Paul McCobb Seating

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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Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb for Directional
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
High back lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb and produced by Directional, circa 1959. Chair has been completely restored. New webbing, foam, upholstery, and new finish to the walnut l...
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Glamorous Pair of Paul Mccobb Lounge Chairs with P...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Drop Dead Gorgeous Pair of Extremely Rare Paul Mccobb XL Lounge Chairs with New Platinum Velvet Upholstery, Absolutely Stunning Rich Walnut Grain Newly Refinished to Perfection
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Paul McCobb Blue-Grey Origami Side Chair, USA, 195...
Paul McCobb, St. John
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Fiberglass, Iron
A 1950s light blue-grey Paul McCobb Origami chair for St. John Seating. The fiberglass seat is molded at angles, reminiscent of the Japanese origami technique. The chair stands on tubul...
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Walnut Stool by Paul McCobb
WYETH
Walnut Stool by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Cane, Walnut
A walnut stool with a swayed, caned seat on tapered legs.
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Set of Three Paul McCobb Stools
Revival
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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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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1950s Paul McCobb Fiberglass Origami Chairs
Kubenka
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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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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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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Paul McCobb Original Squirm Chairs
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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 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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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 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 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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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 Directional Walnut Framed Slipper ...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs
Chenille, Walnut
Pair of chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, circa 1950s. Walnut completely restored, newly re-upholstered in beige chenille.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Brass X-Base StoolsOn Hold
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Pair of Paul McCobb Brass X-Base Stools
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Brass, Upholstery
A vintage pair of stools, designed circa 1950s by Paul McCobb, each with cushioned seats over X-bases in brass. Each is in overall good vintage condition, with age appropriate wear and ...
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Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Directional Upholst...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut
Vintage, 1960's, mid century modern sofa by Paul McCobb for Directional is fully restored with walnut frame and reupholstered in a plush chenille chartreuse upholstery.
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Paul McCobb Accent or Desk Chair, Planner Group
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Maple
Nice single Paul McCobb chair for accent or desk. Has a bow back design and upholstered seat. The seat fabric is very vintage style with a gold thread running through it.
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Paul McCobb Directional Loveseat in Olive Mohair
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
Mohair, Walnut
Paul McCobb loveseat for Directional reupholstered in olive/moss green mohair. Two back cushions resting on single seat cushion gives piece an elegant and refined proportion. Walnut fra...
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Pair of Slipper Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb for C...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of slipper lounge chairs by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Ready for client's upholstery.
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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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Paul McCobb Armchair
Fresh Kills
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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Four Connoisseur Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Maple
H. Sacks & Sons Dining Chairs with arms by Paul McCobb
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Paul McCobb "Symmetric Group" Sofa for Widdicomb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Elegant 8 foot long Paul McCobb sofa in the rarely seen "Symmetric" series and manufactured by Widdicomb. Well constructed sofa with a curved back upon walnut legs. Sofa has been recent...
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A Sofa by Paul McCobb for Directional C. 1950's
Christopher Anthony Ltd
A Sofa by Paul McCobb for Directional C. 1950's
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery
A black lacquered walnut sofa by Paul McCobb for Directional. Newly reupholstered.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Wingback Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Rare pair of Paul McCobb wing lounge chairs, #1329. Arguably McCobb's most daring seating design for Directional. Frames have been professionally refinished in a dark walnut lacquer. Pr...
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Paul McCobb Sectional Sofa for Custom Craft
Century Design Ltd.
Paul McCobb Sectional Sofa for Custom Craft
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Sectional Sofas
Mahogany, Upholstery
Paul McCobb 2 pieces sofa with tapered Mahogany legs & tufted seat and back. Loveseat section 48" long, chair section 28"wide
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Set of Six Paul McCobb Connoisseur Dining Chairs f...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Set of six dining chairs by Paul McCobb for H. Sacks & Sons "Connoisseur" Collection.
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Paul McCobb Sofa
Modern Drama
Paul McCobb Sofa
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Wool, Wood
Paul McCobb designed sofa for Directional, circa 1950s.
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Paul McCobb Sofa for Winchendon
New Order Modern
Paul McCobb Sofa for Winchendon
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Modern Sofas
Linen, Maple
Early Paul McCobb sofa for Winchendon.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Sofas for Directional
New Order Modern
Pair of Paul McCobb Sofas for Directional
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Pair of Paul McCobb sofas for Directional.
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Excellent Set of Ten Paul McCobb Planner Group Din...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Maple
Ten planner group dining chairs by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture from the 1950s. These chairs are in very nice restored condition-ready to slip right into your Mid-Century inspir...
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Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs for Winchendon, Planner ...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cane, Fabric, Maple
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon. Period and model: Mid-Century Modern, Planner Group Series. Specifications: Maple (possibly walnut), caning, fabric. Condition: ...
