1 of 9 images

Pair of Dome Top Art Deco Style Mirrors by Karl Springer

About

A large pair of Art Deco-Style "Dome Top" wall mirrors designed and manufactured by Karl Springer Ltd (German/New York, 1931-1991) circa 1970s. The mirrors feature glassed arched crests with keystone cartouches and paneled borders, from a prominent estate with many Karl Springer pieces in New Orleans, LA. This pair of stunning mirrors has been authenticated by Tom Longevin.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. Fine vintage condition, heavy and substantial..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 6 ft. 0 in. x W 2 ft. 8 in. x D 1.5 in.

    H 182.88 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 3.81 cm

  • Seller location
    North Miami, FL
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU94505136533

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Karl Springer (Designer)

The Berlin-born, New York–based designer Karl Springer brought a chic, high-fashion sensibility to furnishings. During his heyday in the 1970s, Springer’s work was a favorite of the glamour set, who enjoyed the novelty of pieces finished in rich and striking materials that ranged from exotic hides and skins to lacquer and chromed metal. In a sense, Springer was a pre-postmodernist. Much as the dull, safe, corporate sameness of late 20th-century modernism prompted Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves and others to explore new and provocative structures and materials in design and architecture, so, too, was Springer driven to enliven his creations with fresh and alluring energy and sleekness.

Springer came to New York in the late 1950s and found work arranging window displays at the department store Lord & Taylor. He had studied bookbinding in Germany, and, using his meticulous skills, he began crafting desk accessories wrapped in leather as a sideline. These pieces were sold in luxury stores like Bergdorf Goodman, and drew a sophisticated clientele that included the Duchess of Windsor. By 1965, he had established his own Manhattan atelier, and at his death he had showrooms as far afield as Los Angeles, Tokyo and Munich.

The chairs, tables, credenzas and other furniture forms Springer created are generally simple, but substantial, and often have robust, rounded lines. The attraction of Springer’s work lies in his insistence on exacting construction and, above all, his eye for unusual materials and finishes. He employed Lucite, brass, and gunmetal along with chromed and polished steel, and revived exquisite finishes rarely seen since the days of Art Deco masters such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean-Michel Frank: shagreen (a type of sharkskin), python, goatskin, bone, horn, and lacquered parchment, as well as fabrics that include batik prints. Made of such materials, Springer’s work is by its very nature flamboyant and eye-catching: a suite of pieces will astonish, and an artfully placed side table in exotic hide will add a surprising spark.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2010
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in North Miami, FL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
American Streamline Art Deco Vanity With Mirror
Donald Deskey
American Vanities
Bakelite, Chrome, Mahogany, Mirror
An American art deco streamline vanity attributed to Donald Deskey, en suite with the two night stands. It features a large mirror with chromed hardware on top. The chest of drawer i...

Large Mirror with Abalone Shells

$3,000 Sale Price
21% Off
Large Mirror with Abalone Shells
Tony Duquette
American Wall Mirrors
Abalone, Mother-of-Pearl, Mirror
A beautiful handcrafted wall mirror in the style of Tony Duquette circa 1950-60s. It features an inner frame with mother-of-pearl finishes inset with blue color and clear glass pebbl...
Large Wall Mirror with Architectural Form
Unknown
American Wall Mirrors
Glass, Mirror
An impressive wall mirror with a strong architectural form, using curved and antiqued glass as a frame. The large size and the glamorous form will draw attention in any room, great f...

An oak framed wall mirror Paul Frankl for Johnson

$1,200 Sale Price
25% Off
An oak framed wall mirror Paul Frankl for Johnson
Paul Frankl
American Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Oak
A large rectangular wall mirror in stained oak frame, designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson's Furniture. Simple and elegant minimalist design. En suite with the pair of chest of drawers.
You May Also Like
Large Gilt Rococo-style Venetian Hall Tree with...
Italian Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
Gesso
Parcel gilt with heavily carved oricular lines and fanciful sea dragons, this hall tree features a planter (with metal insert), umbrella stand, beveled mirror, and small shelf.
Pair of Antique French Art Deco Gilt Bronze and...
Maison Jansen
French Wall Mirrors
Ebony, Ormolu
A pair of unique antique French Art Deco gilt bronze and ebony mirrors of unusual shape, attributed to Jansen, Paris.
Pair of Large Rosewood Mirrors in the Style of ...
Paul Evans
Mirror, Rosewood
Pair of rosewood mirrors style of Paul Evans for Directional. Can be hung vertically or horizontally.
Antique Early 18th Century Walnut and Gilt Pier...
English Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors
Walnut, Giltwood
A very rare early 18th century George I period walnut and giltwood pier mirror having eagle heads and scrolls to top and strapwork decoration above split bevelled mirror plates (to...
A Pair of French Regence Style Mirrors
French Wall Mirrors
Wood, Mirror, Paint
A pair of French Regence style mirrors with gilded and painted finish.
Pair of Pagoda Pier Mirrors
John Linnell
English Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors
Gesso, Paint, Wood
A design attributed to John Linnell. Each arched divided plate within shaped outer slips entwined with foliate branches and leaf scrolls. Each mirror is surmounted by a seated Chines...
Fine French, Art Deco Hammered Metal and Marble...
French Console Tables
Steel, Mirror, Marble
A fine and sleek French, Art Deco hammered steel and marble table console with the original mirror. Dimensions mirror: H 59" x W 35".   
Rare Axel Einar Hjorth Swedish Art Deco "Abo" M...
Axel Einar Hjorth, Nordiska Kompaniet
Swedish Wall Mirrors
Wood
Very rare Swedish Art Deco "Åbo" mirror designed by Axel Einar Hjorth and made by Nordiska Kompaniet, 1929-1930, Stockholm. Original red "crackle" lacquered finish with parcel-gilt ...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries