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French Art Nouveau Pink and Purple Signed Emile Galle Cameo Vase, circa 1900
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Classic signed French Art Nouveau Emile Galle cameo glass vase in purple over pink, depicting climbing flowers, circa 1900. Emile Galle was probably the greatest glass maker of al...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Red and Opal Orange Signed Emile Galle Cameo Glass Vase
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Superb signed French Art Nouveau Emile Galle cameo vase - in red over graduated opal orange in one of the Classic Emile Galle shapes -It shows in Fine detail blooming poppies - buds,...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Red and Yellow Signed Emile Gallé Cameo Glass Vase circa 1900
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Signed French Art Nouveau Emile Gallé compact footed cameo vase depicting flowers in reds over orange, with fine internal polishing to highlight the red in the daises, (this is somet...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Emile Galle Cameo Glass Vase Signed circa 1900, Amenomes
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Superb Emile Galle cameo vase in a classic shape. Brown over Purple over Yellow- depicting stunning flowering Amenones. It is signed in cameo (image 6). Emile Galle was probably ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Red & Clear Baccarat Horse Chestnut Crystal Glass Cameo Vase
By Baccarat
Located in London, GB
Very unusual Art Nouveau Baccarat crystal cameo vase in red over clear. Decorated with horse chestnuts. As with most early Baccarat cameo there is a fine pattern detailed in the clea...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Crystal

Canaux Masterpiece French Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Spoon, Cherub
By Paul Canaux and Company 1
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Masterpiece by Canaux, impossible to find, extremely rare piece in sterling silver. An exceptional piece from the point of view of its design. No monograms. With circular pierced ...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of French Art Nouveau Walnut Console Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau walnut console tables with shaped tops and festoon designs. (PRICED AS Pair)
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Console Tables

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Walnut

Signed French Art Nouveau Metal Vase, 1stdibs New York
Located in Chicago, IL
French Art Nouveau metal vase. Signed Lola 1911. The top is embellished with green glass cabochons and the body is decorated with dimensional flowers and birds.
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Early 20th Century French Vases

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Metal

French Art Nouveau Bronze 'Spinning Wool' by Alexandre Clerget
By Alexandre Clerget
Located in London, GB
A delightful Art Nouveau early 20th century bronze figure of a naked woman sat upon a rock spinning wool, exhibiting excellent rich brown patina and fine hand finished detail. Raised...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Planter or Jardinière Floral, France, circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic ceramic planter or jardinière from France, circa 1910. This floral designed planter or jardinière just looks fantastic in combination with the wonderful worked blossoms on ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Montjoye, France, Large Art Nouveau Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1880-1900
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Montjoye, France. Large Art Nouveau vase in mouth-blown art glass. Decorated with flowers in enamel work, gilt. High quality vase. Dated 1880-1900. In very good condition. Measures...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Montjoye, France, Large Art Nouveau Vase in Mouth-Blown Art Glass, 1880-1900
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Montjoye, France. Large Art Nouveau vase in mouth-blown art glass. Decorated with flowers in enamel work, gilt. High quality vase. Dated 1880-1900. In very good condition. Measures...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Daum Nancy Huge Vase Art Nouveau France Lorraine Made in circa 1906
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Huge Vase tube form type / made in France (Lorraine), Nancy / circa 1906. Specifications: Stunningly manufactured casing glass with brownish, orange, ye...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Enamel

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 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

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): 15k...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Antique French Brass Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
old chandelier with love and professionally restored in Berlin. electrical wiring works in the US. Re-wired and ready to hang not one missing Cabling completely renewed. Crystal, han...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Bronze Bust on Red Marble Base by J. A. Injalbert Art Nouveau France, circa 1900
By Jean-Antoine Injalbert
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Outstanding bronze bust by famous French sculptor Jean Antoine Injalbert (1845-1933) from the beginning of the 20th century. This unique, extra large version - twice as big as the co...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Busts

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Griotte Marble, Bronze

Antique French Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
old chandelier with love and professionally restored in Berlin. electrical wiring works in the US. Re-wired and ready to hang not one missing Cabling completely renewed. Crystal, han...
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Vintage 1930s French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Art Nouveau Bronze 'Femme avec Chat' by Hippolyte Moreau
By Hippolyte François Moreau
Located in London, GB
A charming bronze study of a young girl looking down at her feet where her cat is standing exhibiting excellent rich brown patina and very fine hand finished detail, signed Hip Moreau.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Documents Du Bijou Art Moderne, Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A3 folio comprising 20 plates with numerous designs for art nouveau jewels, includes necklaces, hairpins, ear rings, pendants, combs, hairpieces and more. Would be of great interest ...
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Early 20th Century French Books

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Paper

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

Daum Frères Nancy Cameo Vase by Georges de Feure Frieze Figurines 1925
By Georges De Feure, Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Daum Frères Nancy / Lorraine / France Rarest Cameo Vase With Frieze Decoration Running Around Made circa 1920-1930 (= Transition Period From Art Nouveau To Art Deco) Design & ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

French Art Nouveau Legras Enamel and Gilded Glass Vase
By Auguste Legras
Located in London, GB
Stunning deeply acid cut back gilded and enamel early Art Nouveau Legras vase, decorated with stylised blooms and foliage in dark green and gold. It also has unusual Martele style wo...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Rene Lalique Art Nouveau Box Set of Blue Stain Marguerites Menu Holders
By René Lalique
Located in London, GB
Amazing boxed set of six glass Rene Lalique Marguerites (Daisies) pattern menu holders, dating from 1924 with original blue staining. (Ref: Marcilhac 3505) These were called (Porte-M...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau Emile Galle Cameo Glass Vase with Honeysuckle Signed, circa 1900
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
A superb signed Art Nouveau Emile Galle cameo vase in dark brown over orange, over clear with green inside. Depicting spectacularly blooming honeysuckle a classic, but quite rare, im...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

Pot French Sterling Silver Four Salt Cellars, Original Cobalt Liners, Spoons Box
By Ernest Pot
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the service. Head of Minerve first titre on the salt cellars for 950/1000 French sterling silver guarantee. He...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique French Sterling Silver 18-Karat Gold Liquor Cups 12 Pieces, Original Box
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Head of Minerve first titre for 950/1000 French sterling silver guarantee. The quality of the gold used to recover sterling silver is a minimum of 750 mils (18-karat). This complete...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver, Gold

Ornate French Art Nouveau Art Deco Beaded Glass Straw Fringe 6-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Ornate French Art Nouveau and Art Deco, frosted satin etched art glass lamp shades chandelier Measures: Diameter 30.7 in/ 78 cm Height 32.2 in / 82 cm Weight 7 Kg / 32 lb 6-light bu...
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20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Nouveau Art Deco Gilded Amber Beaded Glass Fringe Chandelier, Lantern
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful antique French Art Nouveau Art Deco gilded bronze lanterns and amber beaded glass straw fringe, 2 tiers. Measures: Depth 8.7 in /22 cm Width 8.7 in /22 cm Diagonal 12 in/ 3...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Orchies French Art Nouveau Faïence Majolica Asparagus & Artichoke Plate, 1880s
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Majolica glazed French faïence barbotine artichoke and asparagus plate, Orchies, circa 1880. In the Art Nouveau style, showing the stylized leaves of both plants, an artichoke glob...
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Frie Onnaing French Art Nouveau Barbotine Majolica Asparagus & Shell Plate
By Onnaing
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Barbotine majolica Asparagus plate in the Art Nouveau style, Frie Onnaing, circa 1890-1910. A deep plate with a shaped rim and a scallop shell motif sauce well bordered b...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

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 Candelabrum Black Crystal Antique Chandelier Ceiling Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
old chandelier with love and professionally restored in Berlin. electrical wiring works in the US. Re-wired and ready to hang not one missing Cabling completely renewed. Crystal, han...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition Measures: Diameter 28.5 in / 72...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good working...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition Measures: Diameter 28.5 in / 7...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Art Nouveau Emile Galle Four Color Botanicals Vase. Circa 1905
By Emile Gallé
Located in Dallas, TX
A stunning four color wheel carved and acid etched fat vase with pink, yellow, greenish browns and white on a cream background. The coloring is strong and the workmanship excellent. ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Original Vintage French Cycling and Bicycle Poster J.B. Louvet by Mich, 1919
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Artist: Mich Year: 1919 Dimensions: 120 x 90 cm Condition: Excellent condition Format: Linen backed.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Posters

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Other

French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
Located in Paris, FR
Large Modern Style (Art nouveau) trumeau mirror. French antique fireplace mirror named « The Parisienne », with fruits and plants carved. Re-gilding to the patinated silvered leaf. M...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Wall Mirrors

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Silver Leaf

  • French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
  • French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
  • French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
  • French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
H 52.76 in. W 29.34 in. D 2.76 in.
Original Vintage Poster Les Bellet Russes by Villemot
By Bernard Villemot
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
The Ballets Russes was a ballet company based in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929 throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America."
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Vintage 1970s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Paper

Georges Antoine Rochegrosse “Le Jongleur de Notre Dame”
Located in Vienna, AT
Poster by Georges Antoine Rochegrosse, for “Le Jongleur de Notre Dame” (1902), by Jules Massenet. Color lithograph signed lower right in print: G. Rochegrosse. Framed behind glass wi...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Paper

Pair of 19th Century Majolica Floral Jardinières
Located in The Hills, TX
19th century pair of French Majolica pink flowers jardinières. Sand background.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Art Pottery Montieres Red Green Lustre Vase Pot
By Montieres
Located in Great Britain, Northern Ireland
Art Nouveau Art Pottery Montieres red green lustre vase pot. A superb small iridescent art nouveau vase with a lustre-glazed finish. It is very tactile, fitting superbly in ones ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Ceramic

French Art Pottery Metenier Blue Ceramic Vase Pot
By Gilbert Metenier
Located in Great Britain, Northern Ireland
Made from stoneware and signed on the base by ‘G.Métenier’ for Gilbert Metenier. An artist potter who worked from 1907 until 1940 noted for his variety of shapes and interesting expe...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Pottery

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Ceramic, Stoneware

French Art Pottery Metenier Blue Ceramic Vase Pot
By Gilbert Metenier
Located in Great Britain, Northern Ireland
Made from stoneware and signed on the base by ‘G.Métenier’ for Gilbert Metenier. An artist potter who worked from 1907 until 1940 noted for his variety of shapes and interesting expe...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Deflon French Sterling Silver Asparagus Pastry Toast Server
By Albert Deflon
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the piece Head of Minerve 1st titre for 950/1000 on the handle for French sterling silver guarantee. Silver p...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Serving Pieces

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Silver Plate, Sterling Silver

1910s Large French All Sterling Silver Pastry, Pie, Fish Server
By Béloni Foisil
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of this piece. Head of Minerve 1st titre on the handle and upper part for 950/1000 French sterling silver guaran...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1900 Baccarat French Crystal Knife Rests Set Six Pieces Cherub Model
By Baccarat
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the service. Six molded crystal knife rests, translucent satin. Model Houdon adorned with two busts of cherubs...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Tableware

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Crystal

1900 Baccarat French Crystal Knife Rests Set 12 Pieces Cherub Model
By Baccarat
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the service. 12 molded crystal knife rests, translucent satin. Model Houdon adorned with two busts of cherubs...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Tableware

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Crystal

Puiforcat Rare French Sterling Silver Salt Cellars Pair with Spoons, Iris
By Emile Puiforcat
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the set. Head of Minerve 1 st titre for 950/1000 on salt cellars and spoons for 950/1000 French sterling silve...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Gold, Sterling Silver

Soufflot Rare French All Sterling Silver Knife Rests Set of Twelve-Piece
By Henri Soufflot 1
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the set. Rare and exceptional set of twelve knife rests in sterling silver. It is even rarer to see a service ...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Collet French Sterling Silver and Mother-of-pearl Oyster Forks Set 12 Pc, Box
By Eugene Collet
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the service. Boar's head for 800/1000 French sterling silver guarantee. Rare French sterling silver oyster ...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau bronze inkwell with 3 ladies heads.  
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Inkwells

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Bronze

  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
H 6.25 in. W 11.75 in. D 7 in.
French Art Nouveau High Chair
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut childs high chair (signed)
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Armchairs

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Cane, Walnut

  • French Art Nouveau High Chair
  • French Art Nouveau High Chair
  • French Art Nouveau High Chair
  • French Art Nouveau High Chair
H 37 in. W 14.5 in. D 12 in.
French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau carved fruitwood floral design crib with spindle sides.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Children's Furniture

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Fruitwood

  • French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
  • French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
  • French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
  • French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
H 36.5 in. W 42.5 in. D 24 in.
French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau stripped floral filigree pedestal with square top.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Pedestals

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Wood

  • French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
H 46 in. W 17.25 in. D 19.5 in.
French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau ebonized pedestal with floral design and square fretwork top.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Pedestals

  • French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
H 40.75 in. W 13.75 in. D 13.75 in.
French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut display cabinet with 3 beveled glass doors and a floral carved center pediment and side corners.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vitrines

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Walnut

  • French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
  • French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
  • French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
  • French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
H 89.5 in. W 52 in. D 16.5 in.
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French Art Nouveau For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic French art nouveau available at 1stDibs. A French art nouveau — often made from metal, glass and bronze — can elevate any home. Find 5392 options for an antique or vintage French art nouveau now, or shop our selection of 31 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a French art nouveau — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right French art nouveau, those designed in Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one French art nouveau that is appealing in its simplicity, but Emile Gallé, Daum and Louis Majorelle produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a French Art Nouveau?

A French art nouveau can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,708, while the lowest priced sells for $61 and the highest can go for as much as $638,555.

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.