Thursday, May 10, 2018

Gilbert Rohde for John Widdicomb; Chest of Drawers

It’s a great thing, having been in this business essentially since I was 6, that there are still those pieces that can get the heart racing. Gilbert Rohde is one of my all time favourite designers. In the past 10 years we have only featured one bedroom group and one clock of his design (first and second pics.) Amongst many accolades, he is credited with turning Herman Miller into a modern furniture company. The bedroom group we featured was designed for Herman Miller. While he is best known for his Miller designs, he designed for a number of other furniture companies as well, including Widdicomb. After meticulous restoration, a very rare and beautiful chest he designed for John Widdicomb is now 'in store'.  The four drawer chest has bookmatched, exotic wood drawer fronts with original polished brass knobs.  The top and sides are white lacquered wood.  The feet are ebonized.  American, c. 1930's  46" l., 20" d., 35" h.  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent restored condition.