Dunbar Model 456 Walnut Dining Room Extension Table by Edward Wormley For Sale
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Dunbar Model 456 Walnut Dining Room Extension Table by Edward Wormley

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Model 456, Dunbar, USA circa 1945-1955 All walnut Refinished entirely with new satin finish Measures: 42 deep and 28.25 tall, either 60 standard, 80 or 100 inches long with leafs. This model is less common from Dunbar and comes standard with 2 leafs. Entirely restored and refinished from the raw wood on up. Complete with a specialist varnish that exceeds durability of the original finish. Water, alcohol, coffee and cold drinks will not mark the surface or leave "white ring marks", nor will hot dinner plates. Produced from the highest graded American black walnut available. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The dining table is 42" deep and 29.25" tall. It is 60" wide and there are extension 2 leafs, each 20" wide, thus the table expands from 60" to either 80" or 100" as desired. The unique table features beveled skirts and beveled legs that taper - all done with solid walnut lumber. Note how the skirt is on an angle rather than straight up and down providing a geometric element that compliments the tapering and angled facets of the legs. The top is banded with walnut to all sides framing the walnut beautifully. The hardware below the table is second to none and is all steel components, thus when the leafs are engaged it is very hard to tell that they are leafs as the table imparts strength and perfect matching of the leafs.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Impeccable. Piano Finish to entire table with the best professional finishes available. Leafs table match in color, tone and finish.
  • Dimensions
    H 29.25 in. x W 100 in. x D 42 in.H 74.3 cm x W 254 cm x D 106.68 cm
  • Seller Location
    South Charleston, WV
  • Seller Reference Number
    Dunbar Dining Table 456
  • Reference Number
    LU1616214358772
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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.

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