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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

British, 1905-1976
British, 1905-1976

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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Creator:T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Sculptural X Table by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural X Table, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s. This table is currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of color. Th...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Nightstand
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb nightstand or end table with horizontal dowel handle and single drawer on bottom. Original restored finish, can be refinished in a dark espresso ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Saber Leg Nightstand, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern saber leg nightstand or end table By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Sculpted walnut, with porcelain drawer pulls in gold-c...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Porcelain, Walnut

1950s Three-Tier Robsjohn Gibbings Walnut Side Table for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Early 1950s side table by T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Restored finish to the walnut table with a stepped form with rounded dowel supports. Beautiful figured wood. We like ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Pair TH Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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 More Furniture and Collectibles

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Mahogany

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Night Stands for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings walnut night stands for Widdicomb.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicomb Nightstand Side Table with Raffia Cane Covered Pull
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Ferndale, MI
Nice original finish T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb nightstand or side table. Raffia or cane covered drawer pull on brass tone legs. Tagged with Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicomb lab...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Magazine Side Table, circa 1950, Signed
By John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautifully executed side table with built-in magazine holder designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for John Widdicomb, signed with Widdicomb tag and label. Fabricated from beautiful wo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with unique brass and lacquered spear-shaped dra...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Highboy Dresser for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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 b...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Robsjohn-Gibbings Nightstands
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Pair of walnut nightstands by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb with single bottom drawer and open storage above. Newly restored.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Mahogany

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of mid-century modern nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with unique spear-shaped drawer pulls. Measur...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut, Lacquer

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with original brass hardwa...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Midcentury Nightstands T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful and and elegant nightstands in walnut featuring an open compartment and pull out drawer with silvered handles. A classic design by one the most famous mid-century designers...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Silver, Chrome

Mid-Century Headboard by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Queen
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful and and elegant headboard in walnut featuring silvered details. A classic design by one the most famous mid-century designers. 78.5'' from pin to pin on bedframe bracke...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Silver, Chrome

Coveted Pair of Saffron Walnut Commodes by T H Robsjohn-Gibbings, dated 1950
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent pair of commodes is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation r...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Widdicomb Nightstand Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Crockett, CA
This nice three-drawer nightstand is a good small storage chest as well. The interior drawer space is 15 1/4" wide by 17 3/4" deep and 6 1/2" tall.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Black Satin Lacquer Nightstands
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid century classically styled nightstands in a seductive matte satin black lacquer with a contrasting Walnut drawer pull. Signed/Labeled in drawer. Mint restored.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut King Headboard w/ Sliding Doors Compartment Cabinet
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
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 ju...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Magazine Side Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Mid-Century Design, C 1950
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Wood, Mid-Century Modern, magazine side table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, circa 1950. The table has been refinished but it has a few scratches on the top. A decorative side table and ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings pair of night stands for Widdicomb, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Camden, ME
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbingspair of nightstands designed by for Widdicomb, from the 1950s. The walnut nightstands are in their original Espresso lacquer that has been conserved not refini...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Pair of Bedside Tables / Chests in Walnut, 1950s 'Signed'
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bedside tables / chests in walnut, chests with brushed nickel pulls, by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American 1950s (label in drawer). These bedside chests are extre...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Nickel

Glove Box Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Pair of nightstands with cane wrapped handles, and brass legs and fittings. Model no. 4001. By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb 3 Drawer Chests
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Hingham, MA
Pair of American classical modern chests of drawers designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co. in figured walnut with contrasting maple moldings. Both have original la...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Maple, Walnut

Pair of Klismos Leg Side Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Klismos leg side tables designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s. They are currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of co...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Walnut newly refinished in onyx, with original bra...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbons White Lacquered Nightstands
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Robsjohn Gibbons white lacquered nightstands, beautiful lacquered finish. Fitted with one-drawer measures: 17" x 9.5".
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood

Robsjohn-Gibbings Single Drawer Black Walnut Night Table for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Beautifully figured black walnut highlights this Robsjohn-Gibbings bedside table or nightstand for Widdicomb. With an upper single drawer and open cubbyhole shelf below, perfect for ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Magazine Table by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant vintage modern magazine table features a vintage mahogany finish and unique "X" shaped tapered legs. The Classic cruciform shape allows it to be used as a nightstand, en...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Stand with Brass Pull
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Single Mid-Century Modern walnut Stand with one drawer and a brass pull by John Widdicomb.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohns-Gibbings for Widdicomb Full Size Headboard with Walnut Veneer
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
T.H. Robsjohns-Gibbings for Widdicomb full size headboard with book matched walnut. It seems to have been refinished at some point. Shows minor wear. Mounting hardware at 51.25" on c...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Pair of White Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of walnut nightstands in new custom semi-gloss lacquer finish designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, USA, circa 1950. Features a deep lower drawer and shelf above. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut, Lacquer, Wood

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 acquired directly from the desc...
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1930s American Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Mona Lisa’s Mustache by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Stamford, CT
1947 First Edition hardcover Mona Lisa’s Mustache by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings. Hardcover with as found Mylar covering.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Paper

Magazine Table by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, Excellent Condition
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Kansas City, MO
Magazine table or end table designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Expertly restored and refinished. Beautiful.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Mahogany

Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Side Tables w/ Gilt Porcelain Pulls
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
c. 1955, American, these handsome shaped squarish two-tiered tables each have a single drawer and wonderfully figured old growth walnut veneer. The versatile size make these perfect ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Selection of Modern Headboards
By Edward Wormley, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Modern Headboards, circa 1950's. They are from top to bottom: 1) King Size Mahogany and Brass Headboard, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, circa 1950s. T...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut End Table Nightstand
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, walnut nightstand or end table by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings For Widdicomb features an 11 inch height opening and 9.5 inch height drawer.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

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More T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings furniture and collectibles are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings more furniture and collectibles to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 38 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original more furniture and collectibles by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in United States during the 20th Century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider more furniture and collectibles by Baker Furniture Company, John Stuart and Edward Wormley. The prices for more T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings furniture and collectibles can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $125 and tops out at $32,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,745 on average.