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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Calvin Chests or Nightstands Ebonized

$6,500Asking Priceper set

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A Fine custom quality pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Calvin chests or nightstands. Fine custom piano hinged doors leading to exceptional fitted and ebonized interiors. Each having multiple drawers. One with full drawers and one with side by side drawers all of which slide and glide easily and effortlessly. The entire commodes have been professionally polished and restored to pristine condition. The double foldaway hiding doors with brass piano hinges open fully to the sides. The cases sit on ebonized polished bases. Even the interior drawers have been polished.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul McCobb (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.5 in. (82.55 cm)Width: 48 in. (121.92 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 101-3028A1stDibs: LU863221090682

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Stamford, CT
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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About Paul McCobb (Designer)

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.

About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Stamford, CT

Greenwich Living Antique & Design Center, with expansive spaces in both Stamford, Connecticut, and New York City, is the largest single-owner facility of its kind. It deals in one-of-a-kind and custom-made furnishings, including Maison Jansen and Tommi Parzinger creations plus Louis XV and XV pieces. All come with lifetime guarantees a...

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