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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 Occasional Lounge Chairs
Design/One
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Paul McCobb Occasional Lounge Chairs
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Elegant modernist pair of occasional armchairs or side chairs with cane backs designed by Paul McCobb. This pair is larger than the similar "captain" dining chair. Restored.
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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.
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1950s Brass and Travertine Bar Cart by Paul McCobb...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Bar Carts
a classic 1950's rolling bar cart by Paul McCobb for Calvin with a sliding shelf, travertine top, two drawers and a removable serving tray which doubles as a shelf.
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Four Paul McCobb Dark Maple Spindle-Back Dining Ch...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Maple
Set of four Planner Group dark maple spindle back dining chairs by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. An iconic McCobb design.
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Great Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
Milord Antiques
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Great Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Wood
Vintage lounge chair by Paul McCobb upholstered in its original fabric.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Side Chairs for Calvin with Wo...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Pair of Paul McCobb side chairs with the original woven strap leather seats and leather backs with mahogany frames. Expertly refinished and restored.
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Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
Twelve Eight LLC
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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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Symmetric Group Sofa by Paul McCobb for Widdicomb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Symmetric group sofa by Paul McCobb for Widdicomb.
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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 Flip-Top Extension Bar/Serving Cart fo...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Serving Tables
Brass, Glass, Mahogany
Newly refinished in a deep brown stain. Excellent condition. Beautiful moveable serving cart. Top has hinges that allow it to double in size. Sturdy construction of mahogany and brass w...
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Travertine and Brass Bar Serving Cart by Paul McCo...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carts
Brass, Travertine, Walnut
Bar serving cart by Paul McCobb. Excellent original finish walnut with brass frame and travertine top.
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Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
Modern Drama
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Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Walnut, Wool
Paul McCobb lounge chairs for Directional. Model 1322. Dark walnut finish to wood with new upholstery. Fully restored. *PAIR AVAILABLE.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Dark Maple Modern Windsor Styl...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Armchairs
Maple
Pair of Paul McCobb for the Planner Group maple wood arm chairs refinished in dark walnut. Modern take on the traditional style Windsor chair, barrel back with the McCobb "shovel" seat ...
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Paul McCobb Desk, Maple, All Original 1950s
Surfing Cowboys
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Paul McCobb Desk, Maple, All Original 1950s
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Beautiful maple desk with rare original vintage drawer pulls. Five drawers with bottom right deeper drawer for file folder cabinet. Knee hole is 20" D x 20" W x 28" H.
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Set of Three Paul McCobb Stools
Revival
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Set of Three Paul McCobb Stools
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1970s American Stools
Three iron benches by Paul McCobb for Wichendon upholstered in faux leather.
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Paul McCobb Pair of Side Tables
CONVERSO
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Paul McCobb Pair of Side Tables
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Bamboo, Oak, Wrought Iron
Paul McCobb for Planner Group, wrought iron side table with storage drawer and bamboo-mat shelf, pigeon hole pulls and adjustable glides.
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Vintage Pair of Night Stands by Paul McCobb for Ca...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Night Stands
Stainless Steel, Wood
Vintage pair of single-drawer night stands Paul McCobb for Calvin In good vintage condition. Refinishing provided.
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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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Pair of Mid-Century Paul McCobb Armchairs for Dire...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Velvet, Wood
A pair of vintage modernistic armchairs, produced circa 1950s by designer Paul McCobb for Directional Furniture, upholstered in blue velvet against wood frame, on tapering legs. Good vi...
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Paul McCobb Desk, Planner Group
Twelve Eight LLC
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Paul McCobb Desk, Planner Group
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Maple, Lacquer
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon, Planner Group Series. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specifications: Maple, lacquer. Condition: This Paul McCobb Planner Group seri...
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Paul McCobb Brass Wall Mirror
Pegboard Modern
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Paul McCobb Brass Wall Mirror
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror, Wood
This elegantly proportioned and beautifully constructed mirror by Paul McCobb for Calvin has hangers which allow it to be hung either vertically or horizontally. The brass frame has a l...
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Pair of Night Stands by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Brass, Mahogany
These night stands were designed by Paul McCobb and manufactured by Calvin. They are constructed of mahogany and brass, and they each feature two shallow drawers and an open lower shelf...
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Paul McCobb Brass Side or End Table with Uncommon ...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass
The Paul McCobb side or end table features a brass base and a most unusual top with a wonderful textured pattern. This table is more commonly seen with a travertine or vitrolite top. Th...
