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Paul Frankl Tables

Austrian, 1886-1958
Austrian, 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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Creator:Paul Frankl
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 Tables

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Walnut

Paul Frankl Cork and Ebonized Oak Console Table
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal, Paul Frankl model 5008 console table for Johnson Furniture Company features a natural beige cork top with folded ebonized oak legs.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Oak, Cork

Paul Frankl Tiered Mid-Century Modern Side or Occasional Table for Saltman Brown
By Paul Frankl
Located in Studio City, CA
Elegantly designed and solidly crafted. This piece is from renowned designer Paul Frankl and was manufactured exclusively by Brown Saltman. It would make a beautiful addition to any ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Oak

1950s Round Brown Cork and Mahogany Coffee Table by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl, Paul McCobb, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Round coffee table from the middle of the century, designed by Paul Frankl. The tabletop in cork lay on three wooden mahogany legs. This example is numbered on the underside 5018#248...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Paul Frankl, Organic Coffee Table, Cork, Mahogany, Johnson Furniture, 1950s
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic or biomorphic or freeform coffee or cocktail table. Designed by Paul Frankl. Produced by Johnson Furniture Company, early 1950s. Model 5005. Executed in cork-venered wo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Pair of Paul Frankl Ivory Lacquered Nightstands with Brass X Pulls, circa 1950
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
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 Tables

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Brass

Paul Frankl Cloud Coffee Table in Natural Cork and Bleached Mahogany Model #5005
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
This is an early iconic cloud coffee table model #5005 designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company in 1951. It is in very good condition with a natural waxed cork top and b...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Cork Top End Tables by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of cork top end tables by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, ca' 1950's. Triangular top with protruding lower shelf these are modern and organic. Rare to find as a pair.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Maple, Cork

Cork Top Coffee Table by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in Stamford, CT
A cork top coffee table designed in the 1950s by Paul Frankl. Produced by the Johnson Furniture Company, USA, circa 1948 lacquered cork, lacquered mahogany.   
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Cork

Wood Console Table in the Manner of Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in Pasadena, TX
Wood console table in the manner of Paul Frankl Wood construction Slim tapered sabre legs. Measure: 35".  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Walnut

Paul Frankl Dining Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant cork top dining table, designed by Paul Frankl for The Johnson Furniture Company, American, circa 1940s. This table is currently being refinished and can be completed in your...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Exceptional Paul Frankl Free-Standing Desk in Mahogany and Cork
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, rare free-standing desk, cork, mahogany, brass, United States, 1940s Rare desk by Paul Frankl designed in the 1940s. Two compartments of drawers, ...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Cork Top Dining Table by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, USA, 1940s
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dining table designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, USA, 1940s. Completely restored. Features a cork top on a solid mahogany base. Includes three extensions. In excel...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Restored Pre-WWII Rattan "Twin Arch" Side Table with Solid Mahogany Top
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Midcentury era rattan square side table drink Stand featuring a mahogany tabletop with twin arch side panels. Designed in the manner of Paul Frankl. Professionally restored in ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany

Paul Frankl Model 5005 Coffee Table in Cork
By Paul Frankl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, coffee table 'No 5005', lacquered cork, mahogany, USA, 1950s. This biomorphic shaped coffee table designed by Paul Frankl has a cork laminated t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Rare Midcentury Paul Frankl Credenza
By Paul Frankl
Located in Bellport, NY
This was an early prototype production piece designed by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman, the craftsmanship is exquisite and unlike some of the later pieces produced for Brown Saltman....
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany

Paul Frankl Blonde Mahogany Tall Leggy Art Deco Side Table Brown Saltman 1950s
By Paul Frankl
Located in National City, CA
Paul Frankl Slim Sleek Leggy Side Table in Blonde Mahogany for Brown Saltman circa 1950s A Sculptural end table and or side table with standout long legs. Dimensions are: 27 3/8" H x...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

Pair of Paul Frankl Cork Top Nightstands or End Tables in Dark Walnut and Ivory
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
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 Tables

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Brass

Pair of Espresso Paul Frankl Occasional Tables
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful pair of Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman two-tier occasional tables with splayed and tapered legs and espresso finish.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Wood

