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It's harvest time, and we just found an occasional table that's modeled after a sheaf of wheat. It's for sale, and you could own this hip table, oozing with "Rat Pack" flair. This month we're highlighting a Dunbar Sheaf of Wheat Occasional Table.
The openwork walnut base and travertine top form an iconic 1950s chic design. This is a well known table, a stylized sheaf of wheat, created by popular designer Edward Wormley and made by the Dunbar Furniture Company. The piece epitomizes the Mid-century Modern furniture movement.
This table comes from Bond and Bowery dealer Mod Livin’ of Denver, CO. Wormley’s affiliation with Dunbar Furniture started during the Depression where he was hired to upgrade their furniture line. His efforts were an immediate success. Around 1944, Dunbar focused on modern design, with Ed Wormley putting his own spin at incorporating European and Scandinavian influences. Another highlight of the Wormley collaboration with Dunbar was the Good Design Exhibitions, spearheaded by the Museum of Modern Art and held at the Chicago Merchandise Mart from 1950-1955.
Where to decorate with this table? It can go almost anywhere in the home. It would make an ideal single table for a lamp in the living room, a single nightstand in the bedroom, or the perfect occasional table for a sunroom or pool house. This iconic piece of Mid-century Modern furniture is offered at a great price and would make a fine addition -- the perfect eclectic decorating touch -- to any decor.