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Arthur Court

The work of Arthur Court is a constant delight to his fans. The San Francisco based designer created a wide range of sophisticated yet cheerful furnishings and bijoux based on natural forms that included flowers, cacti, antlers and animals.

     Court’s designs drew on his rich and diverse experiences. He grew up in Minnesota, and his childhood rambles in the woods made him a lifelong naturalist. Navy service in the Pacific during World War II exposed Court to Asian cultures, and later in life Court was fond of taking African safaris. Upon his return from the war, Court moved to San Francisco and opened an interior design business — attracting such high-profile Hollywood clients as Shirley Temple Black and the Andrews Sisters. In 1966, he opened a store that offered smaller furniture pieces, tabletop wares and decorative sculptures. These included glass-topped tables with bases shaped like lilies or palm trees; whimsical monkey candlesticks and ice buckets in the form of rabbits and whales; or cast-aluminum tortoise shell-shaped lamps.

     As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Arthur Court appealed to anyone with a sense of joie de vivre. Take a look: it’s serious fun!

Brown Rectangular Folk Art Shell Covered Wooden Box with Lid, Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A fabulous shell covered Folk Art box with lid. Covered in brown, black and cream conical shaped shells, it is a striking statement piece. The box which the shells cover, is created ...
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20th Century American Folk Art Arthur Court

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Shell, Wood

Arthur Court, Duck and Duckling Tureen, 1978
By Arthur Court
Located in Atlanta, GA
Shiny pewter duck and duckling tureen by Arthur Court, 1978.
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court

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Pewter

Postmodern Modern Brutalist Brass Side Table by 1980s Designer Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
A substantial signed 1980s Postmodern modern Brutalist brass wrapped pedestal side table by designer Arthur Court, 1980, USA. Table is 'wrapped' in brass with a small brass nail desi...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Arthur Court

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Brass

Signed Arthur Court Aluminum Fox Wine, Champagne Bucket or Ice Cooler, 1986
By Arthur Court
Located in St. Louis, MO
Arthur Court (1928-2015) Mid-Century Modern aluminum accessory designer. Aluminum barware, wine or ice cooler in the form of a fox, wolf or dog, with hinged head and glass eyes, sign...
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1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court

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Aluminum

Arthur Court Aluminum Turtle and Lucite Magazine Rack
By Arthur Court
Located in St. Louis, MO
1970s Arthur Court aluminum turtle and Lucite magazine rack or holder. Minor scuffs to Lucite, nice condition.
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Arthur Court

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Aluminum

Vintage Arthur Court Cast Aluminum Metal Hourglass Stools Seats, a Pair 'B'
By Arthur Court
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Arthur Court cast aluminum metal hourglass stools seats - a pair (B). Item features shapely hourglass form, cast aluminum construction, very nice vintage pair, clean modernis...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court

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Aluminum

Arthur Court Aluminum WartHog Wine Cooler Mid-century Modern
By Arthur Court
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outstanding and rare signed Arthur Court aluminum warthog wine and champagne cooler. This piece is very large and impressive in person. Mr. Warty is so cute and is very well crafted....
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Rare Sable Horn Chairs by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Pasadena, CA
Rare pair of cast aluminum Sable Horn Chairs by Arthur Court, 1950s. Created to mimic the horns of an African sable antelope these chairs have been newly restored in a metallic silve...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court

Materials

Aluminum

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Arthur Court Sellers

ReMod Gallery
4.9 / 5
Iconic Design Gallery, Inc.
4.8 / 5
BLEND INTERIORS
4.9 / 5
Barbarella Home
4.8 / 5
Century Design Ltd.
5 / 5
Glen Leroux Antiques Inc
5 / 5
Grinard Collection Atlanta
5 / 5
Gustavo Olivieri 20th Century
5 / 5
Iconic Snob Galeries
4.9 / 5

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Arthur Court Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Arthur Court Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our Arthur Court Furniture collection, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 70 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Arthur Court were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Dorothy Thorpe, Georges Briard and Culver Ltd. if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Arthur Court furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $35 and tops out at $35,000, while pieces like these can sell for $1,600 on average..