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Paul McCobb Furniture

Paul McCobb, USA (1917-1969)

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 work has warmth and presence. As you can see from the offerings on these pages, Paul McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a décor: an essential.

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Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Desk in Dark Espresso
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb Planner Group desk in dark espresso stain, with bank on drawers on left side and two tapered angular dowel legs on the right, tapered brass pulls. To be refinished in dar...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

Paul McCobb King Headboard for Calvin with Caned Panels
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb king size headboard for Calvin with caned panels. Aluminum edge, mahogany frame and caned panels. Caning has a few losses, will be professionally repaired, and light rest...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Aluminum

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

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Upholstery, Walnut

Rare 20 Drawer Lacquered Commode by Paul McCobb #1510
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
A lacquered commode / dresser by Paul McCobb shown with ebonized base, 10 drawers with nickel pulls flanked by two cabinet doors that each conceal 5 drawers. Lacquer color is Benjami...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin Dining Table with Brass X Cross Support, Customizable
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
Philippine Mahogany dining table with brass X stretcher between tapered legs, designed by Paul McCobb, part of his Irwin collection for Calvin. Includes two 15" extension leaves, len...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin Leather Top and Caned Front Dresser or Sideboard
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
To be restored, Paul McCobb for Calvin Group dresser, sideboard or credenza with original leather top, brass edge and caned front panels. Shown in original condition, front panels to...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin Sideboard with Brass X-Stretcher
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb sideboard or credenza, three drawers at top, sliding leather doors with brass trim, and adjustable shelves, brass X-stretcher between tapered legs. Currently being refini...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

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

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Walnut

Paul McCobb Single End Table or Nightstand for Planner Group
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb single end table or nightstand for Planner Group with original finish. Labelled, brass cone pull. Overall very nice original finish. Can be refinished in a darker color f...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Maple

Paul McCobb for Calvin Brass X-Base Eight-Drawer Dresser
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group fully restored eight-drawer dresser with brass cross stretcher. Mahogany refinished in espresso, original knobs butler brass plated and brass X-base poli...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Mahogany

Large Paul McCobb Oval Mahogany and Brass Dining Table with Six Leaves
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb oval mahogany dining table with brass inlay edge, Six 11" leaves, extends to 128.5" fully extended, circa 1950s, in dark brown stain, tapered legs with polished brass str...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Mahogany

Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin End Tables or Nightstands
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
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 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 for Calvin Lounge Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin lounge or club chairs in the original fabric with brass stretchers and tapered wood legs. The brass has been polished and the legs refinished in a dark...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Winchendon Planner Group, Eight-Drawer Dresser
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb for Winchendon Planner Group, eight-drawer chest with polished conical brass pulls and elegant tapered legs, finished in beautiful dark espresso on birch, circa 1950s. Cu...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Birch

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 Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Philippine Mahogany dining table with brass X stretcher between tapered legs, designed by Paul McCobb, part of his Irwin collection for Calvin. Includes two 12" extension leaves, len...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Winchendon Jewelry Chest
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in St. Louis, MO
Midcentury Paul McCobb for Winchendon jewelry chest for top of dresser. Refinished, has classic McCobb brass tapered pulls and three drawers.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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

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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

Set of Four Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Set of four Paul McCobb Planner Group dining chairs model #1530, refinished in a dark espresso. No labels.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Birch

Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection Dry Bar or Server
By H Sacks & Sons, Paul McCobb
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

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Mahogany

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

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Paul McCobb Birch and Iron Bar Cart
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Midcentury Paul McCobb bar cart with iron frame and expandable top, shelves and drawer in birch, each leaf is 6" Measure: The top is 18" x 30" and the height is 29 5/8ths.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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

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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

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Aluminum

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

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Iron

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

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

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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

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Birch

Paul McCobb planner Group 3 drawer chests
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of 3 drawer chests designed by Paul McCobb as part of his Planner Group, conical brass drawer pulls.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

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