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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 middle of the last century. Sam sees his enterprise as a salon for enthusiasts, and his job as a kind of cross between curator and emcee. The gallery caters to a wide spectrum of customers, from a connoisseur searching for an elusive piece to complete a collection, to an interior designer looking for an unusual lounge chair for a client’s screening room, or anybody shopping for a special gift. Born in New York City, Sam has nurtured an interest in architecture and design since he was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 1968 Jones Beach Sand Castle Building Contest. He went on to receive his BA in Semiotics at Brown University, and an MFA at the University of Southern California. Discounts are offered to customers who can sing any Francoise Hardy song acapella. .
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...
Headboard by Frank Lloyd Wright

Headboard by Frank Lloyd Wright

By Frank Lloyd Wright
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 ...
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...
Modernist Rocking Horse from Denmark
Modernist Rocking Horse from Denmark
Danish Toys and Dolls
Rope, Pine
Leather Elephant by Deru
Leather Elephant by Deru
Deru
German Animal Sculptures
Brass, Leather
Trompe L'oeil Umbrella Stand by Piero Fornasetti
Trompe L'oeil Umbrella Stand by Piero Fornasetti
Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands
Steel
A trompe l'oeil group of classical vases decorates the outer surface of a chic and practical umbrella stand. Designed by Fornasetti in the early 1950s, this example was made more rec...
Enamel by Studio Del Campo

Enamel by Studio Del Campo

By Studio Del Campo
Enamel by Studio Del Campo
Studio Del Campo
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art
This beautiful platter / wall-plaque -- depicting two figures carrying foodstuffs to market, accompanied by a ravenous wolf-like creature -- was made in the early 1960s at the Del Ca...
Sterling Silver Hair Comb Sculpture by Art Smith
Sterling Silver Hair Comb Sculpture by Art Smith
Art Smith
American Sculptures
Sterling Silver
Original "Cutaway" Drawing of the Lotus 20 Racing Car by Brian Hatton
Original "Cutaway" Drawing of the Lotus 20 Raci...
Brian Hatton
English Drawings
Other
"Le Coq" Sculpture by Roger Capron
"Le Coq" Sculpture by Roger Capron
Roger Capron
Vintage 1950s French Modern Animal Sculptures
Earthenware
A highly stylized figure of a rooster by the great French ceramist, Roger Capron. Marvelous reduction and development of the familiar forms that make up the body of a rooster. One is...
Maquette for Fountain by Jean Derval
Maquette for Fountain by Jean Derval
French Architectural Models
Ceramic
Uncut Lithographed Sheet of Italian Playing Cards
Uncut Lithographed Sheet of Italian Playing Cards
Alessandro Viassone
Italian Prints
Original "Cutaway" Drawing of the Lotus 30 Raci...
Brian Hatton
English Drawings
Other
Pioneers of Modernity
English Books
17th Century Ranseur
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Swedish Decorative Boxes
Steel, Wood
The ranseur was a medieval European weapon which, though gradually made obsolete by the advent of firearms, persisted in regular use through the 17th century. Later ranseurs, such as...
Anonymous Kinetic Sculpture
Unknown
American Sculptures
Walnut
Leather Giraffe by Deru
Deru
German Animal Sculptures
Braun Cylindric T2 Lighter and HL70 Desk Fan
Dieter Rams, Reinhold Weiss
German Desk Accessories
Plastic, Steel, Aluminum
Meccano No.1 Constructor Car
Vintage 1930s English Models and Miniatures
Rubber
In 1932, Meccano Ltd. -- the makers of the classic line of engineering / construction toys (the earlier British equivalent of the American "Erector Set") -- introduced the Meccano Mo...
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