Sam Kaufman Gallery

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About Sam Kaufman Gallery

Sam Kaufman has been selling fine and idiosyncratic 20th-century objects since he opened his Los Angeles store, back in the 20th century. The collection defies easy categorization, but every piece meets three criteria Sam personally values in applied art: playfulness, craftsmanship, and historical significance. The core of the gallery's collection is ceramics and furniture of the post-war period, especially pieces from Italy, France, and Scandinavia. These are augmented by ethnographic artifacts and the odd eccentric antique; things that complement the best work of the m...Read More

Sam Kaufman Gallery

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Gondola "Fórcola" by Saverio Pastor
Gondola "Fórcola" by Saverio Pastor
2010s Italian Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures
Walnut
The fórcola is a Venetian oar-lock, traditionally used since the medieval era as the all-important fulcrum for the oars that are used to propel, steer, and stop the famous gondolas o...
Very Rare and Tall 1953 Vase by Antonia Campi
Very Rare and Tall 1953 Vase by Antonia Campi
Antonia Campi
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
In Italy there is an expression, "senso dello spettacolo" -- sense of spectacle; showmanship. This is a quality Antonia Campi (born 1921) has never lacked, in her very long career as...
Sandolo "Fórcola" by Saverio Pastor
Sandolo "Fórcola" by Saverio Pastor
2010s Italian Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures
Walnut
The fórcola is a Venetian oar-lock, traditionally used since the medieval era as the all-important fulcrum for the oars that are used to propel, steer, and stop the famous gondolas o...
Console Table by Paul Frankl
Console Table by Paul Frankl
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Vintage 1940s American Modern Console Tables
Cork, Oak
An immaculate and very stylish 1940s console table by Paul Frankl. The Johnson Furniture Company, which made this table, was famous for being design pioneers -- Johnson was the very ...
1960 "Gourd Form" Studio Vase by Stig Lindberg
1960 "Gourd Form" Studio Vase by Stig Lindberg
Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Stoneware
This unique stoneware vase by the great Swedish ceramist Stig Lindberg has a lovely asymmetrical organic form and a gorgeous matte glaze. Made at the Gustavsberg Studio in 1960. M...
Vintage Set of 1923 Door Handles by Walter Gropius
Vintage Set of 1923 Door Handles by Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius
Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Doors and Gates
Brass
An early vintage set of the famous modernist door handles designed in 1923 by Bauhaus master Walter Gropius, and made in mid-1920s Berlin of nickel-plated brass by S.A. Loevy. This m...
Bitossi Vase Attributed to Ettore Sottsass, circa 1958
Bitossi Vase Attributed to Ettore Sottsass, cir...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Vases
Earthenware
Made in the late 1950s at Bitossi in Montelupo, Italy. Bears strong affinity with the early ceramic work (also made at Bitossi) by the enigmatic and extremely influential guru of ava...
Rare King-Size Headboard by Frank Lloyd Wright
Rare King-Size Headboard by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Vintage 1950s American Modern Beds and Bed Frames
Leather, Mahogany
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Henredon in 1955, this rare headboard for a king-size bed is made of solid African mahogany, its edges carved with Wright's distinctive Taliesen "G...
1970s Gucci Leather Framed Mirror
1970s Gucci Leather Framed Mirror
Gucci
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Wall Mirrors
Leather, Mirror
Few vintage artifacts for the home express effortless chic with such clarity as this leather-framed mirror made by Gucci in the 1970s. This uncommon piece delivers all the best Gucci...
"Woman with Vase" Ceramic Sculpture by Salvatore Fiume
"Woman with Vase" Ceramic Sculpture by Salvator...
Salvatore Fiume
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Earthenware
Salvatore Fiume (1915-1997) was a fascinating and relentlessly inventive Italian artist and writer, a larger-than-life figure who worked in a surrealist idiom, creating fantastic pai...
Six Studio Vases by Stig Lindberg
Six Studio Vases by Stig Lindberg
Stig Lindberg
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Stoneware
Prof. Stig Lindberg (1916-1982) was a man of very many talents, and his restless creativity yielded an amazing variety of objects. Their wide range of form, surface detail, and glaze...
"Impertinent Rooster" Massive Ceramic Sculpture by Salvatore Fiume
"Impertinent Rooster" Massive Ceramic Sculpture...
Salvatore Fiume
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Earthenware
Salvatore Fiume (1915-1997) was a fascinating and relentlessly inventive Italian artist and writer, a larger-than-life figure who worked in a surrealist idiom, creating fantastic pai...

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