This Magazine Tree is one of several variations designed by Edward Wormley, a pioneer of Mid-Century Modern Design, for furniture manufacturer Dunbar in the late 1940s. The design was highly adaptable, and Dunbar produced Wormley’s Magazine Trees in a variety of sizes and woods.
This example, in English Walnut, is the larger of the sizes produced. A center post supports a series of shelves of graduated withs on either side, which can be used to display magazines or books.
This piece of original Ed Wormley furniture features a stenciled manufacturer’s mark and model number on the underside.
Height: 25 inches (63.5 cm)
Width: 28 inches (71.1 cm)
Depth: 16 inches (40.6 cm)
Leslie Pina, Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950 (Schiffer, New York: 2000), pp. 108, 188
Edward Wormley: The Other Face of Modernism: An Exhibition of Mid-Century Furniture Designs, February 20-March 16, 1997 at the Lin-Weinberg Gallery, p. 62.