Greta Grossman

(1906 - 1999)
Lot 181
Greta Grossman
Tripod floor lamp
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,125
September 30, 2018
Lot 98
Greta Grossman
Double shade table lamp
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
October 22, 2017
Lot 99
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
October 22, 2017
Lot 100
Greta Grossman
Desk and chairs (3)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,437
October 22, 2017
Lot 262
Greta Grossman
Dresser
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $8,750
May 21, 2017
Lot 263
Greta Grossman
Console
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
May 21, 2017
Lot 34
Greta Grossman
Console
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $5,312
February 21, 2016
Lot 235
Greta Grossman
Bench
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,500
May 17, 2015
Lot 38
Greta Grossman
Tripod floor lamp
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,312
October 12, 2014
Lot 39
Greta Grossman
Console
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $9,375
October 12, 2014
Lot 43
Greta Grossman
Cobra floor lamp
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,625
May 18, 2014
Lot 45
Greta Grossman
Rare occasional table
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $10,625
May 18, 2014
Lot 308
Greta Grossman
Cocktail table
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $3,437
February 23, 2014
Lot 309
Greta Grossman
Chest of drawers
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $4,375
February 23, 2014
Lot 310
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,375
February 23, 2014
Lot 311
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
February 23, 2014
Lot 45
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,312
October 13, 2013
Lot 46
Greta Grossman
Rare Table/Wall lamp
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
October 13, 2013
Lot 212
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,500
May 19, 2013
Lot 214
Greta Grossman
End tables (2)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $11,875
May 19, 2013
Lot 215
Greta Grossman
Cocktail table
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $12,500
May 19, 2013
Lot 176
Greta Grossman
Tripod floor lamp
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $5,312
December 16, 2012
Lot 177
Greta Grossman
Rare occasional table
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $12,500
December 16, 2012
Lot 178
Greta Grossman
Rare bookshelf
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $10,000
December 16, 2012
Lot 179
Greta Grossman
Low console
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $3,437
December 16, 2012
Lot 89
Greta Grossman
Rare Double Shade Floor lamp (Cone and Cobra)
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $23,750
October 7, 2012
Lot 90
Greta Grossman
Rare Double cone floor lamp
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $37,500
October 7, 2012
Lot 91
Greta Grossman
Tripod floor lamp
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $6,875
October 7, 2012
Lot 28
Greta Grossman
Desk with rare top storage unit
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $15,000
May 6, 2012
Lot 29
Greta Grossman
Table lamps (2)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $16,250
May 6, 2012
Lot 30
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $10,625
May 6, 2012
Lot 31
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $10,625
May 6, 2012
Lot 32
Greta Grossman
Pair of couches
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $17,500
May 6, 2012
Lot 340
Greta Grossman
Table lamp
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $5,937
December 11, 2011
Lot 341
Greta Grossman
Step table
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $9,375
December 11, 2011
Lot 136
Greta Grossman
Dining suite
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Price Realized: $1,715
October 17, 2010
Lot 364
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $2,082
October 17, 2010
Lot 193
Greta Grossman
Tripod floor lamp
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,594
December 6, 2009
Lot 194
Greta Grossman
Console
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,205
December 6, 2009
Lot 451
Greta Grossman
Table lamp
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,440
June 7, 2009
Lot 452
Greta Grossman
Bench
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,680
June 7, 2009
Lot 453
Greta Grossman
End table
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $1,140
June 7, 2009
Lot 34
Greta Grossman
Floor lamp
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $5,100
December 7, 2008
Lot 37
Greta Grossman
Cobra table light
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,160
December 7, 2008
Lot 38
Greta Grossman
Cobra table light
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,400
December 7, 2008
Lot 37
Greta Grossman
Desk with rare top storage unit
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $21,600
June 29, 2008
Lot 12
Greta Grossman
Chest of drawers
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $7,200
February 10, 2008
Lot 13
Greta Grossman
Chest of drawers
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $10,200
February 10, 2008
Lot 14
Greta Grossman
Bench/coffee table
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $600
February 10, 2008
Lot 16
Greta Grossman
Tripod floor light
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $7,800
February 10, 2008
Lot 333
Greta Grossman
Desk (Model no. 6200) with rare top storage unit (Model no. 6200A)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $14,400
October 14, 2007
Lot 336
Greta Grossman
Rare Cobra floor lamp
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
Price Realized: $7,800
October 14, 2007
Lot 337
Greta Grossman
Table lamp (Model no. 733)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $7,800
October 14, 2007
Lot 338
Greta Grossman
Tripod floor lamp (Model no. 831)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $9,600
October 14, 2007
Lot 339
Greta Grossman
Floor lamp
Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $9,000
October 14, 2007
Lot 340
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $3,900
October 14, 2007
Lot 341
Greta Grossman
Cobra table lamp
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $4,500
October 14, 2007
Lot 342
Greta Grossman
Side tables (Model no. 6225X) (2)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $10,200
October 14, 2007
Lot 343
Greta Grossman
Bench/Coffee table
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Price Realized: $720
October 14, 2007
Lot 190
Greta Grossman
Tripod floor lamp
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $5,400
December 3, 2006

About The Artist

 

The enigmatic Greta Magnusson Grossman gained prestige and influence in the field of mid-century modernist design because of her innovative pieces which fused Swedish minimalism and California cool. Though perhaps less recognized than some of her contemporaries like Richard Neutra or Rudolph Schindler, her interiors and lamps were often showcased in the esteemed Arts & Architecture magazine photographed by icon Julius Shulman.

In 1941 she came to California, having left Sweden and her thriving design business to escape the hardships of the Second World War. In California Grossman was quickly embraced and within a year opened a shop on Rodeo Drive. Most of her buyers were single, career-minded women, an otherwise overlooked demographic of the time. Grossman paid attention to subtle details in order to make living easier for her clientele, for example, she incorporated laminate tabletops.

Unlike the ubiquitous, streamlined modern designs that proliferated the market, Grossman’s designs differed by way of petite proportions and asymmetric lines; the finished products were playfully sophisticated, yet functional. This aesthetic is embodied in her most notable pieces–the Ralph O. Smith lightings and furniture for Glenn of California. These designs earned Grossman “Good Design” awards, a real feat for any designer, but especially for a female designer of the time. 

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