Paul Frankl Tables

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.

Cork and Mahogany Coffee Table by Paul Frankl, circa 1953
Cork and Mahogany Coffee Table by Paul Frankl, ...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Paul Frankl, Coffee table in cork and mahogany. Johnson Furniture Company, USA, 1953. Measures: 72" x 14.5" H x 36” W (widest point) x 20.25” W (narrowest point)
Paul Frankl Dining Table for Johnson Furniture Co.
Paul Frankl Dining Table for Johnson Furniture Co.
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Modern Dining Room Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Beautifully designed dining table with cork top and cross-slatted mahogany base. Two 11.25" leaves included. Opens to 94 1/2". Restored. Made by Johnson Furniture Company.
Paul Frankl Tiered Side or Occasional Table for Saltman Brown
Paul Frankl Tiered Side or Occasional Table for...
Paul Frankl
Mid-20th Century American Modern Side Tables
Oak
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 ...
Corner Table by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture
Corner Table by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American American Modern Tables
Cork tops and mahogany frame by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. Design number on the bottom, 5029 # 253.
Paul Frankl Coffee Table
Paul Frankl Coffee Table
Paul Frankl
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Oak
A Paul Frankl cerused oak circular coffee table with a glass top. Circa. 1948. Crafted in solid oak with an unusual, original, custom green cerused finish. Bold industrial Modern des...
Original Paul Frankl Living and Dining Room Furniute Set
Original Paul Frankl Living and Dining Room Fur...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Living Room Sets
Wicker, Rattan, Mahogany
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 cu...
Restored Stick Leg Rattan Side Table with Two-Tier Wood Tops
Restored Stick Leg Rattan Side Table with Two-T...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Wicker, Rattan, Formica
Stick leg rattan side table with two-tier wood tops, circa 1950. Designed in the manner of Paul Frankl. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bamboo and wicker furniture has ...
Biomorphic Rattan Coffee Table with Wood Top
Biomorphic Rattan Coffee Table with Wood Top
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Rattan, Wood
Biomorphic coffee table with stacked rattan legs and a wood top with a rattan trim along the borders. All rattan, bamboo and wicker has been painstakingly refurbished using the fin...
Art Deco Paul Frankl Art Deco Rattan Bent Leg Mahogany Top Two-Tier Table
Art Deco Paul Frankl Art Deco Rattan Bent Leg M...
Paul Frankl
Mid-20th Century Asian Art Deco Tables
Rattan, Mahogany
Art Deco Paul Frankl design RARE bent leg, rattan reed stack two-tier mahogany top table. This Art Deco slanted leg table has two mahogany tops and an open stacked reed design. Dimen...
Rare Paul Frankl Cork Covered Table
Paul Frankl
20th Century Tables
Paul Frankl cork covered table. A rare example.
Paul Frankl Side Tables
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Metal
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.
Paul Frankl Dining Table
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Large expandable dining table designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Corp. Cork top and large rounded corners. Dark stained wide birch legs and 3 x 11" extensions. A rare mo...
Pair of Cork Top End Tables by Paul Frankl
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s American Modern End Tables
Cork, Mahogany
A pair of cork top mahogany end tables. By Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co. American, circa 1950.
Paul Frankl Eight-Drawer Desk
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1940s American Desks and Writing Tables
Brass
Rare Paul Frankl designed eight-drawer desk for the Johnson Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Re-furbished and newly lacquered cork top, in a satin lacquer white finish. Bod...
Paul Frankl Cork Top Mahogany Dining Table
Paul Frankl
20th Century American Dining Room Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Paul Frankl cork top mahogany dining table. Measurements: 72" L x 42" W x 29.5" H with three leafs 11" each. In Stock.
Restored Rattan Side Table with Three-Tier Blon...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Wicker, Rattan, Formica
3/4 pretzel rattan side table with three-tier blonde Formica tops, circa 1950. Designed in the manner of Paul Frankl. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bamboo and wicker ...
Paul Frankl Cocktail Table
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Cocktail table by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. Asian-Inspired form with dark-stained mahogany base. Cork-wrapped top with flared up ends and open grain finish. An iconic Frank...
Paul Frankl Cork Top Amoeba Coffee Table for Jo...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Rare Paul Frankl Amoeba coffee table with solid mahogany legs. In the original finish with lots of original patina.
