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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 Armchair
Fresh Kills
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Paul McCobb Armchair
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wood, Upholstery
Handsome, elegant and in fine condition. Richly dark-stained wood frame. Contrasting textured ivory upholstery. Manufactured by Directional.
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Set of Six Paul McCobb Connoisseur Dining Chairs f...
Paul McCobb, H. Sacks & Sons
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Set of six dining chairs by Paul McCobb for H. Sacks & Sons "Connoisseur" Collection. These chairs are among his most graceful designs, and bear the influence of Italian design upon the...
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Modernist Credenza with Slate Top by Paul McCobb f...
Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Brass, Slate, Wood
Rare credenza by Calvin for Directional furniture. The cabinet features a polished slate top and diamond pattern bi-fold doors and interior drawers finished with recessed lacquered pull...
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Paul McCobb Three-Drawer Occasional Table
Horseman Antiques Inc.
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Paul McCobb Three-Drawer Occasional Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Wood
Unique three-drawer table from the Connoisseur Collection of Paul McCobb. Drawers have chrome pulls and top has brass accent detail. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer....
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Paul McCobb for Planner Group Tall Chest
Grinard Collection
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Paul McCobb for Planner Group Tall Chest
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Maple
Paul McCobb for Planner Group tall chest, fitted with four long drawers and silver drawer pulls. The maple has been hand finished to deep rich walnut stain.
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Paul McCobb Marble-Top Credenza
Horseman Antiques Inc.
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Paul McCobb Marble-Top Credenza
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Mid-Century long sideboard designed by Paul McCobb for hi Irwin Collection. Folding door cabinet, five wide drawers, brass hardware throughout and thick marble top. Finished back. (Ple...
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Paul McCobb Brass Bench for Calvin
Modern Drama
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Paul McCobb Brass Bench for Calvin
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Leather, Mahogany
Brass frame bench by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. New leather cushions. Cushions can be removed for use as coffee table.
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Lounge Chair Designed by Paul McCobb
Sputnik Modern
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Lounge Chair Designed by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs
A walnut framed lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb. Fully restored.
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Paul McCobb Tall Dresser
Fresh Kills
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Paul McCobb Tall Dresser
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Metal, Wood
Handsome, understated and Classic Mid-Century dresser in good, all original condition. Manufactured by Calvin Furniture.
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Walnut Chest
Mrspk&oz
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Walnut Chest
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1960s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Walnut, Brass
Paul McCobb was a modern furniture and Industrial designer. McCobb first came to prominence in 1948 as a design and decorating consultant for Martin Feinman’s Modernage Furniture in New...
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20-Drawer Dresser by Paul McCobb
Archive 20th Century
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20-Drawer Dresser by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Maple
20-drawer dresser by Paul McCobb.
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Early Paul McCobb Planner Group Dresser with Iron ...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Wood, Wrought Iron
A simple sleek design. Solid wood with wright iron legs and brass drawer pulls. Designed by Paul Mccobb for Winchendon furniture.
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Chest of Drawers with Brass Pulls and X Stretcher ...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Chest of drawers model No. 1006 in mahogany with brass pulls and X stretcher between legs by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, American 1950’s (signed “The Calvin Group designed by Paul...
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Early Paul McCobb Four-Drawer Planner Group Dresse...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Maple, Wrought Iron
A beautiful wrought Iron and blonde maple four drawer dresser. Solid wood construction with brass drawer pulls. Designed by Paul Mccobb for Winchendon Furniture.
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Paul Mccobb Gentleman's Chest
Modern Drama
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Paul Mccobb Gentleman's Chest
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Wood
Paul McCobb gentleman's chest dresser. Calvin Series. Lift up mirrored section. Bi fold doors with fitted interior.
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Paul McCobb Perimeter Group Side Table
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
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Paul McCobb Perimeter Group Side Table
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
A rare and hard to find McCobb side table in a dark ebony finish with a dark oval charcoal black leather insert to the table top. Retaining the original tag from the Perimeter Group man...
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Mid-Century Desk, Paul McCobb Planner Group
Another Time
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Mid-Century Desk, Paul McCobb Planner Group
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Maple
Solid maple medium size desk supported by drawers on one side and the signature angular tapered legs on the other. The top drawer retains most of the Planner Group label, bottom drawer ...
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Paul McCobb Coffee Table for Winchendon, Planner G...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple, Brass
Manufacturer: Winchendon. Period and model: Mid-Century Modern, Planner Group series. Specs: Maple, brass. Condition: This Paul McCobb coffee table for Winchendon (Planner Group serie...
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Planner Group Entry Bench by Paul McCobb for Winchendon
Spruce Design + Decor, Inc.
