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Austrian Art Nouveau Bronze Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely period Austrian Art Nouveau bronze table lamp. This beautifully detailed, high quality Austrian bronze lamp has been newly wired and would work well in a variety of interiors....
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Austrian Art Nouveau Bronze Lamp
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H 23.5 in. W 12 in. D 4 in.
Art Nouveau bronze lamp nude with snake and flowers Henri Levasseur France 1900
By Henri Levasseur
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful Art Nouveau bronze lamp nude with snake and flowers. By the French sculptor Henri Levasseur (Paris, 1853-1934) Patinated bronze on a marble base. Literature: “The Par...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Art Nouveau Bronze Lamp Maiden Embracing an Iris Alexandre Clerget '1856-1931'
By Alexandre Clerget
Located in Fairfax, VA
Beautiful art nouveau gilt bronze candlestick electrified as a table lamp by Alexandre Clerget c1900 This lamp is in great condition and fitted with silk lampshade.  
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Bronze Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bronze Art Nouveau table lamp.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Bronze Art Nouveau Lamp
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H 13.5 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Moreau Bronze Art Nouveau Figural Lamp
By Auguste Moreau
Located in Fulton, CA
Impressive solid cast bronze table lamp after French Sculptor, Auguste Moreau. Titled "Mandolin on Back". Art Nouveau style draped female figure with a mandolin over her shoulder enc...
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Late 20th Century Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Galle Style Cameo Glass Art Nouveau Table Lamp
By Galle Art Glass
Located in Fairfax, VA
Gorgeous French Art Nouveau cameo glass table lamp with dore bonze mounting.
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Antique Art Nouveau Lady Lamp, Bronze
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Art Nouveau lamp in bronze circa 1890,s. Was an original oil lamp that was converted long ago to electric. A very good job. Shade and hurricane are newer glass. Large 31 1/2" in t...
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Antique 1890s European Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Antique Art Nouveau Lady Lamp, Bronze
  • Antique Art Nouveau Lady Lamp, Bronze
  • Antique Art Nouveau Lady Lamp, Bronze
  • Antique Art Nouveau Lady Lamp, Bronze
H 31.5 in. W 7 in. D 8 in.
French Art Nouveau Bronze Heron Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau bronze floor lamp with heron eating berries from tree on a shaped base.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Bronze

  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Heron Floor Lamp
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Heron Floor Lamp
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Heron Floor Lamp
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Heron Floor Lamp
H 64.5 in. W 22 in. D 14.5 in.
French Art Nouveau Bronze and Art Glass Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
French art nouveau table lamp with late 19th century bronze base and early 20th century art glass shade.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Flamand French Art Nouveau Bronze Table Lamp
By Georges Flamand
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau bronze table lamp of female holding mask of Greek man (signed: FLAMAND).  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau "Loïe Fuller" Sculptural Bronze Lamp
By François-Raoul Larche
Located in Englewood, NJ
A highly symbolic French Art Nouveau gilt bronze sculptural lamp by, François-Raoul Larche depicting the famous American dancer "Loïe Fuller" dancing with her scarves which conceal t...
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20th Century American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Dore Bronze Art Nouveau Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
French Dore bronze blown art glass shade art nouveau table lamp.
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau Table Lamps with Bronze Majorelle Foot
By Sofar
Located in Rebais, FR
Handmade Art Nouveau Table lamps with nickel finish and colored glasses.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Art Nouveau Table Lamps with Bronze Majorelle Foot
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H 30.71 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
Art Nouveau/ Deco Lamps Silvered Bronze, Glass Beads
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of the Famous designer contemporary cast Lamps with Alabaster inner shade and draped with frosted glass beads. Frame is with three arms sitting on the hexagon base. One of Ruh...
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1990s North American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

