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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 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 Brass Bench for Calvin
Modern Drama
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Paul McCobb Brass Bench for Calvin
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Leather, Mahogany
Brass frame bench by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. New leather cushions. Cushions can be removed for use as coffee table.
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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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Planner Group Entry Bench by Paul McCobb for Winchendon
Spruce Design + Decor, Inc.
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Planner Group Entry Bench by Paul McCobb for Winch...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
A rare classic. Bench or table with splayed, tapered legs surmounted by a movable cabinet with two drawers. Cabinet may be placed anywhere along the length of the base. Dimensions be...
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Pair of Paul McCobb Wrought Iron Stools in Teal Bl...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Velvet
Beautiful pair of stools or ottomans by Paul McCobb. Wrought iron bases are in nice vintage condition. Stools are freshly upholstered in a luxe teal velvet.
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Paul McCobb Cane Back Armchairs
Via Verso - 20th Century Design
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Paul McCobb Cane Back Armchairs
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Armchairs
A lovely pair of cane-backed armchairs by legendary designer Paul McCobb. Bone-colored lacquered frames against color-matched silk linen truly set this pair apart from the rest. A ver...
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Original 1950s Paul McCobb Wrought Iron Base Bench...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Iron, Leather
Original 1950's Paul McCobb Wrought-Iron-Base Benches. Leather upholstery.
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Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
The Swanky Abode
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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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Paul McCobb 3082-E Lounge Chair
Vestige
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Paul McCobb 3082-E Lounge Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Rare Paul McCobb 3081-E lounge chair. Recently reupholstered, circa early 1950s.
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Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
Vestige
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Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb Lounge Chair #3045. Excellent reupholstered condition. Circa 1950s.
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Planner Group Dining Chairs, Set of Six by Paul Mc...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Dining Room Chairs
Birch, Steel
Signed with partial applied manufacturer's label to underside of four examples: [Planner Group Designed by Paul McCobb Winchendon Furniture Company Winchendon Mass].
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Pair of Stools by Paul McCobb for CalvinOn Hold
Sputnik Modern
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Pair of Stools by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Stools
A pair of brass stools with original vinyl upholstery. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin.
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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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Set of Three Ebonized Caned Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Cane, Mahogany
Set of three chic ebonized caned chairs by Paul McCobb. From the Connoisseur Collection. Restored and reupholstered.
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Pair of Stools by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Stools
A pair of brass stools with mohair upholstery. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin.
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Planner Group Dining Set by Paul McCobb
Hildebrandt Studio
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Planner Group Dining Set by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Maple, Wood
Planner Group Collection dining set in solid maple designed by Paul McCobb and made by Winchendon Furniture Co., Massachusetts, 1950s. Dimensions of chairs: 31" high x 19.5" wide x 19...
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New Upholstered Paul McCobb Sectional Planner Grou...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Rare Planner Group sofa by American designer Paul McCobb for Winchendon in new Kvadrat wool fabric and new foam. The corner is 250 x 263 cm.
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Paul McCobb for Directional Sofa, Model #1307
Stamford Modern
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Paul McCobb for Directional Sofa, Model #1307
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Felt, Walnut
Classic Paul McCobb for Directional sofa newly upholstered in a dark grey tweed. Wooden base newly refinished in dark walnut. COM / COL available.
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Paul McCobb Loveseat - One Left
Open Air Modern
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Paul McCobb Loveseat - One Left
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
ONLY ONE LEFT. We have two of these lovely mid-century small sofas designed by Paul McCobb. These matching love seats are covered in the original amazing quilted cream fabric, which has...
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Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
Modern Drama
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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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Paul McCobb Brass Stools in Nate Berkus Fabric
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Stools
Brass, Upholstery
Two elegant Paul McCobb stools newly upholstered in Nate Berkus cotton fabric. Thin ribbon brass stretchers connect square brass legs.
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Set of Six or Eight Paul McCobb Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Brass, Mahogany
Set of Six Modern Dining Chairs, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, circa 1950s. This set is currently being refinished and reupholstered. It can be completed in your choice of color a...
