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

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Rare 1938 "Bryn Mawr" Chair by Marcel Breuer
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Modern Chairs
Birch, Plywood
Famous Bauhaus exponent Marcel Breuer's very first design commission in the United States, after joining Walter Gropius at Harvard, was in 1937 for a set of furniture to be used in a...
Marble Portrait Bust of George Boole, F.R.S. by...
Thomas Earle
Antique Mid-19th Century England Neoclassical Busts
Marble
Thomas Earle (1810-1876) was a distinguished 19th century English sculptor who regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy and was honoured by that body with a gold medal for his work. ...
Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius, Ben Thompson
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...
Long Sofa by Hans Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
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...
Important "Farsta" Vase by Wilhelm Kåge
Wilhelm Kåge
Vintage 1950-1959 Sweden Scandinavian Modern Vases
Stoneware
A massive, thick-walled vase made in 1958, by the great Wilhelm Kåge with elaborately carved, asymmetrical decoration. This superb piece was, when finished, so satisfying to its make...
Pair of Jugendstil Armchairs by Richard Riemers...
Richard Riemerschmid
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....
"Lawo" Lounge Chair by Han Pieck
Han Pieck
Vintage 1940-1949 Netherlands Modern Lounge Chairs
Plywood
The Lawo chair, so named because it was made of LA-minated WO-od, was brilliantly constructed from a single sheet of birch plywood, which is cut and then bent in different planes to ...
Aubusson Tapestry by André Borderie
Andre Borderie, Camille Legoueix Atelier
Vintage 1960-1969 France Modern Tapestries
Wool, Tapestry
André Borderie (1923-1998) was an energetic French painter, sculptor and ceramist, an ardent experimentalist with form whose work has attracted renewed interest by connoisseurs in th...
Vase by Guido Gambone
Guido Gambone
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...
Lamp/Sculpture by Juliette Derel
Juliette Derel
Vintage 1960-1969 France Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Earthenware, Resin
Almost any room can benefit from a dash of south-of-France 1960s chic. This unusual and highly groovy Juliette Derel ceramic lamp contains six colored-resin windows - oval blocks enc...
1939 Japanese Art Deco Okimono Figure of a Bull...
Vintage 1930-1939 Japan Art Deco Animal Sculptures
Iron
This enameled iron sculpture of a bull by Hiramatsu Koshun has a substantial feel, and a lovely patina which contrasts nicely with the futuristic contours of the figure. A fine examp...
1956 "Farsta" Vase by Wilhelm Kåge
Wilhelm Kåge
Vintage 1950-1959 Sweden Scandinavian Modern Vases
Stoneware
By Wilhelm Kåge, student of Matisse, grand old man of Swedish ceramics, and creator of the 20th century's greatest series of studio ceramics: his famous Farsta collection of the 1940...

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