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Curtis Jeré Lighting

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
Signed Mid Century Modern Skyscraper Table Lamp by Curtis Jere in Mirror Chrome
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large skyscraper table lamp designed by Curtis Jere circa 1971.. It features mirror polished chrome construction with slotted stacked base. Very clean, tested & working, ready for ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome

Curtis Jere Wheat Sheath Chrome and Brass Mid Century Modern Floor Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A Curtis Jere wheat sheath floor lamp. This is a super cool, unique floor lamp that duals as a full standing art piece. This lamp features a full met...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Postmodern Crane Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This large-scale, 1970s Curtis Jere floor lamp is shaped like a crane with a counter balanced arm which terminates with two-light fixtures. The lamp is...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome

Curtis Jere Sculptural Hand Made Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural Hand Made Lamp, by Curtis Jere, American, circa 1970s. It has a very Paul Evans brutalist feel to it, and looks great from every angle. Even the metal shade is hand made. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal

Curtis Jere Brass Cloud Sconce, Signed and Labeled, ca 1980s
By Curtis Jeré, C. Jeré Artisan House
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Curtis Jere Brass Cloud Sconce, Signed and Labeled, ca 1980s. This Curtis Jere Sconce is an excellent example of late modern design. Brass plated ribbo...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Signed Curtis Jere Post Modern Lacquered Brass Wall Lamp Sconce, 1980's
By Artisan House, Curtis Jeré
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Fabulous, lacquered brass cloud wall sconce light fixture by Curtis Jere. This sculptural postmodern wall lamp features a reflective city scape style polished brass finish. A truly u...
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1980s Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Curtis Jere Geometric Polished Stainless Skyscraper Floor Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Hanover, MA
Very clean and dramatic architectural floor lamp comprised of multiple segments of mirror polished stainless steel sheet that have been cut and formed with precision into geometric b...
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1970s American Space Age Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Brutalist Chrome Interlaced Column Sculpture Table Lamp by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Polished chrome structural table lamp with a square central column composed of interlocking bands resting on a black lacquered base. Chromium pla...
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1970s American Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Steel

Curtis Jere "Pair of Herons" Chrome & Cast Aluminum Table Lamp, circa 1980
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Modern Curtis Jere chrome plate "Herons" table lamp, circa 1980. Shore birds. Marsh birds. Coastal birds. Featuring a tubular domed Chrome plated stem, p...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass, Steel, Chrome

Brutalist Chrome Interlaced Column Sculpture Table Lamp by Curtis Jere, Pair
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Polished chrome structural Table lamp with square central column composed of interlocking bands resting on a black lacquered base. Designed By...
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1970s American Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Steel

Chrome and Glass Ball Lamp by Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in New York, NY
Rare chrome and glass table lamp by Jere, signed, and dated 1971. The lamp is triangular in form with a large glass ball globe top, it is in very fine original and working condition....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome

Midcentury Sculptural Candle Wall Sconce by C-Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern sculptural brass wall sconce signed C-Jere. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal

Curtis Jere Tall Brass & Chrome "Reeds" Illuminating Uplight, Floor Lamp, 1970s
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels for Curtis Jere abstract botanical Brass, Steel and lacquered Metal Lampadaire, Light Sculpture, Floor Lamp, Table Lamp. Small footprint. Featuring mult...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass, Steel, Metal

Monumental Curtis Jere Reflective Chrome Table Lamp with Chrome Shade, C. 1970
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Curtis Jere Modern, Architectural All Chrome Table Lamp with Square Chrome Shade, Early 1970's. Featuring a Chrome-plated Steel Shade, pa...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Steel, Chrome

C. Jere Chrome Floor Lamp
By C. Jeré Artisan House, Curtis Jeré
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Curtis Jere chrome floor lamp, signed on the base and the shade.
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome

Curtis Jere Welded Brass Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
By Curtis Jere for Laurel, this sculptural table lamp features both a chrome base and shade. The welded brass sculpture is ribbon thin, and rigid around the edges.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

Beautiful and Rare Table Lamp by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over 3000 antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the “Contact Dealer” button to ask us, we might have it i...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal

Curtis Jere Faceted Lamp Chrome Brass Cityscape
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Fraser, MI
Faceted Lamp by Jere. Two tone brass and chrome.
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1970s Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Curtis Jere Mid Century Urchin Sculptural Floor Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Countryside, IL
Curtis Jere Mid Century Urchin Sculptural Floor Lamp This lamp measures: 17 wide x 17 deep x 52 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage cond...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Curtis Jere Stainless Steel Lamps and Shades
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Rare pair of all original Curtis Jere stainless steel lamps and shades. Base measures 14" wide, 5.75" deep and 1.5" high. Middle section measures 11.5...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Stainless Steel

Grand "Nest" Light Sculpture Flush Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern
By Curtis Jeré
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful thirteen-light brass three-tier flush mounted light sculpture composed of golden aged brass and enameled steel rods. Restored. Rewired. We can drop it on an extended ceil...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass

Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere Brass Finish
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Fraser, MI
Please feel free to message for accurate shipping to your location. Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere. Brass finish over steel. Unrestored.
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1970s Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Extra Large Vintage Curtis Jeré Crane Floor Light
By Curtis Jeré
Located in East Hampton, NY
Extra Large "Crane" floor lamp by Curtis Jere, USA, 1977. Largest, multi directional (rotates, pivots, tilts) floor lamp by Curtis Jere - ALL original vintage. Polished chrome, two s...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal

Curtis Jere Floor Lamp "Lily Pad", circa 1977
By Curtis Jeré
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Hard to find in good condition-Curtis Jere "Lily Pad" floor lamp. Brass, signed on the base C.Jere, 1977. Iconic and organic this is great floor lamp that is functional and unusual a...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Aluminum, Brass

1970s, Curtis Jere Huge Brass-Plated Table Lamp, USA
By Curtis Jeré, Artisan House
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Bold table lamp with a lot of presence and personality in very good condition . Lacquered brass plated steel. Warm glow when lighted. Measure: 37....
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass

Spectacular Curtis Jere Chrome Clover Leaf Floor Lamp Mid-Century Modern
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Spectacular chrome Interlocking floor lamp, Curtis Jere, USA, circa 1970. Chrome-plated steel clover-shaped stacked pieces with a black lacquered wood base. This piece measures 48"th...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome

Signed Original Curtis Jere Skyscraper / Chrome Clover Leaf Floor Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Culver City, CA
Clean and dramatic architectural floor lamp comprised of multiple segments of mirror polished stainless steel sheet that have been cut and formed with precision into geometric building blocks that fit together to form a single tower out of multiple volumes with contrasting light and shadow from three internal Edison screw light...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome

Large Crane Floor Lamp by Curtis Jere, USA 1971
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Miami, FL
Large crane floor lamp by Curtis Jere, USA, 1971 Largest, multi directional (rotates, pivots, tilts) floor lamp by Curtis Jere. Polished chrome, two sp...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal

Brass and Chrome Wall Mirror and Scones by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular set of corner wall sconces and wall mirror design in the 1980s by Curtis Jere. The wall sconces were designed for a corner as shown on photos. They can be wires direct ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Curtis Jeré Brutalist Ceiling Fixture
By Curtis Jeré, C. Jeré Artisan House, Tom Greene
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A brutalist metal pendant lamp with a cylindrical shape and irregular edges by Curtis Jeré. The main shape of the fixture has a striated frame with contrasting edges; a slightly wide...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Steel

Curtis Jere Stacked Chrome Geometric Skyscraper Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Chicago, IL
Polished chrome geometric lamp by C. Jere, circa 1972.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome

Brutalist Hammered Metal Tree Sculpture with Uplight, Curtis Jere, 1960s
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern metal tree sculpture by Curtis Jere. This tall dimensional botanic floor tree features torched gold brass metal leaves on natural wood st...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Stone, Metal

