Dunbar Murano Glass Tile Top Coffee Table by Edward Wormley, USA, 1950s For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

Dunbar Murano Glass Tile Top Coffee Table by Edward Wormley, USA, 1950s

About

The tiles make this a stunning piece only adding to classic styling of Wormley's design.  

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 17.5 in. x W 45.25 in. x D 17.5 in.H 44.45 cm x W 114.94 cm x D 44.45 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU804812399071
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 7 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Edward Wormley (Designer)

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 these pages 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

4.5 / 5
Vetted
Gold Seller
1stdibs seller since 2005
Located in New York, NY
Associations:
20th Century Specialists
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Dunbar Murano Glass Tile Top & Brass Coffee Table by Edward Wormley, USA, 1950s
Dunbar Murano Glass Tile Top & Brass Coffee Tab...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Murano Glass
The tiles make this a stunning piece only adding to Classic styling of Wormley's design.  
Walnut Slat Bench with Cast Brass Legs by Hugh Acton, USA, 1950s
Walnut Slat Bench with Cast Brass Legs by Hugh ...
Hugh Acton
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Walnut, Brass
An iconic design by one of many midcentury furniture designers to have graduated from the renown Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Artist Made Architectural Steel Table by Robert Koch,  USA 2018
Artist Made Architectural Steel Table by Robert...
Robert Koch
2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Cut Steel
A simple but brilliant design by local New York area contemporary sculptor Robert Koch.
Walnut Coffee Table in the style of Bertha Schaefer for Singer & Sons, 1950
Walnut Coffee Table in the style of Bertha Scha...
Bertha Schaefer
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
In the style of Gio Ponti design, subtle and sophisticated.
You May Also Like
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Trapazoidal Coffee Table 1950s USA
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Trapazoidal Coffee Ta...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood
Gorgeous Edward Wormely Coffee Table for Dunbar. USA 1958
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Coffee Table, USA, 1950
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Coffee Table, USA, 1950
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Asymmetrical Edward Wormley for Dunbar coffee table rounded beveled top on three conoid legs by a curvilinear brass stretcher, flaking to glass around.
Edward J. Wormley Coffee Table with Tile-Top for Dunbar
Edward J. Wormley Coffee Table with Tile-Top fo...
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood, Walnut
Coffee table designed by American furniture designer, Edward J. Wormley, for Dunbar in the United States c. 1950’s. This elegant Mid Century Modern design is comprised of laminated w...
Edward Wormley Murano Glass Top Coffee Table
Edward Wormley Murano Glass Top Coffee Table
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Murano Glass, Mahogany
Murano glass tile top coffee table, circa 1950s, designed by Edward Wormley and produced by Dunbar. Top is framed in solid brass, and the base is solid mahogany with "X" cross stretc...
Edward Wormley Cocktail Table, Dunbar 1950s
Edward Wormley Cocktail Table, Dunbar 1950s
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Cocktail table designed by Edward Wormley and manufactured by Dunbar.
Edward Wormley Coffee Table for "Dunbar", 1950s
Edward Wormley Coffee Table for "Dunbar", 1950s
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Large scale, round coffee table by Edward Wormley for "Dunbar", produced in 1950s in Burne, Indiana. Newly refinished mahogany base with original cork top. Label underneath. Great ...
Dunbar Tile Top Table by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Tile Top Table by Edward Wormley
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A Murano glass tile top table on bleached mahogany base. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Edward Wormley Dunbar Coffee Table

Edward Wormley Dunbar Coffee Table

By Dunbar Furniture
$3,800
Edward Wormley Dunbar Coffee Table
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Burl, Walnut
Carpathian elm veneer top, walnut legs with brass accents. Paper label and metal tag on underside.     

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries