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 Sideboard Extension Bar Cart for Calvin

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Sideboard Extension Bar Cart for Calvi...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts
Very nice moveable serving cart by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Top has hinges that allow it to double in size. Sturdy construction of mahogany and brass with a brass framed glass shelf.
Paul McCobb Calvin Group Dining Set

By Paul McCobb, Calvin
Paul McCobb Calvin Group Dining Set
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
This vintage dining set features the unique Mid-Century design of Paul McCobb produced for Calvin group. Stylish aluminium trim contrasts with the rich walnut finish of this expandable ...
Paul McCobb Planner Group End Table Night Stand Mid Century Modern
Paul McCobb Planner Group End Table Night Stand Mi...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Birch
Mid-Century Modern Planner Group stand by Paul McCobb.
Paul McCobb Delineator Console Table

By Paul McCobb, Altavista Lane
Paul McCobb Delineator Console Table
Paul McCobb, Altavista Lane
Mid-20th Century Console Tables
A walnut and cane console table designed by Paul McCobb as part of the Delineator series for Lane. Dived into three sections, each with a drawer and cane shelf below, this piece has fan...
Rare Bamboo and Birch Nightstands by Paul McCobb for Planner Group

By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Rare Bamboo and Birch Nightstands by Paul McCobb f...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Birch, Maple
Extremely rare Paul McCobb bamboo and birth nightstands for Planner Group. Matching dresser available, listed separately.
Pair of Paul McCobb Side tables

By Paul McCobb
Pair of Paul McCobb Side tables
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Carrara Marble
McCobb for Calvin Furniture Company, nightstands or side tables Brass and mahogany with carrera marble.
Paul McCobb Side Tables for Winchendon, Planner Group Series

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Paul McCobb Side Tables for Winchendon, Planner Gr...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Maple
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern, Planner Group series. Specifications: Maple. Condition: These Paul McCobb side tables fo...
Paul McCobb Flip-Top Extension Bar/Serving Cart for Calvin Furniture

By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Paul McCobb Flip-Top Extension Bar/Serving Cart fo...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Serving Tables
Brass, Glass, Mahogany
Newly refinished in a deep brown stain. Excellent condition. Beautiful moveable serving cart. Top has hinges that allow it to double in size. Sturdy construction of mahogany and brass w...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Mable Lamp Side Table Winchendon Furniture

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Paul McCobb Planner Group Mable Lamp Side Table Wi...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Maple
Paul McCobb designed rectangular side lamp table of solid maple with tapered legs and manufactured by the Winchendon Furniture Company as part of the "Planner Group".
Paul McCobb Brass Frame Coffee Table with White Vitrolite Glass Top

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Brass Frame Coffee Table with White Vi...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Vitrolite, Brass
Paul McCobb brass frame coffee table with white Carrara glass (vitrolite-milk glass) top. This coffee table is model 8715 from Paul McCobb directional furniture collection.
Paul McCobb Maple Extendable Dining Table

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Paul McCobb Maple Extendable Dining Table
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Maple
This minimal maple dining table was designed in the 1950s by Paul McCobb as part of his 'Planner Group' for the Winchendon Furniture Company. The table without leaves is 60" L. Each lea...
Paul McCobb Leather Top Coffee Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Leather Top Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany
For Calvin; mahogany two-tiered table, lacquered and stained, lined with solid aluminum inlay edge. The lower tier in two sections with a single drawer on each side, with tear drop pul...
Paul McCobb Square Dining Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Square Dining Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Mid-Century Modern table by Paul McCobb for his Planner Group line. Simple straight modern lines with long cone legs. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
Paul McCobb for Calvin Vitrolite Coffee Table

By Paul McCobb, Calvin
Paul McCobb for Calvin Vitrolite Coffee Table
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Vitrolite, Wood
Offered is this fine example McCobb's Classic table in all original condition and featuring the most desirable, bright white Vitrolite top. Exposed brass metal frame with lovely natural...
Paul McCobb Coffee Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Vitrolite, Walnut
Created for the "Connoisseur" line, circa 1950. Walnut table base, with brass stretcher and sabots, topped with vitrolite. One small chip to underside of top.
5 Drawer Pedestal Two Tone Black and Maple Desk by Paul McCobb for Planner Group

By Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture Company
5 Drawer Pedestal Two Tone Black and Maple Desk by...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Maple
Very stylish solid maple desk with double sided pedestals and 5 solid maple drawers (2 + 3 + 1 tray) in a satin black paint finish . The desk was designed by Paul McCobb for Planner Gro...
Paul McCobb Planner End Table

By Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Paul McCobb Planner End Table
Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Birch, Maple
Solid birch or maple construction designed by Paul McCobb. Aluminum 'O' ring pull. Very good condition. Unsigned.
Pair of Clean Lined Tables by Paul McCobb

By Paul McCobb
Pair of Clean Lined Tables by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Wood
Pair of Clean Lined end tables or nightstands, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. These pieces have been completely restored with the tops refinished in an ultra deep brown...
Vintage Paul McCobb Linear Group Coffee Table by Calvin

By Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage Paul McCobb Linear Group Coffee Table by C...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Laminate, Walnut
Wonderful iconic linear group coffee table by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Walnut, laminate and aluminium. In great vintage condition. Wonderful coffee table by Paul McCobb from his linea...
Paul McCobb Square Center Birch Coffee Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Square Center Birch Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables
Birch
Very nice Mid-Century Modern square center table with con tapered legs.
Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Dining Table with Brass Stretcher

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Dining Table with Bra...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Mahogany and brass dining table designed by Paul McCobb. Measure: Two 12" leaves included. Table extends to a full 7 ft. Recent professional refinishing.
Monumental Paul McCobb Display/Cocktail Table

By Paul McCobb
Monumental Paul McCobb Display/Cocktail Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Milk Glass
Rare and important Paul McCobb for Irwin Collection display table, model C8707 Comprised of eight equal rectangular 1/4" milk glass slabs on an architectural bridge like under structu...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Set for Winchendon Furniture

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Set for Winchendo...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Maple
Offering a rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern dining set designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture. This original 1950s set includes the dining table and four chairs. There ...
Mid-Century Modern Expandable Drop-Leaf Dining Table by Paul McCobb

By Paul McCobb
Mid-Century Modern Expandable Drop-Leaf Dining Tab...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Aluminum, Walnut
This gorgeous vintage modern dining table features a drop leaf design with three additional leaves allowing this table to go from 25.75 inches wide all the way to 90 inches wide. The sl...
Brass and Travertine Side Table by Paul McCobb

By Paul McCobb
Brass and Travertine Side Table by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Metal, Brass, Travertine
Brass and travertine side table, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. It is a versatile size and can be used as a side or end table, or as a nightstand. Brass frame has been ...
Paul McCobb Cocktail Table

By Paul McCobb, Calvin
Paul McCobb Cocktail Table
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Cane, Mahogany, Aluminum
Paul McCobb for Calvin. Model 8739 from the Irwin collection. Table features three drawers with brass pulls and solid aluminium edge on top perimeter. Metal label in interior of draw...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Single-Drawer Nightstands

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Planner Group Single-Drawer Nightstand...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Maple
Matching pair of 1950s Paul McCobb Planner Group solid maple nightstands on splayed tapered dowel legs. Solid maple construction throughout fully restored. Original aluminum ring pull h...
Paul McCobb Drop-Leaf Dining Table for Calvin

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Drop-Leaf Dining Table for Calvin
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Very nice Paul McCobb drop-leaf dining table with three 12" extension leaves.
Set of Four Black Leather Walnut and Brass Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb
Set of Four Black Leather Walnut and Brass Dining ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Brass, Leather, Walnut
Set of four black leather, walnut, and brass dining chairs, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1960s. They retain their wonderful original patina.
Pair of Paul McCobb Delineator Nightstands

By Paul McCobb, Lane Furniture
Pair of Paul McCobb Delineator Nightstands
Paul McCobb, Lane Furniture
Mid-20th Century Side Tables
A pair of walnut and rosewood nightstands designed by Paul McCobb as part of the Delineator line for Lane. They offer ample storage with a drawer and large compartment. They look like t...
Mid-Century Paul McCobb for Planner Group Coffee Table

By Paul McCobb
Mid-Century Paul McCobb for Planner Group Coffee T...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple
Paul McCobb Planner Group coffee table. Measuring: 60 in W x 18 in D x 16 in high. Tapered legs. Any questions please call, email or hit request more information.
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tabletop Cabinet

By Paul McCobb
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tabletop Cabinet
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
This unique Paul McCobb cabinet is a unique two-piece set that features a woven front cabinet on top of Classic McCobb table. Tapered legs and unique cabinet pulls make this a fantastic...
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Planner Group Side Table
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Planner Group S...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Maple
Usual size Paul McCobb for Planner Group occasional side table. Measuring 24 in W x 18 in D x 20 in H.  
McCobb Planner Group Occasional Table for Winchendon

By Paul McCobb
McCobb Planner Group Occasional Table for Winchend...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Maple top on solid iron rod legs, the top has been recently refinish, the table is extra clean and ready to use. Classic architectural Mid Century Modern School applied design, signed P...
Paul McCobb Coffee Table

By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Paul McCobb Coffee Table
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Wood, Walnut
From the Linear Group manufactured by Calvin. Walnut with metal clad legs. Large lower shelf and single drawer. Nicely proportioned and presentable from every angle.
Set of 12 Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb

By Paul McCobb
Set of 12 Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Brass, Upholstery, Mahogany
Set of 12 dining chairs, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. These chairs are currently being refinished and reupholstered and can be completed in your choice of finish colo...
Modernist Brass and Milk Glass Console by Paul McCobb
Modernist Brass and Milk Glass Console by Paul McC...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Metal, Brass, Glass
Modernist brass and milk glass console, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a console table, sofa table, or bar. The brass ...
Paul McCobb Nightstands for Calvin

