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Kem Weber

American  [1889 - 1963] 

Karl Emanuel Martin Weber studied under Bruno Paul who guided him to design and supervise the construction of the German Pavilion at the 1910 International Exposition in Brussels, leading to his commission to do the German section at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. World War I broke out and Weber was trapped in America. In the early 1920's, Weber became Art Director for Barker Brothers in Santa Barbara, California, designing several lines of modern furniture. In 1927 he left Barker Brothers (but remained as design consultant) and opened his own design studio in Los Angeles. Weber designed furniture for Higgins Mfg.Co., Meyers Co., Berkley and Gay, Haskelite Mfg., Karpen Furniture Co., Noha Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Co., and Lloyd Mfg. Co. He also designed a line of modern clocks for the Lawson Clock Co.

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Kem Weber For Lloyd American Art Deco Sofa and Two Club Chairs

Kem WeberKem Weber
American [1889 - 1963] 

Karl Emanuel Martin Weber studied under Bruno Paul who guided him to design and supervise the construction of the German Pavilion at the 1910 International Exposition in Brussels, leading to his commission to do the German section at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. World War I broke out and Weber was trapped in America. In the early 1920's, Weber became Art Director for Barker Brothers in Santa Barbara, California, designing several lines of modern furniture. In 1927 he left Barker Brothers (but remained as design consultant) and opened his own design studio in Los Angeles. Weber designed furniture for Higgins Mfg.Co., Meyers Co., Berkley and Gay, Haskelite Mfg., Karpen Furniture Co., Noha Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Co., and Lloyd Mfg. Co. He also designed a line of modern clocks for the Lawson Clock Co. ***We are actively buying Kem Weber furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the...
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designed this settee and two club chairs for Lloyd Chromium Furniture, the Lloyd Manufacturing Company, Menominee, MI.  The settee and chair were at the January 1935 Grand Rapids Furniture Market and appeared in a Lloyd Advertisement in the February 1935 Furniture Record with the headline “Designs by Kem Weber, Quality by Lloyd”.  The advertisement goes on to say “by far the most interesting Lloyd Chromium group shown at the winter market was this truly unusual group designed by Kem Weber”.   The bodies are of chromed steel, upholstery on Marshall spring-filled seat and back cushions with ebonized wood handles and arm rests.  A partial Lloyd decal appears on one of the chair frames.  The settee is 65” wide x 33” deep and 27” high.  The chairs are 28” wide x 33” deep and 29” high.

Kem Weber American Art Deco Arm Chair for Mueller Furniture Co.

This American art deco arm chair was designed in 1936 by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber (1889 - 1963). In 1935 Weber could not find a manufacturer for his “Airline Chair”. The several hundred he sold to Disney Studios were made by local cabinet makers. In 1936 he sold the concept (A wood chair that had no screws nails or bolts and could be shipped “flat”) to the Mueller Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan who manufactured this chair. The chair is 33 1/2” high 31” deep and 22” wide. It is in excellent condition and bears the Mueller Furniture Company tag.

American Art Deco Table Mirror Attributed to KEM Weber

This rare American Art Deco table mirror is attributed to KEM Weber (1889 - 1963). The mirror is from the Sommer and Kaufmann store in San Francisco which Weber helped to decorate. The cleverly designed mirror, four wood balls, two larger ones in front, a medium sized ball on a short rod in the back and a small one in the front center; the three front balls are cleaved to hold the mirror. The beveled mirror is original as is the wood. The mirror is 11" high, 11" wide and 6 1/4" deep.

Kem Weber American Art Deco Chair and Settee Davenport

Kem WeberKem Weber
American [1889 - 1963] 

