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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Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Archive 20th Century
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Directional, Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Fabric, Wood
Pair of caned back lounge chairs by Paul McCobb.
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Wingback Chair by Paul McCobb
Morristown Modern
Wingback Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Wingback chair w. ottoman by Paul Mccobb in newly upholstered velvet.
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Set of Twelve Paul McCobb Dining Chairs
CONVERSO
Set of Twelve Paul McCobb Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Mccobb for Calvin dining chairs - woven leather seat and leather backs, tapered legs in mahogany wood. Armchairs (2) sculpted arms. Side chairs (10) dimensions are as follows H 35.5"...
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Paul McCobb Ebonized Maple Dowel Frame Armchairs
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Maple
Paul McCobb ebonized maple dowel frame armchairs in newly restored condition with new linen upholstery. Solid maple construction frames with a satin ebony finish support a tight seat an...
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Sofas by. Paul McCobb
Morristown Modern
Sofas by. Paul McCobb
Directional, Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Walnut
Pair of upholstered sofas by Paul McCobb for Directional. Upholstered in Herringbone fabric atop walnut frames.
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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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Paul McCobb Spindle Back Windsor Style Armchairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Maple
Pair of Mid-Century Modern, maple wood, spindle back, windsor style chairs by Paul McCobb for Planner Group in restored condition.
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Large Paul McCobb Tuxedo Sofa on Brass Base
Continuum 20th Century Design
Large Paul McCobb Tuxedo Sofa on Brass Base
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Monumental, Classic Paul McCobb for Irwin collection, Tuxedo sofa. 114" long, Brass base. Reupholstered in charcoal, Kvadrat Divina Melange.
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Set of Paul McCobb Angled Back Chairs
Horseman Antiques Inc.
Set of Paul McCobb Angled Back Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Set of vintage modern dining chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Elegant angled back, tapered legs. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer).
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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 Brass X Base Ottoman Foot Stool
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Paul McCobb ottoman / foot stool with X shaped stretchers in brass. Square upholstered seats supported by a slim brass frame. Ivory chenille and sateen stripe fabric. General patina to ...
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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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Six Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin, circa 19...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Wood
You are viewing one of the higher end manufacturing companies that produced Paul McCobb furniture, Calvin Mfg. Why we love these chairs, the beautiful patina that has graced them for ov...
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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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Rare Paul Mccobb Symmetric Group Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Walnut
Lovely & Rare Paul Mccobb designed Lounge Chair from the Symmetric group for Widdicomb. Patterned Green Velvet Upholstery & Turned Walnut legs. Very nice.
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Paul McCobb High Back Lounge Chair
MoModerne
Paul McCobb High Back Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Directional. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States.  Date: 1960s.
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Paul McCobb for Directional Sofa Newly Reupholstered
MoModerne
Paul McCobb for Directional Sofa Newly Reupholster...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Directional. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s.
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Planner Group Lounge Chairs, Pair by Paul McCobb f...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Lounge Chairs
Birch, Leather
Planner Group lounge chairs, pair by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture Company. Literature: Planner Group Designs by Paul McCobb, manufacturer’s brochure, unpaginated.
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Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
Flavor
Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb lounge chair. Black vinyl upholstery with a lacquered stretcher base.
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Windsor Style Spindle Ba...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Maple
Mid-century modern, Windsor style, spindle back, maple chair by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, Winchendon newly refinished in matte black. More than 12 chairs are available that can be ...
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Set of Four Paul McCobb Planner Group Chairs
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Birch
Set of four circa 1952 Paul McCobb Planner Group for Winchendon birch armchairs. With a saddled seat, curved crest rail and angled tapered legs.
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X-Base Brass Square Stool by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Brass, Fabric
Stool with X-shaped stretchers in polished brass by Paul McCobb for Calvin Group. Upholstered in new off white fabric upholstery, USA, circa 1950.  
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Solid Birch Dining Chair by Paul McCobb for Planne...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Birch
Simple and beautifully handcrafted armchair with curved back and saddle seat in solid Canadian Birch by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, USA, 1950s.
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Outstanding Mid-Century Modern Dining Set by Paul ...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Dining table and four chairs by Mid-Century Modern designer Paul McCobb for his Planner Group line. Maple drop-leaf table which includes two leaves. Four dining chairs with curved bac...