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Nightstands for Calvin
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s End Tables
A pair of brass and mahogany bedside tables with original Vitrolite tops. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin.
Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Cube End Tables or Nightstands
Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Cube End Tables ...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Aluminum, Wood
This is a great pair of end tables or nightstands however you want to use them. They are designed by Paul McCobb, for Winchendon, and are the Planner Group line. This is one of the cool...
Paul McCobb Bed Side Nightstand Chest

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Bed Side Nightstand Chest
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Wood
This Mid-Century nightstand is designed by Paul McCobb for The Calvin Group. It is finished in a gorgeous dark brown stain with brass trim on the top edge and brass door knobs to comple...
Two-Tone Paul McCobb "Planner Group" Desk

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Two-Tone Paul McCobb "Planner Group" Desk
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Two-tone solid maple and black lacquered desk supported by drawers on one side and the signature angular tapered legs on the other. There is ample knee space without a center drawer. Th...
Paul McCobb Brass and Vitrolite Cocktail Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Brass and Vitrolite Cocktail Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Vitrolite
Paul McCobb square cocktail table with white Vitrolite glass top on "H" frame brass base, mod. no. 1093.
Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Wood
Solid maple medium size desk supported by drawers on one side and the signature angular tapered legs on the other. There is ample knee space without a center drawer. The top drawer reta...
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Marble-Top Coffee Table

By Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Marble-Top Coffee T...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Marble
This impressive vintage modern coffee table is designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. This beautiful center table features a massive piece of marble on top of an elegant brass fr...
Paul McCobb Irwin Collection for Calvin End Table or Nightstand, Marble, Brass

By Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Paul McCobb Irwin Collection for Calvin End Table ...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Marble, Mahogany
Paul McCobb side table or nightstand from the Irwin collection for Calvin. Brass framework, mahogany case, and black marble top with beige veining top. All original.
Pair of Paul McCobb of Consoles

By Directional, Paul McCobb
Pair of Paul McCobb of Consoles
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Brass, Travertine
Paul McCobb for Directional. Pair of model 8704 console tables. Square tubular brass frames with travertine top. Patina on brass consistent with age and use. Stool sold separately.
Paul McCobb Side Table, Black Glass and Chrome / Nickel-Plated Brass
Paul McCobb Side Table, Black Glass and Chrome / N...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Glass, Chrome, Nickel
Rare Paul McCobb end table. Tubular nickel-plated brass frame with black glass top.
Pair of Paul McCobb Side or End Tables Brass with ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Vitrolite
Elegant pair of Paul McCobb occasional tables. Solid brass tube frames with original white milk glass tops. Brass has attractive patina.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Paul McCobb for Planner Group

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Paul McCo...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Maple
Beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands with a vintage blonde maple finish. This stylish piece features one drawer with a unique conical brass pull. Sleek design with an oversi...
Unique Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Calvin Group End Table

By Paul McCobb
Unique Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Calvin Group E...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
This beautiful Paul McCobb end table features the original manufacturers label, unique McCobb drawer pulls, brass trim, leather top, and stylish cane shelf. Two-drawer construction make...
Foldable Sides Dining Table by Paul McCobb for Planner Group

By Paul McCobb
Foldable Sides Dining Table by Paul McCobb for Pla...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Maple
This oval dining table designed by Paul McCobb is made of solid maple for Planner Group, Winchendon Furmiture Company. When the table is open the length is 59 1/2.".g
Side Table of Nightstand by Paul McCobb for Calvin

By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Side Table of Nightstand by Paul McCobb for Calvin...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Steel, Walnut
Walnut and brushed steel side table by Paul McCobb for Calvin Grand Rapids. The back has the same finish than the front.
Paul McCobb Round Coffee Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Round Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Elegant design by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Co. round travertine top supported on a patinated brass frame.
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Paul McCobb Planner Group Winchendon
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Paul McCobb Pla...
Paul McCobb
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Birch
A Classic Mid-Century Modern coffee table by Paul McCobb Planner Group Winchendon. This beautiful birch table features a stylish design with turned legs and an original finish. Sure to ...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstands or End Tables

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstands or End Table...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
A pair of darker solid maple nightstands or end tables with single drawer and lower shelve. Solid brass pulls to each drawer with conical legs and each retaining the manufactures label,...
Paul McCobb for Calvin Irwin Collection Nightstands or Side Tables

By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Paul McCobb for Calvin Irwin Collection Nightstand...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Walnut
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut and brass nightstands or side tables from the "Irwin Collection" designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. The stands feature sleek Mid-...
Desk by Paul McCobb, Connoisseur Collection

By Paul McCobb
On Hold
Desk by Paul McCobb, Connoisseur Collection
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Walnut
Stunning desk by Paul McCobb, Connoisseur Collection, fully restored.
Large Scale End Table or Nightstand by Paul McCobb

By Paul McCobb
Large Scale End Table or Nightstand by Paul McCobb...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Wood
Large-scale Modern nightstand or side table, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, circa 1950s. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a nightstand or end table. It has been co...