Lot 143
  • 143

Paul T. Frankl

6,000 - 8,000 USD
6,250 USD
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  • Paul T. Frankl
  • Table Mirror
  • with firm's tag
  • metal and mirrored glass
  • 16  5/8  x 24  1/8  x 5 in. (42.2 x 61.3 x 12.7 cm) 
produced by Frankl Galleries, New York


Acquired from a Litchfield, CT Estate, circa 2010
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

After moving to Los Angeles in 1934, Frankl designed for many figures in the Hollywood film industry, including Charlie Chaplin, Katharine Hepburn and Alfred Hitchcock.  Among his close friends was Cedric Gibbons, the legendary art director for Metro-Goldyn-Mayer.  Frankl sold a number of pieces to MGM for use in the studio’s various productions, but he also furnished Gibbons’s house.  The small table mirror, which dates to Frankl’s last years in New York, shows his continuing allegiance to classical—especially Greek—forms.

—Christopher Long