Mahogany Antique Chest

Ed Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Chest With 7 Graduated Drawers Near Mint

Ed Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Chest With 7 Graduated Drawers Near Mint

Ed Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Chest With 7 Graduated Drawers Near Mint
Ed Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Chest With 7 Graduated Drawers; Near Mint. Incredible late 1950's Dunbar 7-drawer chest by Ed Wormley. Warm light walnut stain on mahogany veneer. Solid oak secondary wood is used for the drawers, and they are dovetailed on all four corners. The back of the top has a flared edge, which mimics the flared ends to each drawer that form the handles. This is one of 16 Ed Wormley/Dunbar pieces we are listing from a single Chicago North Shore estate. Please see our other offerings/listings.

The condition reports are below. The top has two very small areas with some fine scratching that does not break the stain - each is about four or five strokes a few inches long. Otherwise this piece is all original and nearly pristine. There is a minor buckle at the base's leather on the right hand side on a small portion. Otherwise, there are no issues to report.

The drawers slide smoothly and evenly, and are immaculate. Dunbar brass label mounted in the top drawer.

As nice as an original piece that you will ever see. The piece measures 34" wide, 21" deep and 43 tall.

The item will be hand delivered directly to your residence or business. 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. 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? Until 1944, by which time the contemporary pieces had become the clear best sellers. S signature pieces are modern interpretations of traditional forms. 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? 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. Please view the total listing as there are more pictures at the bottom of the listing. Please make sure you read all of our ad and view all the photos. Thank you for visiting with us.

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The item "Ed Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Chest With 7 Graduated Drawers Near Mint" is in sale since Monday, June 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Dressers & Vanities\Post-1950". The seller is "antiqueboutique*123" and is located in Aurora, Illinois.

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Ed Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Chest With 7 Graduated Drawers Near Mint