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International Decorative Art

Vanity Bench

Vanity Bench

Design Date
c. 1925

Designer
Paul Frankl (1887–1958, Austrian-American)

Manufacturer
Frankl Galleries (1921–1945), Hollywood, CA; New York, NY

Media
ebonized and lacquered wood and cloth upholstery

Dimensions
23 x 35 x 14 1/2 inches

American Designer Paul Frankl wrote several design books and in them stated that the ideal modern chair should be designed with “continuous and unbroken lines”. The Vanity Bench follows such principles as the arms of the bench share one continuous line with the seat. The Vanity Bench exudes tones of the 1920s jazz age with its color and sleek design.

Not currently on view

Markings
unmarked

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
2006.1416

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