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HOME : Recent Arrivals : TH Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicomb Dining Table & Chairs

TH Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicomb Dining Table & Chairs (MR10258)

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
In the late 1930s and in the Forties, British-born Robsjohn-Gibbings was the most important decorator in America. He set up shop on New York`s Madison Avenue in 1936 and proceeded to design houses from coast to coast for such famous people as tobacco heiress Doris Duke, Alfred A. Knopf and Thelma Chrysler Foy. "He was successful at mixing classical elements from ancient Greece and the Art Déco period in a modern way that appealed to American tastes," says Paris dealer Eric Philippe.
One of the designer`s most important residential commissions was Hilda Boldt Weber`s mansion Casa Encantada in Bel-Air. Creating more than 200 pieces of furniture for that house between 1934 and 1938, Robsjohn-Gibbings indulged his passion for Greco-Roman design by incorporating sphinxes, dolphins, lions` paw feet and Ionic columns in table bases, torchères and select pieces of furniture, nonetheless keeping the interior design simple and elegant. Casa Encantada survived its sale to Conrad Hilton in 1952, but its next owner, David Murdoch, stripped the house of what was called "opulent simplicity" and auctioned off the contents in the early 1980s.
Since then pieces come up for sale every once in a while, mostly in the United States, making Philippe`s offering a significant one. Highlights include a pair of gilt-wood torchares whose fluted shafts are guarded by three carved maple doves, a console table consisting of a carved open-winged griffin supporting an ash-and-burr top and a pair of wall lamps carved in a Chinese Art Deco style, which the dealer is showing alongside other 1930s and `40s Robsjohn-Gibbings designs, such as a pair of oversized armchairs perched on horn-shaped blond mahogany feet and upholstered in yellow hand-woven wool.
Dining Table by TH Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb and Set of (6) Dining Chairs

Early Gibbings designed mahogany dining table; leaves are placed into sides of table when extended. Curved support rails between legs. Restored.
Set of (6) dining chairs mahogany base
Upholstery is poor original condition
Price includes custom re-upholstery in Client’s Own Material (COM)
66" width x 40" depth x 29.5" height  
(2) each 14" leaves
Total length with leaves 94"
Arm Chairs:
23" width x 24" depth x 36" height
seat height 18.5"
arm height 26"
Armless Chairs:
19.5" width x 22" depth x 36" height
seat height 17.5"
Table is in excellent restored condition
Wood is in excellent restored condition
Upholstery is poor (tears and cuts to vinyl)
Price includes custom re-upholstery in Client’s Own Material (COM)
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Please Allow 7 to 10 Business Days Plus Shipping Time, Shipping Varies By Location and Shipping Method Chosen.
If Item needs restoration additional time will be required
(Determined by item or items being refinished or reupholstered)
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