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Tomlinson Furniture

Tomlinson Furniture Company (UNITED STATES)

Pay a visit to the town of High Point, North Carolina — long the capital of American-made furniture — and, from nearly any location in the city, you’ll see a tall smokestack bearing the name Tomlinson. It’s a name with deep roots there: In 1901, Sidney Halstead Tomlinson, Sr., and his brother founded the Tomlinson Chair Manufacturing Co., producing adaptations of 19th-century European antiques for an enthusiastic American audience. Later the Tomlinson Furniture Company grew rapidly over the ensuing decades, becoming a significant contributor to High Point’s thriving manufacturing economy.

Although Tomlinson began with a focus on antique-style furniture, by the middle of the century the company had adopted aesthetics from the modern style that was rapidly growing in popularity around the world.

Throughout the 1950s and 60s, Tomlinson Furniture produced coffee tables, storage cabinets and seating in the low-slung, sleek silhouettes that were typically characteristic of what we now know as mid-century modern designs. Working with designers like John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder, the company experimented with materials like woven cane and unique styles such as neoclassical lounge chairs in cherrywood that were seen as thoughtful modern interpretations of Biedermeier furniture.

During the mid-1950s, Tomlinson Furniture introduced its dramatic and decorative Sophisticate line, a collection of case pieces, seating, tables and more, available in a variety of woods. Today, designs that originated in the collection, such as its pecan-framed chairs with seats and backs of woven leather straps, are increasingly sought after by collectors.

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John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder Executive Desk with Bookcase for Tomlinson
By Tomlinson, John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder executive desk with bookcase for Tomlinson.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Sculptural Fret Back Lounge Chairs by Tomlinson
By Tomlinson
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of sculptural fret back lounge chairs by Tomlinson, American, circa 1960s. These chairs are currently being refinished and reupholstered and can be completed in your choice of f...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Tomlinson Sophisticate Slipper Chairs in Walnut with Ivory Woven Fabric
By Tomlinson, John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Part of Tomlinson's sophisticate line slipper chairs designed by John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder featuring curved walnut backs and legs. Undoubtedly sophisticated. Mid-Century Moder...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Hollywood Regency Tomlinson Parkway Terrace Lounge Chairs with Ottoman
By Erwin Lambeth, Tomlinson
Located in St. Louis, MO
A pair of very sophisticated and elegant lounge chairs with silk diamond tufted outer panels and large buttons on skirts, with down seat cushions, by Tomlinson as part of their Parkw...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Upholstery

Mid Century Cane Lounge Chairs by Tomlinson
By Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth Furniture Company, Tomlinson, John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Pair of exquisite cane lounge chairs by Tomlinson. The chairs are in beautifully patinaed condition with some slight wear to the cane and wood, they have been reupholstered with ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tomlinson Furniture

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Cane, Wood

Tomlinson Empire Style Mahogany and Black Leather Square Coffee Table
By Tomlinson
Located in Chicago, IL
Unexpected and rare Tomlinson square bleached mahogany coffee table with black leather inlaid top. Clean lined with chunky Empire influenced solid mahogany inverted obelisk legs with...
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1960s American Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

1950s Brown Walnut and Cane Lounge Chairs by Lubberts or Mulder 'g'
By Tomlinson, John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Walnut and cane, lounge chairs, Lubberts & Mulder, 1950s, USA. Pair of curved caned back lounge chairs designed by John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder in America in circa 1950s. Thes...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Pair of Wide American Lounge Chairs in Beech and Green Upholstery
By Tomlinson, John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of easy chairs, fabric, beech, American, 1950s from Tomlinson's 'Sophisticate' Collection by John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder. This pair of American easy chairs are executed in...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Fabric, Beech

1950s Brown Walnut and Cane Lounge Chairs by Lubberts and Mulder 'i'
By Tomlinson, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
American brown walnut and cane, lounge chairs, Lubberts & Mulder, 1950s, USA. Pair of curved caned back lounge chairs designed by John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder in America in ci...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Miraculous Rare Set of 8 Leather Strap Dining Chairs by Tomlinson, dated 1958
By Tomlinson
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. An in...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Beech, Leather

Tomlinson Driftwood Glazed Coffee Table with Triple-Curule Forged Iron Base
By Tomlinson
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautifully refinished Tomlinson iron curule leg coffee table in a bleached walnut with driftwood grey glaze. The triple curule form hammered iron legs are lacquered satin black and ...
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1950s American Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Brass, Iron

H.M. Tomlinson "The Sea and The Jungle" 1st Edition Woodcuts by Clare Leighton
By Tomlinson
Located in San Francisco, CA
H.M. Tomlinson "The Sea and The Jungle" First Edition with woodcuts by Clare Leighton, circa 1930 Rare First Edition. Very good condition. Fantastic woodcuts by noted artist Clare...
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Tomlinson Furniture

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Other

Tomlinson Sophisticate Midcentury Coffee Table
By Tomlinson
Located in Norwalk, CT
Midcentury surfboard style parquet top and oak frame coffee table by Tomlinson as part of their Sophisticate collection.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tomlinson Furniture

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Wood

Modern Neoclassical Loungers by Lubberts and Mulder for Tomlinson, circa 1958
By Tomlinson, John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder
Located in Atlanta, GA
These chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described: completely installation ready. A magnificent restored pair of loungers from a difficult to find seating series ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Cherry, Fabric

