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Paul McCobb Chairs

American, 1917-1969
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
Clean Lined Slipper Chair by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined modern slipper chair by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. It has been completely restored in an navy blue and gray color striped wool blend upholstery and the base fin...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Rare Yellow Paul McCobb Origami Armchair on Spider Base
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dronten, NL
1960s vintage white molded fiberglass Origami arm shell chair designed by Paul McCobb on a very scarce spider base. A stunning example of this rarely seen combo. The faceted chair h...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Steel

Rare White Paul McCobb Origami Chair on Spider Base
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1960s vintage white molded fiberglass Origami shell chair designed by Paul McCobb on very scarce spider base. A stunning example of this rarely seen combo. The faceted chair has been...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Fiberglass

Paul McCobb for Directional Mid Century Lounge Chair
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Directional mid century lounge chair This chair measures: 29 wide x 29.5 deep x 32.5 inches high, with a seat height of 17.5 and arm height of 21.5 inches Ready...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Fiberglass Origami Chair by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Atlanta, GA
A rare design by Paul McCobb (American, 1917-1969) for St. John, circa 1950s, this all original Origami Chair if made of a light blue fiberglass seat and black iron rod frame. The se...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Metal

Paul McCobb Mid Century Connoisseur Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb mid century Connoisseur dining chairs - Set of 4 Each chair measures 16.5 wide x 20.5 deep x 34 high with a seat height of 17.5 inches All pieces of furniture can be ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs, a Pair
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin mid century walnut lounge chairs - a pair Each chair measures: 29 wide x 32 deep x 33 high, with a seat height of 18; the arm height/chair clearance is 22 i...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 2 Newly Upholstered Chairs by Paul McCobb for Arbuck, 1950s, US
By Arbuck, Paul McCobb
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare set of 2 newly upholstered chairs from the Pavillion Collection. Made of wrought iron and designed by Paul McCobb.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Newly Upholstered Paul McCobb Attributed Velvet Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Newly upholstered mohair velvet Paul McCobb attributed lounge chair. Button tufted back, refinished ebonized legs. Low stylish arms and angular legs. Single welting throughout. Very ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Mohair, Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Lounge Chair by Custom Craft Inc.
By Custom Craft Cabinets, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This mid-century lounge chair by Paul McCobb features vintage upholstery, tapered legs, and comfortable seating suitable for both home or office space. Please confirm item location ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery

Black McCobb Planner Dining Armchairs Nº1530 Labels Original Finish Midcentury
By Paul McCobb
Located in Hyattsville, MD
A pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group dining armchairs model Nº1530 in original black enamel finish with labels to verso of each chair. Lots of paint loss in the seat areas, otherwise ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Birch

Midcentury Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chairs Maple Spindle Back Chairs
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
All original midcentury maple Paul McCobb Planner Group spindle back side chairs. Solid maple seat and curved back on tapered legs. Original vintage condition. Original blonde finish...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Chairs

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Maple

Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Planner Group, Set of 4 Mid Century Modern
By Paul McCobb
Located in Wallkill, NY
Maple Paul McCobb dining chairs set of four, Planner Group. They are in wonderful vintage condition. Measuring: H 30 in, W 17 in, D 19 in, seat height 17 in. Be sure to check our st...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Maple

Mid-Century Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chairs Maple Spindle Back Chairs
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Set of 6 All original midcentury maple Paul McCobb Planner Group spindle back side chairs. Solid maple seat and curved back on tapered legs. Original vintage condition. Original blon...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Chairs

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Maple

Paul McCobb Desk and Chair from the Planner Group by Winchendon
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Diego, CA
A good-looking Paul McCobb desk and chair, in original black lacquer finish we have cleaned and polished the desk but shows marks due to age we like the look of it nicely worn its So...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Six Matched 1535 Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chairs for Winchendon
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare set of solid maple and wrought iron McCobb dining chairs in restored condition.  
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Paul McCobb Dining Chairs/ Pair Irwin Collection
By Irwin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Paul McCobb for the Irwin Collection pair of dining chairs. Chairs need to be refinished, reupholstered and cane replacement. Opportunity to add to your dining Room Chair grouping or...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Walnut

Set of 4 Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb for the Winchendon Furniture Co.
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Set of four dining chairs designed by Paul McCobb for the Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group) Co. Solid maple with a spindle supported backrest and signature inlay screw on each sea...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Wood

Paul McCobb Shovel Chair for Wichendon
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Paul McCobb design "Shovel" side chair model 1533 for Winchendon, Mass. A iconic and innovative chair in good original condition wood, metal frame shows wear and tear to finish but s...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Steel

