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Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

American, 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, McCobb's 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 mid-century modern work has warmth and presence.

As you can see from the offerings on 1stDibs, vintage Paul McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a décor: an essential.

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Creator: Paul McCobb
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of walnut framed lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb. Fully restored and reupholstered in Holly Hunt / Chalet / True Grey.
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1950s Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair Refinished and Reupholstered
By Paul McCobb
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant clean lined lounge chair, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. This chair is currently being refinished and reupholstered. You can choose the finish color, and it ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Paul McCobb for Directional Midcentury Slipper Chair
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for directional midcentury slipper chair. This chair measures: 25 wide x 25.75 deep x 31.5 high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height/chair clearance 24.5 inches ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Introducing a stunning pair of Paul McCobb Lounge armchairs, epitomizing the sleek elegance and sophistication of Mid-Century Modern design. These iconic chairs feature a sturdy mapl...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb for Directional.
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1950s Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb.
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1950s Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Newly Upholstered Paul McCobb Attributed Velvet Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Newly upholstered mohair velvet Paul McCobb attributed lounge chair. Button tufted back, refinished ebonized legs. Low stylish arms and angular legs. Single welting throughout. Very ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Mohair, Velvet

Paul McCobb for Directional Midcentury Occasional Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Directional midcentury occasional lounge chairs - pair. Each chair measures: 24.75 wide x 21 deep x 29.5 inches high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height/chair...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Paul McCobb for Winchendon Maple Spindle Back Lounge Chair
By Winchendon, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, low profile, lounge chair by Paul McCobb for Winchendon features a deep seated, black lacquered maple frame with spindle back and newly upholstered cushions in se...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Maple

Midcentury Paul McCobb Planner Group Captain Lounge Maple Arm Chair
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful all original midcentury maple Paul McCobb Planner Group Captain arm chair. Solid maple seat and curved back on tapered legs. Original vint...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Maple

Pair of Paul McCobb "Squirm" Lounge Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of Paul McCobb "Squirm" chairs for Custom Craft, USA ca' 1950's. Model 3042 with turned walnut legs. These lounge chairs are very comfortable with a distinct mid century flair...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Paul McCobb Model 302 Lounge Chairs with Ottoman, circa 1955
By Paul McCobb
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of Paul McCobb Model 302 lounge chairs with ottoman, circa 1955. Professionally restored in excellent condition, these chairs have the matching ottoman redone in beautiful textu...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Birch, Fabric

Paul McCobb for Winchendon Mid-Century Cane and Walnut Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Winchendon midcentury cane and walnut lounge chairs - pair Each chair measures: 26.25 wide x 25 deep x 33 inches high, with a seat height of 16.75 and arm height/c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
A sculptural high-back lounge chair with maple frame designed by Paul McCobb. Refinished and reupholstered in mohair.
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1950s Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Mohair, Maple

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
A sculptural high-back lounge chair with walnut frame designed by Paul McCobb. Refinished and reupholstered.
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1950s Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCob Walnut Lounge Chair for Directional Mint
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCob Walnut Lounge Chair for Directional Mint!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

Paul McCobb, Lounge Chairs, Maple, Grey Fabric, O'Hearn Furniture, USA, 1952
By Paul McCobb, O'Hearn Furniture 1
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of maple and grey fabric lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb and produced by O'Hearn Furniture, USA, 1952.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Maple

Model 3042 'Squirm' Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb for Custom Craft, USA, c. 1960's
By Paul McCobb
Located in Deland, FL
Designed by the visionary Paul McCobb in 1957 the model 3042 “Squirm” lounge chair is an archetypal example of early American Modern design. Featur...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Naugahyde

Paul McCobb for Directional Irwin Group Mid Century Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Directional Irwin Group Mid Century Lounge Chairs - Pair This chair measures: 24 wide x 31 deep x 32.5 high, with a seat height/chair clea...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Creamy Beige Suede Round Lounge Stool Bench
By Paul McCobb
Located in Monrovia, CA
Mid-Century Modern 1960s Paul Mccobb large round lounge with chrome x base. This piece is also described as a large Paul McCobb round upholstered bench...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Rare Paul McCobb Symmetric Group Sloping Armchair, for Widdicomb, 1960's
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., Paul McCobb
Located in Culver City, CA
This lounge chair is absolutely stunning. Clad in a luxurious and soft emerald green velvet, this chair epitomizes mid century modern sophisticated design. The chair features all the...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Paul McCobb "Tub" High Back Lounge Chair Model 3045, Priced Low for Reupholstery
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare Paul McCobb "Tub" chair for the Planner Group. High back with cantilevered armrests and walnut legs. Important design in need of reupholstering and is priced accordingly. This is a great opportunity to get this chair for a low price...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair with Ottoman for Calvin, American, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Paul McCobb lounge chair with ottoman for Calvin in the original fabric and with brass stretchers and tapered wood legs. The dimensions stated are of the chair. The ottoman is 4...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair, Model 302
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Paul McCobb winged back lounge chair on tapering walnut legs, reupholstered in deep orange Maharam wool fabric.  
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Walnut

Pair of Paul McCobb Cane-Backed Lounge Chairs for Widdicomb
By Paul McCobb, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Paul McCobb Cane-Backed lounge chairs for Widdicomb, From the 800 series. Mahogany frames with upholstered seats on boucle. Set designed to pair ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany

Rare Slipper Chairs by Paul McCobb for Directional
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional and rare pair of Paul McCobb slipper chairs, model 1320, for Directional. Newly restored and upholstered. Price is for the pair.
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1950s American Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Modern McCobb Chairs Newly Upholstered in Cream Virgin Wool
By Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid Century Modern McCobb Lounge Chairs Newly Upholstered in Cream Virgin Wool Fabric Stunning!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs Models 1320 & 1322. Priced for Reupholstery. Signed.
By Custom Craft Inc., Paul McCobb
Located in Kansas City, MO
Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs models 1320, the armless version and 1322, the version with arms. Price is for each. Signed with the Custom Craft label. Both have walnut frames in great...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chairs in Bouclé, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Stamford, CT
Rare set of lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, circa 1950s. Sculptural walnut framework fully restored, reupholstered in off-white Italian boculé. Other design...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Walnut

Paul McCobb for Widdicomb Lounge Chair
By Paul McCobb, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Rounded Back lounge chair From the Symmetric Series by Widdicomb Furniture. Manufactured for just a short time in 1960 and 1961. Redone in a...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Walnut

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Planner Group Captain Lounge Maple Arm Chairs
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of rare all original midcentury maple Paul McCobb Planner Group Captain arm chairs. Solid maple seat and curved back on tapered legs. Original ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Maple

Paul McCobb "Squirm" Lounge Chairs, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Stamford, CT
The iconic "Squirm" lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb. Completely restored, reupholstered in Italian bouclé. Other designers from this era include Paul McCobb, George Nakashim...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Walnut

Rare New Upholstered Beige Paul McCobb Set for Directional, USA - 1950s
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Berlin, DE
Early 1950s Paul McCobb Set for Directional, newly upholstered in Dedar Fabric. The measurements given apply to the sofa. The Lounge Chair measures: D9...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Paul McCobb Model 302 Mid-Century Modern Lounge or Club Chair for Directional
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern lounge chair for his Directional line with original walnut finish to maple frame on tapered legs. Older corduroy re-upholstery, upholstery and foam nee...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Maple

Paul McCobb Pair of Lounge Chairs in Original Turquoise Upholstery and Walnut
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul McCobb for Directional Designs, pair of lounge chairs model 1322, walnut, fabric, 1950s. This pair of lounge chairs is designed by Paul McCobb. The quintessential design featu...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Paul McCobb Directional 314 Model High Back Lounge Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
An extremely rare set of matching high back lounge chairs model 314 by the legendary American designer Paul McCobb for Directional Furniture, circa 1950s. With its stylish pointed wi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Paul McCobb for Directional Model 1322 Lounge Chair
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Paul McCobb for Directional Furniture 1322 lounge chair, loose seat cushion. Circa 1950s. Featuring a Black ebonized Walnut frame, tapered legs and comfortable curved and cushioned b...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Walnut, Fabric

Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs with Rare Original Vintage Jack Lenor Larsen Fabric
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
A rare pair of rounded back lounge chairs from the Symmetric Series. Retains the original Jack Larson fabric. Manufactured for just a short time in 1960 an...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Red Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An excellent Mid-Century Modern lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb featuring a vibrant red wool upholstery supported by sculpted sinuous arms and legs. Crafted in the USA, circa 19...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Paul McCobb for Widdicomb High Back Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A Classic high back chair by Paul McCobb for Widdicomb. Shaped like a tall egg with unusual turned legs this chair has a great midcentury look and is very comfortable. Reupholstered ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
1950s Paul McCobb lounge chair in beautifully restored walnut and reupholstered in an Italian ivory bouclé. This chair is stunning at every angle.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Comfort and Mid-Century Modern style meet in this timeless lounge chair by Paul McCobb. Sturdy walnut base with tapered legs supports simple modern seat with ample space for comforta...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Original Midcentury Rare Paul McCobb Predictor Group Low Lounge Chair by O'hearn
By Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Original midcentury rare Paul McCobb predictor group low lounge chair by O'Hearn. Solid maple wood construction. Light gray woven upholstery in great ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Maple

Paul McCobb Directional Nº 314 Wingback Lounge Chair Ottoman Mid-Century Retro
By Paul McCobb
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Re-Upholstery required. Not usable as-is. Please ship directly to your Upholsterer, reupholstery is necessary. No woodworking necessary, the framing on chair and ottoman are tight, ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Birch

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair for Calvin, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Iconic, single walnut chair, designed by Paul McCobb and produced by Calvin - 1950s. Walnut frame is beautifully refinished in natural and complemented by a peacock blue linen uphol...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Perfect Pair of Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
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 be...
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1950s American Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Silk, Velvet, Walnut

Original Paul McCobb High Back Lounge Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Original Paul McCobb lounge chair in umber, gray and taupe striped loose weave wool upholstery and long tapered maple legs. Great front view as well as profile with M-shaped back and...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Maple, Wood, Wool

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair by Custom Craft for Directional
By Paul McCobb
Located in Highland, IN
A fine example of Paul McCobb's tailored aesthetic and refined sense of proportion, this great lounge chair is in excellent original condition. The upholstery is the original black v...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Paul McCobb White Linen Lounge Chairs for Directional, 1950s
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Miami, FL
Exquisite pair of Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern model 1322 armchairs from the coveted Directional collection, dating from the 1950s. The refinished chairs have been recovered in an ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut, Linen

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair and Ottoman #314
By Paul McCobb
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Mccobb oversized lounge chair and ottoman #314 Sold and listed in the 1955 Directional Furniture Catalog. Walnut legs, recently re-upholstered...
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1950s North American Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Lounge Chair Model 314 by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, CA
This extremely comfortable lounge chair model 314 was designed by Paul McCobb for Directional in the 1950s. Like all his work the design is very minimalist but very comfortable. We...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Paul McCobb 314 Lounge Chair & Ottoman
By Paul McCobb
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Paul McCobb 314 lounge chair with accompanying ottoman in an off-white Holly Hunt wool accented with newly finished solid walnut legs. Ottoman measures...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

American Mid Century Rare Paul McCobb Lounge Chair
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in San Diego, CA
A very rare lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, original condition its sold AS/IS condition, the chair needs recover and refinish the frame its solid and sturdy sol...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Paul Mccobb lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Paul McCobb lounge chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Paul McCobb lounge chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original lounge chairs by Paul McCobb were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by Charles Eames, Lawrence Peabody, and Harvey Probber. Prices for Paul McCobb lounge chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at £1,202 and can go as high as £12,931, while a piece like these, on average, fetch £4,647.
Questions About Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can sell Paul McCobb furniture in a number of ways. Options include selling directly to someone else by advertising on social media or in the newspaper or going to a vintage furniture shop. You can also work with an auction house or choose a reputable online platform. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Paul McCobb furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To refinish Paul McCobb furniture, start by stripping away the old finish with a chemical stripper. Then, use a fine wire brush and steel wool to remove any lingering chemicals. Sand every surface and apply a wood conditioner. Finally, apply three to five coats of lacquer. Find a collection of Paul McCobb furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The best way to identify Paul McCobb furniture is to look for the signature hallmarks of his style. He didn't sign or add a brand marker to his pieces. McCobb preferred clean, simple lines with no ornamentation. Slightly angled legs and boxy drawers and chair backs are indicative of his work. On 1stDibs, find a variety of expertly vetted Paul McCobb furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    In most cases, Paul McCobb used a natural lacquer wood finish. In doing so, he emphasized the natural color and grain of the hardwoods used to build his tables, desks, cabinets and other furniture. Shop a collection of Paul McCobb on 1stDibs.

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