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1950s Mid-Century Wingback Oragami Wood Side Chair...
George Nakashima, Paul McCobb, Tony Paul
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs
Pair, Very Sturdy. Good Weight. Designer Unknown.
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Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Planner Group, Set o...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wood
Maple Paul McCobb Dining Chairs Set of Four Planner group In wonderful Vintage condition Measuring H: 29.75" W: 17" D: 19" Seat height: 17.5"
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Pair of Iron-Base Stools by Paul McCobb
Full Circle Modern
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Pair of Iron-Base Stools by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Stools
Upholstery, Wrought Iron
Paul McCobb benches with black wrought iron frames and legs. Recently reupholstered in a lovely lavender woven fabric.
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Clean Lined Modern Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Upholstery, Wood
Clean Lined Modernist Lounge Chair, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. This piece is currently being refinished and reupholstered. The price noted below INCLUDES refinishin...
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Pair of Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs
Adam Edelsberg
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Pair of Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of mahogany Paul McCobb lounge chairs manufactured Calvin and have been perfectly reupholstered in chartreuse leather.
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Paul McCobb Sofa
Modern Drama
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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 High Back Windsor Chair
New Order Modern
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Paul McCobb High Back Windsor Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Windsor Chairs
Paul McCobb for O'Hearn. This chair features a beautiful hand rubbed lacquer finish.
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Pair of Lounge or Slipper Chairs Attributed to Pau...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Pair of lounge or slipper chairs attributed to Paul McCobb, circa 1960.
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Midcentury Pair of Paul McCobb Chairs for Calvin
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Textile, Wood
A vintage pair of lounge chairs in a cream color patterned upholstery by Paul McCobb for Calvin.
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Pair of Paul McCobb Benches in Red Linen
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Linen, Wrought Iron
Pair of Paul McCobb benches with wrought iron bases, circa 1955. Completely restored and reupholstered (including new foam) in red linen. If you would like a swatch of this fabric plea...
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chairs
Modern Living Supplies
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Maple
Paul McCobb Planner Group dining chairs circa 1950s in fully restored condition.
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Sectional Sofa
Vangard21 Art & Design
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Sectional Sofa
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery
A nice L shape that kicks out a little. It has brushed aluminum legs with the original glides.
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Paul McCobb Walnut Brass and Upholstered Lounge Ch...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb for Directional armless lounge chair, circa mid-1950s. This elegant example has been newly upholstered in a mustard Knoll Cato upholstery and the splayed walnut legs newly f...
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Paul McCobb Set of Six Planner Group Dining Chairs...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Maple, Upholstery
Paul McCobb Planner Group solid maple dining chairs finely restored in a hand rubbed lacquer finish. Paul McCobb (1917-1969) is an American designer best known for the Planner Group, h...
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Sofa
The Hudson Mercantile
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Sofa
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Sofas
This sofa is similar in style to the version McCobb design for Directional. Curved, slightly winged back sits atop square tapered legs in black. Black and white woven houndstooth fabric...
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Paul McCobb Brass Stools for Calvin
Modern Drama
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Paul McCobb Brass Stools for Calvin
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Brass, Velvet
Pair of brass frame stools. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. Newly upholstered in bone velvet.
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Paul McCobb Set of four Shovel Chairs
Modern Living Supplies
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Paul McCobb Set of four Shovel Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Iron, Maple
Paul McCobb maple and Iron shovel chairs Ca. 1950s in restored condition. Solid sculpted maple seat with turned spindle back supports on iron framework. Paul McCobb (1917-1969) is an A...
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Stylish Mid-Century Paul McCobb Planner Group Chai...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Wood
Stylish mid century Paul McCobb Planner group desk/side chair.
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Elegant Paul McCobb Armchair in Danish Wool
Reeves Antiques
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Elegant Paul McCobb Armchair in Danish Wool
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool
Beautiful armchair or lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb. Chair is freshly upholstered in a decadent, neutral Danish wool. Three buttons low on the back rest provide visual interest a...
