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Curtis Jeré (USA)

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 - $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 these pages, 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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Curtis Jere Modern Brass Wall Art Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large modern mixed metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere. This dimensional art piece features an iridescent black finish combined with vibrant polished gold brass. This piece can be di...
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1990s Modern Curtis Jere Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Curtis Jere Brass Metal "The Knot" Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s American Curtis Jere Furniture

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Metal

Curtis Jere Chrome "Skyscraper" Table Lamps, Pair
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Metal

Rare Curtis Jere Sunburst Table Sculpture, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1980s Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Metal

Curtis Jere Modern Abstract Table Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Furniture

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Metal

Kinetic Table Sculpture by Curtis Jere, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1980s Post-Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Metal

Curtis Jere Brass and Chrome Wall Sculpture, 1980s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Metal

Curtis Jere Triangles Abstract Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s American Curtis Jere Furniture

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Metal

Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s Curtis Jere Furniture

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Metal

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