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Arthur Court Furniture

The work of Arthur Court is a constant delight to his fans. The San Francisco based designer created a wide range of sophisticated yet cheerful furnishings and bijoux based on natural forms that included flowers, cacti, antlers and animals.

     Court’s designs drew on his rich and diverse experiences. He grew up in Minnesota, and his childhood rambles in the woods made him a lifelong naturalist. Navy service in the Pacific during World War II exposed Court to Asian cultures, and later in life Court was fond of taking African safaris. Upon his return from the war, Court moved to San Francisco and opened an interior design business — attracting such high-profile Hollywood clients as Shirley Temple Black and the Andrews Sisters. In 1966, he opened a store that offered smaller furniture pieces, tabletop wares and decorative sculptures. These included glass-topped tables with bases shaped like lilies or palm trees; whimsical monkey candlesticks and ice buckets in the form of rabbits and whales; or cast-aluminum tortoise shell-shaped lamps.

     As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Arthur Court appealed to anyone with a sense of joie de vivre. Take a look: it’s serious fun!

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Creator: Arthur Court
Whimsical Lucite & Aluminum Turtle Magazine Rack by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in San Diego, CA
Whimsical lucite and aluminum magazine rack designed by Arthur Court, a great piece of conversation.
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Arthur Court Lilly Flower Table Bases
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Arthur Court Lilly flower table bases in later turquoise paint finish. The bases are made of cast aluminum, both are in good condition, some missing stamens - please see imag...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Black Powder Coated Faux Antler Bar Stools by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of black faux antlers and leopard print velvet swivel bar stools designed by Arthur Court in the 1970’s. Constructed of black powder coated cast aluminum and leopard print vel...
Category

1970s American Regency Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Modern Platter Arthur Court Fish Tray 1975 Aluminum and Green Stone Fisheye
By Arthur Court
Located in National City, CA
Fish platter. Vintage Modern large decorative platter by Arthur Court, fish tray 1975 aluminum and green stone fisheye Measures: 23.75 x 10.75 deep x 2.63 tall. Maker stamped. Pr...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Stone, Aluminum

Signed Arthur Court Aluminum Fox Wine, Champagne Bucket or Ice Cooler, 1986
By Arthur Court
Located in St. Louis, MO
Arthur Court (1928-2015) Mid-Century Modern aluminum accessory designer. Aluminum barware, wine or ice cooler in the form of a fox, wolf or dog, with hinged head and glass eyes, sign...
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1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Rabbit Wine Cooler or Ice Bucket
By Arthur Court
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Amusing Arthur Court rabbit working in service as a wine cooler or ice bucket. Having floppy ears, stone eyes, and brass hands and feet. Who would have thought cooling wine could be ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Biomorphic Glass Tassel Coffee Table
By Arthur Court
Located in Culver City, CA
This tassel coffee table designed by Arthur Court in the 1960's is a little bit mid century modern, and a little bit regency, and is everything gorgeous! The table features a great, ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Metal

Rare Pair of Early Surreal, Figurative Coconut and Brass Cups by Arthur Court.
By Arthur Court
Located in Port Hope, ON
This is a rare bizarre pair of real coconut shell cups that replace the heads of seated male gymnasts each dressed in t-shirt and shorts and resting back on their hands in the "table...
Category

1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Brass

Arthur Court Geode, Agate and Brass, Signed
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Arthur Court Geode Mineral, agate and brass, Signed. Small scale agate geode displayed on a brass "Medium Mini-Claw" stand. Sold with the original Arthur Court Designs retail tag whi...
Category

1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Agate, Brass

Arthur Court Hedgehog Box
By Arthur Court
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A whimsical polished aluminum hedgehog box by Arthur Court with carnelian eyes. Signed on base.
Category

1970s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Carnelian, Aluminum

Arthur Court Polished Aluminum Tortoise Shell Lamp
By Arthur Court
Located in Chicago, IL
Back lit, cast aluminum tortoise or turtle shell table lamp by Aurthur Court. Pierced opening surround the shell to let in as well as frame the piece. Mounted on a cast aluminum base...
Category

