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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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
Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century Blonde Lowboy Dresser
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Countryside, IL
Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century Blonde Lowboy Dresser Dresser measures: 68 wide x 21.5 deep x 30.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call re...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Chest in Two-Tone Walnut by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern four-drawer high chest was realized by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Company, circa 1950. Robsjohn-Gibbings represents one of the premie...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Dresser for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings walnut dresser for widdicomb.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Dresser Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a unique and dramatic Mid-Century Modern dresser by British-born architect T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings. Designed for Widdicomb in the United States, circa 1950s. It has a striking...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbings Bachelor Four Drawer Chests Dressers
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut bachelor chests by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Dresser
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in Esperance, NY
Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb walnut dresser.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dresser for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Stylish and useful four-drawer dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, produced by Widdicomb Furniture circa 1950's. Dark walnut frame with tapered brass legs and raffia caned pulls with ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Three-Drawer Chest
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-Century Modern three drawer dresser or chest of drawers. Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb featuring a birch wood case and iconic brass ring pulls. Excellent joine...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Pair of Chest of Drawers by T.H Robsjohn Gibbings, USA 1950
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of chest of drawers by T.H Robsjohn Gibbings, USA 1950 Three drawer bedside tables with heavy brass pulls Walnut ebonized Label in drawers Supported by casters for easy moving N...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

Elegant T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Sideboard, Rattan & Brass Handles
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
Rarely seen elegant T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb sideboard or dresser. Completely restored cabinet to original color shown with heavy build hand polished clear coat, is now S...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Dresser
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Esperance, NY
Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb walnut dresser.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Dresser or Credenza, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern double dresser or credenza By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Book-matched walnut, with unique spear-shaped drawer pulls. Me...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

Gibbings Widdicomb 3 Doors Compartment Long Credenza Dresser Tapered Legs Mint
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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 Dressers

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Dresser with 24k Gold Porcelain Hardware
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in St. Louis, MO
Rare and very elegant T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, 6 drawer walnut dresser, subtle serpentine form front with splayed legs, custom 24-karat gold porcelain hardware. only sli...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

Elegant Modern Chest Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Modern Chest designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950's. It has been refinished in a deep brown lacquer and the silver plated metal handles have...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Metal

Six Drawer High Boy Gentleman's Chest by Robsjohn, Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Impressive six drawer high boy chest designed by T H Robsjohn- Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture, ca 1950's. The drawers each feature a dowel form pull which runs across it's front. T...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Wood

Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Chests
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb four drawer chests with dowel handles. Shown in original finish, price includes refinishing as shown, or custom color options available. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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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 Dressers

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Brass

T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings Spear Handle Walnut Dresser
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury 6-drawer double bowed front walnut dresser with stylized spear handles tipped in polished nickel points.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Nickel

Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Dresser Bachelors Chest
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Sophisticated tailored design three drawer chest designed by T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb circa 1950/1960’s. The dresser features three deep drawers, each having a dowel f...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Wood

8 Drawer Double Dresser Designed by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Impressive eight drawer double dresser designed by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. The chest features two banks of four drawers, creating ample storage space. It is in very good, or...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Chest, Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern chest. Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Walnut with cane wrapped handles and brass legs.
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Double Dresser With 24K Gold-Plated Drawer Pulls
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
An extremely rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut saber leg double dresser designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture of Grand Rapids, circa 1955. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Gold

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Ebonized Bachelor Chest, Newly Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern ebonized walnut three-drawer dresser chest By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Measures: 35.13" W x 20.5" D x 30.75" H. E...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Chest of Drawers Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Camden, ME
Robsjohn-Gibbings 6 drawer bureau by Widdicomb. Bleached walnut Classic design. Dated 4/56. The dresser is in excellent vintage condition with some sun fading.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century Modern Dresser or Credenza Light Wal
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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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Pewter

Pair Sliding Door Dressers Chests Cabinets by T H Robsjohn-Gibbings & Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare and fine pair of dressers / chests / storage cabinets designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for the John Widdicomb Company, 1950s. The mahogany cases have been expertly refinished ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Pair of White Lacquer Gibbings for Widdicomb Dressers Bachelor Chests Brass Pull
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of iconic Mid-Century Modern bachelor chests dressers cabinets designed by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Heavy solid brass ring drawer pulls.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Designed Tall Chest, by Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings designed tall chest, fitted with five concealed long drawers by manufactured by Widdicomb furniture company. A sleek iconic work, ready to place. Beautiful c...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Six Drawer Dresser
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Wonderful mahogany six drawer dresser with ebonized handles and trim by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Original label.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Mahogany

Walnut Dresser / Chest - T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Crockett, CA
Nice vintage medium size low three drawer dresser designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. The large drawers easily open on close with an attached bar that spans the width ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Highboy Dresser for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
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 Dressers

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Wood

T.H. Robs-John Gibbings Dresser Chest for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A large dresser chest in a medium walnut finish with two sliding doors having brass finger pulls and runners , to the left side four small upper drawers and three lower drawers two h...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Mahogany

TH Robsjohn Gibbings Chest for Widdicomb in Mahogany Cane Handles & Brass Legs
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Dallas, TX
1950s Widdicomb Cabinet designed by TH Robsjohn Gibbings and fully restored in a deep espresso stain with a satin lacquer finish over the original mahogany. All of the solid brass ha...
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Mid-20th Century American T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, circa 1950
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern dresser by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. 1950's. Walnut with cane wrapped handles and brass legs.
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dresser, Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern longer dresser or credenza By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Walnut, with original brass hardware. Measures: 70.75"W x ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Gentleman's Chests, Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern sliding door gentleman's chests By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb (Retailed by John Stuart, Inc.) USA, 1950s Black lacquered ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Gentleman's Chest, Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sliding door gentleman's chest By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb (Retailed by John Stuart, Inc.) USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, w...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Gentleman's Chest, Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sliding door gentleman's chest By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb (Retailed by John Stuart, Inc.) USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, w...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mahogany Highboy Dresser, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern six-drawer highboy dresser By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Mahogany, with original brass hardware. Measures: 36.63" W...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

TH Robsjohn Gibbings Dresser for Widdicomb in Mahogany Cane Handles & Brass Legs
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
1950s Widdicomb Cabinet designed by TH Robsjohn Gibbings and fully restored in a deep espresso stain with a satin lacquer finish over the original mahogany. All of the solid brass ha...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dresser for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in San Diego, CA
A stylish modern dresser designed by British-born architect T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb in the United States, circa 1950s. This striking design features a walnut wood cas...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dressers

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings dressers for sale on 1stDibs

The T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings dressers are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings dressers, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 41 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original dressers by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider dressers by Herman Miller, John Stuart and Baker Furniture Company if you are looking for additional options. Prices for T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings dressers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,995 and tops out at $16,850, while pieces like these can sell for $4,900 on average..

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