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Pair of 1950s Lounge Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Denton, TX
Paul McCobb style chairs very angular with sharp edges and sprawled maple legs and new firm
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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H 30.25 in W 30.75 in D 33.5 in
Paul McCobb Style Spindle Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
iconic Planner Group chairs by Paul McCobb, with tapered spindles and shovel seats. The armchairs have a
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Paul McCobb Style Spindle Chairs
  • Paul McCobb Style Spindle Chairs
  • Paul McCobb Style Spindle Chairs
  • Paul McCobb Style Spindle Chairs
H 32.25 in W 21.75 in D 22 in
Paul McCobb Directional Lounge Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
A 1950s Directional lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb and manufactured by Custom Craft Inc. The
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wool, Linen, Ash

  • Paul McCobb Directional Lounge Chair
  • Paul McCobb Directional Lounge Chair
  • Paul McCobb Directional Lounge Chair
  • Paul McCobb Directional Lounge Chair
H 28.5 in W 27 in D 28 in
Midcentury Lounge Chairs in the Style of Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of midcentury lounge chairs are in the style of Paul McCobb and feature original blue
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb-Style Lime Green Wire Side Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is an great find: a Mid-Century Modern chair, similar to the style of Paul McCobb. It has
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Danish Paul McCobb-Style Reupholstered Lounge / Accent Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in Medina, OH
its wide style and slate back. This chair was reupholstered in a gorgeous charcoal gray slubby fabric
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Introducing a stunning pair of Paul McCobb Lounge armchairs, epitomizing the sleek elegance and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

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H 32 in W 32 in D 34.5 in
Paul McCobb Style Midcentury Ebonized Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb Style midcentury Ebonized dining chairs - set of 6 Each chair measures: 19 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Lounge Chairs in the Style of Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
inspired by the style of Paul McCobb. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Comfort and Mid-Century Modern style meet in this timeless lounge chair by Paul McCobb. Sturdy
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Perfect Pair of Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outstanding pair of totally restored Paul McCobb lounge chairs. These chairs are in perfect
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Silk, Velvet, Walnut

Set of 4 Paul McCobb Style Dining Chairs by Lane
By Paul McCobb, Lane Acclaim
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Set of 4 unique dining chairs made by Lane Furniture. Often attributed to Paul McCobb due to the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Large Cream 1950's Club Chairs Attributed to Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in London, GB
style. These design reflects the Art Deco period of the 1930's and the evolution of the chair having
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Textile, Wood

Paul McCobb Style Clifford Pascoe Mcm Walnut Wrought Iron Dining Chairs, Pair
By Paul McCobb, Clifford Pascoe
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb style Clifford Pascoemid century walnut wrought iron dining chairs - a pair Each
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

MCM Model 7001 Chair in Walnut by Paul McCobb for Directional, USA, c. 1950s
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Deland, FL
7009 armchair designed by Paul McCobb for Directional Furniture. This chair is truly a work of art and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Classic Mid Century Modern Lounge Chair by Flexsteel.. manner of Paul McCobb
By Flexsteel, Paul McCobb
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid Century Modernist lounge by the Flexsteel Company. Chair is similar in style to chair
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Midcentury Lounge Chairs after McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish pair of midcentury lounge chairs in the style of Paul McCobb. Interestingly contoured
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Paul McCobb Style Clifford Pascoe Mcm Walnut Wrought Iron Dining Chairs - Set 4
By Paul McCobb, Clifford Pascoe
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb Style Clifford Pascoe mid-century walnut and wrought iron dining chairs - Set of 4
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Rare Walnut Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb for Widdicomb
By Paul McCobb, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century walnut lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Widdicomb, in the United States, circa
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Walnut