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Twelve Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of 12 Paul McCobb Irwin collection dining chairs with sculpted mahogany frames and caned backs. Ten side chairs, two armchairs. Price includes refinishing to order, re caning and re...
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Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
Oliver Modern
Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb Lounge Chair for Directional
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Paul McCobb 1312 Lounge Chairs
Modern Drama
Paul McCobb 1312 Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb 1312 lounge chairs for Directional, circa 1950s. Fully restored and reupholstered.
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1950s Midcentury Paul Mccobb Wood Trim Sofa
Larry Reilly Collection
1950s Midcentury Paul Mccobb Wood Trim Sofa
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Wood
this sofa is really fantastic. it was most likely redone in the 90's I would guess. its pretty much pristine, however the fabric is quite dated. the frame is sturdy and looks great. T...
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Paul McCobb Lounge Chair and Ottoman
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Paul McCobb Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s Modern Lounge Chairs
Classic modern design lounge chair with matching ottoman. Very good condition, attractive white on white woven upholstery shows very little wear. Nice large size. Chair measures: 32" wi...
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk and Chair by Winche...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Maple
This beautifully scaled desk and chair by Paul McCobb is from his signature Planner Group and is a fine example of his crisply tailored aesthetic. It features a single pedestal desk wit...
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Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Archive 20th Century
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Pair of lounge chairs by Paul McCobb.
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Paul McCobb for Directional Sofa in Cognac Leather...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Leather, Walnut
Designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, newly recovered in cognac leather. Walnut legs newly refinished.
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Paul McCobb High Back Windsor Chair
CONVERSO
Paul McCobb High Back Windsor Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Windsor Chairs
Birch
McCobb for O'Hearn modern take on classic Windsor chair.
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Six Paul McCobb Ladder or Shovel Chairs for Winche...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Maple, Metal
Set of six dining chairs designed by Paul McCobb and made by Winchendon. The chairs are maple with black iron frames and ladder backs.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Lounge Chairs fo...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Maple
New upholstered pair of Paul McCobb lounge chairs in a robins egg blue Maharam/Kvadrat fabric. Solid maple legs.
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Set of Four Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb for O'Hea...
Paul McCobb, O'Hearn Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Linen, Wood
Rare Predictor dining chairs by Paul McCobb for O'Hearn Furniture, in production from 1951-1954. Gray satin finish with new mocha distressed linen upholstery.
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set of 8 Paul McCobb 1950's "Shovel" Chairs
Cosmo
set of 8 Paul McCobb 1950's "Shovel" Chairs
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Maple, Wrought Iron
set of eight vintage Paul McCobb for Winchendon Ladder Side Chairs with sculpted solid Maple seat, 12 turned Maple spindle back supports a top a solid rounded Black Wrought Iron open fr...
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set of 3 Paul McCobb for Directional Brass Ottoman...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Animal Skin, Brass
three original early 1950's Paul McCobb Model 1306 square seat Brass Stools with thin square Brass cross frame section legs. Old Bronze patina. Covered in Pony Skin
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Rare Set of Twelve Paul McCobb "Shovel" Chairs 195...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Twelve rare Paul McCobb for Winchendon 1950's Shovel Chairs with a sculpted Maple seat, 12 horizontal spindle back supports and supported open framework of 4 Black Wrought Iron legs,
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Set of Eight Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin ...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of eight Paul McCobb dining chairs for Calvin Furniture.  Side chairs measures: 18" D x 17" W x 35" H x 18" SH.
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Paul McCobb Dining Chairs
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
Paul McCobb Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
A set of four elegant Paul McCobb Planner Group dining chairs with bow tie backrest and upholstered bottom cushions with satin black maple wood frames made by the Winchendon Furniture C...
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Set of Four Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Brass, Cane, Upholstery, Walnut
Set of Four Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb for Directional, circa 1950's. These chairs are currently being refinished and reupholstered. The price noted below INCLUDES refinishing in your...
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Paul McCobb X Brass Stool or Bench
Larry Reilly Collection
Paul McCobb X Brass Stool or Bench
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Brass
Paul McCobb X brass stool or bench. this is great for extra seating in any room. in great all original condition. patina to brass and age to seat.
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1950s Paul McCobb Fiberglass Origami Chair
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Fiberglass, Metal
Makers stamp and sticker under side of chair. There is a chip on the left front corner of the fiberglass (see photo).
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Six Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Linen, Maple
Set of six 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 ...
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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 Planner Group 8 Dining Chairs
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Paul McCobb Planner Group 8 Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Linen, Maple
Set of 8 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 ti...
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Paul McCobb Lounge Chair for Winchendon
Sputnik Modern
Paul McCobb Lounge Chair for Winchendon
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs
A lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon.
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