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Curtis Jeré

American

Though the name Curtis Jeré is familiar to many as the maker of ebullient and eccentric modern design from the 1960s and ‘70s, relatively few are aware that it is a pseudonym for the design team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. Together, the two created some of the most striking and vivid furnishings and decorative objects of their era, from sculptures and dynamically framed mirrors, to lighting and wall decorations.

New Yorkers Freiler and Fels had collaborated for two decades on small jewelry lines before launching a design company called Artisan House in 1964. They combined variants of their names to create an artful persona — sometimes shortened to C. Jeré; the "surname" is pronounced with a rising inflection: jhayr-EH — that stood behind large-scale decorative metalwork, marked by semi-abstract petal forms with burnt and brazed edges. Fels served as head of design, and Freiler, known for his keen handiwork, was the production chief. The pair’s eclectic metalwork has captivated decorative art collectors and interior designers ever since.

The work of Curtis Jeré displays a sense of playfulness and curiosity, while drawing on inspirations and themes that include flowers, discs, geometric forms and animal figures. Freiler and Fels had a masterful ability to work with different materials, such as patinated brass and brilliant chrome.

The price of a Curtis Jeré mirror, lamp, wall-mounted sculpture or tabletop sculpture can range from $400 to $12,000, depending on the size, the rarity of the piece, the intricacy of the metalwork and the materials used in its construction. Other factors like condition can affect the perceived value and, thus, the cost of works by Curtis Jeré.

As you will see on 1stDibs, the imaginative powers of the designers of Curtis Jeré pieces were boundless, and their creations will add a dash of verve in any room.

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Mid-Century Modern Large Round Porthole Wall Mirror in Gold Brass by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large chic statement piece made by Curtis Jere in the 1970s. This porthole mirror features a polished brass / gold frame with a circular mirror.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré

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Brass

Modernist Kinetic Table Sculpture by C. Jeré
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Skokie, IL
Modernist Kinetic Table Sculpture by C. Jeré An early and rare form 1960s fun and colorful kinetic table sculpture by Curtis Jeré. Brass and resin pieces mounted are on metal rods, and set into an ebonized wooden base. The base is mounted with a brass plaque signed...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré

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Metal

Curtis Jeré Sculpture , Stainless / Brass with Marble Base, Signed
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Buffalo, NY
Curtis Jeré Sculpture ,Abstract Modernist,, Stainless steel / Brass ball, Marble Base, Signed,,
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré

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Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

Brass and Chrome Wall Mirror and Scones by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular set of corner wall sconces and wall mirror design in the 1980s by Curtis Jere. The wall sconces were designed for a corner as shown on photos. They can be wires direct ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré

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Brass, Chrome

Curtis Jere Brass Style Brass & Copper Toned Sunburst Wall Sculpture, 1970's
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Curtis Jeré, William Friedle Style Brass plated Starburst Wall Relief. Featuring a handcrafted radiating circular form, with central three dimensional organic Brass orb, torch cut C...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré

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Brass, Iron

Cubist Sculpture by Curtis Jere, Intersecting Metal Rods
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Toledo, OH
Curtis Jere sculpture, two wire square with an inner area of stacked rods in varying positions, sits on a wood base, signed, circa 1978. Dimensions: 37" Wide x 10" Deep x 27" High
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1970s Vintage Curtis Jeré

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Metal

Rare Large Curtis Jere Abstract Brass Sculpture
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Redding, CT
Rare Large Curtis Jere Abstract Brass and Marble Sculpture. Amorphic articulating sculpture that can rotate on an axis . Great addition to any modern home. Original Curtis Jere Artis...
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré

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Marble, Brass

C. Jere Aviator Sunglasses Mirror, Brushed Silver, Signed
By Curtis Jeré
Located in New York, NY
C. Jere Aviator Sunglasses Mirror, Brushed Chrome, Signed. Large wall mirror sculpture in original condition with scattered oxidation to the frame's brushed silver finish. Retains or...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré

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Steel

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Curtis Jeré furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Curtis Jeré furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Curtis Jeré furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Curtis Jeré were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Artisan House, Jerry Meatyard, and C. Jeré Artisan House. Prices for Curtis Jeré furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $175 and can go as high as $9,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,000.

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