Early 1950s Paul Frankl Desk Vanity for John St...
John Stuart, Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks
Cherry, Lacquer
Rarely seen exquisite Paul Frankl designed mid century modern desk or vanity in cherry and black satin lacquer with brass X-pulls. With a John Stuart store tag and made by Johnson Fu...
Paul Frankl Cork Desk for Johnson Furniture, 1950s
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Mahogany, Cork
Paul Frankl Johnson furniture cork and mahogany desk USA 1950's / Grand Rapids, Michigan Mahogany, cork, brass Adjustable width and three drawers Measures: Width 57-78 in...
Paul Frankl Mahogany and Rosewood Cocktail Table
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany, Rosewood
Paul Frankl mahogany and rosewood cocktail or coffee table, circa late 1940s. This simple yet stunning example has a solid rosewood base and bleached mahogany top. It has been newly...
Black Lacquered, Chrome and Silver Leaf Extensi...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Lacquer
The black lacquer top with two leaves above a fluted oval pedestal with cream lacquer and silver gilt above a polished nickel base extends with two 14" leaves to 99" fully extended,...
Pair of Paul Frankl White Lacquered Nightstands...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Wood
White lacquered nightstands by Paul Frankl.
Cork Top Bench by Paul Frankl
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s Benches
A cork top bench with mahogany base. Designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson furniture.
Paul Frankl Two-Tier "Bell" Side Table for Brow...
Paul Frankl, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Wood
This pair of two-tier side table by Paul Frankl (1886-1958) for Brown Saltman are exquisitely rendered in bleached mahogany. Sometimes referred to as the "bell" table, the stunni...
30'S Art Deco Paul Frankl Style Rattan Reed Gla...
Paul Frankl
Mid-20th Century Asian Art Deco Console Tables
Rattan, Glass
1930'S Art Deco Paul Frankl style rattan stack reed glass top 51" inch console table. Features a dark mahogany stain, Art Deco shape and is footed at each end. Includes two new glass...
Paul Frankl Cork and Mahogany Nesting Tables
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Ta...
Brass, Mahogany, Cork
Paul Frankl cork top tables with tapered mahogany legs ending in brass sabots Large 24" L x 18" W x 21" H Small 24" L x 12" W x 16" H.
Cork Top Dining Table by Paul Frankl for Johnso...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Tables
Mahogany, Cork
A wonderful dining table comprising a rectangular cork top with curved ends supported by opposingly curved mahogany frame bases with overlapping zigzag slats. Measure: Has two leaves...
Pair of Paul Frankl Rattan Pretzel Tiered Night...
Paul Frankl, Kosuga
20th Century Japanese Art Deco Side Tables
Rattan, Wood
Art Deco pair of rattan pretzel tiered nightstands or end tables by Kosuga for Paul Frankl. Featuring a single strand pretzel shaped frame holding three-tiered shelves. Iconic design...
Paul Frankl, Organic Coffee Table, Cork Top, Ma...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany, Cork
A very rare cork top coffee table or cocktail table by Paul Frankl for American manufacturer Johnson Furniture Company, circa 1955. The playful cork top features a tear-drop shaped ...
Sculptural Cork and Mahogany Table by Paul Frankl
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Side Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Sculptural solid mahogany and cork occasional table by Paul Frankl for Johnson furniture, circa late 1940s. This example has a solid cork triangular top a second tier that is solid m...
Paul Frankl Cork Top End Tables for Johnson Fur...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Pair of Paul Frankl cork top end tables for Johnson Furniture. This pair has been professionally restored.
Paul T. Frankl Cork Desk for Johnson Furniture ...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Beech, Cork
Paul T. Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, beech, cork and brass, circa 1950. This small writing desk is designed by the Austrian-American modernist designer Paul Frankl. The r...
Paul Frankl Dining Table
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Paul Frankl dining table, model 2263 by Johnson Furniture Company. Lacquered solid cork top on fluted mahogany horizontal edge and parsons base. Three 11-inch leaves included; table...
Pair of Paul Frankl Ebonised Two-Drawer Commode...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Nickel
The shaped top above two conforming drawers with original nickel hardware resting on round tapering legs ending in nickel sabots.
Cork Low Table by Paul Frankl
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Cork, Mahogany
A classical Chinese influenced low table / bench having a cork top with upturned ends floating on an architectural splayed mahogany base.