Tomlinson Sophisticate Collection Faux Tambour Door Walnut Side Table
By Tomlinson
Located in Pau, FR
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern faux tambour split door walnut side table with great lines and details, rippled faux tambour design, brass hardware, butterfly insets, etc, by Tomlinson ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Sculptural Fret Back Chairs by Tomlinson
By Tomlinson
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Sculptural fret back chairs, design attributed to John Lubberts and Lambert Muller, and made by Tomlinson, American, circa 1960s. These chairs are currently being refinished ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Tomlinson Marble and Pecan Midcentury Coffee Table
By Tomlinson
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From Tomlinson's "Sophisticate" line, developed in the mid-1950s and continued throughout the 1960s. This piece is #315, a cocktail table in Pecan, with a Portuguese marble top. The ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tomlinson Furniture

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Marble

Tomlinson Sophisticate Cocktail Bar and Storage Coffee Table, 1950s, Signed
By Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth Furniture Company, Tomlinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This ingenious coffee table is by Tomlinson for their Sophisticate collection, featuring two sliding doors which reveal two storage spaces to the top, ideal for storing beverages, gl...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Wood

John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chairs, Cane, Walnut, 1950
By John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder, Tomlinson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of walnut lounge chairs with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions reupholstered in beige velvet. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Fabric, Cane, Walnut

Classic Pair of Modernist Tub Chairs on Castors by Tomlinson
By Tomlinson, Milo Baughman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic pair of modernist tub chairs on Castors. Manufactured by Tomlinson Furniture Co. Nice pair lounge chairs, retains original fabric. Extremely comfortable.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Brass

Stunning Pair of Inlaid Walnut Midcentury Tomlinson End Lamp Tables w Ring Pulls
By Vanleigh Furniture, Tomlinson
Located in Hudson, NY
Amazing pair of Tomlinson End Tables. Walnut case top with 2 drawers. Decorative wrought iron base with brass detailing. The attention to detail on these tables is absolutely stunnin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tomlinson Furniture

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Pair of Large Scale End Tables by Lubberts & Mulder for Tomlinson
By Tomlinson, John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Large Scale End Tables, designed by John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, American, circa 1950s. Designed for Tomlinson's "Sophisticate" line, these large scale tab...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Brass

Glamorous X Back Dining Chairs by Tomlinson
By Tomlinson
Located in Atlanta, GA
Glamorous X back dining chairs, designed by Tomlinson, American, circa 1950s. These chairs are currently being refinished and reupholstered and can be completed in your choice of col...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Burl Wood, Brass and Glass Showcase Curio Cabinets
By Tomlinson
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of china vitrine cabinets by Tomlinson are an excellent example of their timeless quality and design. This rectangular top cabinet features two doors with glass panels and brass...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tomlinson Furniture

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Brass

Tomlinson American 1960s Walnut Coffee Table
By Tomlinson
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful 1960s cocktail table with a cerused limed wood base and a polished burl match-booked walnut top. Original label.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Walnut

Georgian Modern Burled Walnut End Table
By Tomlinson
Located in Chicago, IL
A great example in textured simplicity, this clean-lined Georgian end table by Tomlinson Furniture has a burl clad top and sides with stylized walnut legs and a flush, concealed drawer.
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20th Century American Tomlinson Furniture

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Walnut

Vintage Modern Walnut Highboy Dresser
By Tomlinson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish American walnut highboy dresser by Tomlinson features Mid-Century Modern design and eight-drawer layout. Unique brass drawer pulls add to the vintage appeal of this tall bedr...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Brass

Burl Walnut and Aluminium Console/Sofa Table by Tomlinson
By Tomlinson
Located in Hingham, MA
Parsons style sofa or console table by Tomlinson with patchwork burled walnut top on a polished aluminium square frame base. Four corners embellished with aluminium open corbel brack...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Aluminum

Long Coffee Table with Patchwork Style Top
By Tomlinson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern table by Tomlinson, with a blonde color grain and bird's-eye checkerboard top. (Please confirm item location, NY or NJ, with dealer).  
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Tomlinson Stamped Marble-Top Ebonized Credenzas or Console Tables
By Tomlinson
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Tomlinson stamped marble-top ebonized credenzas or console tables. Each of custom quality having cultured marble insert tops supported by an ebony case having three center dr...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Marble

Tomlinson of High Point, Set of Four Dining Chairs, USA, 1957
By Tomlinson
Located in Miami, FL
Chairs are marked with original patent information on the bottom of each chair. Chairs are in very good original condition. Very sound.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Wood

Stunning Set of 8 Dining Chairs by Tomlinson, 1955 - Choice of Lacquer Color
By Tomlinson
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chair frames are shipped meticulously restored in customer choice of lacquer. Expert custom upholstery service is available. A stunning set of eight ( 8 ) m...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Maple

Group of Three Trapezoidal Ottoman on Casters
By Tomlinson
Located in Hingham, MA
Fun and useful seating in these late 1960's trapezoidal form button tuft upholstered ottoman by Tomlinson which when grouped together form either a third of a full circle or a serpen...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

Fabulous Pair of Robsjohn Gibbing Style Slipper Lounge Chairs Mid-century Modern
By Tomlinson
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous Pair of Robsjohn Gibbings style lounge chairs. These chairs are part of the Sophisticates series made by Tomlinson. They have a super wide low seat and gorgeous saber wood...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomlinson Furniture

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Upholstery