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Los Angeles, CA
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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

Established in 19991stDibs seller since 2005

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Featured Pieces

1956 "Farsta" Vase by Wilhelm Kåge
By Wilhelm Kage
Located in Los Angeles, CA
By Wilhelm Kåge, student of Matisse, grand old man of Swedish ceramics, and creator of the 20th century's greatest series of studio ceramics: his famous Farsta collection of the 1940...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Dresser by Marvin Drandell
By Marvin Drandell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Marvin Drandell is a Los Angeles-based designer and maker of bespoke furniture. Trained as a scientist, and long employed as a development engineer at a famous laboratory, Drandell t...
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1990s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Rare Enamel Tray by Guido Gambone
By Guido Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
For Guido Gambone, the making of enamels was a natural foray, given the medium's obvious commonalities with ceramics. Still, he executed very few works in enamel; perhaps he was frus...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Copper

"Pan" Sculpture by Michel Anasse
By Michel Anasse
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful representation of a flute-playing "Pan" was created in the mid-1960s by the idiosyncratic French artist Michel Anasse, whose work as a sculptor and ceramist is lately ...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Molded Plywood Trays by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two "Fincraft" molded plywood trays (one large, and one medium-sized), designed in the 1950s by Tapio Wirkkala for Soinne et Kni, Helsinki. Soinne was the same company which produced...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Plywood

Lamp/Sculpture by Juliette Derel
By Juliette Derel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Almost any room can benefit from a dash of south-of-France 1960s chic. This unusual and highly groovy Juliette Derel ceramic lamp contains six colored-resin windows - oval blocks enc...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Earthenware, Resin

"Impertinent Rooster" Massive Ceramic Sculpture by Salvatore Fiume
By Salvatore Fiume
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Earthenware

Six Studio Vases by Stig Lindberg
By Stig Lindberg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Ceramic Box by Guido Gambone
By Guido Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This boldly glazed, covered ceramic box was made by Italy's foremost post-war ceramist -- Guido Gambone -- in his Florence, Italy atelier in the 1950s. It can be used to house jewelr...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Earthenware

1939 Japanese Art Deco Okimono Figure of a Bull by Hiramatsu Koshun
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This enameled iron sculpture of a bull by Hiramatsu Koshun has a substantial feel, and a lovely patina which contrasts nicely with the futuristic contours of the figure. A fine examp...
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Vintage 1930s Japanese Art Deco Animal Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Aubusson Tapestry by André Borderie
By Andre Borderie, Camille Legoueix Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
André Borderie (1923-1998) was an energetic French painter, sculptor and ceramist, an ardent experimentalist with form whose work has attracted renewed interest by connoisseurs in th...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Tapestry

Sandolo "Fórcola" by Saverio Pastor
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Walnut

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