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Paul McCobb Tables

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
Paul McCobb for Planner Group End Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paul McCobb end table in maple for Planner Group line makes an ideal side or lamp table. Elegant tapered legs and original manufacturers label make this the perfect addition to any m...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Maple

Angelo Mangiarotti "Castore" Marble Dining Table by Karakter
By Paul McCobb
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Angelo Mangiarotti Castore is a glass and marble table by Italian architect, sculptor and designer Angelo Mangiarotti. Designed in 1975 for Sorgente dei Mobili,...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Steel

Paul McCobb Cache Dining Table, Wood and Steel by Karakter
By Paul McCobb
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Paul McCobb in 1952. The foundation of the Cache series, part of Paul McCobb’s extensive Planner series, is a beautifully simplistic and easy table with slim an...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Steel

Paul McCobb for Calvin Cocktail Coffee Table in Leather + Walnut + Brass
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Decatur, GA
Paul McCobb for Calvin midcentury modern coffee table in walnut, leather and brass. Oversized rectangular cocktail table with one drawer and lower shelves for storage. Modern, minima...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb Cache Dining Table, Wood and Steel by Karakter
By Paul McCobb
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Paul McCobb in 1952. The foundation of the Cache series, part of Paul McCobb’s extensive Planner series, is a beautifully simplistic and easy table with slim an...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Steel

Pair of Paul McCobb of Consoles
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
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.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Paul McCobb Cache Console with Two Drawers, Wood and Steel by Karakter
By Paul McCobb
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Console with two drawers designed by Paul McCobb in 1952. The foundation of the Cache series, part of Paul McCobb’s extensive Planner series, is a beautifully simplistic and easy...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Steel

Paul McCobb for Lane Delineator Mid Century Rosewood Dining Table with 3 Leaves
By Lane Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Lane Delineator mid century rosewood dining table with 3 leaves This table measures: 66 wide x 38 deep x 29 high, with a chair clearance of 24.75 inches, each leaf...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Rosewood

Angelo Mangiarotti "Castore" Marble Dining Table by Karakter *PRECIO
By Paul McCobb
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Angelo Mangiarotti Castore is a glass and marble table by Italian architect, sculptor and designer Angelo Mangiarotti. Designed in 1975 for Sorgente dei Mobili,...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Blonde Maple Finish Brass Pulls
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb Planner Group #1560 double drawer desk blonde maple finish with brass cone pull knobs solid maple. Desk is in good vintage condition. Very beautiful designed de...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern maple coffee table features a rectangular top with splayed and tapered legs underneath. A stylish design by Paul McCobb that is sure to make a lasting im...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Maple

Vintage MCM Paul McCobb for Calvin Side Table
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage MCM side table. A chic round shape with an inset leather top and woven rattan second shelf. Made by the iconic Paul McCobb and designed for Calvin. Part of the cove...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Leather, Rattan

Paul McCobb Travertine and Brass Side Table, Directional, 1950s
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Miami, FL
A fine Mid-Century Modern brass and travertine limestone model 8732 end table designed by Paul McCobb for the Directional Collection, dating from the early 1950s. The occasional tabl...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Paul McCobb Cache Dining Table, Wood and Steel by Karakter
By Paul McCobb
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Paul McCobb in 1952. The foundation of the Cache series, part of Paul McCobb’s extensive Planner series, is a beautifully simplistic and easy table with slim an...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Steel

Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Mahogany Dining Table for Calvin, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern Mahogany dining table conceived by world renowned interior designer Paul McCobb and produced by Calvin for the "Irwin Collection" which was introduced in 1952. Thi...
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Mid-20th Century American Paul McCobb Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Dining Table with 2 Leaves
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group mid century dining table with 2 leaves This table measures: 40.25 wide x 30 deep x 29 high, with a chair clearance of 27 inches, each leaf measures 1...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Wood

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Blonde Maple Finish Ring Pulls
By 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 Tables