Pair of Paul Frankl Tripod Dark Walnut End Side Tables
By Paul Frankl
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of round top dark walnut/espresso finish wood side or end tables by Paul Frank for Brown Saltman. Solid wood construction tables resting on gently curved tripod legs. More recen...
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1950s American Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Wood

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl, John Stuart Inc.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of mid-century modern black lacquered nightstands By Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture and retailed by John Stuart USA, 1950s Black lacquered mahogany, w...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Brass

Paul Frankl Cork Top Coffee Table / Bench
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Fulton, CA
A Paul Frankl cork top coffee table or bench, circa 1940s. Asian influence design with curved table top. Base crafted in solid hardwood. Top refinished in lacquer. Paul Frankl: ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Paul Frankl Combed Wood Console Table Cabinet Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rare early midcentury console table with cabinet by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman company features his trademark combed wood sides with black lacquer top.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Hardwood

Biomorphic Rattan Coffee Table with Wood Top
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Biomorphic coffee table with stacked rattan legs and a wood top with a rattan trim along the borders. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bamboo and wicker furniture has been...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Rattan, Wood

Pair of Paul Frankl White Lacquered Nightstands or Side Tables
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
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 Tables

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Metal

1950s Paul Frankl Bleached Oak & Cork Console Table for Johnson Furniture
By Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
Minimalist console designed by Paul T Frankl for Johnson Furniture with a bleached oak base and a cork top. All original.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Oak, Cork

Paul Frankl Coffee Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful coffee table by Paul Frankl, model 5005, numbered on the underside # 358. USA, 1950s. Refinished cork and mahogany.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Paul Frankl Cork Coffee Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Paul Frankl design cork top coffee table on solid cherry legs for Johnson Furniture Co. Newly refinished and ready to install, gorgeous!
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Cherry, Cork

Restored Paul Frankl Side Table for Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl
Located in North Miami, FL
Beautifully restored ribbon mahogany side table by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman.
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

Paul Frankl Style Stacked Rattan Mahogany Top Coffee Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage Paul Frankl style stacked rattan square coffee table with a mahogany top. No marks.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Rattan

Rare Paul Frankl Console Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare console table designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, circa 1948. Features a rectangular cork top over a mahogany base with cork and brass trim at each end. Model...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany

Paul Frankl Waxed Cork and Oak Dining Table with Two Model 5008 Consoles
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
A scarcely seen Paul T. Frankl dining table suite in waxed cork and solid bleached oak. The set includes a Minimalist rectangular dining table and a pair of complementary model 5008 ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Oak, Cork

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 Tables

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Brass

Paul Frankl Four-Piece Bedroom Set for Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This rare Mid-Century Modern four-piece bedroom set by Paul Frankl for Brown-Saltman includes a vanity, six-drawer highboy and two night stands. Each piece features their original ro...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mirror, Acrylic, Wood

Paul Frankl Low Cork Table/Bench 1940’s Fot Johnson Furniture Co.
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Hudson, NY
Paul Frankl low cork table / bench 1940’s manufactured by Johnson Furniture Co. fully restored.
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1940s American Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Cork

Asian-Inspired Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Cork Top Bench or Low Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in San Francisco, CA
An Asian-inspired midcentury Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture cork top bench or low table with open wood supports; the elegantly long rectangular cork top with flared ends raised on...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Cork

Pair of Paul Frankl Walnut Nightstands for Johnson Furniture Solid Brass Pulls
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
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 Tables

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Walnut

1930s Art Deco Two-Tier Bent Rattan and Mahogany Top Table by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1930's Art Deco Paul Frankl design bent rattan and mahogany top table. This coveted slanted leg design table features mahogany top's with bent rattan reed frames. The Top is not atta...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Art Deco Paul Frankl Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany

Cork-Topped End Table by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Tapered dowel legs support a bleached mahogany two (2) drawer end table with a cork top, having hammered brass round pulls.   
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Brass

Paul Frankl Low Cork Table
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Asian-inspired form with cork-wrapped top above dark-stained mahogany base. This piece is designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson furniture company from the post war period.
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1940s American Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Rare Paul Frankl Skyscraper Desk / Bench, Art Deco, Modernist, Cubist
By Paul Frankl
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning and rare bookcase desk and cork top seat designed and manufactured by Paul Frankl, I believe this was a transitional piece designed and built in the mid 1930s, stunning desi...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Wood

