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.

Paul McCobb Side Table with Brass and Cane
Paul McCobb Side Table with Brass and Cane
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
End table or nightstand by Paul McCobb fo Calvin Furniture. Fully restored/refinished. Brass frame with cane lower shelf and dark walnut tone finish on case.
Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Credenza with Brass Stretchers, circa 1950s
Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Credenza with ...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Wood
Midcentury credenza by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture in natural maple with leather door fronts and brass X-form stretcher, circa 1950s.
Paul McCobb Cabinet with Travertine Top
Paul McCobb Cabinet with Travertine Top
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Paul McCobb sideboard chest with bi-fiold doors for "Calvin Furniture". Dark Walnut finish with travertine top.
5 Drawer Pedestal Two Tone Black and Maple Desk by Paul McCobb for Planner Group
5 Drawer Pedestal Two Tone Black and Maple Desk...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Maple
Very stylish solid maple desk with double sided pedestals and 5 solid maple drawers (2 + 3 + 1 tray) in a satin black paint finish . The desk was designed by Paul McCobb for Planner ...
Vintage Paul McCobb Travertine and Brass Coffee Table, USA, 1950s
Vintage Paul McCobb Travertine and Brass Coffee...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Travertine
A 20th century classic; Paul McCobb for Calvin Group's "Irwin Collection" coffee table with oxidized brass base and textured Italian Travertine top. Sublime texture to the Travertine...
Paul McCobb Chest of Drawers Dresser
Paul McCobb Chest of Drawers Dresser
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Four-drawer chest dresser by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. Fully restored/refinished.
3 Piece Petite Modular Upright or Cabinet by Paul McCobb
3 Piece Petite Modular Upright or Cabinet by Pa...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Grasscloth, Glass, Maple
Paul McCobb, 1950s Planner Group series by Winchendon Furniture Table, sliding Cabinet and Curio cabinet combination Maple, grasscloth, brass, glass Measures: Table 36 wide x 18....
Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Set
Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Set
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Handsome solid maple dining table with two leaves and six spindleback chairs made for the Winchendon Furniture Company. The table without leaves is 60”, and expands to a total of 84”...
Paul McCobb End Table on Brass
Paul McCobb End Table on Brass
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Side table or night stand by Paul McCobb fo Calvin Furniture. Fully restored/refinished. Brass frame with dark walnut tone finish.
Paul McCobb Designed Mid-Century Credenza
Paul McCobb Designed Mid-Century Credenza
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Beautifully restored cabinet by Paul McCobb for Calvin Group. Lovely dark mahogany wood with leather covered sliding doors and accenting brass hardware throughout. Each open cabinet ...
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Travertine Sideboard
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Travertine Sideboard
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
This beautiful vintage McCobb sideboard features a stylish black travertine top, unique legs and pulls and leatherette covered tri-fold cabinet doors. Original manufacturer's label s...
Rare Mid-Century Modern Breakfront by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture
Rare Mid-Century Modern Breakfront by Paul McCo...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Brass, Glass, Wood
Offered for sale is a rare Mid-century Modern breakfront by the iconic American designer Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. This stylish cabinet is great for storage and displaying ob...
Brass and Travertine Round Coffee Table by Paul...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Travertine
Classic Paul McCobb designed coffee table, circa 1950s. Beautiful travertine top on freshly polished and brushed brass base.
Paul McCobb Planner Group Occasional Table
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American American Modern Tables
Solid maple top with black paired wrought iron base. Signed on the bottom, made by Winchendon.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Dinning Chairs by Pa...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Maple
Pair of Paul McCobb Planner group side chairs, circa 1955. Professionally restored and refinished solid and sturdy, with original honey finish. Great to add to your current set, or m...
Mahogany and Brass Table by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Inlaid brass edged coffee and end table model no. 7012 in mahogany with three drawers by Paul McCobb, American, 1950s.
