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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

"Le Village" Ceramic Mural by Roger Capron
By Roger Capron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very charming, stylized depiction of a village in Provence. Characteristically, Capron hints at both medieval art and post-war modern graphics, along with a healthy dose of folk. G...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Earthenware

Ceramic Sculpture by Roger Capron
By Roger Capron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely affecting, with the charm of great Folk Art, this "Mother and Child" is a rare piece. Roger Capron, obviously working in his favorite vernacular idiom, modeled th...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Zinc-Plated Table Lamps by Ron Rezek
By Ron Rezek
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have three of these wonderful lamps available. A very sophisticated design, that appeared prominently in HEAT, the great 1990's Al Pacino / Robert De Niro film. Designed by Southe...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Brass

Llama by Barney Reid
By Barney Reid
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Barney Reid was a highly original and versatile artist/designer and early member of post-war San Diego's important Allied Craftsmen group. Reid's studio produced a fantastic variety ...
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Vintage 1940s American Sculptures

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Acid-Etched and Oxidized Brass Panel by Bernhard Rohne, 1970s
By Bernhard Rohne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bernhard Rohne, a German-born artist active in Canada since the 1960s, evolved a singular calligraphic style which depended heavily on his unusual technique: Rohne painted with acid ...
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Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Brass

Pair of Marcel Breuer for Knoll "Wassily" Chair Frames
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in 1925 by Bauhaus exponent Marcel Breuer, the model B3 chair is best known as the "Wassily" chair, named after painter Wassily Kandinsky (an early admirer and owner of the ...
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Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

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Chrome, Steel

"Oiseau" Ceramic Sculpture by Jules Agard
By Jules Agard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jules Agard (French, 1905 - 1986) was a ceramist and sculptor who collaborated closely with his friend, Pablo Picasso. During the great artist's period of experimentation with cerami...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Earthenware

Modernist Rocking Horse from Denmark
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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"), the leg...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Toys and Dolls

Materials

Pine, Rope

Faience Decanter by Stig Lindberg
By Stig Lindberg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
While the form of this decanter will be familiar to collectors of Stig Lindberg's influential line of late 1940s faiences, the painted glaze decoration on this particular piece, by S...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Barware

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Faience

Plate by Roger Capron
By Roger Capron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Roger Capron's colorful, stylized horse resides in a solid hardwood frame custom-made for this piece. The plate itself measures 9.5 inches in diameter. As framed, the piece is 14 inc...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Earthenware

Tall, Dark and Handsome Italian Vase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This attenuated bottle-form vase is stoneware, less commonly seen in Italy where earthenware was generally favored for its accomodation of brightly-colored and carefully controlled g...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Pioneers of Modernity
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The most important biological book ever written, and the most important children's book ever written, both of immeasurable importance to the development of the Modernist imagination....
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Books

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Paper

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