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.

Sleek Paul McCobb Sofa Model 1307 for Directional
Sleek Paul McCobb Sofa Model 1307 for Directional
Paul McCobb, Directional
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
Paul McCobb sofa model 1307 for Directional features a slight winged back resting on a black lacquered maple frame that gives the sofa a floating look. The "oatmeal" colored heavy we...
Pair of Paul McCobb Brass X-Base Stools
Pair of Paul McCobb Brass X-Base Stools
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Modern Stools
Brass
A pair of brass X-base stools or ottomans with upholstered seats.
Paul McCobb Side Tables for Winchendon, Planner Group Series
Paul McCobb Side Tables for Winchendon, Planner...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Maple
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern, Planner Group series. Specifications: Maple. Condition: These Paul McCobb side tables...
Ebonized Chest of Drawers by Paul McCobb
Ebonized Chest of Drawers by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Mahogany
Designed by Paul McCobb, Calvin Group collection, circa 1950s. Mahogany wood newly refinished in ebony, brass pulls and stretcher fully restored.  
Mahogany Dresser by Paul McCobb, Calvin Group
Mahogany Dresser by Paul McCobb, Calvin Group
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Mahogany
Fully restored mahogany dresser designed by Paul McCobb, circa 1950s. Brass hardware and stretcher hand cleaned, some patina remains.
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Credenza
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Credenza
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Walnut
Credenza Designed by Paul McCobb, USA, circa 1960s. Walnut and brass Measures: 32 ¼” H x 68” W x 21 ¼” D.
Paul McCobb Calvin Group Irwin Collection, Shelving Storage Cabinet, circa 1960
Paul McCobb Calvin Group Irwin Collection, Shel...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Felt, Glass, Teak
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Irwin collection. Shelving unit, storage cabinet, breakfront, wall dining room unit, circa 1960s. A two-piece unit, the top unit recessed from the bottom...
Paul McCobb Side Table
Paul McCobb Side Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Wood
Newly refinished Paul McCobb side table by Winchendon.
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Dining Table
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Dining Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Walnut
Dining table designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin USA, circa 1950s Walnut, includes four leaves and seats six people Measure: Not extended 29 ¼” H x 72 1/16” W x 38 1/16” D...
Signed Paul McCobb for Calvin Walnut & Brass Ch...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Walnut
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 ...
Rare Paul McCobb Cubist Sofa or Settee
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery
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...
Paul McCobb Grand Rapids Collection Dressing Ta...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vanities
Walnut
Great looking Paul McCobb vanity with two drawers and flip up mirror with inset milk glass bottom storage. Also comes with matching bench. Grand Rapids collection by Widdicomb. One s...
Paul McCobb Leather Top End Tables
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Leather
Pair of side end tables designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. Fully restored and refinished. Black leather tops with brass edging, two storage drawers, and a cane bottom shelf.
Travertine Top Paul McCobb Credenza or Sideboar...
Directional, Paul McCobb, WK Möbel
Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Travertine, Walnut
Excellent walnut six-door credenza by Paul McCobb for WK / Directional.
Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb for H...
Paul McCobb, H. Sacks & Sons
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Velvet, Mahogany
Rare set of Paul McCobb for H Sacks & Sons dining chairs (two captains and six side) composed of hand-carved walnut frames with sage velvet upholstery (front and back) in place of th...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Ebonized Desk and Chair
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Maple
A very nice Mid-Century Modern desk and chair designed by Paul McCobb for his Planner Group line for Winchedon Furniture. The desk features solid maple wood construction and sleek Mi...
Paul McCobb for Planner Group Loveseat Settee o...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
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...
Set of Four Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Ch...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Birch
Set of four Paul McCobb Planner Group dining chairs model #1530, refinished in a dark espresso. No labels.
Vintage Paul McCobb Planner Group Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple
Original finish, very fine condition. Paul McCobb (1917-1969) is an American designer best known for the Planner Group, his collection of clean, utilitarian and well-priced modula...
Ten-Drawer Walnut Dresser with Marble Top by Pa...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Aluminum, Marble, Walnut
Paul McCobb designed this clean-lined dresser as part of Winchendon's Planner Group. The elegant case contrasts warm walnut with aluminium trim and T-pull hardware and a luscious whi...
