Seller: antiqueboutique*123 (10,111) 99.3%, Location: Aurora, Illinois, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222560556442 Payment | Shipping | Additional Information | Policies Ed Wormley Dunbar Mahogany Buffet With Four Inlaid Doors and Black Slate Top Striking mid-century Ed Wormley for Dunbar buffet. Warm light mahogany veneer, with four doors over a single, very long horizontal hidden lower drawer. Horizontal inlaid strips of contrasting wood on each of the doors. Black natural slate top. Four brass disc-style feet. Beautifully made piece, with a series of 6 flatware drawers (each with removable dividers) in the left-hand cabinet. Brass Dunbar label in the upper drawer. Adjustable shelves in the remaining three cabinets. Very heavy piece. This is one of 16 Ed Wormley/Dunbar pieces we are listing from a single collector from a high end Chicago North Shore estate. Please see our other offerings/listings. Please note that all of the Dunbar pieces we are selling from this estate are all original, no refinishing work, and each piece has been thoroughly examined under bright light and with a magnifier. The condition reports are below. In excellent, super clean vintage condition. The exterior is near-mint; very little overall fading, no chips, dings or repairs the the wood. The brass feet have some minor discoloration on the inside area under the corner legs. The slate has two very small, shallow nicks to the side edge, one on either end. Very minor and you have to feel the edge to find them and they are not visible in pictures. Structurally without issue. The left door opens smoothly with a key, and all the drawers glide perfectly. The two center doors open with a "push-release" type mechanism; the right one is flawless, the left one can be temperamental unless you push at the right spot in the center right side of the door. The right hand door also opens with a key. There are two small areas on top of the doors that have a very minor veneer professional repair, nothing missing though and hardly noticeable. Everything listed here is extremely minor, but we go over each piece very carefully with a magnifier. Measurements: 66" wide, 20" deep and 37.25" tall. Shipping is FREE in the Continental USA. Please allow 14 to 21 days for delivery. The item will be hand delivered directly to your residence or business. Please email for an international shipping quote. Email us your questions, and check out our fully stocked Ebay Store!\ 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. He later attended the Art Institute of Chicago but ran out of money for tuition before he could graduate. 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 one traditional, one modern until 1944, by which time the contemporary pieces had become the clear best sellers. Many of Wormleys signature pieces are modern interpretations of traditional forms. His 1946 Riemerschmid Chair 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 Precedent 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 contact us if you have any questions at all. We are here to help you with your purchase decisions. Please view the total listing as there are more pictures at the bottom of the listing. Shipping Cost, if quoted in the listing, is an estimate and is based upon us using the least expensive way of shipping to you if your address is a street address in the Continental United States Only (48 States), all others (i.e. foreign country, Alaska and Hawaii residents), please contact us prior to purchase for a shipping quote. Thank you. 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