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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Mid-Summer's Evening Craigslist Score. August Welcomed Mr. Modtomic With Another Piece Of Paul McCobb For My Growing Collection. Status: Col (wait for it) lected.

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Today was a good day.  What a way to end a pretty brutal July.  Frank got a brand new windshield and Mr. Modtomic got a Paul McCobb secretary desk!  The windshield is flawless but the secretary...well, come on inside and I'll show ya.

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Have you spotted the issue yet?  Yeah, it's that top drawer.  It ain't right.  I've not had much

experience with McCobb furniture so I wasn't sure about it when I gave the desk a once over

but upon closer inspection once home it's quite obvious that it don't belong.  At least the person

who made it did a decent job of blending it in.

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Otherwise the piece is in very nice shape!  Usable as is.  It's a direct match to my other recent

Paul McCobb find: the table cabinet...thing
.  What the heck is that called?  Dunno.  It's also a

close cousin to the McCobb secretary that CT picked up at Vandeventer Vintage for the Living

Analog abode.

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I felt pretty lucky that the missing drawer wasn't this one.  It's nice to find that Winchendon

Furniture Company label in there.  My other piece - the table with cabinet - doesn't have the

label.  Unlike my other piece, this one popped up on craigslist and within an hour was in the

back of Frank.  I had been looking through craigslist earlier in the day so it was "up" when I

went back to it after watching some Storm Chasers (I'm a junky for that stuff) on Netflix.  It

had only been published a few minutes earlier and probably only been live for a minute or two

when I spotted it.  I shot off an e-mail offering more than asking and the (incredulous) seller

called me back ASAP.  Sold.

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See the difference in drawer construction? I should have noticed this when I gave the desk a once

over in the sellers basement but it actually didn't matter. I would have bought it anyway. Maybe I'll

get lucky and find another otherwise damaged piece with a good drawer that I can scavenge.

Weirder things have happened!

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  2. Great find, even with the replacement drawer.

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  3. it looks awesome even with the work done :)

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  4. Another Paul! We love ours and it stores so much stuff while still looking so debonair on the outside. Your Paul's legs are a little different than mine -- pulled in from the cabinet sides. Enjoy - CT

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  5. What a coincidence...We just picked up a Planner Group cabinet and two benches from the refinisher, and I have a post about them scheduled for tomorrow. Ours is like the one you found earlier. I love the grasscloth doors on the things. Pretty cool, huh?

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