Restored Rare Paul Frankl Dining Room Table and...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Dining Room Sets
Rattan, Hardwood
Rare museum quality Paul Frankl dining room set featuring a large dining table with 4 matching dining chairs. Measures: Chairs 30" tall x 21" wide x 23" deep Table 28" tall x 36"...
Paul Frankl Mahogany Console Table
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Console Tables
One of Frankl's most elegant designs. A totally modern take on chinoiserie motifs, this table incorporates sharply sabred legs and ribbed center pedestal. We are happy to offer this ...
Classic Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Walnu...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Walnut
Handsome, classic pair of nightstands by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, late 1950s-early 1960s. Curved fronts and sculptural hardware with great storage. These appear to float, a...
Paul Frankl 1940s Dining Table in Mahogany and ...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Dining Room Tables
A Classic 1940s extension dining table by Paul Frankl with criss-cross curved ebonized mahogany bases and lacquered cork top. Beautiful warm color on the cork top, with two extension...
Art Deco White Lacquered "Bell" Table by Paul F...
Paul Frankl, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Console Tables
Wood
Art Deco white lacquered "Bell" table, by Paul Frankl.  
Pair of Cork Nightstands by Paul Frankl for Joh...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Pair of cork nightstands by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co.
Pair of Paul Frankl Mid Century Modern Night S...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Brass, Walnut
Pair of mid-century modern nightstands by Paul Frankl
Paul Frankl "Bell" End Tables
Paul Frankl, Brown Saltman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Classic, elegant and unique design describes these 1940s modern end tables. Designed by Paul Frankl for Brown-Saltman of California. Sculptural bell shaped bases, machine-age style m...
Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman Tiered Side Tables
Paul Frankl, Brown Saltman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Oak
Iconic pair of tiered side tables designed by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman. Newly refinished in dark walnut and in mint condition.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Johnson ...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Made from satin birch, these nightstands were designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture's "Emissary" collection. Features a curved front, two drawers, and brass hardware. They ha...
Pair of Paul Frankl Tripod Dark Walnut End Side...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s American End Tables
Wood
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...
Paul Frankl Cork and Mahogany Dining Table
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Wood, Mahogany, Cork
Paul Frankl cork and mahogany dining table for Johnson Furniture Company. This piece has been professionally restored. This table has two leaves that measure 12" each. The listed mea...
Paul Frankl Console Table In Cork
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Wood, Cork
Unique lacquered cork and wood console table with literature shelf by noted American designer Paul Frankl, 1886-1958. Manufacturers stamp. The understated magnificience of this vint...
Paul Frankl Combed Wood Console Table Cabinet B...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Hardwood
Rare early midcentury console table with cabinet by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman company features his trademark combed wood sides with black lacquer top.
Paul Frankl Side Tables for Brown Saltman, Pair
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Side Tables
Mahogany
This pair of Art Deco Paul Frankl side tables for Brown Saltman is rendered in bleached mahogany. Sometimes referred to as the "bell" table, the stunning modern form features a strea...
Rare Paul Frankl Four-Piece Bedroom Set for Bro...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Mirror, Acrylic, Wood
This 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 round a...
Pauk Frankl Asian Inspired Mahogany Console for...
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
Paul Frankl mahogany console designed for Brown-Saltman of California. Based on an Asian design and is a mirror image on front and back. Solid bleached mahogany has more recently bee...
Dining Room Ensemble by Paul Frankl, USA, 1940s
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Dining Room Sets
Wood
Round dining table with four chairs, designed by Paul T. Frankl (Austria, 1886-1958) for Johnson Furniture in the 1940s. Chairs and table base show the same decorative criss-cross st...
1950s Brown Cork and Mahogany Coffee Table by P...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany, Cork
Midcentury coffee table designed by Paul Frankl. Tabletop is made out of cork, elegantly shaped and comes on three wooden mahogany legs. It can be used as a coffee table or a bench. ...
Rare Mid-Century Paul Frankl Credenza
Paul Frankl
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Mahogany
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....
Rare Paul Frankl Coffee Table
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Tables
Rare all cork Frankl coffee table. Unusual and rare form. Restored.
Paul Frankl Midcentury Rosewood Cocktail Table
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Rosewood
Greek Key design cocktail table. New French polish finish. Interior shelves.
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