Elegant Mahogany Tripod Gueridon by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

This mahogany gueridon or side table features a tripod base supporting a hexagonal stem.
It is made of solid blond mahogany.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. Newly refinished..
  • Dimensions
    26 in. H
    66 cm H
  • Diameter
    28.0
  • Seller Location
    Culver City, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU82587710623

About Paul Frankl (Designer)

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

1stdibs seller since 2006

Typical response time: 5 hours

Located in Culver City, CA

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

More from this Seller

Paul Frankl Architectural Ebonized Gueridon
Paul Frankl Architectural Ebonized Gueridon
Paul Frankl
Wood
Newly refinished gueridon sits on a round base and has an inverted trapezoid centre.
Walnut Side Tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman
Walnut Side Tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman
John Keal, Brown Saltman
Glass, Walnut
Walnut side tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman.
Elegant Gueridon Inspired by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Elegant Gueridon Inspired by Emile-Jacques Ruhlman...
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Macassar, Sycamore
An elegant four legged entry/side table finished with sycamore legs and Macassar veneer on the top.
1960s Sycamore Gueridon
1960s Sycamore Gueridon
Sycamore
Sycamore gueridon with black stained legs dating from the 1960s.
Nightstand by John Keal for Brown Saltman
Nightstand by John Keal for Brown Saltman
John Keal, Brown and Saltman
Precious night stand by John Keal for Brown-Saltman. Drawers are made of particleboard looking very much like cork cork, accented with a sculptural brass pull. Retains original labels....
Set of Three Multicolored Postmodern Gueridon
Set of Three Multicolored Postmodern Gueridon
Unknown
Wood
Set of three gueridon or round side tables in descending heights. Each gueridon measures 20" in diameter across the top and 9.5" in diameter across the base. As shown in the pictures, t...
Side Table by Milo Baughman In Polished Stainless and Brass
Side Table by Milo Baughman In Polished Stainless ...
Milo Baughman
Steel, Glass
Side Table by Milo Baughman In Polished Stainless and Brass. The table is designed in an octagonal shape with vertically ribbed legs and smoked glass.
Elegant Amber Cerused Dining Table by Paul Frankl
Elegant Amber Cerused Dining Table by Paul Frankl
Paul Frankl
Oak
Paul Frankl dining table featuring beveled edges, tapered legs, newly refinished in a burnt amber stain with a cerused finish. There is an additional 12" leaf which allows 2 more chairs...
Side Table of Nightstand by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Side Table of Nightstand by Paul McCobb for Calvin...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Steel, Walnut
Walnut and brushed steel side table by Paul McCobb for Calvin Grand Rapids. The back has the same finish than the front.
Elegant Pair of Side Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for John Widdicomb
Elegant Pair of Side Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibb...
Mirror, Mahogany
This is a stunning pair of side tables with klismos legs and mirrored tops. The tables have bent-wood mahogany legs and a recessed top for the mirrors.
Pair of Blond Mahogany Side Tables or Nightstands
Pair of Blond Mahogany Side Tables or Nightstands
Brass, Mahogany
This pair of side tables or nightstands features beautiful natural wood grain surfaces and open frames. Each table has a single pull-out drawer with a brass pull.
Mid-Century Edward Wormley for Dunbar Side Tables
Mid-Century Edward Wormley for Dunbar Side Tables
Edward Wormley
Walnut
Pair of side tables with black legs ending with original black leather anklets and asymmetrical walnut tops. Measures: The length of the back is 22 inches.