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Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Mahogany Dining Table for Calvin, 1950s

$8,500

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Mid-Century Modern Mahogany dining table conceived by world renowned interior designer Paul McCobb and produced by Calvin for the "Irwin Collection" which was introduced in 1952. This table has two 15" leaves and will extend from 72" with no leaves to 87" with one leaf all the way to 102" with both extensions in place. We opted to leave the original patina on the solid brass stretcher but it could easily be polished upon buyers request.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul McCobb (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in (73.66 cm)Width: 102 in (259.08 cm)Depth: 40 in (101.6 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Mahogany
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    Mid-20th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    1952
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Refinished.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU000017941stDibs: LU878530135452

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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.

About the Seller
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