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French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp. Measures: Total height 95 cm, height without chain 78 cm, diameter 50 cm. Weight (approximately): 8kg. N...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire

French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp. Measures: Total height 150 cm, height without chain 85 cm, diameter 50 cm. Weight (approximately): 8kg. ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire

French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp rarity Measures: Total height 125 cm, height without chain 110 cm, diameter 73 cm. Weight (approximately): 1...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp rarity Measures: Total height 150 cm, height without chain 120 cm, diameter 62 cm. Weight (approximately): 1...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Antique French Brass Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique French brass crystal chandelier ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp Measures: Total height 120 cm, height without chain 105 cm, diameter 70 cm. Weight (approximately) 15 ...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity, 1930
Located in Berlin, DE
Crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity, 1930 Measures: Total height 110 cm, height without chain 85 cm, diameter 63 cm. Weight (approximately): 18k...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
Located in Rebais, FR
Bronze lamp with gold finish (24-carats).
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
H 29.53 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
French Art Nouveau Lamp in Wrought Iron with Colored Glass Shades Signed
By Art de France
Located in Verviers, BE
A wonderful French Art Nouveau lamp. The stands are handmade in wrought iron with black finish patina and hammered with floral pattern. The metalwork is of excellent quality. Crowne...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Art Deco Lamps in Wrought Iron with Colored Glass Shades Signed
By Art de France
Located in Verviers, BE
A wonderful pair of French Art Deco lamps. The stands are handmade in wrought iron with black finish patina and hammered with floral pattern. The metalwork is of excellent quality. ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

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

French Art Nouveau Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a very unique lamp. The base is ceramic and has a g Murano glass shade.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Blown Glass

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

French Bronze Art Nouveau Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
French bronze Art Nouveau table lamp with glass jewel metal shade and beaded fringe.  
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • French Bronze Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • French Bronze Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • French Bronze Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • French Bronze Art Nouveau Table Lamp
H 17.5 in. W 6.75 in. D 10.5 in.
French Art Nouveau Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Essex, MA
Baluster form with iridescent decoration , gilt metal mounts
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Other

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

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

French Art Nouveau Delal Figural Table Lamp
By Marcel Delal
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau bronze table lamp of female figure with 3 floral lights on round base. (signed: MARCEL DELAL)
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Antique 19th Century 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

Antique Art Nouveau Floor Lamp Tree Roots, France
Located in Munich, DE
This very rare carved and painted wooden floor lamp is designed as a tree with it's roots. The latter form a round base. This most unusual object has preserved it's original painting...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Wood

  • Antique Art Nouveau Floor Lamp Tree Roots, France
  • Antique Art Nouveau Floor Lamp Tree Roots, France
  • Antique Art Nouveau Floor Lamp Tree Roots, France
  • Antique Art Nouveau Floor Lamp Tree Roots, France
H 77.96 in. W 22.84 in. D 22.84 in.
Antique French Art Nouveau Lamp, Kuan Xen Figure with Stained Glass, circa 1930
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Art Nouveau lamp, Kuan Xen figure with stained glass, circa 1930
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Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Table Lamp by George Leleu
By Georges Leleu
Located in Fairfax, VA
Early 20th century bronze Art Nouveau table fitted with handmade silk lampshade.
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Glass Lamp Attributed to Daum
By Daum
Located in London, GB
French Art Nouveau glass lamp attributed to Daum French, c. 1900 Measures: Height 38cm, diameter 18cm The desire of the Art Nouveau artists to emulate natural forms is brought o...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Glass