Karl Emanuel Martin Weber studied under Bruno Paul who guided him to design and supervise the construction of the German Pavilion at the 1910 International Exposition in Brussels, leading to his commission to do the German section at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. World War I broke out and Weber was trapped in America. In the early 1920's, Weber became Art Director for Barker Brothers in Santa Barbara, California, designing several lines of modern furniture. In 1927 he left Barker Brothers (but remained as design consultant) and opened his own design studio in Los Angeles. Weber designed furniture for Higgins Mfg.Co., Meyers Co., Berkley and Gay, Haskelite Mfg., Karpen Furniture Co., Noha Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Co., and Lloyd Mfg. Co. He also designed a line of modern clocks for the Lawson Clock Co. ***We are actively buying Kem Weber furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the...
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(1889-1963) designed this chair and settee davenport for Lloyd Manufacturing Company, Menominee, Michigan in 1938, the only year they were produced. The frames are of chrome plated 1” tubular steel with a veneered bottom board and black enameled armrests. The removable marshall spring-filled seat and back cushions are finished in black vinyl with white trim. Known in the company literature as the CD-21-D Chair and the SD-21-D Settee Davenport, both have been reupholstered in new vinyl and the chrome shined. The chair is 27” wide, 36” deep and 32” high, the settee davenport is 65” wide,  36”deep and 32” high.

KEM Weber American Art Deco Streamline Triple Band Armchair

K.E.M. Weber (1889 – 1963) designed this streamline American art deco triple band armchair for the Lloyd Manufacturing Company.  The chair features machine age triple band chrome arms enclosing a sprung leather seat and back.  The chrome and leather are all in good original condition.  This model was featured in Lloyd’s 1939 catalog.  The chair measures 28 ½” wide x 42” deep and 32 ½” high.

Pair Kem Weber Springer Armchairs

This pair of supremely comfortable American art deco arm chairs was designed ca. 1935 for Lloyd Manufacturing by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber (1889 -1963). Known as the “Springer” chair, the chairs sit on flat band chrome steel springs and function as rocking chairs. The chairs have their original chrome, the original red vinyl cushions are sprung and in excellent condition. The black arms have been refinished in high gloss lacquer. Each chair measures 27” wide x 32” deep x 34” high.

Pair of Kem Weber Streamline Armchairs

This pair of stylish and comfortable streamline design armchairs was designed by Karl Emmanuel Martin (KEM) Weber (1889 -1963) in the 1930’s. Finished in high gloss black lacquer and pearly white leather, the chairs are the height of American Modern art deco. The “Stair-step” curved arms offer a contrast to the vertical lines of thelegs and back. Each chair measures 20 ½” wide x 22” deep and 33 ½” high.

Kem Weber American Art Deco Floor Lamp

  This rare and important American art deco floor lamp was designed by KEM Weber (1889 – 1963). The circular chrome base has a chrome center. The inner portion of the base, the ball and the shaft of the lamp are enameled in Weber’s 1927 green paint. Above the base are three "tulips" graduated in size, chrome on the outside and copper in the inside. The upper portion of the shaft has three smaller "tulips" again graduated in size in chrome, copper and chrome order. The upper portion has a tall copper finial. A chrome bar supports a new mica shade. All metal parts have been cleaned to remove any dirt and corrosion. The true color of the green was taken from an area of unexposed paint under the chrome center of the base. The lamp has been rewired and is in excellent condition.    

Kem Weber Silverplate, Glass & Alabaster Clock

Kem WeberKem Weber
American [1889 - 1963] 

Karl Emanuel Martin Weber studied under Bruno Paul who guided him to design and supervise the construction of the German Pavilion at the 1910 International Exposition in Brussels, leading to his commission to do the German section at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. World War I broke out and Weber was trapped in America. In the early 1920's, Weber became Art Director for Barker Brothers in Santa Barbara, California, designing several lines of modern furniture. In 1927 he left Barker Brothers (but remained as design consultant) and opened his own design studio in Los Angeles. Weber designed furniture for Higgins Mfg.Co., Meyers Co., Berkley and Gay, Haskelite Mfg., Karpen Furniture Co., Noha Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Co., and Lloyd Mfg. Co. He also designed a line of modern clocks for the Lawson Clock Co. ***We are actively buying Kem Weber furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the...
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(1889 – 1963) designed this striking American art deco clock for Lawson Time, Inc. of Pasadena, California ca. 1934. The clock features a block form case with ivorine digit faces in Analogue mechanism flanked by four slabs of clear glass and rectangular silver plate blocks. The whole resting on a white polished Alabaster base. The clock measures 13” long x 7” wide and is 4” high. It is identified as “Model P40” and carries Patent Number 1990645.

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