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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"New York" Sofa by Katavolos, Littell and Kelley for Laverne
"New York" Sofa by Katavolos, Littell and Kelle...
Katavolos, Littel, & Kelly, Laverne International
Vintage 1950s American Modern Sofas
Leather, Steel
The chic "New York" sofa was designed in 1952 by William Katavolos, Ross Littell and Douglas Kelley for the adventurous New York manufacturer of luxury furniture, Laverne Internation...
Table Lamp by Guido Gambone
Table Lamp by Guido Gambone
Guido Gambone
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Earthenware, Linen
A graphically stunning ceramic table lamp by postwar Italy's greatest ceramist, Guido Gambone. The enigmatic design of intricately but spontaneously decorated squares and rectangles ...
Walnut End Table by Billy Haines

Walnut End Table by Billy Haines

$3,800 Sale Price
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Walnut End Table by Billy Haines
William Billy Haines
Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency End Tables
Walnut
Made in 1942, this two-tier, lacquered walnut end table is handsome and substantial. It was originally owned by Joel Schiller, a Hollywood production designer who was friends with Bi...
Rare Enamel Tray by Guido Gambone
Rare Enamel Tray by Guido Gambone
Guido Gambone
Vintage 1950s Italian 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...
Cabinet and Desk by Jan De Swart
Jan De Swart
Vintage 1960s American Modern Cabinets
Wood
Sculptor/engineer/teacher/non-conformist Jan De Swart, Dutch emigre and fascinating exponent of the optimistic Southern California modernist aesthetic, was an artist no less idiosync...
"Soleil" Table by Roger Capron and Jean Derval
Roger Capron, Jean Derval
Vintage 1970s French Modern Side Tables
Steel, Earthenware
Made during the early 1970s, when the two great Vallauris ceramics returned to collaboration. The table's ceramic top comprises five panels, with impressed decoration. The central pa...
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...
Aubusson Tapestry by André Borderie
Andre Borderie, Camille Legoueix Atelier
Vintage 1960s French 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...
"Soleil" Vide-Poche by Georges Jouve
Georges Jouve
Vintage 1950s French Modern Ceramics
Earthenware
A handsome Georges Jouve tray, glazed in the great ceramist's beloved gunmetal black, with a typically Jouvian representation of a radiant, pouty-faced sun. Made in the early 1950s. ...
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...
Leather Elephant by Deru
Deru
Vintage 1960s German Modern Animal Sculptures
Brass, Leather
A half-century ago, a German company called Deru made beautifully crafted figures of various animals with an imaginative, origami-like technique of crimping, cutting, folding, sewing...
Ceramic Tray by Georges Jouve
Georges Jouve
Vintage 1950s French Modern Decorative Art
Ceramic
In its spontaneity and composition, this Jouve ceramic's decoration is reminiscent of both Zen painting and Japanese Oribe pottery. It can be displayed on a table surface, or hung on...

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