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Planner Group Entry Bench by Paul McCobb for Winch...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
A rare classic. Bench or table with splayed, tapered legs surmounted by a movable cabinet with two drawers. Cabinet may be placed anywhere along the length of the base. Dimensions be...
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Stylish Mid Century Palnner Group Dresser By Paul ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Wood
Stylish Mid Century Dresser By Paul McCobb
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Pair of Paul McCobb Wrought Iron Stools in Teal Bl...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Velvet
Beautiful pair of stools or ottomans by Paul McCobb. Wrought iron bases are in nice vintage condition. Stools are freshly upholstered in a luxe teal velvet.
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Marble-Top Credenza by Paul McCobb
ABC Modern
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Marble-Top Credenza by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Marble, Metal, Wood
Marble Top Credenza or Cabinet, designed by Paul McCobb, circa 1950's. This is a versatile piece that can be used as a credenza, cabinet, bar, or media center in a living area, or as a ...
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Paul McCobb for Planner Group Eight-Drawer Dresser...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Maple
Paul McCobb for Planner Group long chest, fitted with eight drawers and silver drawer pulls. The maple has been hand finished to deep rich walnut stain.
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Paul McCobb Porcelain Compote or Candleholder
Modern Times
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Paul McCobb Porcelain Compote or Candleholder
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Candle Holders
Porcelain
This porcelain centerpiece is part of the "Contempri" line designed by Paul McCobb for Jackson Internationale. This versatile piece can function as a candleholder with the lid in place ...
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Versatile 1950s Pair of Paul McCobb Single-Drawer ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Lacquer, Wood
New black lacquer. Brass pulls. Top has a few small surface scuffs under the new finish. Show very nicely together.
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Paul McCobb Pedestal Desk
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
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Paul McCobb Pedestal Desk
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks
A McCobb pedestal desk in a translucent ebony finish with file drawer, four smaller drawers, put out writing surface and brass pulls. Manufactured by the Winchendon Furniture Company.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Vitrolite Coffee Tables for Ca...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Vitrolite, Metal
A pair of Vitrolite coffee tables by Paul McCobb for Calvin. The tables are made of a white Vitrolite pressed glass top resting on a black lacquered metal base. In a great vintage condi...
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Exquisite Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Two-Piece S...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
This stunning matching side board offers the perfect mix of vintage McCobb style and practical storage and display space. Plenty of concealed cabinet storage perfectly compliments this ...
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Paul McCobb Cane Back Armchairs
Via Verso - 20th Century Design
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Paul McCobb Cane Back Armchairs
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Armchairs
A lovely pair of cane-backed armchairs by legendary designer Paul McCobb. Bone-colored lacquered frames against color-matched silk linen truly set this pair apart from the rest. A ver...
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Original 1950s Paul McCobb Wrought Iron Base Bench...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Iron, Leather
Original 1950's Paul McCobb Wrought-Iron-Base Benches. Leather upholstery.
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Paul McCobb Six-Drawer Dresser for Vista, 1950s
Joseph Anfuso 20th Century Design
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Paul McCobb Six-Drawer Dresser for Vista, 1950s
Paul McCobb, Vista Furniture
Mid-20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Iron, Wood
Wonderful three-tone chest of drawers with natural wood top and sides complimented by off-white drawers. Body is mounted on black iron four-legged frame with tapering legs terminating w...
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Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
The Swanky Abode
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Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Wood, Leather
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Calvin Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Wood, leather. Condition: These dining chairs are in excellent vintage condition. The wood is in ...
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Paul McCobb 3082-E Lounge Chair
Vestige
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Paul McCobb 3082-E Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Rare Paul McCobb 3081-E lounge chair. Recently reupholstered, circa early 1950s.
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Paul McCobb Console Table
Revival
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Paul McCobb Console Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Console Tables
Milk Glass, Iron
An early Paul McCobb for Directional low long console table. The table's vitroline top is supported by a thin line elegant iron base.
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Paul McCobb Planner Group End Table or Night Stand...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Mid-Century Modern Planner Group stand by Paul McCobb.
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Solid Brass Mid-Century Modern End Table or Stand ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Very nice Mid-Century Modern solid brass end table in style of Paul McCobb.
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Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Nice mid century modern Paul McCobb coffee table.
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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut End Tables...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
Pair of very nice high craftsmanship quality end tables stands in style of Paul McCobb.
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Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Long Coffee Table
Soho Treasures
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Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Long Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Iron
Very nice mid century modern coffee table by Paul McCobb.
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Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
Vestige
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Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb Lounge Chair #3045. Excellent reupholstered condition. Circa 1950s.
