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TH Robsjohn Gibbings

TH Robsjohn Gibbings

Gibbings was a British­born architect and furniture designer. Robsjohn ­Gibbings studied architecture at London University. Afterwards he worked briefly as a naval architect, designing ocean liner interiors, and then as art director for a motion picture studio.

In 1926 he became a salesman for an antiques dealer who specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture where he was assigned prominent accounts such as Elizabeth Arden and Neiman Marcus. The design work of T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings is hallmarked as a modern mixture of the classical elements of Ancient Grecian design and Art Deco design. It features mosaic floor reproductions, sculptural fragments, and sparse furnishings, all combining to achieve his trademark brand of modern historicism.

His furniture has been collectible for the past decade and particularly those pieces he had designed for the Casa Encantada, which are fetching high prices in auctions.