Sam Kaufman Gallery

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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

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Ceramic Sculpture by Roger Capron
Ceramic Sculpture by Roger Capron
Roger Capron
Vintage 1950s French Modern Figurative Sculptures
Ceramic
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...
"Ocean Pier" 1961 Oil Painting by Charles Griffin Farr
"Ocean Pier" 1961 Oil Painting by Charles Griff...
Charles Griffin Farr
Vintage 1960s American Modern Paintings
Oil
San Francisco artist Charles Griffin Farr (American, 1908-1997) studied, during the 1920s, in New York (at the Art Student's League) and Paris. Always a representational painter, Far...
Wall-Plaque by Georges Jouve
Wall-Plaque by Georges Jouve
Georges Jouve
Vintage 1950s French Modern Decorative Art
Ceramic
Made to be displayed as a wall-hung plaque, this large Georges Jouve piece would serve admirably as a charger or even a serving dish. Decorated in a marvelously spontaneous hand, wit...
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...
Nickel-Plated Brass Frame / Mirror by Gabriella...
Gabriella Crespi
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Picture Frames
Brass
Gabriella Crespi, legendary arbiter of 1970s Italian chic, had a showroom on the Via Borgospesso in Milan which was the point of origin not only of an aesthetic but of an entire life...
Crucifix by Georges Jouve
Georges Jouve
Vintage 1940s French Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Earthenware
Made between 1942 and 1944, this crucifix is a very early piece from one of France's greatest ceramists. In 1942, Jouve had just escaped from Nazi imprisonment, and was hiding out in...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Six Studio Vases by Stig Lindberg
Stig Lindberg
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Stoneware
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...
Pair of Frank Lloyd Wright Low Tables
Frank Lloyd Wright
Vintage 1950s American Modern End Tables
Mahogany
A pair of striking, architectural tables/stools designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Henredon in 1955. The edges of the triangular tops are carved with Wright's famous Taliesen "Greek ...

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