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Two Bookshelves on a Large Bench by Paul McCobb
Philolux
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Two Bookshelves on a Large Bench by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Walnut
Planner Group designed by Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company. Set includes two bookshelves and one large bench. Bookshelf dimensions (each): Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm) Width: 36...
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Paul McCobb Mahogany Credenza
Quotient
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Paul McCobb Mahogany Credenza
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Mahogany
Mid Century classic chocolate brown stained Mahogany credenza with 5 drawers and a side compartment with trifold doors which conceals an adjustable shelf. Credenza rests on a brass stre...
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Planner Group Dining Chairs, Set of Six by Paul Mc...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Dining Room Chairs
Birch, Steel
Signed with partial applied manufacturer's label to underside of four examples: [Planner Group Designed by Paul McCobb Winchendon Furniture Company Winchendon Mass].
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Pair of Stools by Paul McCobb for CalvinOn Hold
Sputnik Modern
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Pair of Stools by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Stools
A pair of brass stools with original vinyl upholstery. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin.
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Paul McCobb Perimeter Group Chest
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
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Paul McCobb Perimeter Group Chest
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers...
Wood
A solid maple wood five-drawer chest with two smaller upper drawers and three larger lower drawers complemented by bowtie styled and round rosewood and aluminum pulls. A rare and hard t...
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Paul McCobb Perimeter Group Chest
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
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Paul McCobb Perimeter Group Chest
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers...
Wood
A solid maple wood Paul McCobb eight drawer chest, two small upper drawers and six larger lower drawers with bowtie shaped rosewood and aluminum pulls. The Perimeter Group is a very har...
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk
Stripe
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Aluminum, Maple, Paint
Graphic black and white side drawers give this solid maple Paul McCobb Planner Group desk that little extra something. Restored condition. Original hardware.
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Midcentury Paul McCobb Sliding Door Sideboard
Horseman Antiques Inc.
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Midcentury Paul McCobb Sliding Door Sideboard
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
This gorgeous sideboard features sliding doors for easy access to spacious cabinet storage, and extra drawers for organization. Classic McCobb style and tapered legs add to it's vintage...
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Paul McCobb Chest of Drawers for Calvin Furniture
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Mid-20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Aluminum, Walnut
Designed by American designer Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, this warm tone walnut chest of drawers has aluminum trim accents and drawer pulls.
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Early Production Maple with Wrought Iron Base McC...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Dressers
Paul McCobb for Winchedon Furniture
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Paul McCobb Planner Group 12 Dining Chairs
Modern Living Supplies
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Paul McCobb Planner Group 12 Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Linen, Maple
Set of 12 Paul McCobb Planner Group bow back dining chairs, circa 1950s. Solid maple construction throughout restored in a dark walnut French polish finish and finished with a natural t...
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Paul McCobb Connoisseur Writing Desk
Strawser & Smith Inc
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Paul McCobb Connoisseur Writing Desk
Paul McCobb, H. Sacks & Sons
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
African Mahogany, brass, pulls, Connoisseur collection, Sacks and Sons, 1955. A stunning Paul McCobb writing desk in African mahogany manufactured by H. Sacks and Sons for his 1955 Con...
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Set of Three Ebonized Caned Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Cane, Mahogany
Set of three chic ebonized caned chairs by Paul McCobb. From the Connoisseur Collection. Restored and reupholstered.
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Pair of Stools by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Stools
A pair of brass stools with mohair upholstery. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin.
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Walnut and Cane Night Stand...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Cane, Walnut
Pristine Paul McCobb for Calvin walnut nightstand with cane lower shelf and original hardware. Professionally restored to showroom perfect condition, this beautiful piece works well as...
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Paul McCobb Cabinet and Desk Unit
reGeneration Furniture Inc.
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Paul McCobb Cabinet and Desk Unit
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Secretaires
Paul McCobb desk unit with tubular iron frame, sliding door cabinet below, and small drawer unit inside the drop front compartment-1950’s, Planner Group.
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Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Nightstands
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Aluminum, Walnut
Fantastic pair of single drawer nightstands/end tables by Paul McCobb from the Calvin collection. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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Paul McCobb Brass Coffee Table for Calvin
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Marble
Brass frame coffee table with grey marble top. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin furniture.
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Hutch with Display Top
Mode Moderne
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Hutch with Display Top
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Glass, Walnut
McCobb walnut credenza, buffet or dresser very versatile piece that can be used with or without top display cabinet. Also very easy to install marble or stone top, this series was sold ...
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Planner Group Coffee Table by Paul McCobb for Winc...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple
A round Planner Group coffee table by Paul McCobb, in excellent condition.
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