Paul McCobb 314 Lounge Chair in Chase Erwin Vel...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Maple
High quality lounge chair by Paul McCobb for Directional. Completely reupholstered and ready to go.
Travertine Stone Top Coffee Table by Paul McCob...
Directional, Paul McCobb, WK Möbel
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Travertine, Walnut
This coffee table with a mix of wood, metal and stone with jewelry box style three drawer storage cabinet, mod. no. 8705, by Paul McCobb for Directional, WK 1960s The base is a gold...
Paul McCobb Pair of High Back Black Lacquered M...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Maple
Paul McCobb Pair of High Back Black Lacquered Maple Wood Armchairs, USA 1950's. The chair is one of the 19 Predictor Group pieces McCobb excuted for O'Hearn Furniture, of Gardner, MA...
Midcentury Planner Group Spindle Back Chair by ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wood
Midcentury planner group spindle back chair by Paul McCobb in black lacquer finish.
Paul McCobb Winchendon Iron and Maple Coffee Table
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Iron, Maple
Elegant and Minimalist Mid-Century Modern vintage cocktail table designed by Paul McCobb for the Planner Group made by Winchendon Furniture in the 1950s. The graceful black iron base...
Paul McCobb for Custom Craft Gray Velvet Wingba...
Paul McCobb, Custom Craft Inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs
Velvet, Walnut
Rare Mid-Century Modern high back armchair designed by Paul McCobb for the Planner Group line and first manufactured by Custom Craft in 1950. Reupholstered in silver light gunmetal g...
Paul McCobb Winchendon Iron and Maple End Table
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Iron, Maple
Elegant and minimalist Mid-Century Modern model 1578 three-tiered side or occasional table designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture in the 1950s. The graceful black iron base...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk and Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Maple
Planner Group series desk and matching chair in maple. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
Paul McCobb Winchendon Modern Iron and Maple Dr...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company, Winchendon Furniture (Planner...
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Maple
An early Mid-Century Modern vintage three-drawer dresser designed by Paul McCobb for his pre- Planner Group Winchendon Modern line made by Winchendon Furniture in the 1950s. Professi...
Paul McCobb Dining Table, Seats 6-12
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Mid-Century Modern "Connoisseur" group dining table, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, circa 1950s. It has six leaves, and fully extended it can seat 12+ people, measuring an impre...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Maple Double Dresser
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company, Winchendon Furniture (Planner...
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Maple
Mid-Century Modern vintage six-drawer dresser designed by Paul McCobb for his modular Planner Group line made by Winchendon Furniture in the 1950s. Professionally refinished. Versati...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Three-Drawer Maple Ch...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Maple
Paul McCobb Planner Group three drawer maple chest iron base rare tack pulls.
Paul McCobb Planner Group Four-Drawer Chest Map...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Maple
Paul McCobb planner group four-drawer chest maple with iron base rare tack pulls.
Paul McCobb Vintage Nightstands End Tables Gran...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
Wonderful rare pair of Paul McCobb nightstands in walnut from his Grand Rapids Collection for Widdicomb. They are 24.5" high x 19.75" wide and deep. Dated and signed they are from 19...
Paul McCobb Designed Headboard for the Grand Ra...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames
Cane, Walnut
Walnut and caned headboard. Holes could fit full or queen frame. It is 60" wide, 35.5" high and 3" deep. Designed by Paul McCobb for Widdicomb's Grand Rapids collection.
Paul McCobb Mini Maple Drawer Unit on Iron Fram...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American More Desk Accessories
Paul McCobb desktop drawer unit in maple and iron, 1950s.
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Marble and Brass...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Carrara Marble, Mahogany
Simple and elegant night table by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Brass frame which supports the mahogany frame two drawers and shelf below. Marble top is Italian Carrara marble original to ...
Dresser by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass
Shaker inspired three-drawer dresser designed by Paul McCobb and part of his Planner Group series. Accented with McCobb's signature brass drawer pulls. Please contact for location.
Monumental Pair of Paul McCobb Walnut and Pomon...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic, Linen, Walnut
A rare and impressive pair of Mid-Century Modern large lamps designed by Paul McCobb in 1957 for the Distinguished Designer Series by the Pomona Manufacturing Company, featuring inse...
Paul McCobb Teak and Black Leather Coffee Table
Paul McCobb, Lane Alta Vista
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Leather, Teak
A beautiful vintage Mid-Century Modern cocktail table designed for the Lane Signature collection by Paul McCobb, model 1000-01, dating from 1962. The table features an inlaid ellipti...
