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Paul Laszlo

American, 1900-1993

The suave architect and interior designer Paul Laszlo made his reputation in Hollywood, where his clients included Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor. He was aligned to no artistic or design movements, relying on his own carefully honed instincts. From the late 1930s to the 1960s, Laszlo’s name was a byword for sumptuous modernity among members of the smart set.

Born in Hungary in 1900, Laszlo learned about quality from his father, a prosperous furniture manufacturer. He studied design in Vienna and had his technical training in Stuttgart, Germany, where, at age 27, he established an upscale design business that gained an international reputation. Nine years later, with the Nazis in power, Laszlo, a Jew, left Germany for the United States and made his way to Los Angeles. There, he established an interior design office in Beverly Hills and was pleased to find that his Stuttgart credentials carried weight.

While he took many commercial assignments for American department stores, custom residential work was Laszlo’s stock in trade. He turned his hand to every element in a room, “down to the last ashtray,” Time magazine once wrote. Like his clients, Laszlo appreciated luxury — not the luxury of rare and precious materials, but the luxury of rich colors and textures, and deep comforts. He had a contemporary élan, exemplified by spaces that were bright, airy, uncluttered and up-to-date. The classic earmarks of Laszlo’s furnishings are generous proportions and, in the case of his Paddle and Plank armchairs, namesake armrests that are flat and wide, the perfect spot to rest a cocktail. His case goods, tables and dining chairs have clean, elegant lines; they are simply formed yet warm, with interesting details such as woven veneer door fronts.

In recent years, Laszlo’s designs have found a new audience among fans of his easygoing modernism. Prices are in the neighborhood of $5,000 for his vintage cabinets, and from $8,000 to upwards of $20,000 for seating pieces, which are generally found in pairs or groups of six or more.

As you will see on 1stDibs, there was a reason that Laszlo’s work was so admired in the mid-20th century: every design contributes to an environment that is comfortable and elegant — at once robust and relaxed.

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Paul László, Lounge Chair, Oak, Grey Fabric, Brown Saltman, USA, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A grey fabric and oak lounge chair designed by Paul László and produced by Brown Saltman, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Paul László Club Chairs
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Rare Pair of Club Chairs by Paul László. Maple wood, velvet upholstery. Massively scaled & sculpted side supports of light wood. Deep cushion seats that appear to float just above th...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Upholstery, Maple

Paul Laszlo Custom Curved Aluminum and Velvet Settee Sofa
By Paul Laszlo
Located in San Diego, CA
Paul Laszlo rare and unique curved settee, privately commissioned for actor Cameron Mitchell in the 1950s. Only 2 of these settees have come to market, neither of which had the extra...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Aluminum

Restored Paul Lazslo Rattan Two Strand Lounge Chair, Pair
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Restored original 1948 Paul Laszlo two-strand lounge chair, featuring two-strand staple-shaped arms and arched bases. We only purchase and sell only the best and finest ratta...
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1950s American Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Rattan

Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Display Coffee Table
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Springfield, OR
A classic design from prominent California design company Brown Saltman. They enlisted the help of many noteworthy designers such as John Keal, Milo Baughman, Kipp Stewart and Laszlo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Wood, Maple

Paul Laszlo Bookcase with Glass Doors for Brown Saltman
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century modern bookcase designed by Paul Laszlo and manufactured for Brown Saltman in United States circa 1950s. This iconic design features a walnut-stained mahogany case with a...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Mahogany

Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Flip Top Wooden Console / Dinette Table
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century console / dinette table with a rectangular wooden flip top. (PAUL LASZLO FOR BROWN SALTMAN).
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Wood

Pair of Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Mid-Century Wooden Trapezoidal Nightstands
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of American Mid-Century wooden nightstands with tapered trapezoidal cabinets containing a single drawer, resting on two bracket-shaped legs. (PAUL LASZLO FOR BROWN SALTMAN)(PRIC...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Wood

