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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Featured Pieces

1949 Self-Portrait by Stig Lindberg
1949 Self-Portrait by Stig Lindberg
Stig Lindberg
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings
Oil, Paint
A large and very painterly self-portrait (oil on board) by the great Swedish designer and ceramist Stig Lindberg (1916-1982), showing the artist holding a palette. Signed "Stig Lindb...
Set of Eight "Leggera" Dining Chairs by Gio Ponti
Set of Eight "Leggera" Dining Chairs by Gio Ponti
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Ash
A fine set of eight "Leggera" dining chairs by the éminence grise of 20th-century Italian design, the great Milanese architect Gio Ponti. Built of beautifully-figured solid ash and g...
"Soleil" Vide-Poche by Georges Jouve
"Soleil" Vide-Poche by Georges Jouve
Georges Jouve
Vintage 1950s French Modern Ceramics
Earthenware
A handsome Georges Jouve tray, glazed in the great ceramist's beloved gunmetal black, with a typically Jouvian representation of a radiant, pouty-faced sun. Made in the early 1950s. ...
Stool by Lisa Johansson-Pape
Stool by Lisa Johansson-Pape
Lisa Johansson-Pape
Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Pine
Lisa Johansson-Pape (1907-1989), best known for her serene lamp designs, approached the development of this stool almost as an architectural exercise. Made in Finland of Baltic pine,...
Sofa by Hans Wegner
Sofa by Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Wool, Oak
This substantial Hans Wegner sofa brings together all of the virtues of Danish design in its reconciliation of sleekness with restraint, and of jet-set modernity with the tradition o...
Wine Decanter by Dr. Christopher Dresser
Wine Decanter by Dr. Christopher Dresser
Christopher Dresser, Hukin and Heath
Antique 1880s English Aesthetic Movement Pitchers
Silver Plate, Cut Glass
This iconic wine decanter, designed in 1881 by Dr. Christopher Dresser for London silversmiths Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath, presciently anticipates the values of 20th...
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...
Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames
Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Rosewood
Notwithstanding its status as a sophisticated international design icon beloved by Italian architects and American psychiatrists, the Eames 670/671 is never imposing or intimidating....
Vase by Axel Salto, 1939
Vase by Axel Salto, 1939
Axel Salto
Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Stoneware
An exquisite little Axel Salto vase in the artist's famous budding style, with variegated Sung glaze. Made in 1939. Fully marked with artist's inscribed signature and the Royal Copen...
Headboard by Frank Lloyd Wright
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 headboard for a king-size bed is made of solid African mahogany, its edges carved with Wright's distinctive Taliesen "Greek ...
1958 "Putrella" Bowl / Centrepiece by Enzo Mari
1958 "Putrella" Bowl / Centrepiece by Enzo Mari
Enzo Mari, Danese
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls
Steel
In 1958, the highly experimental Italian designer Enzo Mari created a family of vessels made from a surprising material. "Putrella" is Italian for girder, and these bowls were all ma...
Blue Stamp by Yves Klein
Blue Stamp by Yves Klein
Yves Klein
Vintage 1950s French Modern Contemporary Art
Paper
Effectively an Yves Klein painting in miniature, this stamp is from a series Klein made in 1957 by painting blocks of blank stamps with what was to become his famous signature, the p...

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