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Mid-Century Modernist X-Form Mirror in Brass by Pa...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
This stunning mirror features an x form design with a frame detail all in solid brass. This is a extremely well made mirror with great style and design.
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Paul McCobb Perimeter Desk
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
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Paul McCobb Perimeter Desk
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Maple
A maple writing desk designed in the Shaker style with one drawer with a turned Brazilian rose wood pull , lower stretches and legs in a matching honey maple. Manufactured by the Winche...
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Paul McCobb Occasional Bench
Vangard21 Art & Design
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Paul McCobb Occasional Bench
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Benches
A simple and elegant design. Made of powder coated rod iron steel with new upholstery. The base shows the original ware and screws. No damage. Great to place anywhere in the home.
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Planner Group Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb for Win...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal, Wood
Planner Group dining chairs by Paul McCobb for Winchendon.
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Mid Century Nightstand By Paul McCobb For Winchend...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Wood
Mid Century Nightstand By Paul McCobb For Winchendon
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Planner Group by Paul McCobb Wrought Iron Coffee T...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple, Wood, Wrought Iron
Planner Group by Paul McCobb wrought iron coffee table. Table is made of wrought iron with maple wood top. dimensions: 62"w x 15"d x 21"t
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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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Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk
Architectural Anarchy
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Wood
Stylish Paul McCobb Planner Group wood desk with two black lacquered drawers.
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Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb, Custom Craft Cabinets
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
This mid century lounge chair by Paul McCobb features vintage upholstery, tapered legs, and removable cushions which offer comfortable seating and a modern flare to any home or office s...
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Paul McCobb Bookcase for Winchendon, Planner Group...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Maple
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern, Planner Group Series. Specs: Maple. Condition: This single owner Paul McCobb bookcase for Wichen...
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Rare Mid-Century Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Wood
Rare Mid-Century lounge chairs by Paul McCobb with new velvet upholstery.
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Paul McCobb Cabinet by Winchendon
MoModerne
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Paul McCobb Cabinet by Winchendon
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Grass cloth sliding door cabinet by Paul McCobb for Winchendon.
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1960s Brass Floor Terrestrial Globe
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Globes
Brass, Paper
Paul McCobb style brass standing floor terrestrial globe, circa 1960. Gorgeous rotating globe with full 360 axis pivoting and spinning motion. Globe has raised textured exterior.
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Paul McCobb Pair of Occasional Chairs
CONVERSO
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Paul McCobb Pair of Occasional Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Walnut
McCobb for Calvin, pair of armchairs. Reupholstered with Spinneybeck Sabrina leather. Additional dimensions are: Seat height 18", seat depth 16", seat width 20", outside arm height 24....
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Pair of Paul McCobb Travertine and Brass Console T...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Console Tables
Brass, Travertine
Two Paul McCobb travertine and brass console tables, manufactured by Calvin, 1950s. Each console has the original travertine and all 4 feet. Sold separately.
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Credenza/Hutch
Mode Moderne
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Credenza/Hutch
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Walnut
Large walnut and brass credenza with removable top. Legs are joined by an X-shaped brass stretcher. Bought from original owner who purchased it in 1954. Top drawer on bottom part has me...
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Paul McCobb Polished Brass Ottomans
Black & Gold
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Paul McCobb Polished Brass Ottomans
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Ottomans and Poufs
Pair of Paul McCobb polished brass ottomans.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Maple Headboards
reGeneration Furniture Inc.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Maple Headboards
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Iron, Maple
Pair of iron and maple twin Planner Group headboards by Paul McCobb.
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Fiberglass Origami Chair by Paul McCobb
Tishu Miami
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Fiberglass Origami Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Metal
A rare design by Paul McCobb (American, 1917-1969) for St. John, circa 1950s, this all original Origami Chair if made of a light blue fiberglass seat and black iron rod frame. The seat ...
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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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Paul McCobb for Calvin Double Dresser
Soho Treasures
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Double Dresser
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Paul McCobb for Calving double dresser in excellent condition.
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Paul McCobb Planner Group End Table
Horseman Antiques Inc.
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Paul McCobb Planner Group End Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Maple
Maple end table by Paul McCobb. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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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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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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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 Planner Group Midcentury Desk
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Brass, Maple
Stylish midcentury desk from Paul McCobb's Planner Group. Stunning, yet simple and functional design. Constructed of solid maple with a walnut stain. Excellent condition.
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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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