Pair of Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Mid-Century Light Wooden Trapezoidal Night
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of American Mid-Century light wooden nightstands with tapered trapezoidal cabinets containing a single drawer, resting on two bracket-shaped legs. (PAUL LASZLO FOR BROWN SALTMAN...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Wood

Pair of Paul Laszlo for Johnson Furniture Company Mahogany and Cork End / Side T
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of Mid-Century rectangular end / side tables with a sealed cork tops resting on mahogany wood frames with lower rectangular stretcher shelves and four square legs. (PAUL LASZLO ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Mahogany, Cork, Wood

Set of 3 Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Mid-Century Wooden Trapezoidal Nightstand
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
SET of 3 American mid-century wooden nightstands with a slightly cerused finish, tapered trapezoidal cabinets containing a single drawer, resting on two bracket-shaped legs. (PAUL LA...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Wood

Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Beige Finished Resin Top End / Side Table
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern end / side table with a beige painted wooden frame and rectangular top with an inset abstract gold, red, and orange resin center, supported on either side by two s...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Wood, Resin

Paul László, Ottoman, Mahogany, Rattan, USA, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A mahogany and rattan ottoman designed by Paul László and produced by Glenn of California, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany

Paul László, Bench, Mahogany, Rattan, Glenn of California, USA, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A mahogany and rattan bench designed by Paul László and produced by Glenn of California, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany

Paul Laszlo Bar Cabinet for Brown Saltman
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bar cabinet by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman, c.1957. This cabinet features a mahogany body and X-shaped legs with a pull down front. The top portion features vertical separation and...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Mahogany

Rare Table by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo
Located in South Charleston, WV
An exceedingly rare table by Paul Laszlo. 40" diameter by 14 1/8" tall. This circular low coffee or cocktail table features thoughtful design with tiers added below either side for b...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Mahogany

Custom Settee by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Aluminum, upholstery, wood. This custom settee is from a unique pair by Paul Laszlo. Provenance: Private collection; Laszlo Family Collection; Donzella Ltd; Phillips, May 24, 2007, L...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Aluminum

Paul Laszlo Sculpted Console Table for Brown Saltman
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sleek and curvature console table designed by fame Hungarian-born modern architect and interior designer Paul Laszlo. This example was designed in collaboration with California compa...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Wood, Mahogany, Walnut

Very Rare 1950s Expandable Paul Laszlo Dining Table with 2 Leaves
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Monrovia, CA
Very Rare 1950s Expandable Paul Laszlo dining table with 2 leaves Mid-Century Modern. Very Rare Paul Laszlo Dining Table With The Iconic Architectural "Y" Legs With Original Brass Ca...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Wood

Restored Vintage Four-Strand Staple Arm Rattan Lounge Chair Pair by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This four-strand Paul Lazlo rattan lounge chair pair designed by Paul Laszlo features square "staple" pretzel arms and a classic U-shaped base. We only purchase and sell only the be...
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1950s American Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Rattan

Paul László, Lounge Chair, Mahogany, Rattan, USA, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A mahogany and rattan lounge chair designed and produced by Paul László, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Rattan, Mahogany

Paul László, Coffee Table, Walnut, Brown Saltman, United States, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A walnut coffee table designed by Paul László and produced by Brown Saltman, America, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Walnut

Paul László, Ottoman, Rattan, Oak, Metal, Glenn of California, Usa, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rattan, stained oak and metal ottoman designed by Paul László, and produced by Glenn of California, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Metal

Paul László, Coffee Table, Wood, United States, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wooden coffee table designed by Paul László and produced by Brown Saltman, America, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Wood

Paul Laszlo "Paddle Arm" Lounge Chair
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare chair Laszlo used this chair design in some of his interiors and some were custom ordered out of his Beverly Hills show room. Only a few of these exist. It has been restored in ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Upholstery, Wood

Rare Dining Chair by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Cherry wood, fabric. Sculptural dining chair with wide back rest. Open spindle fret-work, tapering legs and architectural supports. This chair was designed by Laszlo for his family h...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Fabric, Cherry

Paul László, Coffee Table, Wood, United States, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wooden coffee table designed by Paul László and produced by Brown Saltman, America, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Wood

