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Karl Springer Mirrors

American, German, 1931-1991
American, German, 1931-1991

The Berlin-born, New York–based designer Karl Springer brought a chic, high-fashion sensibility to furnishings. During his heyday in the 1970s, Springer’s work was a favorite of the glamour set, who enjoyed the novelty of pieces finished in rich and striking materials that ranged from exotic hides and skins to lacquer and chromed metal. In a sense, Springer was a pre-postmodernist. Much as the dull, safe, corporate sameness of late 20th-century modernism prompted Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves and others to explore new and provocative structures and materials in design and architecture, so, too, was Springer driven to enliven his creations with fresh and alluring energy and sleekness.

Springer came to New York in the late 1950s and found work arranging window displays at the department store Lord & Taylor. He had studied bookbinding in Germany, and, using his meticulous skills, he began crafting desk accessories wrapped in leather as a sideline. These pieces were sold in luxury stores like Bergdorf Goodman, and drew a sophisticated clientele that included the Duchess of Windsor. By 1965, he had established his own Manhattan atelier, and at his death he had showrooms as far afield as Los Angeles, Tokyo and Munich.

The chairs, tables, credenzas and other furniture forms Springer created are generally simple, but substantial, and often have robust, rounded lines. The attraction of Springer’s work lies in his insistence on exacting construction and, above all, his eye for unusual materials and finishes. He employed Lucite, brass, and gunmetal along with chromed and polished steel, and revived exquisite finishes rarely seen since the days of Art Deco masters such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean-Michel Frank: shagreen (a type of sharkskin), python, goatskin, bone, horn, and lacquered parchment, as well as fabrics that include batik prints. Made of such materials, Springer’s work is by its very nature flamboyant and eye-catching: a suite of pieces will astonish, and an artfully placed side table in exotic hide will add a surprising spark.

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Pair of Monumental Parchment Mirrors by Karl Springer, circa 1975
By Karl Springer
Located in Norwalk, CT
This is a very impressive pair of mirrors in excellent condition, designed and manufacturers by the noted designer Karl Springer. They come with authentication documentation. Measuri...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Goatskin

Karl Springer Dressing Table Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This iconic Karl Springer Art Deco inspired vanity make-up mirror dates to the 1970s-1980s and will make a definite statement with its form and use of materials. Note: One mirror ...
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Late 20th Century American Art Deco Karl Springer Mirrors

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Brass, Steel

Karl Springer Goatskin Mirror with Brass Detail, 1980
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Karl Springer Goatskin mirror with brass detail. Circa 1980. Goat skin finished in tan/cream tones.
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1980s Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Brass

Karl Springer "Half Round Molding Mirror" in Red Python 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite “Half Round Molding Mirror” covered in red python skin with brass trim along inside and outside edges of frame with beveled mirror by Karl Springer 1980’s (Signed on back w...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Brass

Karl Springer Large "Marmol Style Mirror" in Leather with Bronze Accents, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Large "Marmol Style Mirror" with frame covered in black leather with bronze accents by Karl Springer, American 1980's (Karl Springer label on back). This mirror is beautifully made a...
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1980s North American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Bronze

Karl Springer Rare Illuminating Glass and Bronze Vanity Mirror, 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional and rare 3-part illuminating vanity mirror in hand blown green glass with artisan bronze fittings by Seguso (Murano Italy) for Karl Springer, American, 1980s (etched “KAR...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Bronze

Karl Springer Large Wall Hanging Mirror in Python and Hippo Skin 1987 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Large and impressive artisan wall hanging mirror in brown python trimmed with hippopotamus skin edges with beveled mirror by Karl Springer, American 1987 (signed with label on back t...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Animal Skin, Mirror, Wood, Python

Karl Springer Rare Sea Shell Mirror, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Rare wall-hanging mirror covered with sea shells arranged in a beautiful arc top pattern by Karl Springer, American 1970's. As with all Springer pieces, this is meticulously crafted ...
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1970s North American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Shell, Wood

Karl Springer Rare Sea Shell Mirror, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Rare wall-hanging mirror covered with sea shells arranged in a beautiful arc top pattern by Karl Springer, American, 1970's. As with all Springer pieces, this is meticulously crafted...
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1970s North American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Shell

Karl Springer Large "Molding Mirror" Covered in Black Cobra, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Large "Molding Mirror" in black cobra by Karl Springer, American, 1970's. Mirror is beveled. This piece is meticulously crafted in the finest materials.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Wood, Animal Skin, Glass

Large and Important Signed Karl Springer Mirror with Lacquered Goatskin Frame
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
A large and important signed Karl Springer mirror with lacquered goatskin frame in tortoise color with beveled glass mirror and silvered brass tone insets around the frame. Mirror ha...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Karl Springer Mirrors

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Goatskin

Karl Springer Octagonal Mirror in Lacquered Goatskin, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Wall hanging mirror, octagonal with lacquered light goatskin in front of darker lacquered goatskin edge, with beveled mirror inside, by Karl Springer, American, 1970’s. The combinati...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Goatskin, Glass, Wood

Karl Springer Octagonal Mirror in Shagreen Lacquer with Brass Accents, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional wall hanging mirror, octagonal with artisan shagreen lacquer with brass accents, by Karl Springer, American 1980's. Mirror is beveled. Reference: Karl Springer LTD pa...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Brass

Karl Springer Tessellated Bone Octagon Wall Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
A Karl Springer tessellated bone and chrome octagon wall mirror, circa 1970s. Stylish and large this 42" octagonal mirror is clad in tessellated bone tiles with chromed steel partiti...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Chrome, Steel

Karl Springer "Half Round Molding Mirror" in Hippo Suede 1977 'Signed and Dated'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Large wall-hanging "Half Round Molding Mirror" covered in hippopotamus suede by Karl Springer, American 1977 (signed on back “Karl Springer 1977”). Mirror is beveled. It is one of th...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Animal Skin, Glass, Wood

Large Beveled Classic Mirror by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Glamorous 1987 ‘Classic Mirror’ by Karl Springer. Out of an estate design by Steve Chase. Constructed of beveled mirrors and polish chrome. Measurements: 72” high, 38” wide and ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Chrome

Karl Springer Molding Mirror Covered in Black Python, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Molding Mirror" in black python by Karl Springer, American 1970's. This mirror is meticulously crafted.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Python, Glass

Karl Springer Lizard and Brass Wall Mirror, 1987
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
A Classic Karl Springer mirror. The wide frame is done in lizard skin with brass accents. Beveled mirror. Signed in back as pictured.
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1980s American Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Bronze

Karl Springer Wall Hanging "Bullseye Mirror" in Lacquer and Gold Leaf, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Bullseye Mirror", wall hanging in mirror polished black lacquer and gold leaf, by Karl Springer, American 1980's. The combination of gold leaf and black lacquer is very chic.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Karl Springer Wall Hanging "Bullseye Mirror" in Black and Gold Lacquer, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Double Bullseye" wall hanging mirror in black and gold lacquer by Karl Springer, American 1980's. The mirror is beveled.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Lacquer, Mirror, Wood

Karl Springer Octagonal Mirror in Ivory Lacquer with Chrome Accents, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
8 Sided mirror with custom artisan ivory lacquer and polished chrome accents by Karl Springer, American, 1970s. The mirror is beveled. A classic Springer design. Reference: Karl ...
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1970s North American Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Chrome

Karl Springer Large Wall Hanging Mirror in Python, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Large "Half Round Molding Mirror" covered in python with beveled mirror by Karl Springer, American 1970s. This mirror is a superb example of Karl Springer’s craftsmanship. Referen...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood, Python

Karl Springer Wall Hanging Mirror Covered in Black Cobra, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Half Round Molding Mirror with Step Down Detail" covered in black cobra by Karl Springer, American 1970s. The craftsmanship of this mirror is exceptional.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Animal Skin, Mirror, Wood

Karl Springer Monumental "Half Round Molding Mirror" in Lacquered Goatskin 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Monumental "Half Round Molding Mirror with Step Down Detail" in lacquered goatskin with bevelled mirror by Karl Springer, American 1970s. This mirror is very impressive in scale and ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Goatskin, Mirror, Wood

Karl Springer Large Gold Leaf Mirror 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Rectangular wall-hanging mirror with frame in lacquered gold-leaf by Karl Springer, American 1980's. This mirror can hang vertically or horizontally. This mirror is beautifully made...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Original Signed Karl Springer Large Wall Hanging Mirror in Tessellated Horn
By Karl Springer
Located in East Hampton, NY
This rare and signed large Karl Springer mirror in tessellated horn with deco style accents. It is very heavy and beveled mirror which makes this a wonderful and impressive scale mir...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Mirror, Horn

Karl Springer Stunning "Half Round Molding Mirror" in Python, 1987 "Signed"
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Half Round Molding Mirror" in python with beveled mirror by Karl Springer, American 1987 (label on back reads "Karl Springer 1987"). This is an excellent example of Springer's fine ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood, Python

Karl Springer Magnified Vanity Mirror with Light
By Karl Springer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hello gorgeous! If you are a celebrity, rock star, or just think you are... this is the mirror for you! Your face will thank you! A rare springer polished chrome table or vanity m...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Mirrors

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Chrome

Large Shagreen Beveled Circular Mirror by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
A large Shagreen beveled circular mirror by Karl Springer. A fabulous mirror in a green/grey authenticated by Tom Langevin former director of design Springer LTD. This design is from...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Shagreen

Monumental Karl Springer Saturn Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
Five pieces of beveled mirror create this minimalistic masterpiece by Karl Springer, circa 1980s.
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20th Century Italian Minimalist Karl Springer Mirrors

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Mirror

Karl Springer Octagonal 1970s Beveled Glass Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Octagonal beveled glass mirror is mirrored three dimensionally, to reflect light from all sides, Karl Springer, circa 1970.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Mirrors

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Glass

Pair of American Modern Snakeskin Mirrors
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
Pair of American modern snakeskin mirrors.  
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Mirrors

Materials

Animal Skin, Mirror

Extra Large Goatskin Beveled Mirror by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular extra large half round molding beveled mirror with step down detail. The mirror was designed by Karl Springer LTD in the 1980s. The mirror is covered with goatskin and ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Goatskin

Karl Springer Mid-Century Modern Marbleized Lacquer and Brass Octagonal Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous and important Mid-Century Modern marbleized lacquer mirror was realized by Karl Springer- one of the most esteemed designers of the 20th century. Springer was known for...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Brass

Karl Springer Midcentury Elongated 8-Sided Marbleized Lacquer and Brass Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous and important Mid-Century Modern marbleized lacquer mirror was realized by Karl Springer- one of the most esteemed designers of the 20th century. Springer was known for...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Brass

Karl Springer Octagonal Chrome and Marbelized Lacquer Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Karl Springer octagonal mirror with 1" bevel, framed in a butterscotch yellow veined lacquer that resembles marble at much less weight. Polished chrome inlaid borders at every angle....
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Chrome

Monumental "Saturn" Mirror by Karl Springer, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in Pasadena, CA
Enormous "Saturn" mirror in bevelled glass by Karl Springer, 1980s. Minor age appropriate wear (see photos) that in no way detracts from the striking and impressive quality of this m...
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1980s American Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Mirror

Swing Arm Vanity / Shaving Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Swing arm chrome and brass vanity / shaving mirror by Karl Springer. Measured as shown. Mirror 13.5" diameter.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Brass, Chrome

Large Beveled Mirror with Starburst Arch by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Boston, MA
This stunning mirror was designed by Karl Springer in the 1970s. An arched starburst tops the beautifully detailed beveled edges. At an impressive 60 inches in height, this mirror wo...
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

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Glass, Wood

Karl Springer Tessellated Stone Mirror Labeled
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful Karl Springer tessellated stone mirror with a nice bevel. The mirror is quite substantial with a deep angle as it is almost 3 inches deep. The brass label on the back rea...
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1970s Philippine Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

Materials

Bone, Mirror

Karl Springer Optic Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This is one of our favorite Karl Springer mirrors. Wood trim is dark blue.
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

Materials

Lacquer, Mirror

Karl Springer Mirror
By Karl Springer
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A vintage Karl Springer mirror in laquered frame.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Mirrors

Karl Springer Mirrors for sale on 1stDibs.

The Karl Springer mirrors are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Karl Springer mirror collection, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original mirrors by Karl Springer were created in North America during the 20th century in the modern style. Many customers also consider Mirrors by Curtis Jere Mirrors, Labarge Mirrors and La Barge Mirrors when they are looking for additional options. Prices for Karl Springer mirrors can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,200 and tops out at $49,500, while pieces like these can sell for $9,500 on average.