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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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
Dark Walnut Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of nightstands designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950-1959. Executed in walnut, completely restored in our dark walnut finish, featuring contrasting natural...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Nickel

Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Step End Table as is
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Architectural mid-century step end table designed by Robsjohn - Gibbings, manufactured by Widdicomb. This example is selling as is and as found, please see images. Top section 11....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Modern Parsons Endtables / Night stands attributed to Robsjohn Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Modern Parsons Endtables / Night stands attributed to Robsjohn Gibbings. Original black finish dating to the mid 20th century. Tables are unmarked. Attributed to Robsjohn Gi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Wood

Two Tier Side, or End Table by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite, chic and sophisticated architectural two tier table, designed by T H Robsjohn - Gibbings for Widdicomb. The table features a top surface (32 x 32 x 22 H inch ) over the lo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Mahogany

T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos Lamp Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb lamp or occasional table with klismos style legs in walnut, with lower shelf. Elegant and stylish, in very good original condition.
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1950s American Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

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

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Magazine Table for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Denver, CO
A recently and handsomely refinished magazine table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture Co. in mahogany. A table top for a lamp, drinks and decorative items floats a...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Mahogany

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Side Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Garnerville, NY
The essence of 20th century design. Gibbings delicate treatment of elegantly tapered legs to the corner joinery is all the decoration one needs. Fully signed on bottom, T.H. Robsjohn...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Mahogany, Maple

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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 End Tables

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Walnut, Lacquer

1950s Mid-Century Modern T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Square Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An early, 1950 table designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Reverse tapered legs in a warm brown finish.         
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Wood

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 End Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Klismos Leg Side Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Klismos leg side tables, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Elegant Pair of Nesting Tables, 1950s
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Classic pair of nesting tables model 3323 in walnut with flared leg design by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American 1950's. These tables are very elegant and a great additio...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Occasional Klismos Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s with Klismos style legs. Made of walnut with beautiful graining, this is a side table or lamp table or just an oc...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

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 End Tables

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Silver, Chrome

Pair of Tables by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Baker, circa 1961
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of coffee or end tables by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Baker. Model number #742, labeled Size – 24” x 24” x 18” H. Condition: Original – solid frames, no chipped veneer, some ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

Pair of T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb End Tables
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Dark Espresso stepped end tables with lower shelf designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, dated 1949, Widdicomb label. Mid-Century Modern.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Mahogany

Pair T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Tiered Side Tables
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early architectural Gibbings design, c. 1940s, in mahogany. The slightly elongated bottom shelf disrupts the overriding simplicity. Widdicomb labels. Table tops are 28" long.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Mahogany

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 End Tables

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Round Walnut Klismos Sabre-Leg Round Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in San Francisco, CA
The well-figured circular top raised on elegantly splayed supports all joined by a lower shelf; excellent vintage condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

Magazine Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Stamford, CT
Versatile magazine table by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, could serve as a coffee or end table as well. Fully restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Klismos Leg Side Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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 End Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Klismos Sabre Leg Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Klismos sabre leg two-tiered end tables or lamp tables in walnut. Mod. no. 3328. By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Furniture, American, circa 1950. Literature: The Widd...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Tripod Occasional Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Denton, TX
Jax table with ebonized base and creamy ivory leather top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Leather, Wood

Early Robsjohn Gibbings Tripod Table, USA, 1950's
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
An early Robsjohn Gibbings tripod table for Widdicomb, the veneer is quite different than the usual plain walnut and it retains its original finish.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Oak

Gibbings for Widdicomb Square Two Tier Walnut End Center Coffee Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
American walnut Mid-Century Modern square two tier coffee side center end lamp table stand in restored condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Two-Tiered Klismos Coffee / Cocktail Table by Robsjohn-Gibbings
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century walnut occasional / coffee / cocktail table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Composed of two round surfaces supported by three, dramatically splayed, kli...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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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 End Tables

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Two-Tiered Table by Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Highland, IN
This Robsjohn-Gibbings end table was beautifully crafted of walnut and maple by Widdicomb and is newly restored in a translucent ebony finish.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Maple, Walnut

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Saber Leg Nightstand, Newly Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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 End Tables

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Porcelain, 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 End Tables

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Walnut

Robsjohn Gibbings for Baker End Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Klismos leg end table, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Baker, American, circa 1960s. This table is currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of co...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

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 End Tables

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Brass

T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings Nightstands
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of 1950s T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings designed for Widdincomb one drawer and shelf nighstands. Fully restored in white finish.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Coffee Tables or Large End Tables Designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Square Coffee Tables, or large end tables, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s. Sculptural splayed leg form and beautiful graining to the walnut. The tables...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Table with Splayed Legs - Ebony Finish
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century table with elegantly splayed legs designed by Terrance Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Has bee refinished in dark espresso / ebony finish. Label
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

Widdicomb Banded Mid Century Modern Side Table Tapered Walnut Leg
By Edward Wormley, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice banded walnut side table by Widdicomb.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Side Tables by Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Refinished vintage-modern John Widdicomb end tables feature one large drawer with wood sculpted handles and a top compartment with spacious storage. Please confirm item location (NY...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Wood

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Baker End Table
By Baker Furniture Company, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare end or side table, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Baker, circa 1950s. This line was only in production for a couple years and is very hard to find. It is most closely re...
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1950s American Neoclassical Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Table in Walnut with Klismos Legs, 1956 'Signed'
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Square end table in walnut with Klismos legs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American 1956 (Signed and dated on bottom). Robsjohn-Gibbings was inspired by ancient Greek furn...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

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 End Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb End or Side Tables
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
A strong pair of Robsjohn Gibbings designed black end or side tables. These need to be refinished. "Original Black" finish is worn. Price is for the PAIR.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Side Table with Double Stretchers 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Side table No. 3335 in walnut with double stretcher design by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American 1950's. This is a very elegant design.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

Splayed Leg End Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Splayed leg end table, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s. Sculptural splayed leg form and beautiful graining to the table top. This table is a v...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Wood

Pair of Tripod End Tables by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Pair of round top, tripod base end tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, USA, 1953. Refinished in a dark chocolate brown.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings end tables for sale on 1stDibs

The T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings end tables 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 end tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 44 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original end tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider Paul Frankl's end tables, by Michael Taylor, and Paul McCobb. The prices for T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings end tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $900 and tops out at $15,800, while pieces like these can sell for $3,698 on average.

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