Paul Laszlo Hollywood Regency Slipper Chair in Off White Bouclé circa 1940s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Paul Laszlo 1940s slipper chair with new super soft off white ivory bouclé upholstery. Hollywood Regency from top to bottom and side to side, this gorgeous one of a kind chair brings...
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Pair of Paul Laszlo Chairs from the Brentwood Country Club, circa 1954
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A favorite of Paul Laszlo, these chairs were featured in design projects for the Brentwood Country Club (see photo), Mr. Laszlo's personal residence, and the Fausto M. Ricci family. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Leather, Wood

Paul Láslzó Bench in Mahogany and Cane
By Paul Laszlo, Glenn of California
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul László for Glenn of California, bench or sofa, cane, mahogany, United States, 1950 This sofa or bench by Paul László is designed with a caned back and seat that is in good pati...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Cane, Mahogany

Pair of Scrolled-Arm Chairs by Paul László, 1940s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of extremely dramatic slipper chairs designed by Paul Laszlo, undoubtedly breathes the late Art Deco Period of the 1940's. Generously proportioned each chair embodies the sheer ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Upholstery, Wood

Paul Laszlo Brown Saltman Cerused Oak Desk
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman cerused oak desk circa mid 1950's. Newly finished.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Oak

Sleek Sideboard by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom sleek sideboard by Paul Laszlo made in 1973. Total of four drawers on top and two storage compartments with four doors.
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1970s Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Wood

Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Side Table, Refinished
By Paul Laszlo
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern mahogany nightstand or occasional side table By Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman USA, 1950s Measures: 18" W x 29" D x 18.25" H. Professionally ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Mahogany

Paul Laszlo Sculpted Wall-Hanging Mirror for Brown Saltman
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Paul Laszlo sculpted wall-hanging mirror for Brown Saltman.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Mirror, Wood, Walnut

Paul Laszlo "Basket Weave" Table Lamp for Brown Saltman
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Californian Modern table lamp designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman in the United States circa 1950s. This spectacular lamp features an oak wood body with Laszlo's signature...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Brass

Ebonized Mahogany Tri-Level Round Coffee Table, Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman LA
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ebonized mahogany tri-level coffee table, Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman Los Angeles, c. 1952. A pioneering force in the evolution of California Modern, Paul László imbued the more ri...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Mahogany

Paul Laszlo Set of Four Chairs in Black Lacquered Wood, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Milano, IT
Finished in black lacquered wood with spindle backs, open arms, and architectural supports. Red upholstered seats. *Similar chairs were used in the interior of the Brentwood Country ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Wood, Leather

Paul László, Commission Wall Lights, Brass, White Metal, United States, 1950s
By Paul Laszlo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of wall lights / sconces. Designed by Paul László for Goldwaters Department Store, 1950s. A pair from the commission. Paul László is considered among the most important Cal...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Metal, Brass

Mahogany Table by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo
Located in lyon, FR
Mahogany table by Paul Laszlo. Glass top. Year 1950. Very good condition.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Paul Laszlo Chic Side Table in Smoke Lucite and Chrome, 1983
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Incredible side table in smoke Lucite with polished chrome fittings and sabots by Hudson Rissman for Paul Laszlo, American 1983. Comes with original invoice to Paul Laszlo stating it...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Chrome

Paul Laszlo Custom Dining Table with Lucite Top
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Dining table with beautifully carved base and beveled-edge Lucite top by Paul Laszlo.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Lucite

Amazing Set Ten Paul Laszlo Leather Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Amazing set of ten Paul Laszlo leather dining chairs for Brown Saltman. This set has been recently reupholstered in gorgeous putty colored leather-stunning! The unique oak legs were ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Leather, Oak

Billy Haines Style Dark Walnut White Lacquered /Leather Cabinet/Chest Metal Leg
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Westport, CT
William "Billy" Haines style, dark walnut hand rubbed, and off white lacquered bureau, cabinet angled design middle is shorter depth than ends and center door is lacquered leather, w...
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Brass

