Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 12

Albert Parvin American of Martinsville Style MCM Diamond Walnut Armoire Highboy

$3,695

About

Albert Parvin for American of Martinsville Style Mid Century Diamond Walnut Armoire Highboy Dresser This dresser measures: 41.5 wide x 19 deep x 70.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. That means the piece is restored upon purchase so it’s free of watermarks, chips or deep scratches with color loss - all of this is done at no additional cost to you, but it will take a bit longer to ship if you choose to have it restored.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Countryside, IL
  • 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 Manufacturer

American of Martinsville

American of Martinsville is today revered as one of the finest manufacturers of mid-century modern furniture in the United States, but its beginnings were unexpectedly humble.

Well ahead of the Civil War, tobacco was a cash crop in places such as Virginia, and the plant was grown with frequency on farms in Martinsville and elsewhere. In the early 1900s, the business around tobacco was changing and the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was expanding nationally, buying any Virginia factories in reach. Former tobacco producers Ancil Witten and Charles Keesee turned away from the business in 1906 and, with merely $30,000 in capital (and the support of local business leaders), began to manufacture bedroom furniture under the name American Furniture Company.

In the 1920s, American Furniture Company expanded its offerings from bedroom furnishings. Alongside tallboy dressers and nightstands, Witten and Keesee’s outfit began to offer a range of dining-room sets to the discerning customer. By the 1950s, the name had been changed to American of Martinsville and the brand had gained a reputation for exquisite craftsmanship as well as its variety of furniture styles (Hollywood Regency, chinoiserie). Mass-marketed furniture meant big business in the postwar years and throughout the 20th century in Virginia, and factories owned by companies like Bassett Furniture and American of Martinsville remained busy as suburbanites bought furniture to fill the homes they were moving into.

It isn’t difficult to spot American of Martinsville’s sturdy, solid designs — the lacquered walnut nightstands, mahogany coffee tables and more have long earned the admiration of mid-century modernism enthusiasts. The company’s high profile also owes to prominent attributes that distinguish its well-made vintage furniture, such as the use of wooden slats — inspired by Scandinavian modernism — on hutches and cabinet doors, the famous brass x’s inlaid on the tops of tables and dressers and the stately stacked type of the American of Martinsville logo, which usually appears in drawer interiors. The stamp prominently features an eagle perched atop the lettering, its broad wings spread across the “American” portion.

Besides quality manufacturing, American of Martinsville is additionally recognized for having incorporated the trends of the day. Inspired by designers like George Nakashima and Paul Laszlo, the brand was also known for innovations with wood. Merton Gershun was one of the company’s most prolific designers, and he was responsible for some of its most successful modern furniture lines using the richer, darker woods that would become emblematic of mid-century furniture. Gershun’s most popular line was reportedly Dania, with its sleek walnut credenzas fitted with stylish brass accents and large drawers. Today, American of Martinsville specializes in furniture for the healthcare and hospitality industries.

Shop a wide selection of vintage American of Martinsville mid-century modern sideboards, side tables and more on 1stDibs.

About the Seller
4.6
Located in Countryside, IL
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 2016
1stDibs seller since 2020
382 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 4 hours
More From This Seller
  • Albert Parvin Style Mid Century Walnut Highboy Dresser Gentlemans Chest Armoire
    Located in Countryside, IL
    Albert Parvin style mid century walnut highboy dresser gentlemans chest armoire. This dresser measures: 48 wide x 22 deep x 57 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had i...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

    Materials

    Walnut

  • Restored Albert Parvin Style American Martinsville Mcm Walnut 6 Drawer Dresser
    By American of Martinsville
    Located in Countryside, IL
    Restored Albert Parvin Style American of Martinsville mid century walnut 6 drawer lowboy dresser. This item has been restored and is ready to ship. Dresser measures: 73.5 wide ...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

    Materials

    Walnut

  • Albert Parvin Style Mid Century Walnut Highboy Dresser
    Located in Countryside, IL
    Albert Parvin style mid century walnut highboy dresser The dresser measures: 42 wide x 20 deep x 49.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vi...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

    Materials

    Walnut

  • Albert Parvin Style Mid Century Walnut Gentlemans Highboy Dresser
    Located in Countryside, IL
    Albert Parvin style mid century walnut gentlemans highboy dresser The dresser measures: 40 wide x 19 deep x 50 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call r...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

    Materials

    Walnut

  • Albert Parvin for American of Martinsville Mid Century Diamond Highboy Dresser
    By American of Martinsville
    Located in Countryside, IL
    Albert Parvin for American of Martinsville mid century diamond highboy dresser This dresser measures: 38.5 wide x 18.5 deep x 48 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had ...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

    Materials

    Wood

  • Albert Parvin Amer Martinsville MCM Walnut Brass 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
    By American of Martinsville
    Located in Countryside, IL
    Albert Parvin for American of Martinsville mid-century diamond walnut and brass 9 drawer lowboy dresser. This piece measures: 70 wide x 18.5 deep x 30.25 inches high. All piece...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

    Materials

    Brass

You May Also Like

Midcentury Walnut American of Martinsville Highboy Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern highboy dresser by American of Martinsvile featuring six drawers with beautiful walnut grain throughout. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Wicker and Walnut Armoire by American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This large armoire by American of Martinsville features woven wicker panels paired with rich walnut for a unique look. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Wicker, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Large Walnut Armoire Dresser Kagan Style Highboy
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mid century sculptural dresser or armoireKagan Style An unbelievably cool and designed by the Genova Furniture Company. This mid century modern armoire / dresser featuring gorgeous ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Walnut

Refinished Mcm American of Martinsville Low-boy Walnut Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Medina, OH
Beautifully refinished mid-century modern American of Martinsville low-boy dresser. This dresser includes 6 drawers with aluminum pulls with amazing wood grain. The dresser now shows...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Mid Century American of Martinsville Highboy Dresser
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Baltimore, MD
This exceedingly well-crafted American of Martinsville highboy dresser was designed by Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville, features the mid-century style and construction qu...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut, Faux Leather

Kent Coffey Perspecta Armoire/ Highboy Dresser
By Kent Coffey
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Kent Coffey armoire/ highboy. Tons of storage in this dresser! 3 Pull out drawers to bottom with 2 doors that swing open to reveal shelf area on the left and 2 pull out drawers on th...
Category

Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

Merton Gershun American of Martinsville Accord Walnut Tall Dresser MCM Era
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This stylized dresser features contrasting walnut veneer, two doors with four rattan panels, and this lines signature inset nickel “x” on each corner of the top. Rich walnut grain gr...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Merton Gershun American of Martinsville Walnut Acclaim Dresser & Mirror MCM Era
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Offering a nice Mid-Century Modern dresser or credenza with mirror by Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville. The dresser offers three drawers on each side with aluminum offset ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Diamond Front Dresser attr. to Albert Parvin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sculptural nine-drawer diamond front dresser with rare brass stretcher attributed to Albert Parvin, circa 1950s. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

American of Martinsville 9-Drawers Walnut Dresser
By American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American of Martinsville 9-drawers walnut dresser.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut, Wood

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery