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Pair of Monumental Aluminum Palm Trees by Arthur Court

$35,000per set

About

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 design firm and first showroom in San Francisco at 10 Hotaling Place. The showroom quickly expanded to the full building and was a "world of wonders, elegant and exotic". Arthur Court Designs quickly became nationally and internationally known with showrooms in San Francisco, New York and Los Angles. Arthur's energy and enthusiasm was electrifying and attracted clients such as the Andrews Sisters, Gypsy Rose Lee, Shirley Temple Black and retailers such as Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus. A new and innovative aluminum casting process for furniture and decorative accessories led Arthur and Arthur Court Designs into a new era and eventually away from the foundations of his earlier success. Arthur's aluminum furniture featured cast antler chandeliers, chairs, tables and bookcases. He also made a cast aluminum Saguaro cactus furniture line which was most unique and has not been seen on the market since.

Details

  • Creator
    Arthur Court (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 140 in. (355.6 cm)Diameter: 84 in. (213.36 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1982
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: GRL49811stDibs: LU97799398313

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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About the Maker

Arthur Court

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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