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 the m...Read More

Sam Kaufman Gallery

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Roger Capron
Vintage 1970-1979 France Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
This exquisite table attracts the eye as much for its Perriandesque form and construction as it does for the beautifully realized artwork which triumphantly decorates the top. This w...
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 ...
Ico Parisi, Luisa Parisi
Vintage 1960-1969 Italy Mid-Century Modern Vases
Porcelain
In the 1960s, legendary furniture designers Ico and Luisa Parisi also designed ceramics for Zanolli & Sebellin.
Yves Klein
Vintage 1950-1959 France 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...
Vintage 1960-1969 Denmark Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Laminate, Rosewood
An impressive-looking dining table designed in 1960 by the great female Danish designer Grete Jalk, and made in Denmark by Poul Jeppesen. The frame and legs are made of solid Brazil ...
Jan De Swart
Vintage 1960-1969 United States Modern Cabinets
Wood
Sculptor/engineer/teacher/non-conformist Jan De Swart, Dutch emigre and fascinating exponent of the optimistic Southern California modernist aesthetic, was an artist no less idiosync...
Gio Ponti
Vintage 1970-1979 Italy Modern Side Chairs
The typology of folding chairs was at one point an object of much interest in Italy. Deriving from 19th century Campaign furniture, but expressing the revolutionary values of tempora...
Charles Eames
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Modern Dining Room Tables
Birch, Plywood
This dining table was designed at the same time as Charles Eames' much more famous molded plywood chairs. The single 90-degree fold in each of the beautiful bent-plywood legs is all ...
Ico Parisi, Luisa Parisi
Vintage 1960-1969 Italy Mid-Century Modern Vases
Porcelain
In the 1960s, legendary furniture designers Ico and Luisa Parisi also designed ceramics for Zanolli & Sebellin. This example is a gorgeous, pure form -- a bright red cylinder wit...
Antonia Campi
Vintage 1950-1959 Italy 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...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950-1959 France Modern Wardrobes and Armoires
Metal, Plastic, Wood, Oak
Le Corbusier's Maison du Brésil was built between 1956-1959 to house Brazilian intellectuals studying in Paris. The rooms were fitted with custom-made furniture designed in 1958 by ...
Guido Gambone
Vintage 1950-1959 Italy Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Earthenware, Linen
A graphically stunning ceramic table lamp by postwar Italy's greatest ceramist, Guido Gambone. The enigmatic design of intricately but spontaneously decorated squares and rectangles ...

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