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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Set of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Side Tables

By Paul McCobb, Calvin
Set of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Side Tables
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Metal, Wood
Set of two rare side tables designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, USA, circa 1950s. Wood and metal. Restored in immaculate condition. Measures: 18" H x 25 ⅞" W x 18" D. Sold as a s...
Pair of Paul McCobb Brass Nightstands

By Paul McCobb, Calvin
Pair of Paul McCobb Brass Nightstands
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Stone, Cane, Wood
Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin stone top brass framed nightstands with walnut drawers, brass pulls, and caned bottom shelf. Signed with labels to the interior of top drawer in each.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Night Tables Manner of Paul McCobb

By Paul McCobb
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Night Tables Man...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Nickel, Walnut
Simple and elegant four-drawer night tables in solid walnut with McCobb hour glass nickel pulls. Very tight and solid furniture. Masonite draw bottoms.
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb End Table or Side Table by Winchendon Furniture

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb End Table or Side T...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Wood
A simple and beautiful design by Paul McCobb for his 1950s planner group line. It features solid mahogany construction with tapered legs. Marked Winchendon on underside. Clean and well ...
Paul McCobb Winchendon Iron and Maple End Table

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Paul McCobb Winchendon Iron and Maple End Table
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Iron, Maple
Elegant and minimalist Mid-Century Modern model 1578 three-tiered side or occasional table designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture in the 1950s. The graceful black iron base is...
Pair of Paul McCobb Irwin Collection End Tables

By Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Pair of Paul McCobb Irwin Collection End Tables
Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Vintage 1950s American American Modern Side Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Elegant and luxurious. Paul McCobb's "high end" line Irwin Collection by Calvin, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mahogany construction with solid brass hardware. Fully signed with metal tag in ...
Pair of Paul McCobb Black Walnut Low Four Drawer D...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Walnut, Nickel
American Mid-Century Modern Pair of Paul McCobb solid Black Walnut lower four-drawer Nightstands, Dressers, End Tables. Rectangular. Stackable. Legs removable. Can be utilized as modula...
Paul McCobb Side Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Side Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Paul McCobb occasional table, model 70008. Bleached mahogany wood with brass insert.  
Paul McCobb Leather Topped Lamp Table with Glass S...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Glass, Leather, Mahogany
Lovely leather topped lamp table with brass edging, glass shelf, and a single drawer with a bleached mahogany finish. A rare design by Paul McCobb for the Connoisseur Collection for H. ...
Paul McCobb Predictor Group Nightstand Tobacco Birch Side Table Rustic Farmhouse
Paul McCobb Predictor Group Nightstand Tobacco Bir...
Paul McCobb, O'Hearn Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Bohemian Side Tables
Birch
Mfg. by O'hearn, Gardener Mass. Measures: H 20.38 in. x W 20 in. x D 30 in.
Paul McCobb Travertine and Brass Occasional Tables

By Directional, Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Travertine and Brass Occasional Tables...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Travertine
Pair of 1950s Paul McCobb for Directional side / occasional tables composed of tubular brass frames / brass feet and square, travertine tops. Brass is in beautiful, polished condition; ...
Travertine Top Brass Side Table Designed by Paul McCobb

By Paul McCobb
Travertine Top Brass Side Table Designed by Paul M...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
A brass and travertine side table designed by Paul McCobb.
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Two-Tier Side Table or Nightstand in Birch

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Two-Tier Side Table...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Maple
A simple design by Paul McCobb for his Planner Group line in the 1950s that was produced by Winchendon Furniture. This table features solid maple construction and in well cared for cond...
Pual McCobb Planner Group Winchendon Two-Tier Nightstand

By Paul McCobb
Pual McCobb Planner Group Winchendon Two-Tier Nigh...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Birch
McCobb two-tier Mid-Century Modern Planner Group side end table stand. Solid brass cone shape pull.
Pair of Paul McCobb End Tables for Winchendon, Pla...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Maple
Pair of end tables by Paul McCobb for Winchendon, Planner Group Series. Professionally lacquered in black. Classic and beautiful design.
Paul McCobb for Calvin Lamp Table with Rattan Shelf

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb for Calvin Lamp Table with Rattan Shel...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Rattan, Marble, Walnut
Paul McCobb for Calvin lamp table with rattan shelf, crema marble top and walnut frame. Two pull out drawers with nickel pulls. Metal tag is intact.
Paul McCobb Side Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Side Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Wood
Newly refinished Paul McCobb side table by Winchendon.
Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstands

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstands
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Brass, Maple
Paul McCobb Planner Group nightstands, circa 1955. Solid maple construction throughout, restored in a hand finished black lacquer with original brass conical drawer pull. Paul McCobb (1...
Paul McCobb Brass Side or End Table with Uncommon Textured Top

By Paul McCobb, Calvin
Paul McCobb Brass Side or End Table with Uncommon ...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass
The Paul McCobb side or end table features a brass base and a most unusual top with a wonderful textured pattern. This table is more commonly seen with a travertine or vitrolite top. Th...
1950s Rare Paul McCobb Iron Rod Planner Group Side Table Vintage Mid-Century

