Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004


Paul Frankl

Skyscraper occasional table
Frankl Galleries
USA, c. 1930
black, red and silver lacquer
36 w × 12 d × 18¾ h in (91 × 30 × 48 cm)

"The simplicity of Oriental art has had a definite influence upon the style of today. Not only have we learned the art of elimination from the Far East, but our unseeing eyes have been opened to a new conception of beauty," is how Frankl describes the influences on designs such as this. An excellent example of his Skyscraper furniture.Literature:New Dimensions, Frankl, a similar example illustrated pl. 36Space for Living, Frankl, pg. 72 for discussion of the Oriental style

estimate: $5,000–7,000

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