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Curtis Jere Furniture

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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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Signed Curtis Jeré Brass Drum End Tables
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Hollywood Regency Curtis Jeré brass drum form end, side tables or display pedestals. Signed C. Jere, circa 1970s. Wear to finish on tops, some patina on sides, minor dings, m...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Brass

Rare Curtis Jeré Airplane Wall Sculpture, circa 1987
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Large C. Jeré plane wall sculpture, very hard to find. Gold painted steel rods form the planes body, with open cockpit and spinning propeller. You can mount this on the wall to hang ...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Steel

Curtis Jere Large Brass Ship Sculpture Signed, 1976
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Brass

Curtis Jere Anchor Sculpture Faux Bronze on Stone Quartz Base, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Signed Jere anchor and stone sculpture with seagulls by Curtis Jere, signed on the anchor and dated 1971. Some loss to green paint, one seagull leg loose from foot. Nautical marine s...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Quartz, Bronze, Iron

Curtis Jere Aluminum Flying Seagull Table Sculpture on Quartz Rock Base
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Curtis Jere aluminum flying seagull table sculpture on quartz rock base, signed on lower right tail C. Jere, 1980. Signature is scratched into aluminum, hard to photograph. Very nice...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Quartz, Aluminum

Pair of C. Jere Brass Globe Sphere Wall Sculptures, circa 1984
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Curtis Jere brass globe sphere sculptures signed and dated 1984. Torched cut shapes with textured brass metal to create mountains , applied green paint and clear lacquer. Each sculpt...
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1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

C. Jere Bird in Flight on Stone, circa 1960s
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
Curtis Jere metal bird with applied patina circa 1960s on stone base.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Stone, Metal

Curtis Jere' Maple Leaf Tree Wall Sculpture Signed, 1971
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Brass, Copper

Signed C. Jere Brass Drum End or Side Table
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Brass

Large Curtis Jere Brutalist Brass Tree Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
C. Jere tree wall sculpture with Brutalist details to branches, signed and dated 1986. Sculpture is made in two sections. The one shown is sold, new photos coming soon.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Iron

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Located in St. Louis, MO
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Pair of Paul McCobb Travertine Top Brass End Tables
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Pair of Bertha Schaefer Italian End Tables
By Bertha Schaefer
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere Furniture

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Pair of Vintage Lucite and Glass Side Tables in the Style of Dorothy Thorpe
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Finn Juhl Danish Modern Design for Baker Furniture Side Table in Walnut
By Baker Furniture Company, Finn Juhl
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Curtis Jere' Maple Leaf Tree Wall Sculpture Signed, 1971
By Curtis Jere
Located in St. Louis, MO
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