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Paul Frankl End Tables

Austrian, American, 1886-1958
Austrian, American, 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.

Frankl's Skyscraper cabinets, bookcases and more — introduced in 1924 — are his 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 Streamline 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, chairs and other seating 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 End Tables

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Walnut

Paul Frankl Night Stands by Johnson Furniture
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Highland, IN
This pair of nightstands designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co. has his classic X-shaped pulls and have been newly restored with an ebonized finish. One has a deep upper d...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Brass

Restored Pre-WWII Rattan "Twin Arch" Side Table with Solid Mahogany Top
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Mid-century 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 201...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany

Paul Frankl Stacked Rattan Bamboo Side Tables Nightstand, a Pair
By Paul Frankl
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare pair of matching Paul Frankl side tables / nightstands, circa early 1940's. These feature Frankl's coveted two tiered design with mahogany top and stacked bent bamboo frame. Ic...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan, Wood, Mahogany

Paul Frankl Two-Tiered Table by Brown-Saltman
By Brown Jordan, Paul Frankl
Located in Highland, IN
This elegant design by Paul Frankl for Brown-Saltman has many uses. The three gracefully curved and tapered legs support a pair of round tops and the form, shape and scale allow it t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Ash

Restored Stick Leg Rattan Side Table with Two-Tier Wood Tops
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Stick leg rattan side table with two-tier wood tops, circa 1950. Designed in the manner of Paul Frankl. We only purchase and sell only the best and finest rattan furniture made by t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Wicker, Rattan, Formica

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 End Tables

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Maple

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 End Tables

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Brass

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 End Tables

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Maple, Cork

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 End Tables

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Cork

Paul Frankl Style Stacked Rattan Corner Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Art Deco two-tiered stacked rattan side table in Paul Frankl style features bent rattan and mahogany top. In good condition save for one area of stain at corner. Structurally very s...
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1950s Organic Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany

Paul Frankl Ebony Nightstands for John Stuart
By John Stuart, Paul Frankl
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 End Tables

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Birch, Maple

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 End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Cork Top End Tables by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
A pair of cork top mahogany end tables. By Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co. American, circa 1950.
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1950s American Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Cork, Mahogany

Mid Century Cork Top Side or End Table by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co.
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in Miami, FL
Cork top side or end table designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, rendered in lacquered cork for the top with mahogany legs and brass sabot feet. Marks to finish on ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Paul Frankl End Tables

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Brass

Rare Paul Frankl Station Wagon Nightstands End Tables
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Paul Frankl station wagon nightstands end tables.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl End 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 End Tables

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Wood

Pair of Cork Top and Mahogany Tables by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of Paul Frankl end tables, having a crème lacquered cork top over mahogany bases in a geometric design.
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Mid-20th Century Paul Frankl End Tables

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Mahogany, 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 End Tables

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Wood

Paul Frankl Cork Side Tables
By Paul Frankl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Paul Frankl cork top side tables for Johnson Furniture Co. Perfectly restored top and ready to install.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Brass

Paul Frankl-Style Stacked Rattan Side Tables with Mahogany Top, Pair, circa 1930
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Paul Frankl two-tier stacked rattan end tables with cut-out sides and mahogany wood top, circa 1930. This listing includes two matching end tables that were professionally restored i...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Mahogany, Rattan

Cork Top Dining Table by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co, c1950
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Excellent and very rare cork top dining table by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co, circa 1950.   
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Mahogany, Maple, Cork

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 End Tables

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Walnut

Pair Paul Frankl Ebonized Oak Side Tables For Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a pair Paul Frankl designed side tables for Brown Saltman. Ebonized oak, with glass, table tops have a step down design, with a small shelf below.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Glass, Oak

Cork End Table by Paul Frankl
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A two-tiered end table in mahogany having a triangular cork top and an overhanging lower shelf edged with a lip.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Cork, Mahogany

Cork-Topped End Table by Paul Frankl
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
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 End Tables

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Brass

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 End Tables

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Glass, Ash

Paul Frankl Corner Tables, Lacquered Cork and Mahogany, 1951
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in Houston, TX
Paul Frankl. Corner tables (pair). Johnson Furniture Company, USA, circa 1951. Lacquered cork, lacquered mahogany. 32 w x 32 d x 28.25 h inches Each branded "#5029.&...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Cork, Mahogany

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Cork Top Two Drawer Sqaure End Table Stand
By Paul Frankl
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern blond birch square side end table by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. Excellent original condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl End Tables

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Cork, Birch

Paul Frankl Lacquered Cork Top Dark Mahogany Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Westport, CT
Rare Paul Frankl crème lacquered cork top dark mahogany square designed base. In exceptional condition and nice size.
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl End Tables

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Cork, Mahogany

Pair of Paul Frankl Mid-Century Modern End Tables
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Paul Frankl black cerused Mid-Century modern end tables with stepped motif and smoke glass top.
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1960s Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

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Wood, Smoked Glass

Mid Century Paul Frankl Rattan End Tables
By Paul Frankl
Located in Winter Park, FL
A pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl stepped end tables made of rattan and mahogany. Please refer to photos for more details.  
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl End Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co. End Tables, a Pair
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Garnerville, NY
Pair of custom re-finished Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company end tables. Featuring contoured fronts with two drawers and original brass pulls. Signed with Johnson burn in sta...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Paul Frankl End Tables

Materials

Brass

Paul Frankl end tables for sale on 1stDibs

Paul Frankl end tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Paul Frankl end tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 40 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original end tables by Paul Frankl were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider end tables by Widdicomb Furniture Co., American of Martinsville and John Widdicomb.. The prices for Paul Frankl end tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$316 and tops out at US$15,200, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,800 on average.

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