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Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

 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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Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional minimalist Mid-Century Modern writing desk By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black lacquered solid maple, with original brass...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin MCM Ebonized Mahogany Brass and White Laminate Desk
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin mid century ebonized mahogany brass and white laminate desk Desk measures: 54.5 wide x 26 deep x 29 inches high, with a chair clearance of 26.5 inches All...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb Winchendon Modern 1560 Birch Desk
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Classic Paul McCobb Planner Group for Winchendon model 1560 two drawer natural finish solid birch desk Featuring a refinished solid birch framework and surface, deep double drawers,...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Paul McCobb for Calvin Black Lacquered Desk, Newly Refinished
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern writing desk By Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with original aluminum hardware and stretchers. Mea...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Tobacco Maple Finish with Chair
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb Planner Group #1560 double drawer desk tobacco maple finish with brass knobs solid maple. Desk is in great original vintage condition. Comes with (1) Paul Mccob...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Rare Paul McCobb Drop Lid Desk Cabinet
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Miami, FL
Amazing Mid-Century Modern maple and brass secretary or bar cabinet, designed by Paul McCobb for Planner Group and manufactured by Winchendon Furniture in the early 1950s. The set in...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron, Brass

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Tobacco Maple Finish Brass
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb Planner Group #1560 double drawer desk Tobacco maple finish with brass knobs solid maple. Desk is in great original vintage condition. Very beautiful designed d...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb Maple Planner Group Desk, circa 1955
By Paul McCobb
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Paul McCobb Maple Planner Group desk, circa 1955. Professionally restored in showroom condition, this classic design has the original ring pull hardware. Beautiful lines and fully re...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

Rare Paul McCobb Desk in Maple, 1950s, Multi-Level, Classic Modernist Design
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Buffalo, NY
Seldom seen Paul McCobb for Winchendom Furniture Company, desk, maple, United States, 1950s Elegant maple desk with one sided pedestal with a large storage compartment and three s...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Blonde 4 Drawer Desk
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group mid century blonde 4 drawer desk. Desk measures: 48 wide x 18.25 deep x 29 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored v...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Blonde Maple Finish Ring Pulls
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb Planner Group #1560 double drawer desk blonde maple finish with aluminum ring pull knobs solid maple. Desk has been professional refinished. Very beautiful desi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Blonde Maple Finish T pulls
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb Planner Group #1560 double drawer desk blonde maple finish with steel T pull knobs solid maple. Desk has been professional refinished. Very beautiful designed d...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Blonde Maple Finish Brass Pulls
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb Planner Group #1560 double drawer desk blonde maple finish with brass cone pull knobs solid maple. Desk has been professional refinished. Very beautiful designe...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Paul McCobb Writing Desk in Maple
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul McCobb for Planner Winchendon, writing desk, maple, brass, United States, 1960s Small desk in maple with elegant brass details by Paul McCobb. On two slated, tapered legs on ea...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Desk by Paul McCobb, Planner Group
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic midcentury desk designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon's "Planner Group". Maple wood construction, with tapered and splayed legs. Would make a great addition to any modern in...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Blonde Maple Finish Ring pulls
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb Planner Group #1560 double drawer desk blonde maple finish with Aluminum ring pull knobs solid maple. Desk is in good original vintage condition top shows littl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Paul McCobb Mahogany Desk, Calvin Collection, circa 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Stamford, CT
Classic desk in mahogany designed by Paul McCobb, Calvin collection, circa 1950s. Fully restored. Signature brass stretcher newly polished. Nickel-plated pulls retain some patina.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Blonde Maple Finish T Pulls
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb Planner Group #1560 double drawer desk blonde maple finish with steel T pull knobs solid maple. Desk is in great original vintage condition. Very beautiful desi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Maple Double Pedestal Desk, 1950s
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Maple

Paul McCobb Double Pedestal Ring Pulls Solid Birch Desk
By Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Paul McCobb solid birch desk in good vintage condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Birch

Clean Lined Modern Desk by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined modern desk, designed by Paul McCobb for The Connoisseur collection for H. Sacks, American, circa 1950s. This desk is currently being refinished and can be completed in y...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Double Pedestal Planner Group Desk by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
A fine example of a double pedestal desk with vintage finish and solid brass "golf tee" hardware. By Paul McCobb for the Planner Group line from Winchendon. American, circa 1950.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

Clean Lined Modern Desk by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined modern desk, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1960s. This desk is currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of finish color. The price noted ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb Writing Desk for Winchendon
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern writing desk by Paul McCobb features a wonderful maple finish with unique brass drawer pulls. Tapered legs and spacious four drawer design make this a stylish...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Pedestal Desk
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage modern pedestal desk features the iconic mid-century design of Paul McCobb. Single sided writing desk offers two drawers for storage and organization and a spacious form...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Exceptional Paul McCobb Planner Group Writing Desk, Four Drawers, Great Example
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Kansas City, MO
Excellent smaller scale Paul McCobb desk with the original pulls and in excellent condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Desks and Writing Tables

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Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Six-Drawer Dresser, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Sideboard Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Bachelor Chest, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Birch Dining Table, Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Iron and Maple Coffee Table, Newly Refinished
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By Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
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Paul McCobb Desk for Planner Group
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Midcentury Paul McCobb for Planner Group Desk 100% Original Finish. Midcentury sleek design. We have matching chair as well.
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Paul McCobb Planner Group For Winchendon Double Pedestal Natural Maple Desk
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, double pedestal, natural-tone, maple desk by Paul McCobb, Planner Group for Winchendon features drawers on both sides and pullout / pull-out ledge with signature ...
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Maple Desk and Chair, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
Mid-Century Modern solid maple desk and t-back chair Designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Maple and aluminum ring pulls Measures: D...
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Paul McCobb Designed Desk In Black Finish
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great vintage modern designed four drawer desk with original golf tee brass pulls. Nice clean lines, tapered legs in a lacquered black finish. Designed by Paul McCobb for his Planner...
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Paul McCobb Desk for Planner Group in Solid Maple, 1950s
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Located in Berlin, DE
This exceptional early desk was designed by Paul McCobb and produced by Planner Group. Executed in solid maple, angular tapered legs and two desk drawers with conical brass pulls.
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Writing Desk
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Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Black Lacquer Finish Brass
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Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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Located in South Bend, IN
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Black Lacquer McCobb Double Pedestal Desk Five Drawers
By Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern solid birch planner group black lacquer desk writing table by Paul McCobb.
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