Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Large John Widdicomb Chinese Chippendale Style Faux Bamboo Gold Leaf Mirror



Large John Widdicomb Hollywood Regency Chinese Chippendale style faux bamboo with applied gold leaf. Has original brass label, along with custom order paperwork, circa 1960s. Overall nice vintage condition, some loss to gold leaf.


  • Creator
    John Widdicomb (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 47 in. (119.38 cm)Width: 34.75 in. (88.27 cm)Depth: 1.63 in. (4.15 cm)
  • Style
    Hollywood Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Overall very nice condition, minor loss to gilt.
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU820221217792

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: St. Louis, MO
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About John Widdicomb (Manufacturer)

In the Widdicomb family, furniture ran in the blood. Furniture maker George Widdicomb emigrated from England to the United States in 1845, eventually setting up a cabinet shop in Syracuse, New York, before moving west to Grand Rapids, Michigan. There, he opened a shop with his four sons, including John Widdicomb (1845–1910), whose name would help carry the family legacy into the 20th century.

A wealth of pine and oak forests rendered Grand Rapids a logging center during the 1800s, and it eventually gained recognition for its furniture industry. The city became a destination for furniture makers who hailed from across the United States and beyond. The Widdicomb shop in Grand Rapids prospered, as the patriarch’s formal English training allowed him to produce pieces with superior craftsmanship compared to those of his competitors. Although the Civil War halted business and took the life of one of the Widdicomb brothers, the family’s survivors would start anew as Widdicomb Brothers and Richards, soon renamed the Widdicomb Furniture Company.

John Widdicomb, however, split from the family business in 1897 to create the John Widdicomb Company, where he would go on to focus on Louis XV Provincial-style furnishings. Chairs made in this style have distinct characteristics, such as floral motifs carved in the frames and gently angled backrests. John's company also remained a family affair: The founder’s son, Harry, assumed control of the company when his father died in 1910, while John's nephew Ralph Widdicombe — who retained the English spelling of his last name and joined the John Widdicomb Company at its start — designed every single piece of the offerings at his uncle's manufacturing outfit until he retired in 1951. Ralph was an internationally distinguished furniture designer whose modern mahogany bedroom suite won first prize at the Paris Exposition in 1900.

The original iteration of Widdicomb, which was helmed by John's older brother William while John ran his own brand, had shifted from making period revival styles of furniture, such as Georgian and Chippendale, to manufacturing modern pieces in the late 1920s. Admirers of mid-century modern furnishings likely recognize Widdicomb for the partnerships with iconic designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and Mario Buatta. In 1959, master woodworker George Nakashima created his Origins collection for Widdicomb when the firm merged with Mueller Furniture Corporation and was known, for around 10 years, as Widdicomb-Mueller. Origins, a revered Shaker-influenced group of nightstands, upholstered lounge chairs, dining-room tables and more, saw Nakashima working with woods like Carpathian elm and laurel in his Pennsylvania studio.

Eventually, the two Widdicomb companies would combine in 1970, operating under the name John Widdicomb Co.

In 2002, the business closed after more than a century of operations, and its assets were acquired by Stickley Furniture. Interestingly, it was not the first time Widdicomb and Stickley overlapped: In the final years of the 19th century, the companies opened a shared storehouse in London, while John Widdicomb and Albert Stickley would travel Europe together for the purposes of research.

Today, Stickley continues to produce John Widdicomb Company furniture, including French, Italian, English and Russian reproductions, as well as modern works from the first half of the 20th century.

At 1stDibs, shop tables, case pieces and other furniture made by John Widdicomb Company.

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in St. Louis, MO
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1993
1stDibs seller since 2006
410 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Chinese Chippendale Style Faux Bamboo Mirror
Located in New York, NY
Chinese Chippendale style faux bamboo mirror. Frame is resin with a gold finish.

Vintage 1970s Chinese Chippendale Wall Mirrors


Mirror, Resin

Chinese Chippendale Style Faux Bamboo Greek Key Gold Wall Mirror
By The Turner Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Midcentury Chinese Chippendale style wall mirror topped with four finial decorations. Faux bamboo frame features Greek key designs and original metallic gilt gold finish. Frame const...

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Wall Mirrors



Chinese Chippendale Style Faux Bamboo Gilded Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Faux bamboo chinoiserie style gilded mirror made in Italy.

20th Century Italian Wall Mirrors

Vintage Chinese Chippendale White Faux Bamboo Greek Key Wall Mirror
By The Turner Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage faux bamboo Greek key white wall mirror. Original white finish. Can be lacquered any color for additional cost. Ready to hang.

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Wall Mirrors


Faux Bamboo, Mirror

Chinese Chippendale Faux Bamboo Chinoiserie Style Mid Century Gilt Wall Mirror
Located in West Hartford, CT
Faux bamboo mirror with gilt finish throughout.

Vintage 1950s Chinese Chippendale Wall Mirrors


Faux Bamboo, Mirror

John Widdicomb Hand Painted Wood Mirror
By John Widdicomb
Located in Miami, FL
John Widdicomb Hand Painted Wood Mirror Offered for sale is a hand painted wood mirror manufactured by the John Widdicomb. The frame has raised scrolled details and a subtle molded ...

Late 20th Century American Wall Mirrors



Large Chinese Chippendale Style Oval Painted Mirror
Located in New York, NY
The oval mirror plate within an elaborately hand-carved surround painted chalky white and surmounted by a foliate clasp flanked by Ho Ho Birds.

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors



1970s Regency Faux Bamboo Silver Leaf Mirror
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
A 1970s Regency mirror in silver leafed faux bamboo, featuring robust proportions which presents with an elegant strength on the wall.

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Wall Mirrors

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery