Thursday, April 30, 2015

Paul McCobb Modular Unit - SOLD

This solid maple, mid-century modern, modular unit was originally designed by the Massachusetts born, legendary furniture designer, Paul McCobb.  McCobb designed these modular pieces for the Planner Group collection, which was among the best selling contemporary furniture lines of the 1950s.  The Planner Group collection was manufactured by the Winchendon Furniture Company. We think Paul McCobb had impeccable taste.  In redesigning this unit, we did our best to pay homage to the beauty of its original design elements.

The unit consists of a 3-drawer dresser, a sliding door cabinet, and a tapered leg platform bench.  The platform bench and the outer shell of the unit were completely stripped and professionally refinished with a durable spray lacquer semi-gloss clear coat over stain.  We refinished the drawer fronts with multiple coats of Benjamin Moore Advance, a premium semi-gloss paint, over two coats of BIN primer.  We replaced the cabinet doors and wrapped them with a textured grass cloth wallpaper.  We still have the original doors, which are also wrapped in grass cloth.  The metal ring pulls on the drawers and cabinet doors are original. They have a nice natural patina.

Fully assembled, the unit measures: 48 1/2"W x 18"D x 34 1/2"H.  The chest of drawers measures: 24"W x 18"D x 24"H.  The cabinet measures: 24"W x 18"D x 24"H.  The platform bench measures: 48"W x 18"D x 10"H. 

This unit is currently on display at the beautifully renovated Barn at Todd Farm in Rowley, MA.



Here is a before photo of the unit:

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