Modern Design /28 March 2004

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Edward Wormley

Triangular side table, model #5313
Dunbar
USA, c. 1957
sap grain walnut, mahogany
25 w × 25½ d × 22 h in (63 × 65 × 56 cm)

Signed with gold Dunbar label.

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,835

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Edward Wormley 1907–1995

Born in rural Illinois in 1907, Edward Wormley’s interest in design originated early in life and led him to later study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Due to financial reasons, Wormley dropped out after 2 years and began his first job in an interior design studio before joining the Indiana-based Dunbar Furniture Company where he served as director of design for nearly 40 years.

Following World War II, Wormley became an independent consultant branching out to design textiles, globe stands, and showrooms. He designed award winning collections for Drexel Furniture Company and was included in the Good Design shows of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Characteristic of his design elements were functional engineering, decorative laminated plywood, and unconventional upholstery.

Wormley characteristically honored aesthetic qualities, following influences of Scandinavian modernism, while maintaining utilitarian qualities and “designing for the needs” of others.  His work is timeless and of the highest quality. Wormley died in 1995, but his legacy is celebrated in collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Montreal.

Auction Results Edward Wormley

EDWARD WORMLEY, Important slide archive from the estate of Edward Wormley | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Important slide archive from the estate of Edward Wormley
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $38,400

EDWARD WORMLEY, Rare bench, model 4871 | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Rare bench, model 4871
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $35,000

EDWARD WORMLEY, Alexandria chairs model 6004, set of six | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Alexandria chairs model 6004, set of six
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $28,800

EDWARD WORMLEY, Janus occasional table, model 6047 | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Janus occasional table, model 6047
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $27,500

EDWARD WORMLEY, Listen-To-Me chaise, model #4873 | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Listen-To-Me chaise, model #4873
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $25,200

EDWARD WORMLEY, Tete-a-Tete | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Tete-a-Tete
estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $24,000

EDWARD WORMLEY, Listen-To-Me chaise, model #4873 | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Listen-To-Me chaise, model #4873
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $22,800

EDWARD WORMLEY, dining chairs model 4592, set of sixteen | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

dining chairs model 4592, set of sixteen
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $22,500

EDWARD WORMLEY, Janus occasional table, model 5633 | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Janus occasional table, model 5633
estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $21,250

EDWARD WORMLEY, bookcases model 5264, pair | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

bookcases model 5264, pair
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $20,480

EDWARD WORMLEY, sofa | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

sofa
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $20,000

EDWARD WORMLEY, wall-mounted console | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

wall-mounted console
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $20,000

EDWARD WORMLEY, Janus occasional table, model 6047 | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Janus occasional table, model 6047
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $18,750

EDWARD WORMLEY, sofa | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

sofa
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $18,750

EDWARD WORMLEY, sofa | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

sofa
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $18,750

EDWARD WORMLEY, Janus occasional tables model 5633, pair | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Janus occasional tables model 5633, pair
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $18,750

EDWARD WORMLEY, rare bookcases model 5264, pair | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

rare bookcases model 5264, pair
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $18,750

EDWARD WORMLEY, Alexandria chairs model 6004, set of six | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Alexandria chairs model 6004, set of six
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $17,500

EDWARD WORMLEY, occasional table, model #5633 | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

occasional table, model #5633
estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $16,800

EDWARD WORMLEY, Mr. and Mrs. chests, models #4723 and #4724 | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Mr. and Mrs. chests, models #4723 and #4724
estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $16,800

EDWARD WORMLEY, Snack tables model 479, pair | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Snack tables model 479, pair
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,800

EDWARD WORMLEY, dining chairs, set of eight | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

dining chairs, set of eight
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250

EDWARD WORMLEY, Tête-à-tête sofas, pair | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

Tête-à-tête sofas, pair
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250

EDWARD WORMLEY, occasional table, model 5741 | Wright20.com

Edward Wormley

occasional table, model 5741
estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $15,600

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