Karl Springer's (1931-1961) creations epitome American glam furniture.

Springer started his career creating small boxes and keepsakes using colored and exotic animal skins, such as shagreen. 

Many of the materials or techniques embraced by Springer hadn't been used in several decades. 

As the New York Times described him in his obituary: 

"Mr. Springer's quest for high quality imbued his work with a sense of scale and proportion. He demanded attention to detail and uncompromising craftsmanship, which won him respect throughout the design industry."

Today Springers remains revered and highly collected.

He opened his own eponymous studio around 1965. His work captures the aesthetic and innovation of post-war American design...yet posses a glamour and fantasy ignored by many of his contemporaries. Contrast Springer to Nakashima, Paul Evans or George Nelson. 

This card table is a prime example of his genius.

The form alludes to traditional Chinese furniture yet is realized in an emerald faux-reptile parchment. 

Ideal as a card table, desk or entry table. 

Interested in learning more about Karl Springer?  Caviar20 recommends:

"Modern Americana: From High Craft to High Glam" 

Additional images by request. 

Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

Parchment and wood

Very good condition

29"H 32"D 32"W

USA, circa 1980's 

- Where does the inventory ship from?
Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto. 

- Where do you ship to?
We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx Ground. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL. Occasionally we use CanadaPost, but will notify the client if this is the best option. 

- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.

Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.

Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere. 

- Are there additional taxes or fees?
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees. 

- Do you provide a certificate of authenticity?
Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity. 

What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.

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