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Curtis Jeré Furniture

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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Creator: Curtis Jeré
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Curtis Jere Kinetic Wave Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Dallas, TX
Kinetic wall sculpture designed by Curtis Jere for Artisan House in the United States in 1983. This astonishing sculpture is made with a solid brass curved rod which holds several “V...
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1980s Kinetic Vintage Curtis Jeré Furniture

Materials

Brass

Curtis Jeré Sculpture with Marble Base, Signed
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Dallas, TX
Curtis Jeré sculpture with marble base. In excellent condition. Dimensions: 22" W x 35" T.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jeré Furniture

Materials

Marble, Brass

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Abstract Curtis Jere Sculpture
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Abstract Curtis Jere Sculpture
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Curtis Jere Mars & Venus Gold Gilt Bookends Sculptures Signed Jeré, 1968
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A beautiful, and in lovely condition, pair of Mars and Venus Curtis Jere sculptures or bookends depicting the male and female gender symbols on square bases made of gold leafed cast iron. In beautiful condition with original patina and signed "C. Jeré 1968". The gilt really adds a nice warmth and glow. These would look exquisite displayed in a lit bookcase, in a master bedroom, master bath...
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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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Curtis Jere' Maple Leaf Tree Wall Sculpture Signed, 1971
By Curtis Jeré
Located in St. Louis, MO
Signed C. Jere, 1971 copper and brass maple leaf tree wall sculpture. Two available for purchase.
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Brass, Copper

Curtis Jere Carousel Horses Metal Wall Sculpture, Signed & Dated, 1987
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Curtis Jere whimsical leaping carousel horse metal wall sculpture: Signed, Curtis Jere. The sheer size of this Nineteen-Laties piece will fill a room with ...
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1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Curtis Jeré Furniture

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Signed Curtis Jere Starburst POM POM Abstract Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Chicago, IL
Curtis Jere Starburst wall sculpture / Signed & dated.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jeré Furniture

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Signed Curtis Jere Metal Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Redding, CT
Signed Curtis Jere Metal Wall Sculpture. Windswept spray of tree branches in a bright brass design. Perfect accent wall piece for above a bed...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Furniture

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Metal

Signed Curtis Jere Metal Wall Sculpture
Signed Curtis Jere Metal Wall Sculpture
H 20.5 in W 43 in D 4.5 in
Curtis Jere Heron Wall Sculpture with Lily Pads and Flowers, Signed
By Curtis Jeré
Located in London, GB
A Curtis Jere heron wall sculpture with metal heron standing amongst lily pads and flowers, signed on the base "C Jere 1988".
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Furniture

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Metal, Brass

A Curtis Jere Style Abstract Brutalist Copper Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jeré
Located in New York, NY
A midcentury abstract ‘Brutalist’ wall sculpture, in the style of Curtis Jere, composed of various sized copper rectangles. Good conditi...
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Mid-20th Century Brutalist Curtis Jeré Furniture

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Copper

Modern Cast Metal Stylized Rearing Horse Sculpture Marble Base Attri Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous modern cast metal bronze tone stylized rearing horse sculpture with a black marble base attributed to Curtis Jere. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1970-1980’s. Shipping is possible via parcel which may reduce shipping costs, please contact Seller for a quote. There he is… out in the distance standing on the cliffs edge, rearing with a colossal power that only a wild stallion exudes… Thrusting his hooves at the setting sun as if to say, “this is MY mountain, MY meadows, and MY heard.” He commands attention, he is dignified, and he is EXQUISITE. We have a marvelous cast metal bronze tone stylized rearing horse standing on a beautiful black marble base to offer to you. Attributed to C. Jere (a.k.a.) Curtis Jere which is not a single artist but is a nom-de-plume for a group of artists working for Artisan House and well known for their phenomenal jewelry, metal sculptures, and collectibles. And this abstract rearing horse is a perfect example of their remarkable pieces!! Unlike other rearing horse sculptures, this one has a single back and front leg… it appears to have been cast this way and we think he is extraordinary. This sculpture will look fabulous on your desk, coffee table, or on a shelf in any room of your home. And though it’s modern, it will be beautiful anywhere you want to add a little abstract flair. This is just the sculpture you’ve been looking for! Artisan House artists included founders Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels and Curtis Jere is a combination of their names. Before founding Artisan House these two friends and brothers-in-law had built a costume jewelry business which sold under the names of Renoir and Matisse, two well-known names of mid-20th century costume jewelry. During the mid-20th century, the C. Jere sculptures, and metal work were distributed by Raymor, a well-known name in Mid Century collectibles, and sold at Gump’s in San Francisco and other upscale retail establishments. Jerry Fels died 11...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Curtis Jeré Furniture

Materials

Marble, Metal

Curtis Jere Mid-Century Signed Brass Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Countryside, IL
Curtis Jere mid-century signed brass wall sculpture. This sculpture measures: 21 wide x 10 deep x 50 inches high. Great Vintage Condition with a few marks and scuffs. We tak...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Furniture

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Curtis Jere Brass Ship Sculpture, Signed
By Curtis Jeré
Located in New York, NY
Curtis Jere brass ship sculpture, signed. This ship sculpture by Curtis Jere is welded and has a rare box frame.
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1970s Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Furniture

Materials

Brass

Previously Available Items
Curtis Jere Brass Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Curtis Jere flock of birds wall sculpture. Brass is in good condition, circa 1960s. Dimensions: 58" L x 10" D x 22" T.
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Curtis Jere Brass Wall Sculpture
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H 22 in W 58 in D 10 in
Pair of Brass Lamps with Shades by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large-scale brass lamps and shades by Curtis Jere. No visible bents in brass, circa 1970s. signed. Dimensions: 15" x 6" x 26" (base). Dimensions: 21.5" x 12" x 14" (shade...
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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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