By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
1950s Rare Paul McCobb Iron Rod Planner Group Side...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Iron, Birch
The early 1950s lesser seen end table model from the Planner Group furniture line. Beautiful in function through minimal cost-effective materials.
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Marble and Brass Mahogany Night Table for Calvin

By Paul McCobb, Calvin
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Marble and Brass Ma...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Carrara Marble, Brass, Mahogany
Simple and elegant night table by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Brass frame which supports the mahogany frame two drawers and shelf below. Marble top is Italian Carrara marble original to the...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Ebonized Side Table

By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Paul McCobb Planner Group Ebonized Side Table
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Wood
This table was designed by Paul McCobb for Planner Group. It is in great condition and has been painted black.
Two Tier Side Table by Paul McCobb For Planner Group

By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Two Tier Side Table by Paul McCobb For Planner Gro...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Maple
2 tiered side / end table with drawer by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, Winchendon with signature hourglass brass pull in an ebonized finish 19" w x 26.5" d x 25" ht top tier, 19.5" ...
Paul McCobb for Directional Tables

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb for Directional Tables
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Mahogany
Paul McCobb for Directional pull-out tray tables, circa 1960 in fully restored condition. Deep walnut open grain finish with all original hardware.
Pair of Paul McCobb Side tables

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

By Paul McCobb
Side Table by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Milk Glass
A fine brass side table having an inset opaque white glass top, pedestal with tripod base.
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 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 Side Tables
Birch, Maple
Solid birch or maple construction designed by Paul McCobb. Aluminum 'O' ring pull. Very good condition. Unsigned.
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 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...
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 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 Side 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 Brass and Vitrolite Cocktail Table

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

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Three-Drawer Occasional Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Wood
Unique three-drawer table from the Connoisseur collection of Paul McCobb. Drawers have chrome pulls and top has brass accent detail. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer....
McCobb Maple Side, Table Mid-Century Modern

By Paul McCobb
McCobb Maple Side, Table Mid-Century Modern
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Maple
For your consideration a Paul McCobb maple side table Mid-Century Modern. Constructed with solid maple wood. Legs have a tapered finish with screws carved into the wood in the to...
Paul McCobb Side Tables for Planner

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Side Tables for Planner
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Side Tables
Wood
Pair of Paul McCobb side tables for planner with a drawer and a shelf. Beautiful simple lines. Newly refinished in deep walnut.
Extremely Rare Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection Occasional Table, Model 70008

By Paul McCobb, H. Sacks & Sons
Extremely Rare Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection ...
Paul McCobb, H. Sacks & Sons
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Birch
Rarely seen Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection side table by Directional, USA, 1953. In excellent condition. Bleached mahogany with a brass center. Signed with applied brass distributo...
Greige Walnut Side Table by Paul McCobb for Calvin

By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Greige Walnut Side Table by Paul McCobb for Calvin...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Rattan, Walnut
Large side table by Paul McCobb for Calvin. We've re-finished the walnut frame in our signature "greige", and left the bottom shelf in its original natural rattan color for contrast. Br...
Paul McCobb Side Table

By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Paul McCobb Side Table
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Rattan, Walnut
Small side table by Paul McCobb for Calvin. We've re-finished the walnut frame in our signature "greige," and left the two lower shelves in their original natural rattan color for contr...
Pair of Paul McCobb step side tables with drawer from the Predictor Group.
Pair of Paul McCobb step side tables with drawer f...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Maple
Rare pair of Paul McCobb Predictor Group end table manufactured by O'Hearn of New England. The Predictor Group was only in production from 1951 to 1954.
Paul McCobb For Directional Cigarette Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb For Directional Cigarette Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Vitrolite
Handsome brass tripod table with white vitrolite top. All original condition. Coordinating sectional sofa from the same McCobb for Directional line also available.
Paul McCobb Coffee Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Marble, Wood
Beautiful black marble coffee table with brass stretchers by Paul McCobb.
Pair Paul McCobb End Tables for Planner Group

By Paul McCobb
Pair Paul McCobb End Tables for Planner Group
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Maple
Pair of solid maple, smaller scale end tables by Paul McCobb for Planner group. Stylish tapered legs and simple yet elegant mid-century design add to the mid-century modern appeal of th...
Paul McCobb for Calvin Leather Top Occasional Table

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb for Calvin Leather Top Occasional Tabl...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany, Leather, Cane, Brass
Paul McCobb Irwin Collection for Calvin. A wonderful mahogany occasional table with two drawers caned lower shelf and buff colored leather top with brass trim.
Paul McCobb End Tables for Winchendon, Planner Group Series

By Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb End Tables for Winchendon, Planner Gro...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Maple
designer: Paul McCobb Manufacturer: Winchendon Period/Model: Mid Century Modern, Planner Group Series Specs: Maple condition These single owner Paul McCobb end tables for Wic...