Coffee table, walnut veneer / sapele wood / mirror glass, made by Paul Kafka, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1950

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1940.

Paul Kafka is one of the most significant furniture makers to have worked in Sydney in the immediate post-war period. Born in Vienna in 1907, the son of a Viennese furniture maker, he worked in his father’s factory and later studied furniture design and interior decoration at the Academy of Arts in Vienna. In 1939 Kafka and his wife emigrated to Australia and established a furniture making factory, first in Elizabeth Street, Sydney and by the late 1940s larger premises in Botany Road, Waterloo. ...

Summary

A8118
Coffee table, walnut veneer / sapele wood / mirror glass, made by Paul Kafka, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1950

Walnut veneer and sapele wood three tiered coffee table with peach mirror glass top.

Dimensions

1230 mm
530 mm
510 mm

Production

c 1940

Source

Purchased 1981
4 December, 1981

Cite this Object

Coffee table, walnut veneer / sapele wood / mirror glass, made by Paul Kafka, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1950 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 June 2017, <https://ma.as/195752>
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