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Paul Frankl Night Stands

Paul T. Frankl (USA, 1886–1958)
Paul T. Frankl (USA, 1886–1958)
Born in Vienna, Paul Frankl came to the United States in 1914 as part of a wave of Central European design luminaries — among them Kem Weber, Rudolph Schindler, and Richard Neutra — who were drawn by the energy and optimism of the American scene. Prolific and protean, Frankl would go on to design furnishings that are emblematic of nearly every key stylistic chord in American modernism, from the streamlined Art Deco to free-form organic shapes.

     His “Skyscraper” cabinets, introduced in 1924, are Frankl’s earliest and best-known designs (and the work by which he is most often represented in institutions, such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art). Tall and narrow, the pieces have staggered shelves meant to mimic the setbacks of Manhattan office towers. A later visually expressive line — the “Speed” chairs and sofas, which have a raked profile suggesting motion — links Frankl to Donald Deskey, Raymond Loewy and other creators of “Streamlined Moderne” design.

     Frankl moved to Los Angeles in 1934 and luxuriated in the climate and lifestyle. His designs became lighter and simpler and found an audience among the Hollywood élite. (Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Fred Astaire were clients.) Fascinated by Asian arts, Frankl produced numerous pieces — tabletops with edges that curve upward; sofas and chairs with rattan frames — inspired by Chinese and Japanese forms and materials. In the 1940s, Frankl became one of the first designers to incorporate free-form, biomorphic shapes in his work, as well as novel upholstery fabrics such as denim and nubby wool.

     Frankl biographer Christopher Long argues that the designer’s easy, elegant aesthetic had an enormous influence on movie set design. As the furniture below attests, Paul Frankl’s work is ready for its close-up.

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Pair of Paul Frankl White Lacquered Nightstands or Side Tables
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of pristine off-white lacquered and brass end or bedside tables designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture's Debonair collection, circa 1940. Each occasional table or small c...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Metal

Paul Frankl Dresser and Nightstand for Johnson Furniture, 1950s
By Paul Frankl, John Stuart, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic 1950s ten-drawer double dresser and nightstand was designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture and retailed by John Stuart during the 1950s. Crafted from a beautiful...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Metal

Pair of Paul Frankl Ivory Lacquered Nightstands with Brass X Pulls, circa 1950
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Everyone loves Paul Frankl furniture. A pillar of design, he created some of the most iconic midcentury pieces of furniture. And here we have a lovely pair of Paul Frankl ivory lacqu...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

Paul Frankl Pair of Dark Walnut Bedside Tables with X Pulls, 1950s
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bedside tables in dark walnut with 2 drawers and one pull-down compartment, all with X pulls, by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, American, 1950's (signed in drawer). These...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Nickel

Paul Frankl Classic Nightstands with X Handles
By Paul Frankl
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of classic nightstands designed by Paul Frankl for John Stuart, ca' 1950's. Nickeled X handles, drop down fronts with 2 drawers below. Original finish in very good condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Maple

Paul Frankl Bedside Tables in Dark Walnut with Buckle Pulls, 1950s
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bedside tables in dark walnut with gently curved fronts, 2 drawers, and brass buckle pulls by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, American 1950's (signed). These have been new...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Paul Frankl Walnut Nightstands for Johnson Furniture Solid Brass Pulls
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of stunning Mid-Century Modern walnut end tables night stands with solid brass buckle shape pulls.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Walnut

Paul Frankl Cerused and Brass Nightstands for Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl
Located in Burbank, CA
A pair of rare vintage nightstands / bedside tables designed by Paul Frankl and manufactured for Brown Saltman in the United States. These gorgeous nightstands are professionally res...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

Paul Frankl Design for Johnson Furniture Night Stands End Tables
By Paul Frankl
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A pair of 1950s night stands designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. X-pulls and original satin lacquered finish over a golden mahogany. All original and in good condition.  
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

American Mid-Century Modern Pair of Walnut Step End Tables by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl, Barzilay
Located in San Diego, CA
Very rare of atomic age step end tables designed by Paul Frankl, circa 1950's in walnut finish with black lacquer accents, freshly refinished very rare set hard to find.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Walnut

Pair of Paul Frankl Cork Top Nightstands or End Tables in Dark Walnut and Ivory
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A Mid-Century Modern pair of Paul Frankl cork top mahogany nightstands or end tables professionally restored to their original finishes - dark walnut mahogany stain and ivory lacquer...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

Paul Frankl Side Table
By Paul Frankl, John Stuart
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely rare Paul Frankl side table made of mahogany, circa 1940.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Maple, Mahogany

Pair of Silver Cerused Nightstands/End Tables Nickel "X" Fittings by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl, John Stuart Inc.
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands were designed by the celebrated 20th century designer Paul Frankl and handcrafted in the United States for John Stuart Inc., circa...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Oak

Pair of Paul Frankl Nightstands
By Paul Frankl
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of glamorous nightstands or end tables, designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, circa 1950s. They are a versatile size and can be used as night stands or as end or side t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

Paul Frankl Fancy End Table Nightstand in Blonde Mahogany Art Deco Accent 1950s
By Paul Frankl
Located in National City, CA
Fancy sculpted design by Paul Frankl an Accent Nightstand End Table for Brown Saltman. Decorative accent table features amazing Drawer Pull with Art Deco lines. Dimensions are : 24 ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Mahogany

Pair of Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Nightstands End Tables
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of dark chocolate brown Mid-Century Modern nightstands designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. Stunning mint condition, beautiful finish pair.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

Paul Frankl Ebony Nightstands for John Stuart
By Paul Frankl, John Stuart
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely rare Paul Frankl nightstands for John Stuart. Made of mahogany with espresso satin finish. USA, circa 1940. Each nightstand features a pull-down top drawer with two additio...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Birch, Maple

Pair of Nightstands by Paul Frankl, All Original Including the Brass X Pulls
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co., John Stuart
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of nightstands / side tables designed by the most important American Art Deco furniture designer, Paul Frankl, for Johnson Furniture Company and sold by John Stuart Inc, New Yor...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Mahogany

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co. Single Nightstand
By Paul Frankl
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul Frankl designed nightstand for Johnson Furniture Company, circa 1950s. Brass X-pulls, pull down door and two drawers. To be refinished, custom color available. Patina to brass, ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

Paul Frankl "Station Wagon" Three-Drawer Chest for Johnson Furniture
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Hingham, MA
Gorgeous three-drawer nightstand chest by Paul Frankl from his highly coveted "Station Wagon Group" created in 1945 for Johnson Furniture Company of Grand Rapids. Branded mark in top...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of White Lacquer Nightstands by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mahogany nightstands newly refinished in white satin lacquer finish with original patinaed polished brass "X" handles by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. Signed. USA, circa...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Espresso Mahogany Nightstands by Paul Frankl
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mahogany nightstands in espresso satin finish with metal X shaped handles by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. Signed. USA, circa 1940. Each nightstand features a pull-dow...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Metal

Pair of Paul Frankl Four-Drawer Chests for Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl
Located in Hingham, MA
Pair of 1950s four-drawer chests with distinctive polished brass "X" drawer pulls. Produced by Brown Saltman. Refinished. Clear satin varnish. Clean drawers. Can be used when ove...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

Pair of Cork Top End Tables by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of mahogany and cork end tables designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture.
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1950s Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

Pair of Nightstands in Ebonized Walnut with Brass "X" Fittings by Paul Frankl
By John Stuart, Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
An elegant pair of Mid-Century Modernist night stands with brass "X" fittings by Paul Frankl for John Stuart Inc. A hand-rubbed, ebonized finish throughout. Brass "X" pulls adorn eac...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

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Pair of Elegant Bedside Tables with Nickel X Pulls by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bedside tables in dark walnut with nickel X pulls designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, American 1940's (label reads "Johnson Furniture") (newly refinished by Lobe...
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1940s American Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

Pair of Paul Frankl Concave Front End Tables
By Paul Frankl, John Stuart
Located in New York, NY
Pair of curved front double drawer open shelf end tables by Paul Frankl for John Stuart Inc. Refinished in a high gloss deep walnut with extraordinary grain and brass polished pulls....
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Brass

A Single Paul Frankl Mahogany Nightstand with X Shaped Handles
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
A single vintage nightstand designed by Paul Frankl. Circa 1940.<br /> <br /> Made of mahogany with burnished brass handles in Frankl's signature X-shape. <br /> <br /> Nighsta...
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1940s American Vintage Paul Frankl Night Stands

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Mahogany

Pair of Paul Frankl Nightstands with Polished Brass Handles
By Paul Frankl
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
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By Paul Frankl
Located in National City, CA
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Pair of Paul Frankl Ivory Lacquered Night Stands with Brass X Pulls, circa 1950
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Pair of Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co. Tables
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co. end or bedside tables having cork tops over two drawers. Manufacturer's stamp inside of drawer.
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Pair of Paul Frankl nightstands/ end tables
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Highland, IN
This exceptional pair of Frankl nightstands by Johnson Furniture Company have the signature elegant brass X pulls in addition to the refined design and construction. They have just b...
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A Pair of Paul Frankl Night Stands in White Wash Finish
By Paul Frankl
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of elegant Paul Frankl/Johnson Furniture night stands. New whitewash finish (satin), hardware nickel plated. Featuring two drawers and drop down top drawer.
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By Paul Frankl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two-tiered side table by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman made with solid oak finished in dark ebony.
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Located in New York, NY
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