Vintage Mid Century Modern Walnut Frame Blue Club Lounge Chair after Paul McCobb
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Philadelphia, PA
made quality. Chair is unmarked but the style and form is much like that of Paul McCobb. Measures: 21
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 4 Paul McCobb, O'Hearn Furniture Style Black Walnut Dining Side Chairs
By O'Hearn Furniture 1, Paul McCobb
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Set of four Paul McCobb for O'Hearn style black walnut side chairs, 1950's. Featuring a refinished
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Rare New Upholstered Beige Paul McCobb Set for Directional, USA - 1950s
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Berlin, DE
given apply to the sofa. The Lounge Chair measures: D90, W82, H80, SH43cm. Paul McCobb was an American
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Paul McCobb Style Midcentury Upholstered Club Chair
Located in Kensington, MD
Paul McCobb Style midcentury Upholstered Club Chair Additional information: Material
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Iron Paul McCobb Style Arm Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage iron mid century chairs in good rustic condition. Has signs of use. Great design with nice
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century Modern Planner Group Dining Chairs Paul McCobb for Winchendon Set 5
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous set of five Mid-Century Modern Planner Group style #1534 dining chairs by Paul McCobb for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dining Chairs after Paul McCobb or Gio Ponti
By Ico Parisi, Gio Ponti, Paul McCobb
Located in Philadelphia, PA
minimalistic look created out of solid walnut. Armchairs measure H 40 W 23 D 19. In the style of: Paul
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Splayed Leg Armchair in the Manner of McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
This refined splayed leg armchair, in the manner of Paul McCobb, features an ebonized walnut base
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Velvet

Pair of Midcentury Danish Modern Paul McCobb Style Lounge Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of midcentury Danish modern Paul McCobb style lounge chairs Offered is a pair of unrestored
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Paul McCobb "Pagoda" Style Arched Wing Sofa
By Paul McCobb
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage Arched sofa fashioned after the iconic "Pagoda" by Paul McCobb with tapered legs, circa
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Paul McCobb Style Mid Century Whitney Birch Desk
By Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb style mid century whitney birch desk The desk measures: 52 wide x 25 deep x 30 high
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Birch

20th Century Modern Paul McCobb Style Barrel Back Slipper Lounge Chairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-20th century modern Paul McCobb style barrel back slipper lounge chairs, a pair. Item features
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Fabric

Beautiful Bentwood Dining Chairs, in the Style of Thonet
By Thonet, Paul McCobb
Located in Miami, FL
9 beautiful European bentwood dining chairs. Ready for a new home.
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Vintage 1970s Slovak Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bentwood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul Mccobb Style Pencil Leg His/Her Lounge Chairs wi
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul Mccobb Style Pencil Leg His/Her Lounge Chairs with Ottoman Offered
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Paul McCobb Origami Armchair on Spider Base
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dronten, NL
1960s vintage white molded fiberglass Origami arm shell chair designed by Paul McCobb on a very
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

  • Paul McCobb Origami Armchair on Spider Base
  • Paul McCobb Origami Armchair on Spider Base
  • Paul McCobb Origami Armchair on Spider Base
  • Paul McCobb Origami Armchair on Spider Base
H 32.29 in W 25.2 in D 21.26 in
Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Cane and Walnut Dining Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
wood grain and a sculpted high back rest add to the midcentury appeal. In the style of Paul McCobb
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Server and Dining Room Set by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Add timeless Mid-Century Modern style to your dining room with this vintage set by Paul McCobb. It
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Restored Pair of Maple Cube Loungers in the Style of Paul McCobb
Located in Atlanta, GA
are unmarked, they are reminiscent of the Paul McCobb chair production of the late 1950s. Excellent
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Maple

Dining Room Set by Paul McCobb, Irwin Collection, Circa 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Westport, CT
designed by the renowned Paul McCobb for The Calvin Group, dating back to the illustrious era of 1950-1959
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Sage Lounge Armchairs - a Pair
By Paul McCobb
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
reupholstered to offer both style and comfort. Each chair features plush, removable cushions that promise a
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Hardwood

Mid Century Modern Caned Walnut Dining Chairs
By Specialty Woodcraft, Paul McCobb
Located in Bensalem, PA
Classic well built solid set of four Danish style, solid walnut dining chairs by specialty
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Travertine and Brass Side Table by Paul McCobb for Directional, 1950s
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Miami, FL
timeless American Modern design to add to your collection of vintage treasures. Literature: Paul McCobb
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Travertine, Brass

Set of Two (2) Barrel Back Lounge Chairs in Walnut After Nanna Ditzel, c. 1960's
By Tom Dixon, Paul McCobb, Edward Wormley, Nanna Ditzel
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing an ultra-rare set of barrel-back lounge chairs stamped "1968" after Nanna Ditzel
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Robsjohn-Gibbings Style Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Lounge Chair
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century modern lounge chair In the manner of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings or Paul
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair American Mid-Century Scroll Lounge / Wingback Chairs, Boucle, Draper Style
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair American Mid-Century Scroll Lounge / Wingback Chairs, Boucle, Draper Style   Newly recovered
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair, Adrian Pearsall Style, American, Chrome, 1950s
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair, Adrian Pearsall Style, American, Chrome, 1950s In a word
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair Teal Milo Baughman Style Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs, Swivel, Square
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair Teal Milo Baughman style Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs, swivel, square Sky or Celeste
Category

Late 20th Century American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Textile

Modenist Wingback Chairs in Bouclé, 1950s
Located in Westport, CT
Set of Mid-Century Modern wingback chairs in the style of Edward Wormley, circa 1950s. Completely
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Mid 20th MCM Mr. Chair Lounge Chair & Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Topeka, KS
iconic “Coconut Chair.” Mr. Mulhauser designed for many recognized companies including Paul McCobb
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

1950s Italian Design Low Lounge Chairs Black Iron Frame and Ice White Upholster
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Firenze, IT
Minimalist yet sophisticated lines of these mid-20th Century lounge chairs recall the style of some European
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Lounge Chair
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
the chair with grace and style. Edward Wormley’s designs are still often mimicked for high end
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Linen, Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs, Kidney-Shape, White Boucle
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Nautilus Style Swivel Chairs, Kidney-Shape, White Boucle Pair Mid-Century Modern
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Classic Slipper Chairs by Jens Risom in Bouclé, C. 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in Westport, CT
-century charm and a nod to timeless style. Other designers from this era include Paul McCobb, George
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs, Chrome, Leather, Manner Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
include Adrian Pearsall, Milo Baughman, Vladimir Kagan, Paul McCobb, Paul Evans, Warren Platner, Charles
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Vintage 1960s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel / Lounge Chairs, Blue Faux Fur
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Nautilus Style Swivel / Lounge Chairs, Blue Faux Fur Opposing organic
Category

1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Faux Fur

Vintage Pair of Lounge Chairs by Lawrence Peabody for Richardson Nemschoff
By Richardson Nemschoff, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Chicago, IL
one point. style of Milo Baughman & Paul McCobb
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Swivel Chairs in Grey Alpaca Velvet, C. 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Westport, CT
into the golden age of mid-century design. Other designers from this era include Paul McCobb, George
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Bert England for Johnson Furniture Sculpted Walnut Upholstered Dining Chairs
By Johnson Furniture Company, Bert England
Located in South Bend, IN
in style and quality to contemporary designers T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Paul McCobb, and Paul Frankl.     
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Six Mid Century Walnut Dining Chairs Lane Tuxedo Inlay
By Lane Furniture
Located in Baltimore, MD
condition, from Lane Tuxedo line manufactured by Lane, in the style of Paul McCobb. Features two captain
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Tony Paul Pair Atomic Brass and Metal Candle Sconces, ca 1950s
By Tony Paul
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Unusual Pair of Brass and Iron Atomic Style Candle Sconces designed by Tony Paul in the 1950s
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Candle Sconces

Materials

Metal, Brass, Iron

Pr. Mid Century Wrought Iron and Bent Plywood Arm Dining Chars After Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff, Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
work by Paul McCobb, and Arthur Umanoff, however the chairs are unsigned. Classic mid century lines
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

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Paul Mccobb Style Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the paul mccobb style chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each paul mccobb style chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and upholstery. Your living room may not be complete without a paul mccobb style chair — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A paul mccobb style chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one paul mccobb style chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Paul McCobb, Clifford Pascoe and Winchendon Furniture Company produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Paul Mccobb Style Chair?

Prices for a paul mccobb style chair start at $295 and top out at $9,500 with the average selling for $2,395.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.