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1950s Robsjohn-Gibbings Mid Century Modern Nesting Stacking Tables for Widdicomb

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Mid Century Modern super set of three matching nesting / stacking tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb model no. 1783. In very good condition. Slight wear, see pics. Beautiful blond figured walnut in sorrel finish, retains signature decal. Original production date 1955. Price is for one set of three nesting tables sets. Second set available in separate listing from glo. Item Ref LU830117289442. Measurements closed: 22 inches wide x 26 inches deep x 24 inches high. Each table : largest 22" wide x 26" deep x 24" high Middle 19" wide x 25" deep x 22 1/2" high Smallest 16" wide x 23 1/2" deep x 20 1/2" high.   

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 24 in. x W 22 in. x D 26 in.H 60.96 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 66.04 cm
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference Number
    LU830117289712
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About T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (Designer)

British-born designer, interior decorator and author T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905–76) was one of the great American tastemakers in the middle decades of the 20th century. Much like Edward Wormley, Robsjohn-Gibbings was a design classicist by education and inclination, but he would come to create some of the most gracious and livable modern furnishings of the era.


Robsjohn-Gibbings studied architecture at the University of London, then held various jobs that included designing décors for passenger liners and working as the art director of a film studio. In the early 1930s, while employed by the upper-crust interior designer Charles J. Duveen, Robsjohn-Gibbings experienced an epiphany during a visit to the British Museum. Examining the furniture depicted on ancient Greek ceramics — lithe stools and klismos chairs — he realized that he had found a design touchstone. By 1936, he had moved to New York and set up a showroom on Madison Avenue for his modern reinterpretations of classic Greek designs. Aided by contacts he’d developed while working with Duveen, he quickly established a clientele that included Elizabeth Arden, Doris Duke and Thelma Chrysler Foy.


Through his writings for magazines and books, Robsjohn-Gibbings earned a public following and was established as an urbane arbiter of taste. From 1943 to 1956, he produced an understated line of modernist furnishings for Widdicomb, which included one of the icons of the period: the tiered, biomorphic Mesa coffee table (1951). Robsjohn-Gibbings moved to Athens, Greece, in 1966, and created a new line of antiquity-inspired pieces for the firm Saridis. The series turned out to be his swan song.


Collectors’ interest in Robsjohn-Gibbings was reignited in the 1980s, when the 200-plus pieces from his 1936–38 commission for the Bel-Air estate of Los Angeles socialite Hilda Boldt Weber — pared-down neoclassical pieces rendered in blond wood (with the occasional flourish) — came on the market. (Up until then, the collection had remained in the house, despite its having changed hands several times.)


But his work for Widdicomb remains his most widely known, appreciated for its elegance and generous proportions. Robsjohn-Gibbings despised the stern aesthetic associated with his Bauhaus contemporaries, and a keynote of his modernist pieces is that they have no sharp angles. His chair and sofa frames, table legs and even many cabinets feature softly contoured edges. In whatever styled he designed, Robsjohn-Gibbings was guided by simplicity and timelessness. He wanted his furniture to be lived with happily.

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