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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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1970s Gucci Leather Framed Mirror
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...
Hand-Painted Wooden Danish Royal Guardsman by Kay Bojesen
Hand-Painted Wooden Danish Royal Guardsman by K...
Kay Bojesen
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Toys
Wood
Two life-size versions of Kay Bojesen's iconic wooden Guardsmen flanked the entrance to his Copenhagen shop, which was located near the Royal Palace. This drummer is in lovely condit...
Crucifix by Georges Jouve
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...
Vase by Guido Gambone
Vase by Guido Gambone
Guido Gambone
Vintage 1950s Italian 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...
Set of Ten Porcelain Plates by Verner Panton fo...
Verner Panton, Rosenthal Studio Line
Vintage 1960s German Scandinavian Modern Porcelain
Porcelain
A set of ten very groovy late-1960s porcelain dinner plates by Verner Panton, Denmark's grooviest modernist. Their colors and elliptical shape make them rather fun to eat off of. T...
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...
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...
Set of Nine Hand-Painted Faience Dinner Plates ...
Stig Lindberg
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics
Earthenware, Faience
This set of faience dinner plates (nine altogether, though only eight appear in the group photograph) was created by Stig Lindberg in the late 1940s to celebrate the various regions ...
"Jeune Lion Marin de la Californie" Rare 1822 L...
Louis Choris
Antique 1820s French Other Prints
Paper
Two hundred years ago, Louis Choris, a young French-Russian artist of German origin, accompanied an 1815-1818 expedition to the Pacific, South America, California, Alaska, Hawaii and...
Silver-Plated "Courtney" Bowl by Charles Gwathm...
Swid Powell, Gwathmey Siegel & Assoc
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Decorative Bowls
Silver Plate
When, in 1988, this silver plated bowl was designed by New York Five architect Charles Gwathmey and Robert Siegel for Swid Powell, it evoked the Aesthetic Movement of the turn-of-the...
Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius, Ben Thompson
Vintage 1950s American 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 career came t...
"Comedia" Textile by Stig Lindberg
Nordiska Kompaniet, Stig Lindberg
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Art
Linen
"Comedia", an extremely rare handmade silkscreen-printed linen textile, was designed in the late 1950s by Stig Lindberg for the prestigious Swedish NK department store. Lindberg's di...

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