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Midcentury Paul McCobb Calvin Group Dresser Media Center

$2,396
$2,99520% Off

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Handsome, Classic, Mid-Century Modern bachelor chest/media center dresser. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. Features sleek, clean, modern lines, beautifully crafted in richly grained walnut, accented with signature Paul McCobb. Metal pulls and aluminum trim on the fronts of the legs. This fabulous case piece offers plenty of storage with three large spacious drawers. Maker’s label inside of drawer, quality craftsmanship in original condition, a 1950s beauty, very well crafted. This piece would be ideal for a media center or home bar.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul McCobb (Designer),Calvin Furniture (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34.13 in. (86.7 cm)Width: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Depth: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Original finish, exhibit little signs of wear, with typical scuffs, overall gorgeous surface condition. Construction is strong and sturdy.
  • Seller Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5065116980482

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  • Shipping
    Ships From: Baltimore, MD
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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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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