Paul McCobb Armchairs Pair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Upholstery
Pair of comfortable upholstered and wood armchairs. Designed by Paul McCobb in the 1950s) for Directional. Newly upholstered and restored. Price is for the pair.
Paul McCobb for Calvin Petite Chest of Drawers ...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Walnut
Paul McCobb designed chest for Calvin this petite four drawer chest is perfect for that Manhattan apartment! Totally refinished in dark walnut with original aluminium pulls and trim....
Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb for Directional
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb for Directional lounge chair
Planner Group Drop-Leaf Table by Paul McCobb fo...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Solid dining table with two leaves by Paul McCobb as part of the Planner Group of furniture for Winchendon. A straightforward, egalitarian dining table with stunning lines and honest...
Paul McCobb Leather Topped Lamp Table with Glas...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Leather, Glass, Mahogany
Lovely leather topped lamp table with brass edging, glass shelf, and a single drawer with a bleached mahogany finish. A rare design by Paul McCobb for the Connoisseur Collection for ...
Paul McCobb Linear Group Coffee Table for Calvin
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Low and well-proportioned circular coffee table in walnut and trimmed in aluminum by Paul McCobb for his "Linear Group" line for Calvin Furniture '56–'62. Thin strips of aluminum lin...
Walnut Credenza by Paul McCobb for WK, Germany
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Walnut
Premium quality credenza by Paul McCobb for WK Stuttgart. This sideboard features folding doors and six drawers. Excellent piece in great condition.
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Walnut Bookcase ...
Paul McCobb, Lane Furniture
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Metal
Offered is a piece of time and design: a Mid-Century Modern bookcase on hairpin legs. This piece was originally a hutch top, designed by Paul McCobb 'Declaration' by Lane. Metal legs...
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Dresser
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
This Paul McCobb dresser has had it's original drawer pulls replaced, but still provides a wonderful example of his influential midcentury design. Features tapered legs and sturdy co...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Dresser
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass
This stylish three-drawer black lacquer Planner Group dresser by Paul McCobb makes a unique Mid-Century addition to any interior. Spacious drawers for storage, unique McCobb pulls, a...
Modern Paul McCobb Black Rectangular Coffee Tab...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Modern and low rectangular coffee table in a lovely black finish by Paul McCobb.
Paul McCobb for Directional Connoisseur Collect...
Directional, Paul McCobb, H. Sacks & Sons
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Mahogany
All original Mid-Century Modern bar cabinet, designed by Paul McCobb for Directional's Connoisseur Collection, and manufactured by H. Sacks and Sons in circa 1953. It can also be use...
Paul McCobb for Directional Connoisseur Collect...
Directional, Paul McCobb, H. Sacks & Sons
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Brass, Mahogany
A Mid-Century Modern side chair, designed by Paul McCobb for Directional's Connoisseur collection, and manufactured by H. Sacks and Sons in circa 1953. Can be used for dining or as a...
Set of Paul McCobb for Custom Craft Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb, Custom Craft Inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Set of lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Custom Craft, USA, circa 1950s. Reupholstered in holly hunt leather and walnut Measures: 38 ¾” H X 28 1/8” W x 32 ?” D x ...
Set of Four Paul McCobb Dining Chairs Called Sh...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wrought Iron, Maple
Expertly refinished set of four Paul McCobb Shovel chairs. Solid maple seats and backs with wrought iron frames. Look no further for a set of four in excellent condition.
Paul McCobb Perimeter Group Double-Sided Room D...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers
Birch, Rosewood
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern wall unit or room divider designed by Paul McCobb for his Perimeter Group line for Winchendon Furniture. This piece features gorgeous wood g...
Paul McCobb Calvin Group Tri-Fold Bleached Maho...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Mahogany
Excellent condition, freshly refininished chest that will work well for a bedroom dresser or credenza or dining room showpiece. Fantastic storage in this lovely piece. Solid brass de...
Paul McCobb for Directional Connoisseur Collect...
Directional, Paul McCobb, H. Sacks & Sons
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Mahogany
All original Mid-Century Modern desk and matching side chair, designed by Paul McCobb for Directional's Connoisseur collection, and manufactured by H. Sacks and Sons in circa 1953. F...
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