19th Century Art Nouveau Bronze Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
Beautiful Art Nouveau bronze table lamp. This lamp originally had container at top and functioned as an oil lamp but beautiful bronze lower part has been saved and made to fantastic ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Bronze Art Nouveau Female Candelabra Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Bronze Art Nouveau figural female candlestick candelabra lamp pair featuring a solid bronze cast figural female statue holding two candlesticks style lamps.
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Vintage 1910s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Period Bronze and Shell Lamp
By G. None
Located in Bronx, NY
The flowing decorative spiralling vines arching upward and above the stylish patinated bronze base are fundamentals of the French Art Nouveau movement. These vines ultimately embrace...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Shell

  • Art Nouveau Period Bronze and Shell Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Period Bronze and Shell Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Period Bronze and Shell Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Period Bronze and Shell Lamp
H 21.50 in. W 8.50 in. D 8.25 in.
1920, Bronze Table Lamp with Chiselled Decorations Art Nouveau
Located in Palermo, Sicily
1920, bronze table lamp with chiselled decorations, the centre presents painting on metal.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Signed Marcel Debut French Art Nouveau Bronze Sculptural Lamp
By Marcel Debut
Located in Forney, TX
A rare and exceptional Art Nouveau period French bronze figural sculpture, converted to a table lamp. Signed in cast on base. Marcel Debut (France, 1865-1933), circa 1900. Depict...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

French 19th Century Art Nouveau Bronze Floor Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
Rare late 19th century electrified bronze art nouveau oil lamp fitted with silk lampshade.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

19th Century Art Nouveau Polychrome Bronze Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
Late 19th century art nouveau bronze table lamp. Lower part of 19th c. oil lamp that professionally has been electrified with 3-way socket and fitted with pleated lampshade.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Table Lamp
Located in PALERMO, IT
Table lamp made of patinated bronze, with an elegant female figure finely chiseled at the base of the lamp.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

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H 23.63 in. W 18.12 in. D 6.3 in.
Art Nouveau Majorelle Floor Lamp
Located in Rebais, FR
Art Nouveau floor lamp with glass tubes and Majorelle bronze foot.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Bronze

  • Art Nouveau Majorelle Floor Lamp
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H 70.87 in. Dm 19.69 in.
French Art Nouveau Floral Foliage Table Lamp in Bronze
Located in Barcelona, ES
Beautiful cast bronze floral design Art Nouveau table lamp, France, 1910-1920. This exquisite table lamp features two flowers standing on a plant, one of them holds the light bulb. T...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Lamp, Art Glass Shade, Bronze Casting, after Louis Majorelle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Art Nouveau table lamp cast in bronze with 3-arm spider and single Edison socket. The Art glass shade is 13" diameter with gold finish and white interior. Base is cast after the o...
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Vintage 1980s North American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Antique American Art Nouveau Table Lamp Bronze & Slag Glass, 1910
Located in Portland, OR
A good and unusual antique American bronze and slag glass lamp, Circa 1910. The twin light lamp having a helmet shaped shade with filigree work and is inset with striated caramel an...
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Vintage 1910s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Old Bronze Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp and Pâte de Verre
By Hector Guimard
Located in Rebais, FR
Old bronze Art Nouveau Guimard's lamp and Pâte de Verre.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Austrian Art Nouveau Amphora 'EDDA' Vase Lamp with Bronze Mounts
By Amphora
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Austrian Art Nouveau lamp includes a EDDA series pottery vase by Amphora as base, mounted with cast and handmade bronze elements, trimmed with glass and crystal beads. ...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Crystal, Bronze

French Art Nouveau Dore Bronze Table Lamp by Ernest Sanglan
By Ernest Sanglan
Located in Fairfax, VA
An Art Nouveau doré bronze vase that has been electrified as a table lamp and fitted with silk lampshade. Ernest Sanglan (sculpture) Fummiere-Gavignot-Thiebaut Freres (foundry) Hei...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Antique French Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in New Orleans, LA
Kuan Yen figure with stained glass. This is a wonderful lamp!.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

