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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!

Average Sold Price
$1,455
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Whimsical Lucite & Aluminum Turtle Magazine Rack by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in San Diego, CA
Whimsical lucite and aluminum magazine rack designed by Arthur Court, a great piece of conversation.
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern Arthur Court

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Arthur Court Lilly Flower Table Bases
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Arthur Court Lilly flower table bases in later turquoise paint finish. The bases are made of cast aluminum, both are in good condition, some missing stamens - please see imag...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Arthur Court

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Aluminum

Modern Platter Arthur Court Fish Tray 1975 Aluminum and Green Stone Fisheye
By Arthur Court
Located in National City, CA
Fish platter. Vintage Modern large decorative platter by Arthur Court, fish tray 1975 aluminum and green stone fisheye Measures: 23.75 x 10.75 deep x 2.63 tall. Maker stamped. Pr...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court

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Stone, Aluminum

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 Biomorphic Glass Tassel Coffee Table
By Arthur Court
Located in Culver City, CA
This tassel coffee table designed by Arthur Court in the 1960's is a little bit mid century modern, and a little bit regency, and is everything gorgeous! The table features a great, ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court

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Metal

Arthur Court Rabbit Wine Cooler or Ice Bucket
By Arthur Court
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Amusing Arthur Court rabbit working in service as a wine cooler or ice bucket. Having floppy ears, stone eyes, and brass hands and feet. Who would have thought cooling wine could be ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court

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Aluminum

Rare Pair of Early Surreal, Figurative Coconut and Brass Cups by Arthur Court.
By Arthur Court
Located in Port Hope, ON
This is a rare bizarre pair of real coconut shell cups that replace the heads of seated male gymnasts each dressed in t-shirt and shorts and resting back on their hands in the "table...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Arthur Court

Materials

Brass

Arthur Court Geode, Agate and Brass, Signed
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Arthur Court Geode Mineral, agate and brass, Signed. Small scale agate geode displayed on a brass "Medium Mini-Claw" stand. Sold with the original Arthur Court Designs retail tag whi...
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1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court

Materials

Agate, Brass

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Arthur Court Sellers

Iconic Design Gallery, Inc.
4.9
Lobel Modern, Inc
5.0
Refined Furnishings
4.7
Van den Andern
5.0
BLEND INTERIORS
5.0
Barbarella Home
4.8
Century Design Ltd.
5.0
Glen Leroux Antiques Inc
5.0

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 options to choose from in our collection of Arthur Court furniture, 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 of the original furniture by Arthur Court were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture from Dorothy Thorpe, John Keal and Steuben Glass. Prices for Arthur Court furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$35 and tops out at US$35,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$1,600 on average.

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