20th Century American Widdicomb Walnut Dresser - Chest by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
A light-brown, vintage Mid-Century modern American spear handle dresser, chest on wheels with six large drawers and round chrome, wood pulls made of hand crafted polished Walnut, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and produced by Widdicomb Furniture Company, in good condition. The slightly curved sideboard, commode is supported by a rectangular wooden base. The cabinet is flexible, movable on chrome feet. Manufacturer label in one of the drawers. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1950 - 1960, United States.
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Terence Harry Robsjohn-Gibbings was a British designer and architect born circa in 1903, in Widnes, Great Britain and passed in 1976, in Athens, Greece. In 1928, Robsjohn-Gibbings sailed to the New York and later became an American citizen. In the late 1930's, he was one of the most important, well-known designers in America. He opened his own shop on New York's Madison Avenue in 1936. Robsjohn-Gibbings worked as a designer from 1943 to 1956 for the Widdicomb Furniture Company
Widdicomb Furniture Company was an American furniture manufacturer founded in 1858 by George Widdicomb. The company originally started as a cabinet shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They were known for their spindle bed frames. Later on, in 1915, it was sold to Joseph Griswold, Sr. and Godfrey von Platen and merged with Mueller Furniture Corporation. In 1970, they split again, and the company name was changed to John Widdicomb Company. Many well-known designers and architects have worked and designed for them, such as British designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and the American designer George Nakashima, etc.
Material: Wood, Metal
Details: Polished Walnut, Chrome
Country of Origin: United States
Dimensions: 30.5" H x 67.25" W x 21.5" D