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
  • Art Nouveau Majorelle Floor Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Majorelle Floor Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Majorelle Floor Lamp
H 70.87 in. Dm 19.69 in.
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
  • Bronze Art Nouveau Lamp
  • Bronze Art Nouveau Lamp
  • Bronze Art Nouveau Lamp
H 13.5 in. Dm 7.5 in.
French Art Nouveau Desk Table Lamp Charles Schneider, France, C.1920
By Charles Schneider
Located in Toronto, Ontario
French Art Nouveau desk table lamp by Charles Schneider (Epinay-sur-Seine, Paris), France, ca.1920 on stylized bronze base. The glass shade was made of blown double glass with powder...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Daum French Art Deco / Nouveau Table Lamp, ca.1925
By Daum
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French table lamp by Daum (Croismare), France, ca.1925. Blown double glass shade by Daum hung at its swiveling bronze base. Colors : red, orange & dark blue. Measures: Height: 18.9"(...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Degué French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Diminutive Table Lamp
By David Gueron Degue
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau diminutive table lamp in cameo glass made by Degué. The piece has a palm tree motif and delicate wrought iron mount. Signed Degué near the base of the palm tree. I...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp with Frog, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful Art Nouveau brass table lamp in the shape of water lily with a frog figurine on the base. White flower-shaped frosted glass lampshade. One socket for a B22 size light bulb...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

Art Nouveau Lamps by Denbac, France, c1910
By Denbac
Located in Trensacq, FR
Art Nouveau lamps by Denbac France c1910 A pair of Art Nouveau lamps from Denbac, France c1910. Flamed sandstone urns with distinguishing drip glazed decoration, unique to every...
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Sandstone, Brass

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

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

  • Art Nouveau Sculpture Table Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Sculpture Table Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Sculpture Table Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Sculpture Table Lamp
H 37.5 in. W 23 in. D 9 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 Dore Bronze Art Glass Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
A rare c. 1900 Art Nouveau Dore bronze table lamp with center art glass shade.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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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

A French Art Nouveau "Algae" Decorated Desk Lamp by, Daum Nancy
By Daum, Maurice Dufrêne
Located in Englewood, NJ
A French Art Nouveau gilt-bronze "Algae" desk lamp by decorated with a french yellow to white glass shade with hues of red by, Daum Nancy on a base decorated with Algae decoration at...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Antique French Art Nouveau Period Glass Lamp by Daum Studio
By Daum
Located in London, GB
This exquisite Art Nouveau lamp is by the celebrated French glasswork studio Daum which was founded in 1878 in Nancy, France. The lamp is inscribed ‘DAUM, NANCY’. The lamp is of ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Glass

French Art Nouveau Figural Lamp with Flower Basket Charles Perror, France
Located in Toledo, OH
Figural Art Nouveau lamp with child holding a basket of colorful flowers. Made in Paris France by Charles Perror 1862-1934. Working order.
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Metal

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

  • Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
  • Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
  • Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
  • Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
H 30.71 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
Legras, France, Large Art Nouveau Table Lamp in Art Glass, Early 20th C.
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Legras, France. Large Art Nouveau table lamp in mouth-blown art glass carved with motifs of flowers and foliage. Early 20th century. Measures: 30 x 17.5 cm (ex socket). In excellen...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Pair of Art Nouveau Style Flower Lamps, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Elegant pair of Art Nouveau style lamps, the light in a large flowerhead. They rest on coiled bases and are decorated with large palm-like leaves. Blackened metal.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Metal

Paul Louchet Foundry French Bronze Figural Art Nouveau Table Lamp
By Paul Louchet
Located in Milford, NH
An exceptional French Art Nouveau patinated bronze figural table lamp with of a young woman in a long flowing gown with long hair. Unsigned, stamped with “Paris Louchet Ciseleur” fou...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

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

  • Pair of Art Nouveau Table Lamps
  • Pair of Art Nouveau Table Lamps
  • Pair of Art Nouveau Table Lamps
  • Pair of Art Nouveau Table Lamps
H 14 in. W 11 in. D 6.5 in.
Daum French Art Deco Nouveau Table Lamp, circa 1920
By Daum
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco / Nouveau table lamp, Nancy, France, circa 1920. Blown double glass shade by Daum hung at its solid bronze fixture. Measures: Height 15.2" (38.5cm), width 10" (25.5c...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Daum French Art Deco Nouveau Table Lamp, circa 1920
  • Daum French Art Deco Nouveau Table Lamp, circa 1920
  • Daum French Art Deco Nouveau Table Lamp, circa 1920
  • Daum French Art Deco Nouveau Table Lamp, circa 1920
H 15.16 in. W 10.04 in. D 5.71 in.
Art Nouveau French table lamp in Alabaster Beige Mushroom Shaped , 1900
Located in Valladolid, ES
Awesome Art Nouveau beige mushroom-shaped French table lamp. In a perfect condition. With two lights. Is a very special and beautiful piece.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Alabaster

French Art Nouveau Period Carved and Etched Glass Lamp by Gallé
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
French Art Nouveau period carved and etched glass lamp by Gallé French, c. 1900 Measures: Height 36cm, diameter 18cm This magnificent lamp is evocative of the elegant and sumptu...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of french Art nouveau style table lamps.
Located in Long Island City, NY
Pair of french Art nouveau style table lamps.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Daum Nancy Gingko Martele Art Nouveau Lamp
By Daum
Located in Dallas, TX
A large Daum Nancy French cameo glass lamp with martele designs of red and burgundy ginkgo biloba leaves on a hammered cream and yellow background, Circa 1900. This marvelous and ra...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Degue Art Nouveau Style Hand Painted Lamp
By Degué
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a hand painted half moon shaped glass paste shade lamp mounted in a wrought iron stem branches of roses and leaves. The half moon shade depicts an orange and royal blue color...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

  • Degue Art Nouveau Style Hand Painted Lamp
  • Degue Art Nouveau Style Hand Painted Lamp
  • Degue Art Nouveau Style Hand Painted Lamp
  • Degue Art Nouveau Style Hand Painted Lamp
H 27.75 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
French Art Nouveau Cast Metal Floor Lamp Depicting a Heron with Lily Pads
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau floor lamp of a large heron figure standing on and surrounded by lilly pad leaves with several crystal bead encased lights at base and on top.      
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Brass, Copper

Antique Art Nouveau Table Lamp by L & F Moreau
Located in London, GB
A stunning antique Art Nouveau period table lamp in painted cast spelter. This design is by L & F Moreau, it dates from around the 1900-1920’s. The quality is superb, this is beau...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Spelter

Léo Laporte-Blairsy French Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture Antique Table Lamp
By Leo Laporte-Blairsy
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very rare figural lamp by Léo Laporte-Blairsy, it depicts a mustached man in long robes carrying a Gothic lantern on post with his head held high. Tiny pieces of cut glass in iron ...
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Rare French Art Nouveau Bronze Floor Lamp with Embossed Leaves, Flowers & Birds
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
A very rare French Art Nouveau bronze floor lamp with embossed Lotus leaves, flowers and birds. This lamp is rather unusual in that all of the major components are carefully engraved...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Figural Young Female Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
Early 20th century figural table lamp with fish scales design glass shade. Lamp base is spelter with cold paint finish.
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Spelter

Art Nouveau French Figural Table Lamp in the Manner of L & F Moreau
By Louis & François Moreau
Located in San Francisco, CA
An uncommon signed Art Nouveau-period French figural spelter table lamp with art glass shade and marble stage, done in the manner of L & F Moreau, Julien Caussée, or Ernest Rancoulet...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Spelter

Art Nouveau Period Wrought Iron Floor Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
Art Nouveau period wrought Iron Floor Lamp is a masterwork of the blacksmith's art! Cleverly designed with a boldly scrolled tripod base, it features artfully sculpted buttresses tha...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Wrought Iron

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.
French Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Cut Crystal Table Lamp, Cherub Candelabra
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Art Nouveau period heavy gilt bronze table lamp with cut crystal tulip shade, France, early 20th century. Cherub holding a branch of flowers raised on a plinth base ornate with flora...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of French Art Nouveau Brass and Floral Shaped Glass Table Lamps
Located in Barntrup, DE
Set of two elegant Art Nouveau-style table lamps. Made from brass with a flower-shaped glass shade. Adjustable height, each with one socket for E27 (E26) size light bulb. France, 193...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

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

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French Art Nouveau Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of French art nouveau lamps is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique French art nouveau lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and bronze. There are 447 antique and vintage French art nouveau lamps for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 7 modern editions to choose from as well. French art nouveau lamps have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. French art nouveau lamps are generally popular furniture pieces, but Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made French art nouveau lamps over the years, but those made by Daum, Emile Gallé and Muller Frères are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are French Art Nouveau Lamps?

Prices for French art nouveau lamps start at $270 and top out at $275,000 with the average selling for $2,203.

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.