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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Attributed ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
This unique pair of vinyl covered seats feature sturdy cast iron bases and wonderful bentwood walnut seat backs. Matching pair make a great addition to any seating situation, please con...
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Magnificent Pair of Paul McCobb Walnut Frame Loung...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs
Paul McCobb for Directional Furniture
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Paul McCobb Executive Chair
DeAngelis
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Paul McCobb Executive Chair
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Important and rare high back tilt and swivel executive office chair designed by Paul McCobb, circa 1955. Original condition chair from the estate of important "California School" paint...
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Ten Bat Wing Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Mahogany
Set of 10 Paul McCobb Connoisseur collection dining chairs with sculpted mahogany frames and caned backs. Chairs have been re caned. Price includes reupholstery with client's material a...
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Paul McCobb Dining Table and Four Chairs for Plann...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Maple
A great Paul McCobb dining drop-leaf table and four chairs. The set is in it's original finish. Comfortable, sturdy and a wonderful design.
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Mahogany Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Wood
A complete set of six dining chairs designed by Paul McCobb. The chairs feature solid mahogany wood and blue velvet upholstery. Armchairs H34" W23" D21" - Unmarked
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Paul McCobb Shovel Chair for Winchendon, 1950
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Wrought Iron, Maple
Paul McCobb for Winchendon 1950s shovel chair with a sculpted maple seat, 12 horizontal spindle back supports and supported open framework of four black wrought iron legs.
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Set of Six Dining Chairs designed by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Bouclé, Wood
Set of Six Dining Chairs, designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, circa 1950's. This set has been completely restored in an ultra-deep brown lacquer with ivory boucle upholstery. The t...
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Pair of Paul McCobb Side Chairs with Leather Woven...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Paul McCobb woven leather side chairs with Philippine mahogany frames
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Rare Paul McCobb Sofa
CONVERSO
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Rare Paul McCobb Sofa
Paul McCobb, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut, Wool
McCobb for Widdicomb symmetrical line channel back sofa. Reupholstered with grey wool fabric. Solid turned sculpted walnut legs. Outside arm height 21".
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Set of Three Paul McCobb Stools or Benches for Ca...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Brass, Upholstery
Paul McCobb stools for Calvin. Frame and cross stretchers of solid brass tubing. Reupholstered in the same colors as the originals. A stunning set.
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Architectural Desk Chair by Paul McCobb
Stamford Modern
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Architectural Desk Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
A very unusual desk chair featuring great architectural form designed by Paul McCobb newly refinished in medium walnut and re-upholstery in high grade grey linen. Matching desk also ava...
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Six Paul McCobb "Delineator" Series Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
6 Paul McCobb "Delineator" Series Dining Chairs, consiitng of Five Side and One Arm Chair
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Four-Seat Sofa Grey Velvet Baughman Style Sofa
Reeves Antiques
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Four-Seat Sofa Grey Velvet Baughman Style Sofa
Milo Baughman, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Beautiful completely restored four seated sofa. Sofa has all new foam and is covered in a textured grey Velvet fabric. Unique angled back with tufted cushions adds visual interest as we...
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Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Paul McCobb
Archive 20th Century
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Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather
Leather lounge chair and ottoman by Paul McCobb. The ottoman measures 29.25" wide x 19.5" deep x 16" tall.
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set of 4 Paul McCobb "Shovel" Chairs
Cosmo
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set of 4 Paul McCobb "Shovel" Chairs
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Maple, Wrought Iron
Four 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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Paul McCobb Occasional Armchairs for Calvin Furnit...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Mahogany
Pair of ebony lacquered Paul McCobb Armchairs for the Calvin Furniture Group. Upholstered in recent floral black and white tapestry.
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Paul McCobb 1312 High Back Club Chair and 314 Otto...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Walnut
A wonderful example of a McCobb classic form Directional Furniture Company. The set is redone in new fabric in the manner of Paul Laszlo designs. Arm height is 21. Ottoman measures 28"...
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