Station Wagon Group

A double-pedestal Station Wagon desk by Paul Frankl, painted cork and lacquered mahogany, American, 1940s

p4A ItemID E8926578
PAUL FRANKL; JOHNSON FURNITURE CO.; Station Wagon cabinet (no. 1049), USA, 1940s; Bleached mahogany, birch

p4A ItemID E8841927
PAUL FRANKL; JOHNSON FURNITURE CO.; Station Wagon double dresser with mirror (no. 1041B-173), USA, 1940s; Bleached mahogany, birch

p4A ItemID E8841924
Paul Frankl (1886-1958), Johnson Furniture Company, Station Wagon double dresser, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1940s

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Station Wagon Group

Designed by Paul Frankl, the Station Wagon Group was premiered in early 1950. In Paul T. Frankl and Modern American Design, author Christopher Long notes, “With their contrasting woods, the designs were intended to evoke the new station wagon automobiles, which had similar wooden elements afixed to their exteriors. But the style was intended, too, as an ‘attitude’ and ‘a new way of life’; Frankl’s furniture was the latest thing for the well-heeled suburbanite.”


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