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Paul McCobb Bookcases

 Paul McCobb (USA, 1917–69)
Paul McCobb (USA, 1917–69)

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 mid-century modern work has warmth and presence. As you can see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Paul McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a décor: an essential.

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Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookshelves #1516 Maple Walnut Finish
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of vintage midcentury Paul McCobb single high bookcases bookshelves #1516 original walnut finish over solid maple with solid maple 4 leg base. Beautiful bookcase set by Paul McC...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Maple, Walnut

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Double Bookshelves #1516 Maple Walnut Finish
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Maple

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Triple Bookshelves #1516 Maple Walnut Finish
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Maple

Paul McCobb for Directional Mahogany and Brass Etagere or Room Divider, 1950s
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture, Directional
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern bookcase wall unit or room divider By Paul McCobb for Directional and produced by Calvin Furniture USA, 1950s Honduran mahogany, wi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Brass

Paul McCobb Walnut Bookshelf Wall Unit or Room Divider, 1960s
By Lane Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern bookcase wall unit or room divider By Paul McCobb for Lane "Delineator" Collection USA, 1960s Walnut, with original aluminum hardwa...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Aluminum

Paul McCobb Bookcase / Cabinet by Winchendon
By Paul McCobb
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A dark walnut toned mahogany bookcase / cabinet with double sliding glass doors and a long adjustable shelve with four lower doors revealing storage. Sitting on brass conical legs an...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Mahogany

Paul McCobb for Calvin Étagère or Bookshelf
By Paul McCobb
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern étagère or bookshelf, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, American, circa 1950s. Signed inside drawer. It has been completely restored in a deep brown color finish...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Metal, Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Bookcase, Newly Refinished
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern black lacquered solid birch bookcase By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Measures: 36" W x 12.13" D x 33.5" ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Birch, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Bookcases, Pair
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern black lacquered solid birch bookcases By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Measures: 36" W x 12.13" D...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Birch, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Planner Group Modular Bookcase Chest
By Paul McCobb
Located in West Hartford, CT
1950s authentic Paul McCobb Planner Group modular bookcase. Made of heavily constructed maple wood and features gorgeous color and wood grain construction. There is ample storage th...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Maple

Bookcase/Storage Cabinet Set by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A four piece cabinet set sitting on two bench bases with conical legs, having one bookcase with sliding doors and a storage chest cabinet also with sliding doors finished in satin bl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Wood

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 Maple Iron Base Blonde Perf
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Iron, Maple

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 Maple Iron Base Blonde
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Iron, Maple

'1' Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookshelf #1516 Maple Iron Base Blonde
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Iron, Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Glass Front Bookcase Cabinet
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ebonized maple, bookcase cabinet by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, Winchendon features sliding glass front doors and wrought iron legs. There is one stationary interior shelf.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Wrought Iron

Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase with Jewelry Cabinet
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage midcentury Paul McCobb single bookcase #1516 solid maple with original tobacco finish on wood base. Beautiful bookcase by Paul McCobb, circa 1950s Planner Group, single cente...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Maple, Wood

'1' Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookshelf #1516 Maple Iron Base Black
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Iron, Maple

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookshelf #1516 Maple Iron Base Black
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Iron, Maple

Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 walnut finish Iron Base clean
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Iron, Maple

Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 Maple Iron Base
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Iron, Maple

Paul McCobb Wall Unit
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two-piece bookcase by Paul McCobb for his Calvin collection. Rich mahogany color with chrome accenting frame and handles. Measures: H 31.5 in. x W 54 in. x D 21 in.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Mahogany

Paul McCobb Wall Unit
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern two-piece bookcase with ample storage. Mahogany grain and chrome trim. Base is 18" deep, top is 13" deep. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer)...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Wood

Rare McCobb Planer Group Bookcase Shelf
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in New York, NY
Hard to find McCobb Planer Group shelf in wood and wrought iron. This example has been professionally refinished, and is clean and ready to use. Largest opening 29 in H, Flanking she...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Wrought Iron

Paul McCobb for Planner Group 3-Section Bookshelf in Birch
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Paul McCobb triple bookcase #1515. Solid birch with honey finish. Original Vintage condition. Has Foil Label on back side. Each section is 36" W x 24" H x 12" D.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Birch

1950s Bleached Mahogany Shelf by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb, Paul Frankl, Calvin Furniture
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Mahogany shelf, brass base by Paul McCobb, USA, 1954. A timeless shelf designed by American Paul McCobb with a lot of storage spaces. Six drawers in two different sizes and six sh...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Bookcase Topper by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This combination coffee table and bookcase make a unique Mid-Century Modern statement to home or business, offering versatility as a table and bookshelf. Designed by Paul McCobb for ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

Paul McCobb Modular Bookshelf on a Platform, Planner Group
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in Crockett, CA
Two-piece modular Paul McCobb platform with a bookcase. A combination finish of natural on the 14 3/4" high platform and restored black lacquer finish on the 12 1/4" deep bookcase wi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Maple

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Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 Maple Iron Base Blonde Perf
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Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 Maple Iron Base
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
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Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 walnut finish Iron Base clean
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Iron, Maple

Midcentury Modern Paul McCobb 3-Drawer Dresser #1508 Maple Walnut Finish T Pulls
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Steel, Iron, Maple

Midcentury Paul McCobb Small Jewelry Chest 4 Drawers Maple Brass Walnut Finish
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Brass, Wood

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1546 Coffee Table Bench Blonde Maple Finish
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Two-Piece Hutch
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful vintage modern buffet with a breakfront by Paul McCobb for Calvin. This two-piece hutch features a sliding door credenza with three drawers and an elegant display topper ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Glass Front Bookcases, Pair
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern glass front credenzas or bookcases Designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, circa 1950s Solid map...
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Paul McCobb Bookcase in New Black Finish with Sliding Glass Doors on Iron Base
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Pau, FR
Paul McCobb for Planner Group, tall bookcase in new black finish with sliding glass doors mounted on an iron base, 1950s. Very clean, pure, graphic lines, solid maple in new black f...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Credenza with Étagère Paul McCobb for Calvin
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Versatile piece of furniture which can be used in numerous ways and places in the home. Bedroom as a dresser with bookcase/shelving unit for a collection. Living room, den, or family...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 Maple Iron Base
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage midcentury Paul McCobb single bookcase #1516 blonde maple finish iron base. Beautiful bookcase by Paul McCobb circa 1950s planner group, single adjustable shelf 3 positions, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Iron

Midcentury Paul McCobb Double Bookcase #1516 Maple on Wood Base
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage midcentury Paul McCobb double high bookcase #1516 tobacco maple finish wood base. Beautiful bookcase by Paul McCobb circa 1950s Planner Group, single shelf, solid maple with ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Triple Bookshelves #1516 Maple Lacquer White
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of vintage midcentury Paul McCobb triple high bookcases bookshelves #1516 Original white lacquer over maple with maple 4 leg base. Beautiful bookcase set by Paul McCobb, circa 1...
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Walnut Bookcase on Hairpin Legs, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern bookcase By Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture USA, 1950s Book-matched walnut, with steel hairpin legs. Measures: 36" W x 12" D x 34"...
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Chest and Bookcase
By Paul McCobb
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A three-piece set with early large aluminium ring pulls and three drawers the bookcase with an adjustable shelve and two glass doors all sitting on a bench. Manufactures two-toned sa...
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  • Paul McCobb Planner Group Chest and Bookcase
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  • Paul McCobb Planner Group Chest and Bookcase
  • Paul McCobb Planner Group Chest and Bookcase
H 39.25 in. W 60 in. D 18.13 in.
tall Paul McCobb Bookcase
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
early 1950's Paul McCobb Planner Group for Winchendon 3 unit Birch Book Case with Black Lacquer finish on Black open Wrought Iron base. Great modular storage piece. Each unit measu...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Wrought Iron

  • tall Paul McCobb Bookcase
  • tall Paul McCobb Bookcase
  • tall Paul McCobb Bookcase
  • tall Paul McCobb Bookcase
H 82 in. W 36 in. D 12 in.
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Wall Unit with Credenza Sideboard
By Paul McCobb
Located in Stamford, CT
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group wall unit with Credenza. Handsome credenza with wall unit by Paul McCobb for the Calvin Group. Leather doors and polished brass supports. Exceptional co...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

Room Divider by Paul McCobb for Calvin
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Room Divider / Bookcase / Credenza by Paul McCobb for Calvin.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Bookcases

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Brass