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 Dining Chairs

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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Rare Set of Four Custom Designed Armchairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. These chairs with upholstered seats and backs, frame in bleached walnut with curved back legs. This form predates ...
Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis of Athens Klismos Chair Model 3, New, Custom Order

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
2010s Greek Classical Greek Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Walnut
T.H Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis of Athens chair model No. 3. Made of Greek walnut. Back constructed with three pieces of walnut dowelled together. Corded leather seat. Cushion not inc...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining Chairs

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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 and...
Set of Four Dining Chairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Set of Four Dining Chairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbin...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Set of four dining chairs, designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s. These chairs are currently being refinished and reupholstered, and can be finished i...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining Table and Six Chairs, circa 1957

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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Naugahyde, Wood, Walnut
Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (United Kingdom, 1905-76) for production by John Widdicomb in the 1950s, this particular suite was manufactured in February of 1957 per the markings t...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Chairs, Set of Six

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Chairs, Set of Six
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany
Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Six dining chairs: Two armchairs, four side chairs. Original Jack Lenor Larsen velvet with new padding. Fully restored set.  
Set of Eight T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mahogany Dining Chairs

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Set of Eight T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb ...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany
A modern interpretation of a neoclassical chair by one of the 20th century's foremost designers. Comprising two arm and six side chairs; each with square tapering back with X-form p...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Model 1686 Maple Dining Chair

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Model 1686 Ma...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Maple
A model no. 1686 armless dining or side chair by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co, circa 1952. Splayed tapered legs in solid maple combine with a very comfortable slip...
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Model 1686 Maple Dining Chairs

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Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Model...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Maple
A pair of circa 1952 model No. 1686 maple dining or lounge chairs with arms by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co. Smoothly tapered front legs transition nicely into ang...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Set of Six Maple Dining Chairs

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Set of Six Ma...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Maple
A six-piece set of very handsome midcentury ladder back dining chairs in maple by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co. Rounded and comfortable solid maple frame has a war...
Ten Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Armless Dining Chairs, New Paul Smith Fabric

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Ten Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Armless Dining...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
Set of ten T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings dining chairs for Widdicomb. Completely restored and reupholstered in Paul Smith stripe fabric by Maharam. These are wide, extremely well made and stur...
Set of Six Dining Chairs T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1952

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Set of Six Dining Chairs T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings fo...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of six walnut spindle back dining chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1952. The chairs are in excellent condition with original upholstery.
 Set of 12 T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Chairs

By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Set of 12 T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Chairs
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Set of 12 newly upholstered dining Chairs covered in Great Plains cotton woven blend: Two armchairs and ten side chairs. Bleached walnut saber legs...
Pair of Armchairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, Model No. 4204

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Pair of Armchairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Wi...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Naugahyde, Walnut
Pair of armchairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, Model no. 4204 Ready for to be finished and upholstered to your specifications.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Chair for Saridis

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Chair for Saridis
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Mid-20th Century Greek Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Wood
Rare Klismos chair with splayed saber legs and leather woven seat designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis Greece. Measures: seat height 16.75 inches.
Dining Table with Six Chairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb

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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Textile, Mahogany
This dining set by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb has a rich presence. Two 12-inch leaves allow the mahogany table to extend from 88 to 112 inches. Completing the set are two arm...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Set

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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
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Set of Eight Dining Chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

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Set of Eight Dining Chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbin...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Set of eight dining chairs, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s. These chairs are currently being refinished and reupholstered. They can be completed...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Set, Table with Six Chairs

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Set, Table with Six ...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Walnut
Rare double tripod base dining table with saber legs. Table has three leaves. Six dining chairs: Two armchairs, four side chairs. Original Jack Lenor Larsen velvet with new padding. Ful...
Mid-Century Modern Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings for Baker Lounge Armchairs, 1950s

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Mid-Century Modern Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings for B...
Baker Furniture Company, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
For your consideration is a Classic pair of arm chairs, designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Baker in the 1950s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 23" Sq x 32" H x 17" S.H.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Ladder Back Chairs Medium Walnut, Set of Eight, USA, 1950
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Ladder Back Chairs Medium W...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Walnut
Gorgeous restored ladder back chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb in med dark walnut. Two armchairs and six without arms, 1950s, USA. We also have a set that is light walnut.
Six T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Chairs

By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Six T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Chairs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
Six T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings dining chairs, Consisting of 2 Arm & 4 Side Chairs hard to find comfortable upholstered backrest and seat dining chairs consisting of two armchairs 37.5" H x...
Four T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Moss Green Walnut Armchairs

By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Four T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Moss Green Walnut Armc...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Unexpected moss green stained walnut arm chairs, with a colorful deco revival woven upholstery by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Older custom refinishing in great condition.
Mid-Century Dining Set by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb

By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-Century Dining Set by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings f...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
This stylish dining set by Robsjohn-Gibbings includes his iconic x-style base and six matched dining chairs, all featuring unique and sturdy Mid-Century construction. The stylish seat b...
Pair of Saber Leg Armchairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Pair of Saber Leg Armchairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbi...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Neoclassical Revival Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
Beautifully restored and refinished pair of armchairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. The pair of have been painstakingly restored from the ground up; reglued, refinished in Ebony o...
Set of Six Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining Chairs

By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Set of Six Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining ...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
Beautifully designed set of six ladder back dining chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Wide seats with subtle sculptural mahogany frames.
T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Ladder-Back Chairs in Walnut, Set of Eight, USA, 1950s

By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Ladder-Back Chairs in Walnu...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Walnut
Gorgeous restored ladder back chairs by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb in Walnut. 2 arm chairs and 6 without arms. 1950s USA
8 T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings For Widdicomb Mahogany Dining Chairs

By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
8 T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings For Widdicomb Mahogany Di...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
A set of eight dining chairs designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings and made by Widdicomb. Set includes one armchair and seven side chairs. Special set that is fully refinished and reuphol...
Walnut Dining Chairs by TH Robsjohn Gibbings

By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Walnut Dining Chairs by TH Robsjohn Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Linen, Walnut
Original and vintage dining chairs with walnut base and upholstered seat by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. USA, circa 1950. Priced individually; four chairs available. Featu...
Set of Six walnut dining chairs T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicomb
Set of Six walnut dining chairs T.H. Robsjohn-Gibb...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Walnut
Set of Six walnut dining chairs T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Vertical slate back with subtle architectural silhouette is further complimented by the slightly flared front legs....
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