Contact Nicole Hobbs at (818) 209-1367 to see a piece in person or on a video call. Contact Nicole Hobbs at (818) 209-1367 to see a piece in person or on a video call.

In The Works! Gilbert Rohde Dresser in Solid Mahogany by Brown Saltman


This dresser features solid mahogany construction paired with amazing satellite disc- shaped lucite hardware which is completely original and in excellent condition. Each drawer features concave drawer-fronts and beautiful splayed legs. Manufactured by Brown Saltman in 1938. This piece is going in for restoration. We are extremely excited to bring this to you.

About the designer: Gilbert Rohde,(1894–1944), whose career as a furniture and industrial designer helped to define American modernism during its first phase from the late 1920s to World War II, is best known today for inaugurating modern design at Herman Miller IncBeginning in 1932, and continuing up to the his untimely death in 1944, Rohde advised Herman Miller's president, Dirk Jan De Pree on design, marketing, and production. He was a tireless advocate for modern furniture and interiors in American homes, apartments, offices, and commercial and institutional settings.

He became known for experimenting with industrial materials in furniture and interiors, including PlexiglasLuciteBakelite, and Fabrikoid (a leather-like fabric made by DuPont). One of his most innovative designs was a molded Plexiglas chair made in 1939, and shown at the Rohm and Haas display at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Of the two prototypes of this chair, one was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in 2000. Rohde's work is included in major museum collections among them: the Brooklyn Museum, the Wolfsonian, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtThe Henry Ford, the Newark Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art. In Europe his work is owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Vitra Design Museum