Paul McCobb for Lane Delineator Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs - Set of 8
By Lane Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Lane Delineator Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs - Set of 8 Each armless chair measures: 18 wide x 18 deep x 36.25 high, with a seat height of 17.5 inches Each cap...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Paul McCobb for Lane Delineator Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chair
By Lane Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Lane Delineator Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chair This chair measures: 22 wide x 19.5 deep x 36.75 inches high, with a seat height of 17.5 and arm height/chair clear...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Pair Vintage Modern Paul McCobb Dining Chairs
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of Paul McCobb dining chairs feature's sculpted walnut frames with contoured seat backs and tapered legs. Rich original finish is the perfect compliment to Mid-Cent...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Walnut

Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs Models 1320 & 1322. Priced for Reupholstery. Signed.
By Custom Craft Inc., Paul McCobb
Located in Kansas City, MO
Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs models 1320, the armless version and 1322, the version with arms. Price is for each. Signed with the Custom Craft label. Both have walnut frames in great...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Four Irwin Collection Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb for Directional
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in Belmont, MA
Four caned back chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional with new red wool high-quality upholstery.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Brass

Vintage MCM Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture, Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic set of vintage 4 MCM dining chairs. Designed by the legendary Paul McCobb, a Midcentury giant. Gorgeous spindle back with the coveted inlay screw on each seat. Acquired fro...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Planner Group Captain Lounge Maple Arm Chairs
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of rare all original midcentury maple Paul McCobb Planner Group Captain arm chairs. Solid maple seat and curved back on tapered legs. Original vintage condition. Original blonde...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Chairs

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Maple

T-Back Planner Group Chair by Paul McCobb for Winchendon
By Paul McCobb
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maple t-back dining chair from the Planner Group series designed by Paul McCobb and manufactured by Winchendon, Massachusetts. Very good condition. We have 4 in stock, priced separat...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Maple

Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Bowtie Walnut Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin mid century bowtie walnut dining chairs - Set of 4 Each chair measures: 18.5 wide x 19 deep x 34 high, with a seat height of 19 inches and a chair clearance o...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Walnut Brass and Leather Captains Chairs - Pa
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Walnut Brass and Leather Captains Chairs - Pair These chairs measure: 22.5 wide x 22 deep x 36 inches high, with a seat height of 21 and arm heigh...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Maple Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin mid century maple dining chairs - Set of 4 Each chair measures: 23 wide x 21 deep x 40 high, with a seat height of 18 inches and arm height/chair clearance ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Maple

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Winchendon Maple and Cane Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group Winchendon Maple and Cane dining chairs - Set of 6 Each chair measures: 18 wide x 19 deep x 35.25 high, with a seat height and chair clearance of 19 ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Maple

Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin mid century dining chairs - Set of 4 Each chair measures: 17.5 wide x 18 deep x 35 inches high, with a seat height of 18 inches All pieces of furniture c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Spindle Back Planner Group Chair by Paul McCobb for Winchendon, 1950s
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Maple spindle back dining chair from the Planner Group series designed by Paul McCobb and manufactured by Winchendon, Massachusetts. Very good condition with a fantastic patina.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Maple

Origami Side Chair on Swiveling Pedestal Base by Paul McCobb for St John
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed in 1959 as the Faceted form chair, Paul McCobb’s fiberglass seating has become known as the Origami Chair, its molded facets reminiscent of the Japanese art of paper folding...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Chairs

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Metal

Set of Eight Paul McCobb Spindle Back Chairs for Winchendon, USA, 1950s
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of eight planner group maple spindle back dining chairs by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. An iconic McCobb design. Original label on the bottom. Very good condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Maple

Vintage Paul McCobb Two-Tone Planner Chairs, PAIR
By Paul McCobb
Located in East Hampton, NY
Beautifully lacquered in two tones, white and natural wood in brown stain. We have a second similar pair of McCobb chairs that can make a lovely set of four.
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1950s American Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Maple

Vintage Paul McCobb Two-Toned Planner Chairs, PAIR
By Paul McCobb
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is a pair of two-toned, white and brown stained wood, Planner chairs designed by Paul McCobb. There is a second pair of McCobb chairs in similar two-tone that would complement b...
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1950s American Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Maple

Paul McCobb For Calvin Mid Century Walnut and Cane Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb For Calvin mid century walnut and cane dining chairs - Set of 6 Each chair measures: 16.75 wide x 20.5 deep x 34.5 high, with a seat height of 17.5 inches The captain...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs for Directional, circa 1955
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Paul McCobb lounge chairs for Directional, circa 1955. This pair has been professionally restored.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Paul McCobb chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Paul McCobb chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Paul McCobb chairs there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 39 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original chairs by Paul McCobb were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Adrian Pearsall. Prices for Paul McCobb chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $599 and tops out at $10,600, while pieces like these can sell for $3,000 on average.

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