibbings dining room set with ten chairs and table, circa 1950. The set includes the dining table with two leaves, six side chairs, and four armchairs. The table is in a sepa...
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Spectacular Bleached Walnut Robsjohn-Gibbings Dini...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Walnut
A stunning, fully restored Widdicomb dining table designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Richly grained walnut has been bleached an additional three times to achieve a soft and soothing r...
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Cocktail Table
Black & Gold
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Cocktail Table
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Newly refinished mahogany coffee table with X-base designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings X-Base Bench
Modern Drama
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings X-Base Bench
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mahogany, Mohair
X-base bench by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. New charcoal mohair upholstery over dark walnut finish base.
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lamp Table for Widdicomb
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Walnut
Elegant little lamp table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Retains it's original Sherry finish.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Striking Six-Dra...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Walnut
Nice large size dresser designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s. Six drawers capacity, on invisible small casters for easy moving, freshly refinished in a chocolate lig...
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Set of Three 1950s Walnut Nesting Tables by T.H. R...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Table...
Walnut
Set of three 1950s walnut nesting tables designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. The smaller tables slide into runners in the larger table for storage, allowing the tables to ...
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for John Widdicomb Klismos ...
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Wood
Gorgeous flared leg dining table shown with the two leaves already in place. The table is a perfect circle without the leaves and can be used as a small dinette or as a center table, se...
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Two-Tier Console Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings f...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Console Tables
Two-tier console table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. The legs are conical and widen towards the end, the wood is a rich warm walnut. The table is signed with a label...
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Gibbings for Widdicomb Three-Tier Mahogany Etagere...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Shelves
Mahogany
Three-tier mahogany rolling shelf, slightly oval shaped shelves, inverted U shaped supports, by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, 1950s. Length 46 in, depth 16 in, height ...
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Folding Mahogany Bench by Robsjohn-Gibbings, Ameri...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Luggage Racks
Fabric, Mahogany
Folding bench, round tapered ebonized mahogany crossed legs, with fabric strapping as seat, by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, 1950s. Measures: Width 24 in, depth 17 in,...
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T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Set of Four ...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Incredible set of four Gibbings sabre armchairs for Widdicomb, circa 1950s. Two of the armchairs have a green striped upholstery and two have the alligator print. They coordinate ever s...
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Rare Chaise by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
PVC, Wood
Rare chaise longue by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. We have three available. Priced individually. One has the original label.
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Rare Chaise by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
PVC, Wood
Rare chaise longue by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. We have three available. Priced individually. One has the original label.
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Set of Six Sa...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Incredible T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings set of six sabre dining chairs, circa 1950s. There are four chairs in striped upholstery and two chairs in the alligator print. The colors complement e...
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Two-Tier Walnut Klismo Leg Occasional Table by Rob...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Wood
Offered is an occasional table by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb with the iconic "Klismo" leg. The walnut used for this piece is gorgeous. The photos do not do it justice. This table c...
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T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Sabre Dining...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Mahogany
Incredible Gibbings sabre dining table in mahogany with two leaves. A sculptural piece of art that will accommodate a large crowd. Leaves measure 18" each. Four armchairs and six side c...
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Set of Five Dining Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings for...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
A set of five Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb dining chairs consisting of a pair of open armchairs along with three side chairs, circa 1950. Armchairs measure: Height 33.5", width 23.5...
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Pair of Lounge Chairs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
Mohair, Wood
A pair of lounge chairs designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. The solid wood frames have been refinished. New cushions are upholstered in a neutral Belgian mohair.
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Set of Six T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Chairs
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of six T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings dining chairs, consisting of two armchairs and four side chairs all with double column backs. Expertly finished and newly upholstered. Armchairs measu...
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"Ming" Cabinet by Robsjohn-Gibbings
Jon Howell Antiques and Design
"Ming" Cabinet by Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Cabinets
Mahogany
Three-door walnut "Ming" cabinet, Classic and simple rectangular form, the body raised on tapered circular legs, the top surface overhanging the body at the front and sides by T.H. Robs...
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Clean Lined Modern Lounge Chair by T.H. Robsjohn-G...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Wood, Upholstery
Clean lined modern lounge chair, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s. This chair is currently being refinished and reupholstered and can be completed in your c...
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Set of Six Dining Chairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbing...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Set of six elegant dining chairs, designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s. These chairs are currently being refinished and the price noted below includes refinish...
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings X-Base Bench
Modern Drama
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings X-Base Bench
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mohair
X-base bench by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Restored and reupholstered.
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T.H. Gibbings Kneehole Desk
Spruce Design + Decor, Inc.
T.H. Gibbings Kneehole Desk
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Wood
Kneehole desk by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. It has three drawers on each and a center drawer above the kneehole. Produced by Widdicomb. It's missing the original ring pulls but still posse...
