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Marble-Top Dresser by Paul McCobb for Calvin

$3,595Asking Price

About

A rare marble-top dresser by Paul McCobb from the Irwin Collection for Calvin Furniture. Mahogany in original Sandrift finish. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1950s. Handsomely at home in the bedroom, dining room or entry hall.

Details

  • Creator
    Calvin Furniture (Manufacturer),Paul McCobb (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.5 in. (82.55 cm)Width: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Depth: 19 in. (48.26 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. There are some marks (perhaps original) and also some light scratches in the marble top, consistent with age and normal use. Please see photos.
  • Seller Location
    Denver, CO
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Brown1stDibs: LU5401220148732

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Denver, CO
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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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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