Paul Laszlo Catalog from 1947
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Scarce, self-published, 102-page catalog with laminated boards showcasing Paul Laszlo's work in and around Beverly Hills between 1937-1947. The Hungarian born and Vienna-educated Las...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Wire

Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Ebonized Dresser or Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Paul Laszlo
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern ebonized mahogany 21-drawer "Treasure Chest" long dresser or credenza By Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman USA, 1950s Measures: 74" W x...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Mahogany

Pair of Paul Laszlo Patio Armchairs
By Paul Laszlo, Pacific Iron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of rare patio dining armchairs by Paul Laszlo for Pacific Iron Products, circa 1950s. The chairs feature a black iron frame with newly upholstered seat and upper back in a lig...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

Materials

Wrought Iron

Paul Laszlo Cocktail Table
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Architectural cocktail table by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. Dark stained mahogany top floating on two rectangular side supports. Recently refinished and signed on underside.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Mahogany

Paul Laszlo Cocktail Table
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Paul Laszlo custom table of dark stained mahogany. Shaped elements joined to form and abstract "H" shape. Thick, curved glass top insets into the structure. Paul Laszlo met...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Paul Laszlo for Brown and Saltman Credenza
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Denton, TX
Treasure chest model with 24 drawers and a large compartment on the right side originally used for hanging linens.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

Materials

Mahogany

Paul Laszlo Floor Lamp
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Custom designed floor lamp by Paul Laszlo. Shaped, wood base with original red & gun-metal lacquer. Brushed metal standard and 3 candelabra sockets and one center standard Edison Soc...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Laszlo

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Metal

Paul Laszlo Bleached Oak "Basket Weave" Desk for Brown Saltman
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Paul Laszlo's (1900-1993) stunning bleached oak desk for brown saltman features basket weave drawer fronts and modern U-shaped legs.       
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Oak

Paul Laszlo Chair
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Custom designed pull-up chair by Paul Laszlo. Dark stained mahogany frame, with recessed grip detail on the back. Upholstered with wide ribbed teal fabric on seat and back.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Paul Laszlo Table
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Paul Laszlo large-scale low table with rounded corners, two-level burl wood top and finely crafted detailing. This unique table was created for a Bel Air home and appears to have nev...
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1930s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Unique Acrylic Shuttlecock Chandelier by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Hand-built chandelier designed by Paul Laszlo with acrylic poles and glass dome bottom which resembles a badminton shuttlecock. This chandelier came out of Ohrbach's Department St...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Metal

Night Stand or End Table by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo
Located in Danville, CA
Bi-level nightstand or end table with canted front drawer by Paul Laszlo. The table has been freshly refinished in Espresso lacquer.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Mahogany, Lacquer

Paul Laszlo Rare Low Table
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Solid Birch pedestal form supporting a square top rounded corners and a blue laminate top surface. This table is possibly a unique creation. Provenance: Hudspeth Estate, Prineville, ...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Laminate, Birch

Signed Lucite and Chrome Étagère by Charles Hollis Jones
By Paul Laszlo, Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous clear acrylic and polish chrome with glass shelves étagère design in 1973 by renowned American design Charles Hollis Jones for Paul Laszlo. The étagère is in original con...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Chrome

Paul Laszlo Side Table
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Architectural structure in black stained wood with inset rust-colored leather top. A very rare Laszlo form, most probably a one off creation.   
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

Materials

Wood

Lucite and Polish Nickel Étagère by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones, Paul Laszlo
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous clear acrylic and polish nickel étagère designed by renowned American designer Charles Hollis Jones for Paul Laszlo in the 1970s. The étagère is in original condition, so...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Laszlo

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Nickel

Paul Laszlo furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by Paul Laszlo is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Paul Laszlo collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are currently 76 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Paul Laszlo were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in United States during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider furniture from Johnson Furniture Co., Frank Lloyd Wright and Silas Seandel if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Paul Laszlo furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $605 and tops out at $46,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,098 on average.

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