Pair of Midcentury Curtis Jere Chrome Lamps, 1970s
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Paris, IDF
This pair of lamps is typical of designer Curtis Jere’s midcentury metal. A rich and architectural chrome structure with beautifully textured custom made lampshades feels serious and...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome

Curtis Jere Chrome and Marble Table Lamp Vintage Mid-Century Modern Restored
By Curtis Jeré
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage C. Jere (Curtis Jere) chrome and marble table lamp. This has been newly wired and has all new chrome hardware. There is some patin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Marble, Chrome

Curtis Jere Two-Tiered Sconce
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Chicago, IL
A signed and dated 1982 Curtis Jere two-tiered brass sconce.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass

Curtis Jere Signed Flock of Seagulls Sculptural Brutalist Table Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid century Curtis Jere signed table lamp which features a sculpture of a flock of seagulls in the body of the lamp and a patinated chrome base which...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Steel, Chrome

Signed Curtis Jere Chrome Skyscraper Floor Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Chicago, IL
Signed Curtis Jere chrome skyscraper floor lamp. Style of Paul Evans Cityscape.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal

Large Stainless Curtis Jere Lamps and Shades
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A nice large pair of lamps in stainless steel with steel shades. These lamps have been polished and are dated and signed 1976 on the inner shade. They each have dings and imperfectio...
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1970s American Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

C. Jere Polished Chrome Cloud Lamps
By Curtis Jeré
Located in New York, NY
Pair of midcentury polished chrome lamps with interlocking metal bands, rewired for use in the USA. Jere nameplate attached.
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20th Century American Modern Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome, Nickel

Pair of Grand "Nest" Flush Lights by C Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful thirteen-light brass three-tier flush mounted light sculpture composed of golden aged brass and enameled steel rods. Restored. Rewired. We can drop it on an extended ceil...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

Materials

Brass

Curtis Jere Chrome "Skyscraper" Table Lamps, Pair
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Monumental Mid-Century Modern pair of sculptural cubist table lamps by C. Jere. Each Brutalist style lamp is composed of a series of stacked chrome steel cubes. A switch on the cord ...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome, Metal

Rare Curtis Jere Table Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in East Hampton, NY
Rare Curtis Jere industrial style signed and dated table lamp.
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1970s American Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Metal

C. Jere Brass Cloud Sconces, Signed
By Curtis Jeré, C. Jeré Artisan House
Located in New York, NY
C. Jere sconces, brass clouds, signed. Pair of medium scale cloud form sconces in polished and lacquered brass with rectangular wall mounts. One of the sco...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass

Lovely Large-Scale Sculptural Signed Curtis Jere Brass Lamp, Mid-Century Modern
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous large-scale Curtis Jere table lamp. If you have ever seen one of these lamps in person you know how spectacular it truly is. It is over 37" T and 15.5" wide. A real show sto...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass

Original C. Jere Vintage Articulating Crane Table Lamp
By Curtis Jeré
Located in East Hampton, NY
1970s art and design at its best, the crane lamp by Curtis Jere. Fully adjustable sculptural lamp. Features multi-directional pivoting light fixture comple...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Chrome, Metal, Wire

Pair of C. Jere Style Brass Brutalist Table Lamps Laurel, Mid-Century Modern
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Pemberton, NJ
These wonderful lamps are designed by Bijan of California titled “Setarrah”. Large-scale sculptural table lamps comprised of a brass rod sunburst and torch cut curved brass ribbons...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass

Beautiful Brass Lamp by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful, large-scale, lacquered brass, Modernist lamp by Curtis Jere. Signed on the shade "C. Jeré 1976."
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jeré Lighting

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Brass

Curtis Jeré lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Curtis Jeré lighting 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 lighting, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original lighting by Curtis Jeré were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lighting by Peter Hamburger, Nessen Studio, and Tommi Parzinger. Prices for Curtis Jeré lighting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $441 and can go as high as $9,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,475.

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