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Paul McCobb Furniture

 Paul McCobb (USA, 1917–69)
Paul McCobb (USA, 1917–69)

You could call Paul McCobb a man of parts. As a furniture designer, his work combined the attributes of many of his now better-known peers. Like Bauhaus designers such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, his furniture had purity of form and line. Like the designs of Florence Knoll and George Nelson and his associates, McCobb’s work was efficient and purposeful. And even like George Nakashima, he was adept at interpreting traditional forms, in particular those of chairs, for the 20th century.

More than any other designer beside Russel Wright, with his ubiquitous ceramic tableware, McCobb was arguably responsible for the introduction of modern design into middle-class American households — if for no other reason than that he designed the 1952 set for the original Today show. McCobb also designed cohesive lines of furnishings, such as his best-known Planner Group, that gave homes an instant “look.” McCobb designed for several companies, most notably Directional, the New York firm that also produced designs by other legends, such as Paul Evans and Vladimir Kagan

The signal aesthetic attribute of McCobb designs is that he completely forsook ornament — his pieces have no flourishes. And yet, because they are honest — the chairs, desks and tables are made of solid wood, usually maple or birch, often paired with frames and legs of wrought iron; the cabinets are traditionally scaled; the seating pieces have historic antecedents such as the Windsor chair — McCobb’s mid-century modern work has warmth and presence. As you can see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Paul McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a décor: an essential.

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Paul McCobb for Calvin Round Mahogany, Wicker with Brass Trim Side or End Table
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Restored Paul McCobb for Calvin model 8734 round side or end table with Mahogany top, having brass trim edge with lower wicker shelf. Refinished in a medium brown walnut stain, re-gl...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Model 302 Mid-Century Modern Lounge or Club Chair for Directional
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern lounge chair for his Directional line with original walnut finish to maple frame on tapered legs. Older corduroy re-upholstery, upholstery and foam nee...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Maple

Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Dry Bar or Server
By Paul McCobb, H Sacks & Sons
Located in St. Louis, MO
Hard to find Paul McCobb dry bar or server for his Connoisseur collection by H. Saks & Sons. To be refinished, custom color available, rounded pulls to be re-plated brass. Top lifts ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Paul McCobb for Calvin Console Table with White Vitrolite Top and Brass Frame
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass, Vitrolite, Mahogany

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Round Calacatta Marble Top & Brass Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass, Marble

Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Armchair Model 3049 with Tapered Splayed Legs
By Custom Craft Inc., Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb (American 1917–1969) model 3049 armchair by Custom Craft, Inc. with dowel legs shown with original black stained legs and upholstery. Price includes refinishing of legs, ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Birch, Fabric

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Calvin Lounge Chairs with Brass
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass, Upholstery, Wood

Paul McCobb King Headboard for Calvin with Caned Panels
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Aluminum, Cane, Mahogany

Pair of Paul McCobb for Directional Model 1322 Lounge Chairs, Original Fabric
By Paul McCobb, Custom Craft Inc.
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Paul McCobb for his Directional line model 1322 lounge chairs, shown with original fabric and finish. Finish to be restored prior to shipping, fabric is in incredible conditi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Paul McCobb for Calvin Dining Table with Brass X Cross Support, Customizable
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass, Mahogany

Paul McCobb for Calvin Leather Top and Caned Front Dresser or Sideboard
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass, Leather, Mahogany

Paul McCobb for Calvin Sideboard with Brass X-Stretcher
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass, Mahogany

McCobb Drop-Leaf Dining Table with Three Leaves
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
McCobb drop-leaf dining table with three extension leaves three 12" leaves for a total of 86.5" fully extended.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Paul McCobb for Calvin Brass X-Base Eight-Drawer Dresser
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Club or Lounge Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Planner Group single club chair. Vintage fabric, foam is good, but should be updated when you reupholster. Legs to be refinished prior to s...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Three-Drawer Chest
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
All original pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group chest / dressers for Winchendon. Three drawers, brass cone pulls on tapered legs. Touched up original finish. Can be ebonized for addit...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Maple

Paul McCobb for Calvin Dining Table with Brass X Cross Support Pick your Finish
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass, Wood