Pair of Leather and Wrought Iron Paul McCobb Sq...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Fabric, Wrought Iron
Pair of Mid-Century Modern, low-profile, square ottomans, stools or benches by Paul McCobb feature minimal, black wrought iron frames and are newly upholstered in mustard green, text...
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple
This stunning vintage modern maple coffee table features a rectangular top with splayed and tapered legs underneath. A stylish design by Paul McCobb that is sure to make a lasting im...
Sliding Door Cabinet by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Chrome, Walnut
Walnut cabinet with sliding doors. Both sides open with adjustable shelf on either side. Handsome chrome hardware, Classic Paul McCobb Mid-Century design.
Pair of Angular Paul McCobb Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wood, Upholstery
Angular "Squirm" Model lounge chairs, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. These chairs are currently being reupholstered and can be completed in your fabric. The price no...
Paul McCobb Dresser for Widdicomb: Grand Rapids...
Paul McCobb, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Aluminum, Walnut
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Widdicomb: Grand Rapids Collection. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specifications: Walnut, Aluminum. Condition: This Paul M...
Paul McCobb Walnut and Aluminum Coffee Table fo...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Walnut
Beautiful, low, rectangular coffee table in walnut and thin strips of aluminum, who cross brace into the walnut legs for added support, which give the table a light weight flow. The ...
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.
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.  
Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chairs in Li...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Linen, Beech
Set of iconic lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, circa 1950s. Newly upholstered in white linen, beechwood bases fully restored.
Paul McCobb for Directional Travertine Top Coffee
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Travertine, Walnut
Stunning travertine, brass and bleached walnut coffee table designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, circa 1950s. Brass newly and travertine top newly polished. Walnut case redone...
Travertine Top Coffee Table by Paul McCobb, 1950s
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Travertine, Mahogany
Classic cocktail table designed by Paul McCobb "The Irwin Collection", circa 1950s. Original travertine top has been newly polished and sits in mint condition, brass framing hand cle...
Paul McCobb "Planner Group" Serving Cart for Wi...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Serving Tables
Iron, Maple
Serving Cart designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture Co. Planner Group series in the United States circa 1950’s. Fully functional design impeccably crafted with maple wood a...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Coffee Table
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple
Clean-lined coffee table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. Solid rock maple top with four conical legs.
Paul McCobb King-Size Brass Frame Headboard
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames
Brass, Mahogany
Brass frame headboard with mahogany panels. Fully restored and refinished in dark walnut. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture.
Paul McCobb Planner Group Modular Bookcases
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Maple
Fantastic four-piece Planner Group modular bookcase system by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. Set consist of two maple wood base units on conical feet and two smaller loose upper units...
Set of four Paul McCobb Pavilion Collection Cha...
Arbuck, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wrought Iron
Beautiful set of 2-arm and two side chairs by Paul McCobb for Atbuck out of the Pavilion collection with new outdoor Romo fabric.
Paul McCobb Pavilion Collection 1953 Armchair f...
Arbuck, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wrought Iron
New upholstered in Kvadrat steel cut fabric. Rare Paul McCobb wrought iron armchair.
Paul McCobb Directional Tub Sofa
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Birch, Maple, Walnut
Elegant and refined profile Paul McCobb tub sofa design for Directional. Upholstered seat and back resting on tapered dowel legs with a cross stretcher base. Re-upholstered in the 19...
Paul McCobb Maple Extendable Dining Table
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Maple
This minimal maple dining table was designed in the 1950s by Paul McCobb as part of his 'Planner Group' for the Winchendon Furniture Company. The table without leaves is 60" L. Each ...
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.
Pair of Paul McCobb Brass and Vitrolite Glass T...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
A pair of restored Model 8712 side tables. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. The tables have Vitrolite (milk glass) tops. Period Travertine Marble tops also available in ...
Paul McCobb Room Divider or Shelf for Arbuck
Arbuck, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Cane, Vitrolite, Wrought Iron
Rare Paul McCobb room divider or shelf for Arbuck in with vitrolite and cane baskets in excellent condition.
A Pair of Paul McCobb Cabinets with Vitrolite G...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Modern Cabinets
A pair of Paul McCobb bedside tables with period Vitrolite white glass tops made by Calvin. The cases have two bi-fold doors each and a single drawer over one shelve. Both cabine...
Paul McCobb Wingback Sofa, 1955
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Velvet, Walnut
Paul McCobb wingback sofa, model 1307 for Directional furniture Fully restored walnut frame, finished in a dark walnut tone. Reupholstered in plush green velvet upholstery, with new ...
Paul McCobb "Irwin Collection" Desk
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Brass, Walnut
Paul McCobb "Irwin Collection" desk for Calvin Furniture, 1959. Fully restored walnut frame with brass details.
Paul McCobb Squirm Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cotton, Walnut
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Unknown Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Walnut, Cotton thick weave blend. Condition: These Paul McCobb squirm lounge ...
Paul McCobb Brass Coffee Table for Calvin Irwin...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Travertine, Mahogany
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Calvin: Irwin Collection. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specifications: Brass, Mahogany, Travertine. Condition: This Paul McC...
Paul McCobb for Calvin Sideboard with Brass X-S...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Brass, Mahogany
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...
McCobb Drop-Leaf Dining Table with Three Leaves
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Walnut
McCobb drop-leaf dining table with three extension leaves three 12" leaves for a total of 86.5" fully extended.
Paul McCobb Planner Group Sofa
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Paul McCobb Planner Group sofa, label, in need of reupholstery as shown, can be upholstered c.o.m. If desired.
Extendable Drop-Leaf Maple Dining Table by Paul...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Maple
Extendable solid maple drop-leaf dining table with three 12" extensions offering the possibility for a table ranging from 22" (with drop-leafs down) to 53" to maximum 89" with all th...
Chaise Lounge by Paul McCobb for Calvin 1950s M...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Brass, Upholstery, Walnut
Chaise longue / longue with back pillow by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, 1950s American modern. Completely professionally restored. Walnut, brass, upholstery.
Rare Paul McCobb Loveseat Sofa with Walnut Frame
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
Damask, Jacquard, Walnut
Rare to market Paul McCobb for Directional loveseat sofa restored and newly upholstered in a jacquard damask in green & brown. A smaller version of sofa model 407. Model 407 was manu...
Midcentury Paul McCobb Desk
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Wood
Midcentury Paul McCobb pedestal desk with five drawers and a pull-out writing tray. Part of the Planner Group manufactured by Winchendon Furniture Company in the 1950s. Features the ...

Paul McCobb Credenza

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Credenza
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Credenzas
Cane
Paul McCobb credenza with sliding newly caned doors and open shelving on Classic black iron base.  
Pair of Bedside Tables by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Night Stands
Pair of bed side tables, each with four drawers, in walnut with aluminum trim and pulls by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, American, 1950s (label in drawer).
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Walnut Chest of Drawers...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Steel, Walnut
Elegant in its simplicity and unusually useful in its form. This chest of drawers could function in number situations where storage is needed.
Paul McCobb Four-Drawer Ebonized Cabinet, circa...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Dressers
Maple
Four-drawer dresser supported by an elegantly tapered leg at each corner, part of Paul McCobb's Planner Group for Winchendon Furniture Co. The original conical brass pulls have been ...
Pair of 1950s Paul McCobb X-Base Brass Stools w...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Stools
Brass
Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture X-base stool with square tubular brass frames, flat brass stretchers and new luxurious virgin wool and mohair upholstery. Fabric swatch available. ...
Monumental Pair of Paul McCobb Walnut and Pomon...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Walnut, Linen, Ceramic
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
Teak, Leather
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...
Pair of Paul McCobb Ebonized Occasional Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Velvet, Cane
Refined pair of 1950s Paul McCobb Irwin occasional chairs. This pair has been carefully restored with an ebonized finish, and newly upholstered in a plush Romo velvet. Newly woven ca...
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