Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Ten-Drawer Double Dresser Brass X Pulls

$8,000

About

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co. Mid-Century Modern ten drawers double dresser with brass X-pulls. Shown in Chinese red lacquer (customized lacquer color available or wood stain available). Currently in original ebony finish. Currently waiting to be refinished so lacquer/stain color can be customized.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul Frankl (Designer),Johnson Furniture Company (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 72 in. (182.88 cm)Depth: 22 in. (55.88 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Currently being refinished, Custom color options available.
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU820224592942

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: St. Louis, MO
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Paul Frankl

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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in St. Louis, MO
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1993
1stDibs seller since 2006
509 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
Associations
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture 10 Drawer Double Dresser Solid Brass X Pulls
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern tan walnut finish double dresser credenza by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Credenza/ Dresser
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Paul Frankl cork front credenza or buffet. All original! Needs to be refinished, but you can decide how! Loads of storage, doors open to reveal pull out drawers. Use in the dining ro...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

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

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Eight Drawers Long Dresser Credenza
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Stunning walnut Mid-Century Modern long dresser by Paul Frankl with solid brass buckle style pulls hardware.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Paul Frankl "Emissary" Dresser for Johnson Furniture
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large modern dresser designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture's "Emissary" line in the United States, circa 1960s. This eight-drawer dresser features a sturdy walnut wood case s...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Paul Frankl, "Station Wagon" Cabinet, Wood, Leather, Brass, Johnson Furniture
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A "Station Wagon" cabinet or chest of drawers or double dresser designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, circa 1950. Marked. In mahogany, birch, leather, maple, bras...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Paul Frankl, "Station Wagon" Cabinet, Wood, Leather, Brass, Johnson Furniture
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A "Station Wagon" cabinet or chest of drawers or double dresser designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, circa 1950. Marked. In mahogany, birch, leather, maple, brass....
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Paul Frankl Tall Dresser High Chest of Drawers with X-Pulls
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in West Hartford, CT
This sophisticated high chest was designed by Paul Frankl for the Johnson Furniture Company, circa late 1940s-early 1950s. The coveted Johnson hallmark is incised inside. The piece, ...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery