On September 23, Franklin Rappold died at age 96. He was well known to many in the antiques world, having been a dealer in Eighteenth Century period American furniture for most of his life, first in Baltimore, then New Market and Frederick.
In addition to being a cabinetmaker, he was a gifted maker of handcrafted American period furniture. A photographic collection of many of his antique reproductions is currently on display at the C. Burr Artz Public Library in the Maryland Room, in Frederick. He continued working, never entering full retirement, until he was 92 years old.
Rappold is survived by his wife of 73 years, Eleanor, four children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grand-children. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.