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Set of Two Planner Group Dining Chairs by Paul McC...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Maple
Designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon's Planner Group line, this pair of Mid-Century chairs are made out of gorgeous stained maple. Clean lines and curved back support make them a soph...
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Pair of Paul McCobb Slipper Lounge ChairsOn Hold
Azalea Modern
Pair of Paul McCobb Slipper Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Paul McCobb slipper lounge chairs.
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Lounge Chair  by Paul McCobb for Directional
Azalea Modern
Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb for Directional
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb for Directional lounge chair
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Pair of Paul McCobb Slipper Chairs
Continuum 20th Century Design
Pair of Paul McCobb Slipper Chairs
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Elegant Paul McCobb slipper chairs circa 1950. Chairs feature a solid walnut frame with splayed back legs, curved top and handsome period fabric. Price includes refinishing of wood elem...
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Stools by Paul McCobb for Wichendon
Space 20th Century Modern
Stools by Paul McCobb for Wichendon
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Steel, Upholstery
Three individual stools with original upholstery by Paul McCobb for Wichendon.
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Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
Modern Drama
Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass
Pair of brass X-frames benches designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. Newly upholstered in vibrant blue velvet.
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Rare Sofa by Paul McCobb
The Modern Vault
Rare Sofa by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Walnut
Iconic and rare sofa by Paul McCobb with signature thin angled arms and slight curved back. Beautiful black tweed fabric and walnut legs. Measures: 80" L x 29" D x 26" back height x ...
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Pair of Paul McCobb "Squirm" Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs
A pair of "Squirm" lounge chairs by Paul McCobb made in the 1950s. Each chair has been professionally restored using a luxurious deep gray Holland & Sherry velvet fabric with contrast t...
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Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Directional Upholst...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut
Vintage, 1960s, 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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Perfect Pair of Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
Outstanding pair of totally restored Paul McCobb lounge chairs. These chairs are in perfect restored condition with new foam and high end silk velvet. The solid walnut frames have been ...
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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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Rare Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb for WiddicombOn Hold
Circa Modern
Rare Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb for Widd...
Paul McCobb, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Walnut, Wool
Amazing matched pair of Paul McCobb lounge chairs for Widdicomb Furniture Co. In an original wool fabric, these chairs are nothing short of amazing. Beautiful lines on these sweeping fr...
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Set of Eight Sculptural Dining Chairs by Paul McCo...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Set of eight sculptural dining chairs, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, American, circa 1950s. These chairs are currently being refinished and reupholstered and can be completed in y...
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Symmetric Group Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb for Wi...
Paul McCobb, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Rare model lounge chair with flared arms by Paul McCobb for the Widdicomb Symmetric Group, circa 1960s. Re-upholstered in vintage screen printed fabric within the past 10 years.
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Lounge Chair
Mode Moderne
Paul McCobb for Calvin Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Largest of the Calvin lounge chairs by McCobb. Solid walnut frame with newly redone upholstery.
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Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb "Bowtie" Dining Cha...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Maple
Set of four "Bowtie" dining chairs by Paul McCobb with lacquered maple frames, newly upholstered seats with woven caned backs.
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Paul McCobb Ottomans
DeAngelis
Paul McCobb Ottomans
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Pair of Paul McCobb design ottomans in polished brass and new ice blue velvet.
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Paul McCobb Mahogany and Brass Dining Chairs
Eerdmans Fine Art
Paul McCobb Mahogany and Brass Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set includes three side and two armchairs. With mahogany frame, upholstered back and set, and polished brass stretchers. A fourth side chair is available but needs to be restored. With ...
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1535 Planner Group Chair by Paul McCobb
Fins De Siecles
1535 Planner Group Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Birch, Iron
Rare 1535 Planner Group chair, refinished steam bent birchwood backrest and a carefully shaped black birch plank, welded iron structure. Design: Paul Mc Cobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon...
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Paul McCobb for Directional Walnut Frame Lounge Ch...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabulous pair of lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, newly recovered in silver mohair. Walnut frames fully restored.
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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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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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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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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
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 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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Pair of Paul McCobb Brass X-Base Stools
Showplace Antique + Design Center
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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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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