Pair of Paul T. Frankl for Johnson Cork Top Two Tier Side or End Tables
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Ferndale, MI
Classic Paul Frankl cork top side or end tables. Dark finish base with lower tier shelf below natural tone cork tops.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Cork

Diminutive Stand / Table Art Deco Skyscraper Furniture Designed by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in Buffalo, NY
Extremely rare stand, table model 2188, designed by Paul Frankl, Skyscraper Furniture, c 1928. when sold, only avail at Frankl Galleries, New York City. Retains original metal SKYSCR...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Wood

Original Paul Frankl Living and Dining Room Furniture Set
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
All original Paul Frankl rattan furniture set including a full dining and living room with two lounge chairs, two love seats, four-seat sofa, dining table and four chairs. New cush...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany, Wicker

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 Tables

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Birch, Maple

Paul Frankl Side Tables
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Pair of low side tables by Paul Frankl. Petite side tables, designed for Johnson furniture company. Cork wrapped square tops, mahogany tapered legs and brass feet.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Metal

Paul Frankl Lacquered Cork Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant lacquered cork lamp table, designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, American, circa 1950s. This table has subtle Asian design details. It has been refinished with the l...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Wood, Mahogany, Cork

Paul Frankl Sabre Leg Console Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant sabre leg console table designed by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman. Exquisitely refinished in a period-appropriate espresso satin lacquer with medium walnut detailing.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany

American Modern Mahogany & Cork Top Extension Dining Table, Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in Hollywood, FL
The cork top, with 2 original 12" cork leaves, in near perfect condition, a superb example, over Mahogany bases, with chevron stretchers, overall length is 8" with 2 leaves.  
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1940s American Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Cloud Coffee Table by Paul T Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Morphic, signature Paul Frankl cloud coffee table model 5005 designed for Johnson Furniture Company, 1951. The table is in very good condition with a natural waxed cork top and darke...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Cork

Paul Frankl, Low Coffee Table, Painted Cork, Stained Mahogany, 1940s America
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An all original coffee or cocktail table designed by Paul Frankl and produced by Johnson Furniture Company in the 1940s. An off-white/yellow painted cork-top is mounted on a base in ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Classy Paul Frankl Writing Desk for Johnson Furniture
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant proportions, conical tapering legs and brass X-handles. Reminiscent of Tommi Parzinger. This item should be purchased with the intent to refinish. Structurally sound. Priced ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Wood

Paul Frankl Cork Coffee Table, 1951
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Houston, TX
Paul Frankl. Coffee table. Johnson Furniture Company, USA, circa 1951. Lacquered cork, lacquered mahogany. Dimensions: 60 D x 14.25 H inches. Rare lacquered cork coffee t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Cork, Mahogany

Paul Frankl Coffee Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Paul Frankl coffee table very unique coffee table by Paul Frankl, Model 5005#358, numbered on the underside, USA, circa 1950. Original natural cork and mahogany legs.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Tables

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Cork

Glass End Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A two-tiered end table with ash dowel legs and thick industrial green-tinted glass having rounded and textured edges. Shelf is 5.75" H.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Glass, Ash

Paul Frankl Midcentury Rosewood Cocktail Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
Greek Key design cocktail table. New French polish finish. Interior shelves.
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1950s American Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Rosewood

1940s Brown Cork and Mahogany Dining Table by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Elegant dining table with cork top by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, America, circa 1940, professionally reworked by our workshop. The base is made of mahogany, a very da...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Paul Frankl Two-Tier Side Table for Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Paul Frankl two-tiered occasional table by Brown Saltman of California, circa 1950. Solidly crafted and elegantly designed. Signed and marked. We have not refinished or restore...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Tables

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Maple

Paul Frankl tables for sale on 1stDibs

The Paul Frankl tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Paul Frankl table collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are currently 111 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Paul Frankl's original tables were created in Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th century. Many customers also consider tables by Charles Hollis Jones and Warren Platner, Widdicomb Furniture Co. Prices for Paul Frankl tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$316 and tops out at US$176,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$6,233 on average.