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Aluminum

Paul McCobb Display or Cocktail Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
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 structure. Calvin, 195...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Walnut and Brass Dining Table with 6 Leaves
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin mid century walnut and brass dining table with 6 leaves This table measures: 62.25 wide x 41.25 deep x 29 high, with a chair clearance of 28 inches, each le...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Desk by Paul McCobb, Planner Group
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
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 Tables

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Maple

Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Brass X Base Dining Table
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin mid century brass X base dining table The table measures: 71.75 wide x 40 deep x 29 high, with a chair clearance of 24.5 inches; each leaf is 15 inches wide...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Mahogany and Brass Expanding Dining Table
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Mahogany and Brass Expanding Dining Table The table measures: 60 wide x 38 deep x 28.75 high, with a chair clearance of 24.5 inches; each leaf i...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Brass

Paul Mccobb for Calvin Mid Century Large Walnut Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Mccobb for Calvin mid century large walnut coffee table This table measures: 54 wide x 32 deep x 16.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restor...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Walnut

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Dining Table in Maple
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group, dining table model 1522, maple, United States, 1950s Dining table ‘1522’ in maple by designer Paul McCobb. This model features blond maple wood that i...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Maple

Angelo Mangiarotti "Castore" Marble Dining Table by Karakter
By Paul McCobb
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Angelo Mangiarotti Castore is a glass and marble table by Italian architect, sculptor and designer Angelo Mangiarotti. Designed in 1975 for Sorgente dei Mobili,...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Steel

Coffee Table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Textbook mid-century modern style and quality from one of America's most legendary designers, Paul McCobb. Made of top quality maple for the Planner Group by the Winchendon Furniture...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Tables

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Maple

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Square Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group mid century square coffee table Coffee table measures: 32 wide x 32 deep x 20.25 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Wood

Paul McCobb Maple Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish midcentury coffee table. Sturdy maple wood construction. Sleek, slim tabletop supported by splayed and tapered legs. Designed by Paul McCobb, circa 1960s. Please confirm item...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Maple

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1560 Double Drawer Desk Blonde Maple Finish T pulls
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
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 Tables

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Steel

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Drop Leaf Dining Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group mid century drop leaf dining table. This table measures: 22 wide x 40 deep x 29 inches high, with a chair clearance of 26 inches; each leaf is 15 inc...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Wood

Paul McCobb for Lane Delineator Mid Century Walnut Coffee Table
By Lane Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Lane Delineator Mid Century Walnut Coffee Table Coffee table measures: 56 wide x 19 deep x 15 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Paul McCobb for Planners Group
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern coffee table features a rectangular top with splayed and tapered legs. An iconic design by Paul McCobb made of maple wood with beveled edges along the t...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Maple

Paul McCobb for Lane Delineator Mid Century Rosewood and Walnut Coffee Table
By Lane Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for lane delineator mid century rosewood and walnut coffee Table Coffee table measures: 64 wide x 20 deep x 15 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Rosewood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful vintage modern cocktail table by Paul McCobb with a black matte finish over wood and beveled edges. The iconic splayed and tapered legs add to the midcentury appeal. This...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Wood

Paul Mccobb Directional Glass Tables
By Paul McCobb
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine pair of architectural tables manufactured by Calvin. White glass top's.
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1950s American Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Glass

Mid-Century Paul McCobb End Table for Calvin Group
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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 m...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection Drop-Leaf Dining Table for H. Sacks & Sons
By Paul McCobb, H Sacks & Sons
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Paul McCobb Connoisseur collection dining table for H. Sacks & Sons. Beautiful Table with Brass stretchers and brass trim around Table Top. Amazing newly refinished Condition! Table ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Occasional Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Hudson, NY
Solid maple top with black paired wrought iron base. Signed on the bottom, made by Winchendon.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Tables

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Wood

Paul McCobb tables for sale on 1stDibs

The Paul McCobb tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Paul McCobb table collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 33 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original tables of Paul McCobb were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Adrian Pearsall, Harvey Probber and Charles Hollis Jones. Prices for Paul McCobb tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,400 and tops out at $17,500, while pieces like these can sell for $2,600 on average.
Questions About Paul McCobb Tables
  • 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
    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
    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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