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Solid Brass Geometric Demilune Side Tables with Heavy Patina, a pair


Solid brass geometric demilune side tables with heavy patina. Architectural, minimalist design made from the highest quality materials. These tables are contemporary artist-made pieces and were meticulously handcrafted in New England. The antique patina was applied by hand and unique to each piece. Exceptional quality and craftsmanship. In the style of Mastercraft and Karl Springer. See this item in our private NYC showroom! Refine Limited is a curated collection of mid-century, deco, danish modern, and decorative designer furniture with a focus on period designs from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Our love for classic, sleek, and simple lines is only surpassed by our penchant for the elegant, unusual, sculptural and fabulous. Whether furnishing a contemporary Soho loft or stylish post-war Park Avenue penthouse, an artistic Central Park townhome or your eccentric Brooklyn brownstone, our team is happy to help. We ship anywhere, so we can also assist you with that retro Palm Springs pool house, unique Hollywood Hills estate or chic Paris pied-à-terre!


  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 18 in. x W 32 in. x D 16 in.

    H 45.72 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 40.64 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
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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.

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