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H 17 in. W 16 in. D 6.5 in.
Solid Bronze Art Nouveau Table Lamp France, circa 1900
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Elegant and heavy desk lamp made out of bronze and fitted with a dusky pink and metallic thread shade.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Vintage Doré Bronze and Alabaster Art Nouveau Period Lamps Pair
By Jules Jouant
Located in Bronx, NY
This exceptional uniquely sculpted decorative pair of Art Nouveau period lamps are designed in dire' bronze. The craftsmanship is such that only an artisan of superb skill would have...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Alabaster, Bronze

Art Nouveau Styled Table Lamp Vintage in Decorative Bronze Patinated Brass
Located in National City, CA
Table lamp Single table vintage bronze and patinated brass lamp decorative Art Nouveau Unmarked 19 H top of glass finial x 9 W x 4.75 D Original unrestored untested vintage cond...
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Vintage 1950s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze, Brass

French Art Nouveau Style Floor Lamp
Located in Buchanan, NY
French 1920s patinated and two-toned floor lamp on a tripod base. The lamp has recently been rewired and has two sockets. Lampshade not included.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Art Nouveau Sculpture Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
Amazing large sculptural Art Nouveau table lamp with flora glass lampshades.
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze, Spelter

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H 37.5 in. W 23 in. D 9 in.
French Nickel Plated Steel and Bronze Art Nouveau Desk/Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
A nickel plated steel and bronze Art Nouveau desk/table lamp, with ruffled milk glass shade on a counterweight arm. French, c. 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze, Steel, Nickel

20th Century French Art Nouveau Bronze and Glass Table Lamp
Located in LEGNY, FR
Exceptionnal table lamp from the art nouveau period made with silver bronze, representing a chimera holding the chiseled lamp shade glass in his mouth. The lamp shade is surrounded...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Table Lamp in Bronze and Yellow Glass, Early 1900s
Located in Milano, IT
Wonderful table lamp from the early 1900s. The table lamp was made from fine materials such as yellow colored glass and bronze, original to the period. The table lamp is in art nouv...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Art Nouveau Bronze and Art Glass Table Lamp by Daum Nancy, 1920's
By Daum
Located in Lisboa, 11
This Art Nouveau table lamp was designed and produced by Daum Nancy, in France, during the 1920's. It has a blown glass shade that is hung in a solid bronze fixture with organic and ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

Danish Thorvald Bindesbøll High Art Nouveau Table Lamp 1890s Patinated Bronze
By Thorvald Bindesbøll, Tvermoes & Abrahamson
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Rare and high Art Nouveau table lamp designed in late 19th century by the Danish architect and designer Thorvald Bindesbøll (1846-1908). The lampfoot is made of patinated bronze wit...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Maison Christofle Dore Bronze 19th Century Art Nouveau Table Lamp
By Christofle
Located in Fairfax, VA
19th century Dore bronze oil lamp base that has been electrified as an oil lamp and fitted with pleated lampshade.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Silver Plated Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in London, GB
A French silver plated Art-Nouveau table lamp with neo-classical elements.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Style Bronze, White Glass and Onyx Figural Table Lamp
Located in Barntrup, DE
French Art Nouveau Style bronze, white glass, and onyx figural table lamp from circa the 1930s. A beautiful French Art Nouveau style bronze table lamp, wired for single light; flame...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Onyx, Bronze

Exquisite Antique French Heron Art Nouveau Floor Lamp Bronze Floral Lilly Pads
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Exquisite & rare! This French Art Nouveau floor lamp in patinated bronze displaying a Heron between Leaves & Lilly pads, dated early 1900. The Heron stands above a stream of water ...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

