Lot 48
  • 48

Paul Frankl

Estimate
7,000 - 9,000 USD
Sold
10,000 USD
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Description

  • Paul Frankl
  • "Puzzle" Desk
  • painted and silver-leafed pine and chromium-plated metal

Provenance

Treadway-Toomey Auctions, Oak Park, IL, May 17, 1998, lot 587

Literature

Paul T. Frankl, New Dimensions, New York, 1928, pl. 33
Christopher Long, Paul T. Frankl and Modern American Design, New Haven, 2007, fig. 46

Catalogue Note

The present model is a pivotal work in Frankl's career.  The desk was designed as an expression of American modernity and with it Frankl moved further away from the European influences of his earlier works.
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