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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

British, 1905-1976

British-born designer, interior decorator and author T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings 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, Robsjohn-Gibbings had moved to New York and set up a showroom on Madison Avenue for his modern reinterpretations of Classical 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 style he designed, Robsjohn-Gibbings was guided by simplicity and timelessness. He wanted his furniture to be lived with happily.

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Creator: T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Dealer: Modest Designs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Walnut Bench for the Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Likely one-of-kind walnut bench with notched faux-bois bamboo carved frame, from the master bedroom in the Penthouse apartment at the original Ritz Carlton on Manhattan's Park Ave. S...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings King Headboard for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb king-sized bed headboard. Walnut and brass with raffia caning. Can easily fit any bed frame.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Brass Curule Bench for the Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Likely one-of-kind solid cast brass stool bench, weighing roughly 75 lbs, that stood at the entrance foyer to the Penthouse apartment at the original Ritz Carlton on Park Ave. South....
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1950s American Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Bar/Cabinet for Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique, one-of-a-kind, two-door cabinet in exotic hardwood with solid cast brass bamboo frame, and black glass work-surface top, designed as a livingroom bar for the Kandell Penthous...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Brass

Pair Robsjohn Gibbings Side Tables with Raffia Cane-Wrapped Pulls
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic pair of T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb end tables or nightstands. Single drawer with rattan-wrapped pulls, raised on long tapering brass legs. Widdicomb labels to inner ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Chest of Drawers
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb 6-drawer cabinet in beautiful original finish dark walnut, with brass legs, and raffia cane wrapped handles. Signed with cloth Widdicomb ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Cane, Walnut

Custom T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Brass Coffee Table, for Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique, one of a kind, solid cast brass table with 1” thick green glass top, circa 1953. The second largest of three faux bois bamboo-form low tables we have available, all from the grand living room of the Kandell Penthouse apartment at the original Ritz Carlton on Park Ave. South. This 1953 Robsjohn-Gibbings commission by the buildings owners, for their personal residence, included custom interiors with bespoke furniture designs for all rooms. Interior still photos...
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Mid-20th Century American T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Bronze

Pair TH Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant and amply proportioned side tables, each with one frieze drawer and lower shelf. Finished in original dark mahogany stain on all sides to allow floating placement. Widdicomb ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Mahogany

Rare Custom Robsjohn-Gibbings Wastebasket
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Walnut wastepaper basket with two brass ring handles from a 1938 custom Manhattan NY interior by Robsjohn-Gibbings. This is part of a library suite we ac...
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1930s American Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Brass Cocktail for Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique, one-of-a-kind, solid cast brass table with original 1” thick green glass top, circa 1953. The smallest of the three faux bois bamboo-form low tables we have available, all from the grand living room of the Kandell Penthouse apartment at the original Ritz Carlton on Park Ave. South. This 1953 Robsjohn-Gibbings commission by the buildings owners, for their personal residence, included custom interiors with bespoke furniture designs for all rooms. Interior still photos...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Brass

Tripod Floor Lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen Lighting
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Solid brass tripod floor lamp model 206, first introduced in 1950. This example is likely from the early 1970s and retains a clean, tarnish-free high-polish brass finish with a light...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings Lamp for Hansen
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early, simple Machine Age design. Brushed nickel stem and base with rotating three-way switch. Stamped Hansen.
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1950s American Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

Custom T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Bookcase
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simple modernist three-shelf bookcase on sleigh legs with lovely striped graining and light coursed surface. This unit is part of a custom designed library suite...
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1930s American Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture

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Walnut

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Walnut Two-Tiered Side Table Attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
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Mid-Century Modern walnut two-tiered side table attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Stool M. 1730, Walnut, Brass, Canvas, Widdicomb, C. 1950
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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Umberto Mascagni for Harrods London Midcentury Italian Bar Cabinet, 1950s
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Occasional or Center Table for Baker
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Custom T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Side Table
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Tall Chest
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Brass and Cane-Wrapped Mirror by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
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Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wall mirror with cane-wrapped frame and brass corner mounts. Circa 1950.
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Pair T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Tiered Side Tables
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An early architectural Gibbings design, c. 1940s, in mahogany. The slightly elongated bottom shelf disrupts the overriding simplicity. Widdicomb labels. Table tops are 28" long.
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Rare Pair Robsjohn-Gibbings Side Tables
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T.h. Robsjohn-gibbings furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Widdicomb Furniture Co., Charles Hollis Jones, and Karl Springer. Prices for T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $125 and can go as high as $125,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,000.

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