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Pristine Black Lacquer Double Dresser by Paul McCobb for Calvin Irwin Collection


Paul McCobb, Calvin, Irwin Collection USA, Grand Rapids, 1950s Mahogany, black lacquer, brass Measures: 71.25 wide 19 deep and 32.25 tall A sophisticated and large dresser by Paul McCobb in black lacquer. In black, making a masculine and bold statement while providing ample storage. The lacquer is smooth to the touch with no grain showing, and with over six coats of lacquer, provides a durable finish. The drawers are spotless also, with the top drawers and an additional drawer coated in black lacquer internally, perfect for storage of items with liquids such as perfumes and other articles. All other drawers show mahogany in flawless condition. The back is professionally finished so this piece may free stand within a room. The black and brass contrast provides Hollywood Regency appeal as much as it does a modernist one. Entirely refinished and in brilliant condition. Will feel like new to your clients. Signed to top drawer.  


  • Condition
    Excellent. Entirely refinished in black lacquer. Smooth silky touch to exterior, no grain showing. Drawers spotless..
  • Dimensions

    H 32.25 in. x W 71.25 in. x D 19 in.

    H 81.92 cm x W 180.98 cm x D 48.26 cm

  • Seller location
    South Charleston, WV
  • Seller reference number
    PM Dresser black
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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.

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