T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dining Room Chairs

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.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Set of 4 Ladder Back Dining Chairs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Set of 4 Ladder Back Din...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of four T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb dining chairs, circa 1950s. Ladder back style chairs (2 arms and two side chairs) newly refinished in deep chocolate brown stain. Sea...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Set of Ladder Back Dining Chairs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Set of Ladder Back Dinin...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of five T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb dining chairs, circa 1950s. Ladder back style chairs newly refinished in deep chocolate brown stain. Seat newly upholstered, new foam...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining Chairs
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining Chairs
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 ...
Two T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings for Baker Chairs, circa 1961
Two T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings for Baker Chairs, cir...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1960s American Modern Side Chairs
An arm and a side chair by T.H.Rosjohn-Gibbings for Baker, circa 1961. The designer's collaboration with Baker was short lived and produced in small numbers-the pieces are rare and h...
Set of Eight T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mahogany Dining Chairs
Set of Eight T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdico...
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-for...
Set of Four Dining Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Set of Four Dining Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings ...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
A set of four handsome dining chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. The wood appears to be walnut, with a light finish that enhances the beautiful grain. These have been f...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining Table and Six Chairs, circa 1957
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining Tab...
John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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 marking...
Set of 12 Dining Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, Paul Smith Fabric
Set of 12 Dining Chairs by Robsjohn-Gibbings fo...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Mahogany
Set of twelve dining chairs designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Two arm chairs and ten side chairs. All expertly refinished and reupholstered in Paul Smith Stripe Fabri...
Set of Six Dining Chairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Set of Six Dining Chairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibb...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Velvet, Birch
Great set of six dining chairs made by Widdicomb Furniture in Grand Rapids, MI and designed by legend T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. These chairs model number 4209 includes four side chair...
Mid-Century Dining Room Set by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Mid-Century Dining Room Set by T.H. Robsjohn-Gi...
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 sea...
Set of Four Dining Chairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Set of Four Dining Chairs by T. H. Robsjohn-Gib...
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 finishe...
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Model 1686 Maple Dining Chairs
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mo...
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 ...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Set of Six...
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 ...
Twelve Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dining C...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
Set of 12 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 st...
Set of Six Dining Chairs T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings...
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.
Pair of Armchairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for...
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.
Dining Table with Six Chairs by T. H. Robsjohn-...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Mahogany, Textile
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 ...

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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb dining set. Comprising a mahogany bull nose extension table with one 20" inch. leaf and eight chairs. Perfectly refinished in an expresso wa...
Set of Eight Dining Chairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gib...
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 comple...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Ladder Back Chairs Mediu...
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
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&q...
Four T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Moss Green Walnut A...
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.
Pair of Saber Leg Armchairs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gi...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Neoclassical Revival Armchairs
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 Ebon...
T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Ladder-Back Chairs in Wa...
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
4 T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings For Widdicomb Mahogany...
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 reup...
Walnut Dining Chairs by TH Robsjohn Gibbings
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Walnut, Linen
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. Fe...
Set of Six walnut dining chairs T.H. Robsjohn-G...
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 le...
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