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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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Arthur Court Vintage Turtle Lucite and Aluminum Magazine Rack
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Whimsical magazine rack by Arthur court. Featuring aluminum turtle head and feet attached to lucite magazine holder.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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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...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

Arthur Court Aluminum Coffee Table
By Arthur Court
Located in Hudson, NY
Cast aluminum faux bois frame with textured linen enamel finish and original 1" reverse bevel glass.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

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...
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1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Agate, Brass

Arthur Court Rabbit Box
By Arthur Court
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rabbit box with a cast brass head, arms, and legs over a wood body stamped indistinctly Arthur Court 1976 on a leg.
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Arthur Court Furniture

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Brass

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.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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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.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

Arthur Court Pair of Aluminum Ram Horn Candlestick Holders 1970s
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Pair of cast aluminum ram horn candlestick holders by Arthur Court, American 1970s. These are very stylish.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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

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Aluminum

Vintage Arthur Court Cast Aluminum Metal Hourglass Stools Seats, a Pair 'A'
By Arthur Court
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Arthur Court cast aluminum metal hourglass stools seats - a pair (A). Item features shapely hourglass form, cast aluminum construction, very nice vintage pair, clean modernis...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

Arthur Court Rams Head Serving Platter Plate
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Cast aluminum serving platter with rams head trim. Signed and dated on reverse. Some scratches to surface, shown in last image.
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1980s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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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.
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1970s North American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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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

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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...
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Late 20th Century American Other Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

20th Century Large Aluminum Antelope Head Sculpture by Arthur Edward Court
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage large Mid-Century Modern American sculpture in polished aluminum, depicting an Antelope head sculpture with wall mount brackets. Designed by Arthur Edward Court. Very impor...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

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Metal, Aluminum

Arthur Court Elephant Ice Bucket Champagne Wine Holder Stand
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Free standing wine cooler stand made by Arthur Court. Three cast aluminum elephants with brass tusks supporting a floral stem. Tropical leaves surround at top.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum, Brass

Arthur Court Tortoise Shell Table Lamp in Cast Pewter 'Signed'
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Mounted illuminated tortoiseshell lamp in cast pewter with bulb at back by Arthur Court, American 1970s (stamped 'Arthur Court Designs' on the back). This is a very chic lamp.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Pewter

Arthur Court Polished Aluminum Fish Shaped Serving Platter, 1975
By Arthur Court
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Gorgeous polished silver aluminium fish tray or platter by San Fransisco designer Arthur Court. Beautifully designed with detailed scales and fins and a green jade eye. Mid-Century M...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

20th Century Arthur Court Fish Aluminum Tray Plate Platter, 1976
By Arthur Court
Located in Nürnberg, 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...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

Arthur Court Extra Large Metal Clam Shell
By Arthur Court
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a 1988 Arthur Court clam shell it is made out of aluminum and is used as decorative or a serving piece.
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1980s North American 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 ...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

Arthur Court Designed Fish Themed Aluminum Platter
By Arthur Court
Located in Ferndale, MI
Large aluminum platter with net full of fish design.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

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.
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20th Century American Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Metal

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 ...
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20th Century American Folk Art Arthur Court Furniture

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Shell, Wood

Faux Bois Cast Aluminum Silver Apple Design Condiment Platter by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful cast aluminum condiment platter by Arthur Court. Three small scooped compartments cast together and held by a faux bois handle. Decorated with apples and vines. A great p...
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20th Century American American Classical Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

Arthur Court, Duck and Duckling Tureen, 1978
By Arthur Court
Located in Atlanta, GA
Shiny pewter duck and duckling tureen by Arthur Court, 1978.
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Pewter

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

Arthur Court Tortoise Lamps
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Cast aluminum lamps create a lovely backlit ambience. These are an early pair. They have not been re-polished.
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1970s American Vintage 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...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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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

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Aluminum

Saw Tooth Metal Sculpture by Arthur Court, 1970s
By Arthur Court
Located in Stamford, CT
Saw tooth metal sculpture by Arthur Court, USA, 1976.   
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1970s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Metal

Rare Whimsical Arthur Court Aluminum and Brass Walrus Wine Cooler
By Arthur Court
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wine cooler designed and manufactured by Arthur Court, USA, 1990. Detailed aluminium walrus design with opening head, brass tusks and carnelian stone eyes. All original vintage. Mark...
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1990s American Arthur Court Furniture

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Carnelian, Aluminum, Brass

Postmodern Modern Brutalist Brass Side Table by 1980s Designer Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
A substantial signed 1980s Postmodern modern Brutalist brass wrapped pedestal side table by designer Arthur Court, 1980, USA. Table is 'wrapped' in brass with a small brass nail desi...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Arthur Court Furniture

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Brass

Arthur Court Silver Aluminum Deviled Egg Platter with Orchid Flowers
By Arthur Court
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Silver Arthur Court deviled egg platter with floral detail and twelve wells. A beautiful serving platter for any table. This piece features scooped wells and carved orchid flowers. A...
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20th Century American American Classical Arthur Court Furniture

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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.
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1970s American Queen Anne Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Aluminum

Cast Bronze Horned Glass Eyed Devil or Satan Wall Memo Clip Stamped Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Ferndale, MI
Frightening Devil image cast in bronze with spring clip holder. Glass eyes, stamped Arthur Court 1977.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

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Bronze

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...
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1980s Organic Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Brass

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

Vintage Arthur Court Lily Flower Table
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
A lily leaf flower table with gilded metal base and thick round glass top by Arthur Court, USA, circa 1960.  Measures approximately 17 inches H x 17 inches W.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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Metal

Vintage Elephant by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage elephant figure by Arthur Court with red eyes. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Metal

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

Whimsical Arthur Court Rabbit Hinged Ice Bucket or Wine Cooler
By Arthur Court
Located in Atlanta, GA
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...
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20th Century Arthur Court Furniture

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Stone, Pewter, Brass

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...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Brass

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.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 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...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Pair of Rare Sable Horn Chairs by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Pasadena, CA
Rare pair of cast aluminum Sable Horn Chairs by Arthur Court, 1950s. Created to mimic the horns of an African sable antelope these chairs have been newly restored in a metallic silve...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of 1970s Tortoise Lamps in Polished Brass by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in Pasadena, CA
Early 1970s pair of cast metal tortoise lamps by Arthur Court newly re-plated in polished brass. The lamps are at once whimsical yet striking and masculine. Excellent condition.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Brass

1990s Silver "Endangered Kingdom" Oval Tray by Arthur Court
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th century silver aluminium "Endangered Kingdom" oval tray by Arthur Court. Signed and dated on the underside, Arthur Court, 1990.
Category

20th Century American Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

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 Turtle Aluminium and Lucite Magazine Rack Regency Modern
By Arthur Court
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Whimsical Arthur Court turtle aluminium 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! ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

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.
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1970s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Illuminated Saw-Teeth-Fish-Snout, Arthur Court of San Francisco, 1970s
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This vintage piece is from the iconic Arthur Court of San Francisco, California and was purchased from their shop at 10 Hotaling Place in the 1970s. The fish was caught off the co...
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Late 20th Century Indian Arthur Court Furniture

Arthur Court Tassel Coffee Table
By Arthur Court
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful tassel coffee table by Arthur Court. The rich golden / bronzed finished tassels support a 3/4" thick rectangle piece of glass to make this a simple and elegant coffee table.
Category

1960s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Metal

Arthur Court Aluminum Kudu
By Arthur Court
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Arthur Court sand cast aluminum South African Kudu wall sculpture.
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1960s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Sand Cast Aluminum Sculpture
By Arthur Court
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Arthur court sand cast aluminum sculpture.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

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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

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 ...
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1980s American Vintage Arthur Court Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Arthur Court Aluminum Free Form Petite Modernist Chair
By Arthur Court
Located in Westport, CT
Arthur court aluminum free form petite chair with white faux fur upholstered cushion. Sleek and sophisticated design.
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Mid-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 choices in our Arthur Court Furniture collection, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many original furniture by Arthur Court were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Dorothy Thorpe Furniture, Georges Briard Furniture and Culver Ltd. Furniture if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Arthur Court furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Priced at $150 on 1stDibs, these items top out at $35,000, while pieces like these can sell for $1,583.

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