Edward Wormley 'Long John' Coffee Table in Mahogany
Edward Wormley, 'Long John' coffee table model 4699, mahogany, United States, 1946. The 'Long John' coffee table is a design of Edward Wormley for Dunbar and features beautiful lines, balanced in an almost Japanese aesthetics. Dunbar mentions "The Long John table, narrow as a skiff, runs length of a sofa or underlines the view before a window wall". The length is emphasized by the carved lines visible in the top. The legs are shaped as hairpins which creates transparency, while the drawer placed in the middle emphasizes the symmetrical design.