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Vintage Edward Wormley for Dunbar Credenza (MR12897)

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Dunbar Furniture
Edward Wormley

Wormley has pioneered in a broad field of design, he was one of those unique designers who was sensitive to the interplay involved in selling modernism and still preserving the nostalgic touch of intimacy, warmth and detail. Wormley attended the Art Institute of Chicago in 1926. After attending there he worked for Marshall Field`s Design Studio in 1930, and then a year later he began working for Dunbar. His collaboration with Dunbar made him a household name for decades.

His first Dunbar chairs, produced in 1932, were reproductions of antique designs, but when they became popular Wormley augmented the set with new pieces to form a full line of furniture for almost every room in the house. He was given a contract under which he would produce two lines of furniture each year, one traditional and one modern. By 1944, however, the popularity of the modern line had eclipsed its counterpart and the traditional series was dropped. He opened his own office in New York a year later where he remained a consultant for Dunbar and contracted out his own designs. Wormley`s designs became a special mark of distinction and one can see the great care put into preserving the old with the new.
Vintage Edward Wormley for Dunbar Executive Desk and Credenza

In 1931 Leander Dunbar realized the need to create furniture that would simplify the classic historic features and the adaption to a contemporary lifestyle. Dunbar invited Edward Wormley to become the exclusive head designer and within a few years Dunbar was one of the leading modern furniture manufacturers. Dunbar used exotic wood veneers and many two-toned wood combinations. They stressed quality of materials and craftsmanship.

Recently, articles, books and exhibits have begun to bring both Wormley and Dunbar to the attention of modern design devotees. Inclusion in modernism dealer inventories and major auctions has begun to bring vintage Dunbar back to the American interior.
This timeless classic credenza will make a great addition to any home or office.

The credenza is crafted of walnut and is in excellent condition.

Credenza features distinctive half moon drawer and door pulls.
Credenza is pictured with a glass top, crecenza has a walnut top under the glass
63" Width x 20" Depth x 29" Height
Excellent - Refinished
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