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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Wilhelm Kåge
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Vintage 1950-1959 Sweden Scandinavian Modern Vases
Stoneware
Wilhelm Kåge, originally a student of Matisse, became the grand old man of Swedish ceramics, and creator of the 20th century's greatest series of studio ceramics: the famous Farsta c...
Walter Gropius, Ben Thompson
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Modern Dining Room Chairs
Nutwood
The legendary Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius designed the rarely seen "W199" armchair in 1951 with Benjamin Thompson, a fellow professor at Harvard. Gropius' teaching car...
Guido Gambone
Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
Vintage 1950-1959 Italy Modern Ceramics
Earthenware
An excellent slab-built vase of rectangular section, made in the early 1950s by Guido Gambone, post-war Italy's most celebrated ceramist. Decorated with abstract, almost glyphic desi...
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Iron, Plywood
A rather well-preserved example of Noguchi's Classic modernist table, which retains a Knoll label dating the piece to the early 1960s -- only a few years after 1957, when the Cyclone...
Guido Gambone
Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
Vintage 1950-1959 Italy Modern More Furniture and Collectibles
Copper
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...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
Vintage 1950-1959 France Modern Wardrobes and Armoires
Wood, Metal, Oak, Plastic
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 ...
Hans J. Wegner
Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
Vintage 1950-1959 Denmark 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...
Gio Ponti
Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
Vintage 1960-1969 Italy Modern Decorative Art
Earthenware, Macassar
In creating the interiors for the two Parco dei Principi hotels (one in Rome, the other in Sorrento), Gio Ponti designed several different patterns for use on the ceramic floor tiles...
Frank Lloyd Wright
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Vintage 1930-1939 United States Modern Sofa Tables
Cypress
The Sondern-Adler House, an historic residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, was built in 1940 (next door to painter Thomas Hart Benton's home!) in a leafy suburb of Kansas...
Jean Prouvé
Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
Vintage 1940-1949 France Modern Chairs
Oak
Jean Prouvé's "Tout Bois" chair was an all-wood version of his famous steel "Standard Chair." Because the exigencies of world war made supplies of steel unobtain...
Antonia Campi
Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
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...
Richard Riemerschmid
Offered By Sam Kaufman Gallery
Antique 1900-1909 Germany Jugendstil Armchairs
Beech
The German architect Richard Riemerschmid was a leading exponent of the Munich Secession and designed a fascinating variety of objects: furniture, ceramics, textiles, glassware, etc....

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