Early 20th C Bronze Art Nouveau Table / Desk Lamp with Handel Shade
Located in San Francisco, CA
A wonderfully unique possibly one of kind bronze lamp with an antique Handel art glass shade. Art Nouveau in style with winding and twisted vine climbing along the neck and having a...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Georges Leleu- Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Bronze Table Lamp
By Georges Leleu
Located in Fairfax, VA
Beautiful bronze Goerges Leleu art nouveau table lamp with blown glass art glass shade by Daum Nancy.
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Vintage 1910s Table Lamps

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Bronze

Gilt Bronze Inkwell Lamp Signed A. Féry, Art Nouveau Period. France, circa 1890
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Gilt bronze inkwell lamp signed A. Féry. Art Nouveau period. France, circa 1890. Dimensions with shade: 62 cm height. Bronze signed A. Féry.  
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Rare Austrian Colorful Art Nouveau Bronze and Glass Chunk Jewel Table Lamp
Located in Montreal, QC
Rare Austrian colorful Art Nouveau bronze and glass chunk jewel table lamp. Attached on bronze sea monster base with eyes en cabochon. The jewels are all handcut and once light up wi...
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
By Louis Majorelle, Hector Guimard
Located in Rebais, FR
Bronze lamp with nickel patinated finish and purple glass.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

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H 30.71 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
Antique American Art Nouveau Bronze & Leaded Glass Table Lamp by Wilkinson, 1910
By Wilkinsons
Located in Portland, OR
Antique American bronze and leaded glass table lamp by Wilkinson, circa 1910. The three light lamp having a dome shaped shade with striated leaded glass green & ivory tiles and havi...
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Vintage 1910s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Bronze and Glass Desk Lamp, France C.1910 Muller Frères
By Muller Frères
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Art Nouveau bronze glass desk lamp, France C.1910 Muller Frères, Luneville. The lamp style of Louis Majorelle (French designer late 19th century renowned for organic use of curves) s...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Art Nouveau Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of bronze Art Nouveau table lamps with glass shade.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

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H 14 in. W 11 in. D 6.5 in.
Austrian Art Nouveau Cast Bronze & Brass Table Lamp with Chunk Glass Jewels
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Art Nouveau period table lamp made in cast bronze and brass repousse, with inserted chunk glass jewels in the shade. The piece was made in Austria in the 1900's and has been...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of French Art Deco & Art Nouveau Ornate Bronze & Pink Art Glass Table Lamps
By Daum
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous pair of antique French Art Nouveau and Art Deco table lamps. Ornate engraved bronze and frosted pink art glass lamp shades. Dimensions Height: 15.36 in. (39 cm) Width: 5....
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bronze, Brass

Art Nouveau Style Pair of Bronze Mantle Lamps Vintage Flame Opaque Glass Shade
Located in Toledo, OH
Pair of Art Nouveau style bronze mantle lamps with vintage opaque flame shape glass shades. Measures: 10.5" tall x 5" x 4" base.
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20th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Style Lamps in Gilded Bonze
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Nouveau style lamps in gilded Bonze Original crystal tulips. Early 20th century. Very good condition. Measures: Width : 23 cm Height : 58 cm.
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Antique Early 1900s European Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Table Lamp with Signed Muller Frères Glass Shade, 1920s
By Muller Fres Luneville
Located in Barntrup, DE
This adorable French Art Nouveau period table lamp features a beautiful gilt bronze detailing with typical lines and ornaments of Art Nouveau style. An attractive “pate-de-Verre” lam...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze, Brass

Art Nouveau Table Lamps by Friedrich Adler
By Friedrich Adler
Located in Fairfax, VA
Pair of Friedrich Adler bronze Art Nouveau table or wall lamp with praline glass shades. Price is for the pair
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Large Art Nouveau Bronze Alloy Female Nymph Scupture Lamp by Julien Caussé
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rare large 40" Art Nouveau bronze alloy female nymph sculpture lamp featuring a Tiffany style stained glass shade. The sculpture features a whimsical goddess standing on a mixed meta...
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Vintage 1910s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Metal

