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Curtis Jere

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.

Average Sold Price
$2,069
Styles
Materials
1970s Curtis Jere Spectacular Tall Floor Lamp Interlocking Tower Chrome & Steel
By Curtis Jere
Located in National City, CA
Tall floor lamp C Jere Skyscraper Tower Floor Lamp in Chrome, Brutal Modern 1970s Curtis Jere design Interplay features interlocking pieces. 61.5 Tall x 10 w x 10 Chrome and ste...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Onyx and Bronze Birds Sculpture by Designers Curtis Jere, 1969
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful, signed, rare and substantial late mid-20th century 1960s bronze and onyx marble sandpiper birds sculpture by designers Curtis Jere, 1969. Signed: "C. Jere '69" on back o...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Organic Modern Curtis Jere

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Brass, Bronze

1980s Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York City, NY
1987 Curtis Jere brass and turquoise wall metal sculpture.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • 1980s Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • 1980s Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • 1980s Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
  • 1980s Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
H 21 in. W 40.5 in. D 9 in.
C. Jere Chrome Floor Lamp
By C. Jere Artisan House, Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Curtis Jere chrome floor lamp, signed on the base and the shade.
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Chrome

  • C. Jere Chrome Floor Lamp
  • C. Jere Chrome Floor Lamp
  • C. Jere Chrome Floor Lamp
  • C. Jere Chrome Floor Lamp
H 69 in. W 17.75 in. D 17.75 in.
Beautiful Brass Lamp by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful, large-scale, lacquered brass, Modernist lamp by Curtis Jere. Signed on the shade "C. Jeré 1976."
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass

  • Beautiful Brass Lamp by Curtis Jere
  • Beautiful Brass Lamp by Curtis Jere
  • Beautiful Brass Lamp by Curtis Jere
  • Beautiful Brass Lamp by Curtis Jere
H 37.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 9.25 in.
Mid Century Modern Curtis Jere Kinetic Steel Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
While the name Curtis Jere is familiar to many as the maker of eccentric modern design during the 1960's and 70's, few are aware that it is pseudonym for the design team of Curtis Fr...
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Steel

Curtis Jere Brass Circular Round Mirror
By Curtis Jere
Located in Chicago, IL
Curtis Jere brass circular round mirror. Style of Paul Evans Slight bend at bottom area. I believe a metal shop should be able to restore this. Signed and dated. Designed by sculpt...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass

  • Curtis Jere Brass Circular Round Mirror
  • Curtis Jere Brass Circular Round Mirror
  • Curtis Jere Brass Circular Round Mirror
  • Curtis Jere Brass Circular Round Mirror
H 22 in. W 24.5 in. D 3.25 in.
Rare Large Brass Sculpture by Curtis Jere,for Furniture, Wall, fire place screen
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
I have seen allot of sculptures from Curtis Jere, but never this one, it was all handmade with brass, it would look amazing on a credenza or to separate a room, or amazing fire place...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass

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Curtis Jere Sellers

Century Design Ltd.
5.0
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4.8
Gary Rubinstein Antiques
5.0
Horseman Antiques Inc.
4.9
Vintage Looks
5.0
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4.9
MICHAEL HEROLD
4.9
Doctor Decorum
4.9

Curtis Jere furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Curtis Jere's furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Curtis Jere collection of furniture there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 396 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is also a modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Curtis Jere were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by William Bowie, David Barr and Marc Weinstein. Curtis Jere furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $10 and tops out at $19,995, while pieces like these can sell for $2,200 on average.

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