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Large Gentleman's Chest by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Dressers
Brass, Walnut
A large gentleman's chest in walnut designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Unique tapered edges frame this piece. Sliding doors reveal ample storage space. Labeled.
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Klini Chaise by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for SaridisOn Hold
LUNA Modern
Klini Chaise by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Saridis
Mid-20th Century Greek Classical Greek Chaise Longues
Leather, Walnut
Rare Klini chaise longue by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis of Athens, Greece, circa 1965. We offer free delivery on most of our items within the Long Island or greater NYC, North...
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Hansen Brass Floor Lamps by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Cord, Paper
Pair of brass floor lamps designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Hansen Lighting of NY/UK. These are floor model 211 circa 1960. The brass cruciform bases have a wonderful overall pat...
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Dining Table and Chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings ...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Mahogany, Textile
Designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, this elegant set features a large, saber-leg dining table and six saber-leg chairs (two armchairs and four side chairs). The table...
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X-Base Bench by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
Modern Drama
X-Base Bench by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mahogany
X-base bench. Model number 1683 by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950. Refinished in espresso tone with new Mohair upholstery.
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Strapped Lounge Chair
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Wood, Mohair
Lounge chair by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Original cream lacquer and webbing. New cushions upholstered in coral orange mohair.
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings For Widdicomb Dark Mahogany...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Excellently restored knee hole desk or writing table , model no. 317, by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Drop ring pulls are plated in brass and the original patina has been burni...
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lounge Chairs
Modern Drama
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lounge Chairs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool
Pair of lounge chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, circa 1950s. Fully restored and reupholstered in soft wool fabric.
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lamp Tables
Modern Drama
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lamp Tables
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American End Tables
Mahogany
Pair of end tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Pair of Blue Chairs
The Silver Fund
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Pair of Blue Chairs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings blue lounge chairs with original wood finish in excellent condition. Newly upholstered in a vibrant blue material.
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Leather Bench by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdic...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Leather, Wood
Leather and wood bench by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.
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Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen Reading ...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen reading lamps. Lamps are signed and original shades included.
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Exceptional Sculpted Walnut Armchair by T.H. Robsj...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Rare armchair by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings with walnut frame and sculpted armrests and new upholstery. Fully restored showroom condition.
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Free Form Glass and Walnut Cocktail Table by Gibbi...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Free form glass and solid walnut cocktail table by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb circa early 1950s. This elegant example has a tapered solid walnut base that has been impeccabl...
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Rare T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Coffee Table, circa 19...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass, Wood
Rare T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings coffee table, circa 1960. Reference: Modern Furnishings For the Home- Volume 1, William James Hennessey, pg. 101.
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Sabre Leg Bench by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mahogany, Velvet
Sabre leg bench by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Fully restored. Newly upholstered over refinished espresso tone base.
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Pair of Walnut Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicomb Side Ta...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Walnut
Pair of side tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture.
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T.H. Robsjohn, Gibbings Sideboard
Grinard Collection
T.H. Robsjohn, Gibbings Sideboard
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Mahogany, Silver Plate
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings sideboard, rare form with two large doors flanking three centered long drawers with original silverplated hardware. Expertly finished. With original custom glass ...
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Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut High Chest ...
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Walnut
Very nice mid-century modern high chest dresser by RobsJohn Gibbings for Widdicomb.
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Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicomb Walnut Double Mirror
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Walnut
Very nice design mid-century modern walnut mirror by Gibbings.
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Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Very nice mid century modern high chest dresser by Robsjohn Gibbings
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Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Walnut
Very nice mid-century modern dining table designed by RobsJohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Extended dimensions: 112x41x30"H
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Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Walnut
Very nice super clean original condition Gibbings dresser for Widdicamb.
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Mid-Century Modern Walnut King Headboard with a Sl...
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Walnut
Very nice mid-century modern king size headboard - storage cabinet. Put away your blankets or use as bookcase, etc. Perfect shelve over your head to hold drinks reading lights, or just ...
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Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern High Che...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Walnut
Very nice mid century modern walnut high chest by R. Gibbings for J. Widdicomb.
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Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Large Mirror
Soho Treasures
Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Large Mirror
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Walnut
Large Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb walnut mirror 30x50
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Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicombb Jacks Table
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Table
Towne Palm Springs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Table
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood
Dark walnut two-tiered coffee or side table marked Widdicomb, designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.
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Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for John Widdicomb ...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Nickel, Wood
Pair of bachelors chests designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for the John Widdicomb Furniture Company. They each have three drawers that are beveled on all sides including down the cente...
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lamp Tables
Modern Drama
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lamp Tables
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Wood
Pair of end tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Fully restored and refinished.
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