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Paul McCobb Gentleman's Chest for Calvin Furniture : Irwin Collection

$6,250

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Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Calvin Furniture. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Walnut, Brass. Condition: This Paul McCobb gentleman's chest for Calvin Furniture : Irwin Collection is in good original condition. The brass has tarnishing / oxidation with age (we like the original wear). The wood is in very good condition for its age and does show well. There are normal imperfections with age (dings, nicks, etc). The doors do not sit perfectly flush in the front and sit a little uneven most likely due to expanding and contracting of the wood over the years. The mirror in the vanity section has a lot of blemishes over time (hard to picture), we did not anything special on the mirror to get them out. Overall the piece is beautiful and really has held up well and was lovingly taken care of the last 60-70 years. It is a beautiful piece of McCobb in original condition. Dimensions: H: 35.5 (90.17cm). W: 34.25 (87cm). D: 36.75 (93.35cm).

Details

  • Creator
    Paul McCobb (Designer),Calvin Furniture (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 50 in (127 cm)Width: 48.5 in (123.19 cm)Depth: 19.5 in (49.53 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. Minor losses. Minor structural damages.
  • Seller Location
    Oak Harbor, OH
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU972030063612

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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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