Rare Paul McCobb Cubist Sofa or Settee
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Rare Paul McCobb cubist sofa or settee for custom craft Inc. Legs have been refinished, older reupholstery and foam must be updated. Great geometric lines on this sofa, a rarely seen...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Loveseat Settee or Sofa
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb for Planner Group loveseat, settee or sofa. Upholstery needs to be updated as it has stains, foam is good. Price includes refinishing of legs. Measures: Seat 16" H, arm 1...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Paul McCobb Sectional Sofa for Custom Craft
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb two pieces sofa with tapered mahogany legs and tufted seat and back. Loveseat section 48" long, chair section 28" wide.
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1950s American Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Paul McCobb Bleached Mahogany Accordion Doors Sideboard, Refinished to Order
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb sideboard or credenza with accordion doors in bleached mahogany. Calvin Group, finished back, tapered legs, currently being refinished, custom color options available.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin Sliding Door Credenzas
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin credenza refinished in dark espresso with sliding doors and aluminum trim. Each side has an adjustable shelf, shelf size is 23" W x 15.75" D. There are...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Ebony Chests or Dressers
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group chests or dressers, circa 1950s. Completely restored and refinished in a dark ebony finish, with original aluminum round ring pulls on taper legs. E...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Spindle Back Dining or Desk Chair for Planner Group
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Single Paul McCobb for Planner Group dining chairs refinished in dark espresso finish.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Birch

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Paul McCobb for Calvin Dining Table with Brass X Cross Support Pick your Finish
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Console Table with White Vitrolite Top and Brass Frame
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Paul McCobb King Headboard for Calvin with Caned Panels
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Sideboard with Brass X-Stretcher
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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Calvin Lounge Chairs with Brass
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Leather Top and Caned Front Dresser or Sideboard
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Brass, Leather, Mahogany

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Mid-Century Modern Declaration Walnut End or Side Table
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Walnut

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Round Calacatta Marble Top & Brass Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass, Marble

Pair of Paul McCobb Travertine Top Brass End Tables
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Brass, Travertine

Paul McCobb for Calvin Brass X-Base Eight-Drawer Dresser
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Mahogany

Italian Hollywood Regency Gold Gilt Faux Bamboo Glass Top Side or End Table
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Gold Leaf

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Pair of Paul McCobb Side Chairs with Leather Woven Strap Seats
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb woven leather side chairs with Philippine mahogany frames.
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

King Size Paul Mccobb Headboard Calvin Group
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
King size midcentury headboard by Paul McCobb from the Calvin Group, can be refinished at additional cost
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Wood

Paul Mccobb Planner Group Armchair, 1950's
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Planner Group armchair designed by Paul McCobb, featured tapered dowel legs and angular upholstery.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

  • Paul Mccobb Planner Group Armchair, 1950's
  • Paul Mccobb Planner Group Armchair, 1950's
  • Paul Mccobb Planner Group Armchair, 1950's
  • Paul Mccobb Planner Group Armchair, 1950's
H 31 in. W 31.5 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin End Tables or Nightstands
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin mahogany end tables or nightstands with asymmetric or offset tops on tapered legs. Table one is offset to the left and the second table to the right. H...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

Paul McCobb Side Table, Nightstand with Pull-Out Shelf
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb end table or nightstand with pull-out shelf with brass knob in Philippine mahogany.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Travertine Top Brass Frame Console
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Midcentury console designed by Paul McCobb. Travertine top with two drawers and two lower shelves, brass frame, original finish
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1950s American Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Travertine, Brass

Paul McCobb Shovel chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb side chair with iron legs and birch seat and back, from the Planner Group
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Iron

  • Paul McCobb Shovel chair
  • Paul McCobb Shovel chair
  • Paul McCobb Shovel chair
  • Paul McCobb Shovel chair
H 34 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Paul McCobb Lacquered desk in deep Turquoise
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Midcentury Desk designed by Paul McCobb, deep turquoise lacquer desk with brass fittings
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1950s American Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb console
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Directional line console by Paul McCobb, 4 drawers with a brass base
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Brass

  • Paul McCobb console
  • Paul McCobb console
  • Paul McCobb console
  • Paul McCobb console
H 32 in. W 48 in. D 20 in.
Paul McCobb Planner Group Sofa
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb Planner Group sofa, label, in need of reupholstery as shown, can be upholstered c.o.m. If desired.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

  • Paul McCobb Planner Group Sofa
  • Paul McCobb Planner Group Sofa
  • Paul McCobb Planner Group Sofa
  • Paul McCobb Planner Group Sofa
H 28.5 in. W 82.5 in. D 32 in.
Set of Six Paul McCobb for Calvin Dining Chairs with V Backs
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Set of six dining chairs by designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin furniture, with sculpted backs and arms. Set includes two armchairs and four side chairs. To be restored, includes refi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Paul McCobb 1950s Iron Stool or Ottoman
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Single Paul McCobb 1950s iron stool newly reupholstered.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

Materials

Iron

  • Paul McCobb 1950s Iron Stool or Ottoman
  • Paul McCobb 1950s Iron Stool or Ottoman
  • Paul McCobb 1950s Iron Stool or Ottoman
  • Paul McCobb 1950s Iron Stool or Ottoman
H 17.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 20.5 in.

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