Rare Italian Art Nouveau White Marble and Gilded Bronze Pair fo Table Lamps
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful and rare Italian pair of table lamps of the period art nouveau. The body of the lamps is in precious white Carrara marble in the shape of a drop. The marble is embellished ...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

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Art Nouveau Bronze Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic art nouveau bronze lamp available at 1stDibs. An art nouveau bronze lamp — often made from metal, bronze and glass — can elevate any home. Find 611 options for an antique or vintage art nouveau bronze lamp now, or shop our selection of 6 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer art nouveau bronze lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each art nouveau bronze lamp bearing Art Nouveau, Art Deco or Victorian hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made art nouveau bronze lamp over the years, but those crafted by Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Daum are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Art Nouveau Bronze Lamp?

An art nouveau bronze lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,739, while the lowest priced sells for $10 and the highest can go for as much as $178,000.

A Close Look at Art Nouveau Furniture

Art Nouveau was a modernizing movement in the decorative arts that developed in France and Britain in the early 1880s and quickly became a dominant aesthetic style in Western Europe and the United States. In its sinuous lines and flamboyant curves inspired by the natural world, Art Nouveau furniture, jewelry and graphic design reflected a desire for freedom from the stuffy social and artistic strictures of the Victorian era.

Art Nouveau can be easily identified by its lush, flowing forms suggested by flowers and plants, as well as the lissome tendrils of sea life. The signature motif is the "whiplash" curve — a deep, narrow, dynamic parabola that appears as an element in everything from chair arms to cabinetry and mirror frames. The visual vocabulary of Art Nouveau was particularly influenced by the soft colors and abstract images of nature seen in Japanese art prints, which arrived in large numbers in the West after open trade was forced upon Japan in the 1860s. The style quickly reached a wide audience in Europe via advertising posters, book covers, illustrations and other work by such artists as Aubrey Beardsley, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha. While all Art Nouveau designs share common formal elements, different countries and regions produced their own variants.

In Scotland, the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh developed a singular, restrained look based on scale rather than ornament; a style best known from his narrow chairs with exceedingly tall backs, designed for Glasgow tea rooms. Meanwhile in France, Hector Guimard — whose iconic 1896 entry arches for the Paris Metro are still in use — and Louis Majorelle produced chairs, desks, bed frames and cabinets with sweeping lines and rich veneers. The Art Nouveau movement was known as Jugendstil ("Youth Style") in Germany, and in Austria the designers of the Vienna Secession group — notably Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann and Joseph Maria Olbrich — produced a relatively austere iteration of the Art Nouveau style, which mixed curving and geometric elements.

Art Nouveau revitalized all of the applied arts. Ceramists such as Ernest Chaplet and Edmond Lachenal created new forms covered in novel and rediscovered glazes that produced thick, foam-like finishes. Bold vases, bowls and lighting designs in acid-etched and marquetry cameo glass by Émile Gallé and the Daum Freres appeared in France, while in New York the glass workshop-cum-laboratory of Louis Comfort Tiffany — the core of what eventually became a multimedia decorative-arts manufactory called Tiffany Studios — brought out buoyant pieces in opalescent favrile glass. Jewelry design was revolutionized, as settings, for the first time, were emphasized as much as, or more than, gemstones. A favorite Art Nouveau jewelry motif was insects (think of Tiffany, in his famed Dragonflies glass lampshade).

Like a mayfly, Art Nouveau was short-lived. The sensuous, languorous style fell out of favor early in the 20th century, deemed perhaps too light and insubstantial for European tastes in the aftermath of World War I. But as the designs on 1stDibs demonstrate, Art Nouveau retains its power to fascinate and seduce.

There are ways to tastefully integrate a touch of Art Nouveau into even the most modern interior — browse an extraordinary collection of original antique Art Nouveau furniture on 1stDibs, which includes decorative objects, seating, tables, garden elements and more.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.