Good Questions: Might This Be a McCobb?

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Hello AT,

*Love* this chair. It looks a lot like the Paul McCobb chair in this Directional ad, but the arms are different. Might this be a McCobb, too?

Right now I have it next to a small Saarinen table and stool, but I’d like to invest in another chair to go with it. Please let me know if you have any ideas…

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Finally: We’re thinking of getting a slipcovered Jasper sofa from Room and Board, assuming it will work with the chair (yes? no?) and assuming that getting machine washable slipcovers is a smart solution for life with a messy toddler. (Please let us know if we are wrong on either or both counts!)

Thanks, City-dwelling mama

Dear City Mama,

Thumbs up on the Jasper and love the chair. As for whether it is or isn’t a McCobb, does anyone have a read on this? (Also, what are the markings underneath?)