Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 17

Dunbar Angle Sofa #4756 on Aluminum Legs

$14,000per item

About

A gutter back armless sofa on aluminum legs. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Fully restored and upholstered in faux shearling.

Details

  • Creator
    Edward Wormley (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 89 in. (226.06 cm)Depth: 43.5 in. (110.49 cm)Seat Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully restored. Normal patina to aluminum legs.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU851826900972

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $849 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Dallas, TX
  • 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 the Designer

Edward Wormley

As the longtime director of design for the Dunbar furniture company, Edward Wormley was, along with such peers as George Nelson at Herman Miller Inc., and Florence Knoll of Knoll Inc., one of the leading forces in bringing modern design into American homes in the mid-20th century. Not an axiomatic modernist, Wormley deeply appreciated traditional design, and consequently his work has an understated warmth and a timeless quality that sets it apart from other furnishings of the era.

Wormley was born in rural Illinois and as a teenager took correspondence courses from the New York School of Interior Design. He later attended the Art Institute of Chicago but ran out of money for tuition before he could graduate. Marshall Field hired Wormley in 1930 to design a line of reproduction 18th-century English furniture; the following year he was hired by the Indiana-based Dunbar, where he quickly distinguished himself. It was a good match. Dunbar was an unusual firm: it did not use automated production systems; its pieces were mostly hand-constructed. For his part, Wormley did not use metal as a major component of furniture; he liked craft elements such as caned seatbacks, tambour drawers, or the woven-wood cabinet fronts seen on his Model 5666 sideboard of 1956. He designed two lines for Dunbar each year — one traditional, one modern — until 1944, by which time the contemporary pieces had become the clear best sellers.

Many of Wormley’s signature pieces are modern interpretations of traditional forms. His 1946 Riemerschmid Chair — an example is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art — recapitulates a late 19th-century German design. The long, slender finials of his Model 5580 dining chairs are based on those of Louis XVI chairs; his Listen-to-Me Chaise (1948) has a gentle Rococo curve; the “Precedent” line that Wormley designed for Drexel Furniture in 1947 is a simplified, pared-down take on muscular Georgian furniture. But he could invent new forms, as his Magazine table of 1953, with its bent wood pockets, and his tiered Magazine Tree (1947), both show. And Wormley kept his eye on design currents, creating a series of tables with tops that incorporate tiles and roundels by the great modern ceramicists Otto and Gertrud Natzler. As the items on 1stDibs demonstrate, Edward Wormley conceived of a subdued sort of modernism, designing furniture that fits into any decorating scheme and does not shout for attention.

About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Dallas, TX
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1999
1stDibs seller since 2008
349 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Two-Piece Dunbar Sofa by Edward Wormley, Armless, Brass Legs, Models 4756 & 4828
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Two piece, armless, sectional sofa designed by Edward Wormley, made by Dunbar. A combination of models 4756 and 4828 in the Dunbar Catalog. The backless end on the angled piece (4756...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Model 6329A Angled Sofa
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Model 6329A Angled Sofa. Completely restored.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Stunning Modernist Angled Sofa Attributed to Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Modernist angled sofa attributed to Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Solid brass legs, Amazing quality, construction and design. Retains original fabric. in need or restoration.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Dunbar Sofa with Brass Legs by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This large, stylish, Mid-Century Modern sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar features tufted vintage fabric, unique cutaway curved back, and tapered brass legs. Impressive in size and s...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Angled Mid-Century Modern Green Velvet Sofa Style Dunbar by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful and monumental 14-foot-wide angled Mid-Century Modern green velvet sofa in the style of Edward Wormley for Dunbar. It is in good vintage condition. It has been professional...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Wood

Dunbar Sofa
By Edward Wormley
Located in Miami, FL
This amazing sofa has nice lines. It’s very comfortable and the backside is as nice as the front.
Category

Vintage 1960s Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Brass Leg Sofa
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mid century brass leg sofa The sofa measures: 85 wide x 32 deep x 29 inches high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height of 23.5 inches Ready for new...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Model 4906 with Brass Legs
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar with brass legs. Model 4906 Sofa has been recently and expertly reupholstered.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery