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 Lounge Chairs for Directional
The Swanky abode
Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs for Directional
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Directional. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Wood, fabric. Condition: These Paul McCobb lounge chairs for Directional are in ...
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Large Dining Table Designed by Paul McCobb
Sputnik Modern
Large Dining Table Designed by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Dining Room Tables
A large and uncommon walnut dining table designed by Paul McCobb. Table measures 72" with four 16" leaves.
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Credenza
Mode Moderne
Paul McCobb for Calvin Credenza
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Carrara Marble, Walnut
Trifold door credenza with carrara marble top. Interior reveals shelving and drawer storage. Trifold doors provide a seem less front. Retains original metal tag on interior drawer.
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Paul McCobb 6 Drawer Dresser
MoModerne
Paul McCobb 6 Drawer Dresser
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Very beautiful Paul McCobb 6 drawer dresser for Planner Group. We also have an 8 drawer dresser and pair of nightstands listed separately on 1stdibs.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Easy Chairs
Modest Designs
Pair of Paul McCobb Easy Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Armchairs
Classic and somewhat rare pair of armchairs in walnut with original peach silk upholstery. Great lines and nicely proportioned.
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Six-Drawer Dresser with Aluminium Hardware by Paul...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Six-drawer dresser with aluminium hardware by Paul McCobb, 1950s. The chest sits on a separate lacquered base. Both pieces have been fully restored and are in excellent condition. We...
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Paul McCobb Dresser and Bookshelf Set
Horseman Antiques Inc.
Paul McCobb Dresser and Bookshelf Set
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Paul McCobb designed furniture with blonde maple wood grain, Classic cone legs and golf tee drawer pulls. Listing is for the dresser and open cabinet. Dresser: 36 W, 18 D, 33 H. Bookc...
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Paul McCobb Calvin Collection Lift-Top Vanity
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s Cabinets
Connoisseur collection vanity designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Mahogany form with brass details. Lift-top mirror section reveals a hidden white glass bottomed leather lined drawer ar...
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Iconic Paul McCobb Walnut Lounge Chair
Collection20C
Iconic Paul McCobb Walnut Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
Newly refinished in rich chocolate Paul McCobb lounge chair for Calvin, 1950s. New light, neutral chenille upholstery.
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Paul McCobb Maple and Wrought Iron Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple, Wrought Iron
Planner Group coffee table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture Company. Completely restored maple top and wrought iron base, in excellent condition.
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Pair of 1950s Paul McCobb Nightstands
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Pair of 1950s Paul McCobb Nightstands
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Classic Paul McCobb Planner Group nightstands or end tables beautifully restored in a rich dark stain and accented with McCobb's signature brass pulls. Please contact for location.
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Pair of Paul McCobb cabinets/nightstands Planner G...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Excellent pair of Paul McCobb cabinets or nightstands. The three-drawer cabinets with original pulls sit on a low table. You can also stack one cabinet on another making a tall six-draw...
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Paul McCobb Desk, Planner Group
The Swanky abode
Paul McCobb Desk, Planner Group
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Lacquer, Maple
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon, Planner Group Series. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specifications: Maple, lacquer. Condition: This Paul McCobb Planner Gro...
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Magnificent Pair of Paul McCobb Walnut Frame Loung...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs
Pair of lounge chairs by Paul McCobb for Directional Furniture.
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Set of Two Chest of Drawers by Paul McCobb in Dark...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Set of two beautiful chest of drawers by Paul McCobb for Winchendon in dark maple. Good vintage condition with some marks of use.
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Exceptional Paul McCobb Planner Group Writing Desk...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Excellent smaller scale Paul McCobb desk with the original pulls and in excellent condition.
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Six-Drawer Dresser, Orig...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Virtually flawless Paul McCobb six-drawer dresser. Original conical brass pulls.
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Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
The Swanky abode
Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Wood
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Calvin Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Wood, leather. Condition: These dining chairs are in excellent vintage condition. The woo...
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Paul McCobb Mahogany Desk, Calvin Collection
Stamford Modern
Paul McCobb Mahogany Desk, Calvin Collection
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
A freshly refinished desk designed by Paul McCobb, Calvin collection, circa 1950s. Signature brass stretchers newly polished.
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Marble and Brass Coffee Table by Paul McCobb, 1950...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Magnificent marble and brass coffee or cocktail table by Paul McCobb, 1950s. Excellent design and beautiful details.
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1950s Paul McCobb Fiberglass Origami Chairs
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1950s Paul McCobb Fiberglass Origami Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
A rare design by Paul McCobb (American, 1917-1969) for St. John, circa 1950s, this all original Origami chairs if made of a orange fiberglass seat and chrome iron rod frame. The seat wa...
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Extra Long Mid-Century Modern Planner Group Paul M...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Excellent vintage condition Planner Group dresser.
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Mid-Century Bronze and Vitrolite Coffee Table by P...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Stunning Mid-Century Paul McCobb rectangular coffee table with vitrolite glass top and wood shelf. All on a thin bronze frame.
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Paul McCobb Leather Occasional Stool or Ottoman
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Ottomans and Poufs
Reupholstered with a chic black leather. The base is rod iron with the original ware, patina and screws. A great humble design to place anywhere in the home or office.
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Console Table
DeAngelis
Paul McCobb for Calvin Console Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Rare form by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Co. Original factory finish has been cleaned and refreshed and presents quite nicely.
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Set of Six 1950s Paul McCobb Planner Group Maple D...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Maple
Set of six 1950s maple Planner Group dining chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. Slight scratches on some chairs, as shown in pictures (with penny for scale). Price is for the...
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Vintage Leather and Brass Coffee Table by Paul McC...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A large and elegant vintage 1950s coffee table in mahogany with a lacquered leather top and brass trim. Very nice scale and proportions, with a lower shelf and a single drawer. Labelled...
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Paul McCobb Mahogany Chest of Drawers, circa 1950s...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers...
Brass, Mahogany
Fully restored commode or chest of drawers on brass base designed by Paul McCobb, Calvin Group, circa 1950s.  Bifold doors open up to reveal four drawers proving ample storage space....
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Paul McCobb for Planner Group Chest of Drawers
Joseph Anfuso 20th Century Design
Paul McCobb for Planner Group Chest of Drawers
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Walnut
Exquisitely finished walnut chest of drawers with applied clear coat lacquer. Three drawers finished inside and complimented with original nickel-plated bullet pulls. Mirror clear coat ...
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Credenza
Cottage + Camp
Paul McCobb Planner Group Credenza
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Credenzas
Paul McCobb solid maple "Planner Group" credenza manufactured by Winchendon. Sturdy and handsome with two drawers and sliding doors with brass ringed openings. Nice original finish wi...
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Paul McCobb Four-Drawer Walnut Planner Group Desk
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Maple
Paul McCobb four-drawer walnut Planner Group desk, circa 1955 in fully restored condition. Solid maple construction finished in a warm walnut tone with original brass drawer pulls.
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Paul McCobb Original Squirm Chairs
Modern Living Supplies
Paul McCobb Original Squirm Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Paul McCobb matched pair of 1950s Squirm chairs. Fully restored in a white chenille cotton fabric with ebonized walnut legs.
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Paul McCobb 1322 for Directional Armchairs
Modern Living Supplies
Paul McCobb 1322 for Directional Armchairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Armchairs
Down, Foam, Linen, Walnut
Pair of Paul McCobb 1322 club chairs for Directional, circa 1950s. Solid walnut exposed framework and legs detail this chairs profile with loose feather and foam seat cushion and tight ...
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Paul McCobb, 20-Drawer Planner Group Dresser
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s North American Dressers
Maple, Brass
Paul McCobb 20-drawer dresser, circa 1955 in pristinely restored condition. Dresser features ten exterior drawers with ten interior small drawers behind left and right side doors. Solid...
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Paul McCobb Planner group Credenza by Winchendon
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Birch, Grasscloth, Wrought Iron
Buffet/Credenza of solid birch with painted grass cloth sliding doors on metal base. Sliding doors reveal drawers and adjustable shelving. Retains branded labeling. Beautifully refinis...
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Paul McCobb for Winchendon Planner Group Storage Unit
Mode Moderne
Paul McCobb for Winchendon Planner Group Storage U...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Birch, Grasscloth
Multi use functioning storage unit designed by Paul McCobb and made by Winchendon. Unit consist of three pieces: Three-drawer unit, sliding door unit and support bench. The two storage ...
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Fine Paul McCobb Fitted Gentlemans Chest for Calvi...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Mahogany
In blond bleached mahogany, a Paul McCobb for Calvin Gentleman's Chest Dresser from the Irwin Series. With fitted interior behind bi-fold doors. The upper with two drawers and a lift u...
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstands
Modern Living Supplies
Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstands
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Night Stands
Brass, Maple
Paul McCobb Planner Group nightstands, circa 1955. Solid maple construction throughout, restored in a hand finished black lacquer with original brass conical drawer pull. Paul McCobb...
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Paul McCobb Grasscloth Cabinet 1950s
Just in Modern
Paul McCobb Grasscloth Cabinet 1950s
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Grasscloth, Wood
Stunning small grasscloth cabinet designed by Paul McCobb for the Planner Group, c1950s. All original condition with no damage. Signed with original designers label. McCobb's Planne...
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Paul McCobb Pair of Iron Stools
Pegboard Modern
Paul McCobb Pair of Iron Stools
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Plastic, Upholstery, Wrought Iron
Stunning in their simplicity, these tasteful square stools by Paul McCobb have bases of slender iron rods supporting the upholstered seats. They have recently been redone in Hallingdal ...
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Four Paul McCobb Spindle Back Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Set of four Planner Group maple spindle back dining chairs by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. An iconic McCobb design. Original label on the bottom.  
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Polished Brass Paul McCobb Console
Black & Gold
Polished Brass Paul McCobb Console
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Console Tables
Polished brass Paul McCobb console with a vitrolite glass top.
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Planner Group Credenza Designed by Paul McCobb for...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Grasscloth, Wood
Amazing Paul McCobb credenza with original, beautiful patina. The credenza features 4 interior drawers and 1 shelf which are enclosed by two grass woven covered sliding doors.
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American Midcentury Modern Armchair, Paul McCobb
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Walnut
Fabulous vintage armchair by Paul McCobb. Upholstery should be replaced. Upholstery services available; please inquire.
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Paul McCobb Dining Table
CONVERSO
Paul McCobb Dining Table
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Mahogany
McCobb for Directional model 7028 oval extension dining table, 62" closed with six 11" leaves and opens up to max 128" accommodating up to 12 people. Features brass inlaid edge and bra...
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Dresser by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Sputnik Modern
Dresser by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Dressers
A mahogany dresser with brass base and marble top. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin.
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Paul McCobb Sofa for Winchendon
New Order Modern
Paul McCobb Sofa for Winchendon
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Modern Sofas
Fabric, Maple
This McCobb sofa has been recovered in Knoll dynamic/radiant.
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Credenza
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
Paul McCobb Planner Group Credenza
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
A McCobb dark toned double sliding door credenza with brass hole pulls, four drawers and one adjustable shelve and still retaining it's original foil tag Designed by Paul McCobb for the...
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Paul McCobb Cane Front Credenza in Wood and Brass ...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Cane, Wood
A vintage, circa 1950s wooden credenza on raised brass, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Co., including two three-panel doors, each with caning to the front, which open to r...
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Two-Piece Cabinet
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
Paul McCobb Planner Group Two-Piece Cabinet
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
A solid maple two-piece Paul McCobb cabinet with upper and lower adjustable shelves behind the double doors, brass golf tee pulls for the hardware, a lot of storage for a smaller space....
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Pair of Walnut Side Tables by Paul McCobb for Calv...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Walnut
A pair of walnut and aluminum "Linear Line" side tables or nightstands designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Co., circa 1955.
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Desk & Chair by Paul McCobb
Fresh Kills
Desk & Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Metal, Wood
Sturdy, solid maple construction with original hardware. From the Planner Group, manufactured by Winchendon.
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Rare Brass and Vitrolite Cigarette Table by Paul M...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass
Rare to market, brass and vitrolite cigarette table by Paul McCobb. Excellent original patina to frame, 3/4" thick Vitrolite ( white glass ) is flawless.
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Paul McCobb Upholstered Lounge Chair
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
Paul McCobb Upholstered Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
A nicely tailored McCobb lounge chair with loose cushion design and reupholstered in a dark bone colored linen fabric showing off it's fine lines. With conical legs and seat bottom wood...
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Paul Mccobb Side Table, Night Stand with Pull Out ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Wood
Paul McCobb end table / night stand with pull out shelf with brass knob in Philippine mahogany
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Paul McCobb Room Divider, Storage Unit
Century Design Ltd.
Paul McCobb Room Divider, Storage Unit
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Aluminum, Walnut
Paul McCobb Wall Unit / Room Divider, Calvin Linear Group, c. 1956, Walnut and Aluminum, back is finished. Two Lower drawers on left side. 75.25"overall height x 60.25"w x 18.25"d, Shel...
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Walnut Dining Table with Two Leaves by Paul Mccobb...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s Dining Room Tables
walnut dining table with 2 extension leaves it is designed by Paul Mccobb for Calvin aluminum brace across each leg adds a great detail to the table this table is in very good shap...
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Beautiful Iron and Maple Coffee Table by Paul McCo...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Iron, Maple
Beautiful iron and maple coffee table by Paul McCobb, 1950s. We offer free regular deliveries to NYC and Philadelphia area. Delivery to DC, MD, CT and MA are available if schedule pe...
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Set of Four Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chair...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wood
An early, and iconic set of dining chairs chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Modern. These chairs were newly ebonized and are ready for use.
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Chest of Drawers in Mahogany by Paul McCobb for Ca...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Ash, Mahogany
Paul McCobb for Calvin chest / dresser in mahogany over solid ash frame with solid brass drawer pulls. Book matched veneers to top, sides and back in a beautiful honey-brown finish that...
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