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Paul Frankl Tan or Brown Cork Top and Carved Mahogany Wood Base Dining Table



Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl clear lacquered cork top and carved mahogany wood base with two cork leaves dining table. This dining table is one of Paul Frankl iconic designs. Clean modern lines with the warmth of the cork and wood gives this table a current luxe look. The two leaves makes the table quite versatile and are easy to insert and remove. Two leaves are 42" W x 12" D x 2.5" H. We suggest requesting additional detailed photographs as we are limited to 20 per listing. Please visit the MrsPK&OZ storefront on 1stdibs for our full range of tables. If you like what you see, please follow MrsPK&OZ on 1stdibs. MrsPK&OZ is located at 2303 Portsmouth Houston, Tx 77098.


  • Creator
    Paul Frankl (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)Width: 71 in. (180.34 cm)Depth: 42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950s-1960s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Very good vintage condition with minor wear to the cork top and newly refinished wood base.
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #5951stDibs: LU1064612845722

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    Ships From: Houston, TX
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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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.
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