Sam Kaufman Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

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 th...Read More

Sam Kaufman Gallery

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Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Tibet Tibetan Sculptures
Ormolu, Silver
An early and very fine gilt bronze representation of Dombi-Heruka, one of 84 Mahasiddhas (great beings) held in reverence by Tibetan Buddhists. Mahasiddhas were believed to have been...
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Vintage 1930-1939 United States Art Deco Club Chairs
Metal, Velvet, Upholstery
A characterful metal club chair in the Streamline Moderne style, by the seminal American Industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes. Bel Geddes' obsession with aerodynamics is manifested ...
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Vintage 1960-1969 Denmark Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Laminate, Rosewood
An impressive-looking dining table designed about 50 years ago by Grete Jalk and made by Poul Jeppesen, in Denmark. The frame and legs are made of solid Brazil rosewood, with a top o...
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Vintage 1950-1959 France Modern Candle Holders
Earthenware
We found these unsigned ceramic candlesticks in Normandy. The sublime gunmetal black matte glaze and fantastic stylized "surreal Baroque" form point to Georges Jouve as an ...
Georges Jouve
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Vintage 1950-1959 France Modern Decorative Art
Ceramic
Made to be displayed as a wall-hung plaque, this large Georges Jouve piece would serve admirably as a charger or even a serving dish. Decorated in a marvelously spontaneous hand, wit...
Antonio Prieto
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Modern Contemporary Art
Stoneware
California studio potter and influential teacher Antonio Prieto was a master of experimentation, while also always remaining faithful to the obligation to history that ceramics-makin...
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Vintage 1960-1969 Italy Table Lamps
Chrome, Steel
The "Poliedra" lamp, designed by Felice Ragazzo in 1969 for D.H. Guzzini, and exhibited in 1970 at Milan's Eurodomus 3 show, was an audacious modular lighting system in whi...
Jo Hammerborg
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Vintage 1960-1969 Denmark Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Aluminum, Lacquer
The "Eiffel" was one of many great Danish lamps designed in the early 1960s by Jo Hammerborg (1920-1982), as part of the 'Saturn" series manufactured by Fog and Mørup....
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Vintage 1950-1959 Denmark Scandinavian Modern Toys and Dolls
Rope, Pine
A wonderful modernist interpretation of the Classic children's riding toy. The artisan who made it is unknown, but it was originally sold at Den Permanente ("The Permanent"...
Ole Wanscher
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Vintage 1940-1949 Denmark Scandinavian Modern Settees
Cane, Mahogany, Leather
Designed in 1949, Ole Wanscher's casually chic "Colonial" settee was the designer's homage to 18th century English furniture; its spare and elegantly drawn frame fully expo...
Stig Lindberg
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Vintage 1960-1969 Sweden Scandinavian Modern Vases
Stoneware
This stoneware vase was made by Stig Lindberg in 1960, when he was at the very height of his powers. The tall bottle form is decorated with the incised marks so characteristic of Sti...
Rude Osolnik
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Vases
Oak
This solid oak vase was handmade by Rude Osolnik, the Mid-Century master of woodturning. Osolnik's work is held in many important collections, and a piece of his was even presented t...

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