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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Credenzas

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
Two Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Credenzas
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Dallas, TX
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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Credenza for Widdicomb in Blue Lacquer with Nickel Pulls
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Mid Century Modern blue lacquered Credenza designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb in the early 1950s with large Nickle plated Ring Pull...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Credenzas

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Nickel

Gibbings Widdicomb Mid Century Modern Dresser Credenza Light Walnut
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice super clean original condition Gibbings dresser for Widdicomb.
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Pewter

Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century Walnut Cane and Brass Credenza
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Countryside, IL
Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century Walnut Cane and Brass Credenza This credenza measures: 67.5 wide x 21.5 deep x 31.25 inches ...
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Brass

Six Drawer Teak Chest/Dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in San Francisco, CA
Great six drawer double dresser/credenza designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture in teak. The chest features two banks of three drawers, including dividers in a co...
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Teak

Wonderful Maple 4 Drawer Tall Dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Wonderful blonde maple 4 drawer tall dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb - Great vintage condition - Shows little signs of use. Has 4 solid oak drawers with moving dividers and sliding...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Credenzas

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Maple

Wonderful Walnut 6 Drawer Dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Wonderful walnut 6 drawer walnut dresser credenza or sideboard by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb - Great vintage condition - Shows little signs of use. Has 6 solid oak drawers ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Credenzas

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Walnut

Wonderful Walnut 6 Drawer Dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Wonderful blonde maple 6 drawer dresser credenza or sideboard by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb - Great vintage condition - Shows little signs of use. Has 6 solid oak drawers with moving dividers and sliding jewelry...
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Maple

1940s T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings 2 Part Credenza and Glass Top Cabinet
By John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Monrovia, CA
This T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings Is A Mahogany Bowed Front Credenza, With Tapered Sides, Sabered Legs, Glass Top Cabinet/Hutch, Brass/Bronze Pulls And Shelving Top And Bottom. This Gorgeous Mahogany Cabinet Has Ample Storage Both Top And Bottom And Has Excellent Glass Top Cabinet To Show Case Your Beautiful Ceramic Or Glass Pieces. This Is An Excellent Example Of T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Curvature Design, Sturdy Gorgeous Saber Legged Credenza, See Through Glass Top Hutch...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Credenzas

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Wood, Mahogany

Wonderful Hermes Orange T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicomb Credenza Midcentury
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful credenza designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s. It has a low slung design, making it perfect as a media cabinet for a flat screen TV. The three door...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Credenzas

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Wood

Gibbings Widdicomb 3 Doors Compartment Long Credenza Dresser Tapered Legs Mint
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Gibbings Widdicomb 3 doors compartment long credenza dresser cabinet tapered legs mint.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Credenzas

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Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Dresser with Brass Legs, Newly Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern six-drawer long dresser or credenza By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Book-matched walnut, with sculpted walnut drawer pul...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Credenzas

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Brass

Mahogany Cabinet by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Dorchester, MA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings designed this handsome mahogany cabinet for the Widdicomb Furniture Company. The solidly built case has three roomy center drawers with linear wooden pulls and additional shelving behind doors...
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Mahogany

Elegant Mahogany Altar Style Cabinet by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exceptional example from a rare production of case pieces designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1948. Beautiful rich toning highlight the exquisite leg detail. Elegant solid brass hardware mark the doors. Absolutely stunning! Excellent restored condition. The piece has been professionally cleaned and re-lacquered. The finish displays fabulous color, warmth and depth. The brass door...
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Brass

Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicomb Ebonized Black Lacquer 6 Drawers Dresser Sharp Mint!
By John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicomb ebonized black lacquer 6 drawers dresser sharp mint!
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Walnut

'Ming' Sideboard / Credenza by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This elegant fully restored 'Ming' sideboard by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb (USA) features gorgeous walnut grain with large brass handles. The center cabinet has four intern...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Credenzas

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Brass

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T.h. Robsjohn-gibbings credenzas for sale on 1stDibs.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings credenzas 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 credenzas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original credenzas by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider credenzas by Widdicomb Furniture Co., Johnson Furniture Company, and John Stuart. Prices for T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings credenzas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,595 and can go as high as $14,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,450.

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