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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (U.K., 1905–76)
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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T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Brass " Tripod " Floor Lamp for Hansen, circa 1955
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings brass " Tripod " floor lamp for Hansen circa 1955. Really nice original patina to the brass.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Marble and Brass Lamps with Shades
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings marble and brass lamps with new silk shades. The pair have been completely restored - the marble has been polished, the stems are original vintage tha...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Nickel Table Lamps for Hansen
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings desirable brushed nickel tripod table lamps manufactured by Hansen Lighting Co. with original shades and signed diffusers.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Nickel

Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Floor Lamps for Hansen Lighting
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Fine pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings floor lamps in a polished chrome finish on a cruciform base. Manufactured by Hansen lighting of New York. Lamps feature a three-way integrated swi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Chrome

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Pair of Marble Table Lamps by Hansen
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Highland, IN
A sublime design by Robsjohn-Gibbings, this pair of model no. 180 table lamps take a minimalist design and luxurious materials to their logical conclusion. Rectangular bases of beaut...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Single Table Lamp Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen Lighting Co.
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in New York, NY
A single modernist marble table lamp Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen. Polished marble and patinated brass.  
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Tripod Floor Lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen Lighting
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hudson, 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 Lighting

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Brass Floor Lamp
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful brass floor lamp designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen floor lamp. Solid, cross-shaped base compliments its squared brass pole. A clever, integrated celluloid switc...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Table Lamp, White Marble and Brass
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings table lamp, white marble and brass. Small to medium scale table lamp in white and gray Carrara marble with brass two light cluster. Newly polished brass hardwa...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Marble Block Lamp by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Rectangular black marble table lamp with patinated brass hardware. Marble base height 16 inches.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble, Brass, Brass

Pair of Tripod Nickel Floor Lamps by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Nickel frame floor lamps with silk shade, fabric cord, two lights per lamp. Newly rewired.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Nickel

Italian Marble Table Lamp After Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Italian marble table lamp after Robsjohn-Gibbings. Black marble with grey and beige veins. Measures: 22" H to under bulb socket. Lamp itself measures: 16" H x 4.5" W x 4.5" D. Ther...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble

Marble Lamp by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Mid-Century Modern rectangular beige marble table lamp with patinated brass hardware. Designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and manufactured by Hansen in the USA, circa 1960s.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Monolithic Marble Lamp by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant marble lamp, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Hansen, American, circa 1950s. Beautiful black marble with white veining and original patinated brass hardware. It has bee...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble, Brass

A Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings Lamps
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, George W. Hansen
Located in Manchester, MA
A stunning pair of chrome tripod base table lamps by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, manufactured by George Hansen. The shades are in great condition and are made of combed white natural cot...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Chrome

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for George Hanson Travertine Marble Table Lamp
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in Denver, CO
Iconic early 1950s white travertine marble table lamp designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Manufactured by George Hanson lighting in various materials, this example with oak and brass...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Square Marble Table Lamps by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Minimalist tables lamps in Calcutta Gold marble with brass fittings by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen. American, circa 1950.
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1950s American Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Brushed Nickel Tripod Floor Lamp with Parchment Shade
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen Lighting Co. Brushed Nickel Tripod Reading Floor Lamp, Early 1950's. Featuring Brushed Nickel and Nickel Plate tripod legs, cylindrical clasp and newly ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Metal, Nickel

Robsjohn Gibbings Marble Table Lamp by Hansen Lighting, 1950s
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hamburg, PA
A Robsjohn-Gibbings marble lamp with white and cream tones by Hansen Lighting, 1950s. Recently rewired and new polished hardware. Shade not included.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings Marble Table Lamp by Hansen Lighting, 1950s
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hamburg, PA
A Robsjohn-Gibbings marble lamp with tan, white and brown tones by Hansen Lighting, 1950s. Recently rewired and new polished hardware. Shade not included.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Polished Chrome Tripod Reading Lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen
Located in New York, NY
A floor standing reading lamp comprising three polished chrome poles that intersect at a solid cylindrical hub, with three bulbs and a linen shade. Mod. no. 206, stamped “Hansen New ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Paul Hansen NY Brass Tripod Floor Lamp
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Paul Hansen
Located in Denver, CO
The iconic T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings designed tripod floor or reading lamp for Paul Hansen Lighting, New York. Fine quality brass construction and marked Paul Hansen to top metal diffus...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings Lamp for Hansen
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hudson, 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 Lighting

Rare Lucite and Chrome Column Lamp by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare Lucite and Chrome Column Lamp, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Hansen, circa 1960's. It is signed with the Hansen impressed mark on the diffuser. Price noted below includ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Chrome

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Edward Wormley Open Arm Sofa for Dunbar, circa 1955
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Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings Marble Lamps for Hansen Lighting
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hudson, NY
Black marble rectangular base with square brass top element create a sculptural monolith and a design classic. Marble base is 14" tall and 30"-34" to top of telescoping finial.
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1950s American Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen Lamps
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in Houston, TX
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen. Design date 1952. Solid marble, polished chrome on brass hardware. Shade is off-white linen on translucent velum. 4”x4”x13.5”t, 27.5” with sh...
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H 13.5 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Black Marble Lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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A single black marble lamp with brass hardware. Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen.
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1960s Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

Monolithic Marble Lamp by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Hansen
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Monolithic Marble Lamp, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Hansen, American, circa 1960's. Beautiful white marble with tan veining and brass fittings. Shade included. Rewired and...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Marble Lamps
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Marble Monolithic Lamps, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Hansen, American, circa 1950s. They have been rewired and are ready to use. The price noted includes the shades.
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Mid Century Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen Double Table Lamp
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Brass "Tripod" Floor Lamp by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare floor lamp with custom finish to brass
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1950s American Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Pair of Robsjohn Gibbings Table Lamps
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom table lamps
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Lighting

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Brass

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H 26 in. W 12 in. D 6 in.
Pair of Marble and Brass Lamps Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen
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Original pair of vintage marble and brass lamps designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen. Great iconic design, circa 1950s. Brass is unpolished and has beautiful original patina...
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