1970s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Aluminum WartHog Wine Cooler Mid-century Modern
By Arthur Court
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outstanding and rare signed Arthur Court aluminum warthog wine and champagne cooler. This piece is very large and impressive in person. Mr. Warty is so cute and is very well crafted....
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Arthur Court Aluminum Kudu
By Arthur Court
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Arthur Court sand cast aluminum South African Kudu wall sculpture.
Category

1960s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Brown Rectangular Folk Art Shell Covered Wooden Box with Lid, Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A fabulous shell covered Folk Art box with lid. Covered in brown, black and cream conical shaped shells, it is a striking statement piece. The box which the shells cover, is created ...
Category

20th Century American Folk Art Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Shell, Wood

Arthur Court Design Fish Pitcher Rare
By Arthur Court
Located in Stamford, CT
Arthur Court aluminum fish pitcher. Rare. Amber eyes. Fish handle. Circa 1977. Muskie Fish. Signed. Made in the United States. Please note of wear consistent with age.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Arthur Court Cast Aluminum Metal Hourglass Stools Seats, a Pair 'B'
By Arthur Court
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Arthur Court cast aluminum metal hourglass stools seats - a pair (B). Item features shapely hourglass form, cast aluminum construction, very nice vintage pair, clean modernis...
Category

1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Sea Lion Ice Bucket by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Cast aluminum ice bucket by Arthur Court. The head and tail both flip open to allow two bottles of your favourite beverage. Great original condition, clean ready to use.
Category

1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Gold Gilt Round Glass Top Lily Flowers Side Table
By Arthur Court
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Arthur court gold gilt round glass top lily flowers side table. Item features cast aluminum gold gilt lily flower base, round glass top, burnished gold finish. Circa mid-20th century...
Category

Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Lily Side Table by Arthur Court in Brass Colored Aluminum
By Arthur Court
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic Lily side table or end table by Arthur Court. It features a gold colored solid aluminum base with a super thick clear glass top.
Category

1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Longhorn Bull Steer Cast Aluminum Wooden Cutting Board Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Longhorn Bull Steer cast aluminum wooden cutting board Arthur Court. Item features cast aluminum longhorn bull handles, solid wood cutting board, beautiful wood grain, qualit...
Category

Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Polished Aluminum Screen, Rare
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
This is a rare Arthur Court polished aluminum screen. It has six panels and was made in the late 1950s. The screen is finished and polished on both sides. All panels can be folded or...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

20th Century Arthur Court Grape Pyrex Serving Tray & Grape Salad Servers
By Arthur Court
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A gorgeous Arthur Court's grape pyrex serving tray with grape salad servers. Marked and dated 1999. Interlocking vines form a chain link pattern on the bottom of this dish while leav...
Category

1990s American Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Mid Century Soap Dish and Towel Hook by Arthur Court, Signed, 1970s
By Arthur Court
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Fantastic pair of Mid Century Arthur Court mask bathroom fixtures in cast aluminum. A towel hook and a soap dish! These are truly unique and magnificent period pieces. Each signed.
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Brass Serpent Candlesticks, 1979
By Arthur Court
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century koi fish/serpent brass figurative candlesticks by Arthur Court. These Asian inspired sculptural curved candlesticks feature a dolphin-like creature mounted on a shell for...
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Brass

Arthur Court Turtle Serving Dish with Ladle
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Tureen serving dish made of cast aluminum by Arthur Court. Top when flipped over works as a serving dish with a separate ladle. From the late 1970s.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Monumental Arthur Court Silver Aluminum Turtle / Tortoise Serving Centerpiece
By Arthur Court
Located in Houston, TX
Monumental aluminum turtle / tortoise serving platter by the designer Arthur Court. There is a carved wooden tray inside that is removable. Stunning centerpiece for any room.
Category

1970s North American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Designs Aluminum Elephant Napkin Rings, New in Boxes, Set of '8'
By Arthur Court
Located in Miami, FL
Arthur Court designs aluminum elephant napkin rings, new in boxes, set of (8) Offered is a set of 8 vintage Arthur Cout Elephant napkin rings which are unsued and still new in the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Grape Leaves Cast Aluminum Wine Bottle Rack Holder Stand
By Arthur Court
Located in Dayton, OH
Cast aluminum six (6) bottle wine rack holder decorated with classic grape leaves design by Arthur Court. Measure: 15".  
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

20th Century Arthur Court Fish Aluminum Tray Plate Platter, 1976
By Arthur Court
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A gorgeous catchall or platter. Made of aluminum, marked Arthur Court Design, 1976. Beautiful color and patina. Fantastic piece for each living room. Great also for business cards o...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Four Arthur Court Gilded Aluminum Dining Chairs, circa 1970
By Arthur Court
Located in North Miami, FL
A 1970s take on a traditional form, this newly upholstered set of four Arthur Court gilded aluminum chairs is in near-pristine condition.
Category

1970s American Queen Anne Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Organic Sculpture by Arthur Court, Lucite and Brass with Conch and Abalone Shell
By Arthur Court
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A set of four Arthur Court designed natural sculptures consisting of 4 brass and Lucite stands with collected shell specimens. Arthur Court (1928-2015) was a renowned California des...
Category

1980s Organic Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Brass

Arthur Court Polished Aluminum Fish Shaped Serving Platter, 1977
By Arthur Court
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A gorgeous catchall or platter. Made of aluminum, marked Arthur Court Design, 1977. Beautiful color and patina. Fantastic piece for each living room. Great also for business cards o...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminum Sculpture of a Gazelle Skull by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and dramatic polished aluminum sculpture of a gazelles head is by Arthur Court and it dates to the late 1970s to early 1980s. Note: The piece has been professionally ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Designs Aluminum Butter/Cheese Spreaders, New in Box, Set '4'
By Arthur Court
Located in Miami, FL
Arthur Court designs aluminum butter/cheese spreaders, new in box, set (4) Offered is an Arthur Court Designs aluminum, elephant butter/soft cheese spreaders. These for spreaders ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Aluminum Walrus Wine Bottle Cooler Ice Bucket
By Arthur Court
Located in Atlanta, GA
Outstanding Arthur Court (1928 - 2015) signed aluminum walrus. Cool barware accessory, wine or champagne cooler but also ice bucket in the form of a walrus with hinged head, brass tu...
Category

1990s American Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Stone, Carnelian, Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Arthur Court Frog Pitcher in Cast Aluminium
By Arthur Court
Located in East Hampton, NY
Deep jade tone eyes set in this all vintage pitcher by Arthur Court.
Category

1970s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Regency Arthur Court Lily Side Table
By Arthur Court
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage Regency side table. Beautiful gilt finish on the iconic large lily design. Thick glass top. Add a little drama to any space. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
Category

Late 20th Century North American Regency Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Glass

Pair of Arthur Court Gilt Lily Tables
By Arthur Court
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Arthur Court gilt Lily tables. These each have round tops and a gilt aluminum base. There are variations to the tone and gilding on each table. They are not completely identi...
Category

1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Cast Aluminum Clam Shell Serving Dish by Arthur Court, C.1980s
By Arthur Court
Located in San Francisco, CA
Cast aluminum clam shell serving dish by Arthur Court, C.1980s Measures: 10" diameter x 5" high Good vintage condition - A few minor scuffs on the bottom Arthur Court Design...
Category

Late 20th Century American Other Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Large-Scaled American Polished Aluminum & Brass Rabbit Wine Cooler, Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in San Francisco, CA
A delightful and large-scaled American polished aluminum and brass rabbit wine cooler/ice bucket by Arthur Court, San Francisco; this life-sized rabbit made of polished aluminum with...
Category

1980s American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Rare Arthur Court Polished Aluminum Screen
By Arthur Court
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare Arthur Court polished aluminum six panel screen, circa late 1950s. The screen is finished and polished on both sides and can be folded up or extended depending on your needs.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Whimsical Arthur Court Rabbit Hinged Ice Bucket or Wine Cooler
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Whimsical Arthur Court rabbit hinged ice bucket or wine cooler, realistically cast and modeled figure of a standing rabbit, with gemstone eyes, hinged lid, and brass paws. Stamped Co...
Category

20th Century Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Stone, Brass, Pewter

Pair of Monumental Aluminum Palm Trees by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American aluminum palm trees with a spread of leaves emanating from a tiered shaft on a round molded base (signed Arthur Court, circa 1982.). In 1966 Arthur opened his own ...
Category

1980s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Brass and Wood Bird Stash Box
By Arthur Court
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Arthur Court brass and wood bird stash box - the head tilts back to reveal a box to store private items and/or 420. A lovely box and great addition to any table or shelf, or use as a...
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Brass

Arthur Court, Duck and Duckling Tureen, 1978
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Shiny pewter duck and duckling tureen by Arthur Court, 1978.
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Pewter

Arthur Court Aluminum Turtle and Lucite Magazine Rack
By Arthur Court
Located in St. Louis, MO
1970s Arthur Court aluminum turtle and Lucite magazine rack or holder. Minor scuffs to Lucite, nice condition.
Category

1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Aluminum, Cooler/Ice/Tureen/Centerpiece Serving, 3 Pieces,Whale
By Arthur Court
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great natural style design in this tureen. Centerpiece, ice bucket, tray 3 pieces. Marked in mold 1979 and Arthur Court.
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Designs Aluminum Elephant Salad Servers, New in Box
By Arthur Court
Located in Miami, FL
Arthur Court designs aluminum elephant salad servers, new in box Offered is a vintage yet unused set of Arthur Court aluminum Elephant salad servers including a fork and spoon. Th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Arthur Court Tall Sculpture of a Gazelle in Polished Aluminum
By Arthur Court
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice polished aluminum sculpture of a gazelle by Arthur Court. Measure: 60" tall.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Aluminum Coffee Table
By Arthur Court
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cast aluminum faux bois frame with textured linen enamel finish and original 1" reverse bevel glass.
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

A Charming Frog Pitcher by Arthur Court in Cast Aluminum
By Arthur Court
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A charming frog pitcher by Arthur Court in cast aluminum with jade eyes.
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Jade, Aluminum

Rare Aluminum Sawtooth Snout Ornament by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare ornament by Arthur Court. Signed "ARTHUR COURT DESIGNS" and dated "1976" on the base.
Category

20th Century American Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Metal

Fanciful Pair of American Aluminum Antler Armchairs Designed by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fanciful pair of American 1970s aluminium antler arm chairs designed by Arthur Court, San Francisco (1928-2015); a new and innovating aluminum casting process led Arthur and Arthur...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Turtle Aluminum and Lucite Magazine Rack Regency Modern
By Arthur Court
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Whimsical Arthur Court turtle aluminum and lucite magazine rack. This is a must have for Arthur Court collectors or anyone who love to display their magazines in a stylish fun way! ...
Category

1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Oversize Clam Shell Centerpiece Bowl
By Arthur Court
Located in Highland, IN
A striking piece by Arthur Court in the form of an extra large clam shell, this piece has great presence. It can serve many purposes from a centerpiece, to a serving bowl, a punch bo...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Cast Aluminium Round Tray Holder
By Arthur Court
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern tray by Arthur Court.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Metal

Polished Aluminum Chital Deer Skull on Base by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A polished aluminum chital deer skull on an original base by Arthur Court. Skull can be removed from the base and hung on the wall if you prefer.
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Parrot and Toucan Tray by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Miami, FL
Parrot and Toucan Tray by Arthur Court Offered for sale is an unusual parrot and toucan themed tray designed by Arthur Court. The slender tray is signed and dated on the base. A lov...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Arthur Court furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Arthur Court furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 70 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Arthur Court were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture from Dorothy Thorpe, John Keal and Steuben Glass. Prices for Arthur Court furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$35 and tops out at US$35,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$1,600 on average.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Arthur Court creates products by hand out of aluminum, not pewter. Some pieces may resemble pewter due to changes in the finish that occurred over time. Occasionally, the company used additional materials like Lucite in their designs. Shop a collection of Arthur Court decorative objects and serveware on 1stDibs.

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