1 of 6 images

Paul McCobb for Calvin Sideboard with Brass X Strecher


Paul McCobb sideboard, three drawers at top, sliding leather doors with brass trim, and adjustable shelves, brass X stretcher between tapered legs. Currently being refinished in dark espresso.


  • Condition
    Excellent. Currently being refinished .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 36 in. x W 66 in. x D 19 in.

    H 91.44 cm x W 167.64 cm x D 48.26 cm

  • Seller location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2006
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in St. Louis, MO
20th Century Specialists
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller

Paul McCobb for Calvin Brass X-Base Eight-Drawe...

Paul McCobb

American Dressers


Paul McCobb for Calvin Group fully restored eight-drawer dresser with brass cross stretcher. Mahogany refinished in espresso, original knobs butler brass plated and brass X-base poli...


Paul McCobb Bleached Mahogany Accordion Doors S...

Paul McCobb

American Sideboards


Paul McCobb sideboard or credenza with accordion doors in bleached mahogany. Calvin Group, finished back, tapered legs, currently being refinished, custom color options available.

NaN / item

Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin Sliding Door Cre...

Paul McCobb

American Credenzas

Aluminum, Walnut

Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin credenza refinished in dark espresso with sliding doors and aluminum trim. Each side has an adjustable shelf, shelf size is 23" W x 15.75" D. There are...


Bert England for Johnson Furniture Sideboard

Bert England

American Sideboards

Brass, Walnut

Asian modern sideboard by Bert England for Johnson Furniture Company forward trend, walnut sideboard with large brass hardware on centre doors. Price includes refinishing, please all...

You May Also Like

Paul McCobb for Calvin Credenza Sideboard with ...

Paul McCobb, Calvin

American Sideboards

A quite stunning combination sideboard with a bar cabinet on top. The bar has felt on the bottom so it can be easily position to sit anywhere on the credenza top. We have had he piec...


Paul McCobb Calvin Mahogany and Brass Sideboard

Paul McCobb

American Credenzas

Brass, Mahogany

Paul Mccobb for Calvin sideboard or credenza, circa late 1950s. This stunning example executed in striped African mahogany has been newly and impeccably refinished both outside and i...


Paul McCobb for Calvin Credenza Sideboard Buffet

Paul McCobb

American Credenzas

Excellent Paul McCobb designed Credenza for Calvin Furniture, circa 1950s. Iconic style and design. Base is brass with a wonderful patina. Mahogany wood has been refinished and hand ...


Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Calvin Group...

Paul McCobb

American Sideboards

This beautiful vintage McCobb sideboard features a stylish black travertine top, unique legs and pulls and leatherette covered tri-fold cabinet doors. Original manufacturer's label s...


Custom Granite Sideboard by Paul McCobb for Cal...

Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”

American Sideboards

Granite, Mahogany, Walnut, Lacquer

Paul McCobb, Calvin, Irwin collection USA, circa 1950 Mahogany, walnut, lacquer, granite, Measure: 71 wide x 19 deep and 34 inches tall. This unique cabinet was designed for a ...


Paul McCobb Walnut Sideboard with Square Tubula...

Paul McCobb

American Cabinets


A Paul McCobb chest with two screen fold walnut doors revealing two set of shelves. The case is set over a brass armature. Model 7303.


Modern Paul McCobb for Calvin Cane Panelled Eig...

Paul McCobb, Calvin, Calvin Furniture


Modern dresser designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin as part of their Grand Rapids collection. This piece features two trifold doors with lovely cane panelling. The two doors open to re...


Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid-Century Modern Walnu...

Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture

American Credenzas

Aluminum, Glass, Walnut

An outstanding Mid-Century Modern walnut credenza or sideboard designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, circa 1950s. The credenza was designed as part of McCobb's popular "Linear" line, a...