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Paul McCobb for Calvin Cane Front Doors 8 Drawers Mahogany Dresser / Commode

$4,850

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Mid-Century Modern 1950's bleached mahogany Dresser by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture with cane front tri-fold doors. The dresser sports a brass band around its top's edge and 8 leather lined drawers. The bleached mahogany has a golden tint. The condition is very good with wear consistent with its age and use. There is a scrape on the bottom ledge where the folding doors meet (see pics) caused by dresser not being on a leveled surface. The dresser comes with leveling glides on all 4 legs which would prevent, or at least diminish, the doors from scraping. The doors fold accordion style and lay flat against the side of the piece allowing the drawers to open completely. The doors' cane front is original with no damage or missing pieces. Measurements: 71 1/4 inches wide x 19 inches deep x 33  3/4 inches high.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul McCobb (Designer),Calvin Furniture (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.75 in. (85.73 cm)Width: 71.25 in. (180.98 cm)Depth: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very Good Condition. There is a scrape on the bottom ledge where the folding doors meet (see pics).
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU830125803342

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    $599 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Miami, FL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Paul McCobb

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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