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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
$1,983
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Cutis Jeré Brutalist Brass Sailboat Sculpture, 1977
By Curtis Jere
Located in Nantucket, MA
Signed and dated Curtis Jeré (Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fells) brass sailboat wall sculpture dated 1977. Complete with the second boat in the distance as they round the mark, and the ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Brutalist Curtis Jere

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Brass

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...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Steel

Flower Cart Mixed Metal Sculpture by C. Jere for Artisian House
By Artisan House, Curtis Jere
Located in San Diego, CA
A hard to find mixed metal flower cart sculpture by C. Jere for Artisan House, circa 1970s. The piece has tremendous detail and craftsmanship incuding working bells and measures 13"W...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Bronze, Copper, Brass, Iron

Brass Sunburst Wall Sculpture by Curtis Jere, USA, circa 1970s
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
Brass wall sculpture featuring a stylized sun with an oxidized reddish center on top of radiating brass rods of varying lengths.      
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1970s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

Mid Century Abstract Floating Tree Sculpture by Curtis Jere for Artisan House
By Artisan House, Curtis Jere
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage modernist abstract tree sculpture designed by Curtis Jere for Artisan House c. 1960's. Features a dramatic focal point to any space adding texture and dimension. This stateme...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal, Copper

Curtis Jere Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in East Hampton, NY
Brass and chrome Curtis Jere modern sculpture on a round marble base.
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1970s Vintage Curtis Jere

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Brass

  • Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Sculpture
H 32 in. W 20 in. D 10 in.
Gorgeous Pair of Curtis Jere Wall Art
By Curtis Jere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Curtis Jere metal sculpted wall art, these abstract items would make a great addition to any home or office. Featured with the pair is a certification of authenticity. Ple...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

  • Gorgeous Pair of Curtis Jere Wall Art
  • Gorgeous Pair of Curtis Jere Wall Art
  • Gorgeous Pair of Curtis Jere Wall Art
  • Gorgeous Pair of Curtis Jere Wall Art
H 31.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 11 in.
Curtis Jere Oversized Metal Spoon
By Curtis Jere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic replica of a spoon by Curtis Jere. The spoon is made of metal and looks identical to a household spoon, however it is huge at 46 Inhes tall... a wonderful addition to a c...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Metal

  • Curtis Jere Oversized Metal Spoon
  • Curtis Jere Oversized Metal Spoon
  • Curtis Jere Oversized Metal Spoon
  • Curtis Jere Oversized Metal Spoon
H 46 in. W 10.5 in. D 2.5 in.
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Curtis Jere Sellers

Horseman Antiques Inc.
4.9
Klassik Design
4.8
Century Design Ltd.
5.0
Gary Rubinstein Antiques
5.0
MICHAEL HEROLD
4.9
Danish Modern LA
5.0
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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