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Art Nouveau Period Collection

Art Nouveau Antiques (FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, CA. 1880–1914)
Art Nouveau Antiques (FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, CA. 1880–1914)

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, bedframes 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 studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany 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.

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Georges de Feure, "Grenade", Art Nouveau Settee, France, c. 1900
By Georges De Feure
Located in New York, NY
This settee is typical of De Feure’s style at the turn of the 20th century. The high back with swooping lines, paired with straight legs curving toward their meeting with the seat, i...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Wood

Art Nouveau Antique Russian Gold Mounted Amazonite Box by Bolin
By BOLIN
Located in Chicago, IL
Exhibited: Moscow Kremlin, 2001 Published: this particular box is illustrated in W.A. BOLIN COURT JEWELLER, page 187, Nr. 151. Provenance: Ex-private collection Sweden, Ex-priva...
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Rare Desk and Chair by Carlo Bugatti
By Carlo Bugatti
Located in Montreal, QC
Rare desk and a chair by Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940) all in walnut and ebonized wood, inlaid with pewter, copper and brass, fitted with hammered copper reliefs and silk tassels and u...
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Early 1900s Italian Moorish Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Art Nouveau Silvered Pewter Figural Candelabras
By Achille Gamba
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Art Nouveau silvered pewter candelabras with female figures surrounded by 8 arms (Attributed to WMF) (PRICED AS Pair)
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Silver, Pewter

Louis Majorelle French Art Nouveau Wooden Table
By Louis Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau mahogany center table by Louis Majorelle, the rounded top above a slightly bowed frieze, over downswept tapering channeled legs joined by a conforming undertier,...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

Art Nouveau Copper Veneered Vase
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau copper veneered square shaped vase with tapered neck and incised floral design with opaline inserts as flowers.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Copper

French Art Nouveau Statuary Marble Mantelpiece
Located in London, GB
A refined French Art Nouveau white Statuary marble fireplace. The shaped frieze with delicately carved rose and foliage to centre and ends, the jambs with full length tapered panels....
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

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Marble

Pair of French Art Nouveau Bronze Dore Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau bronze dore wall sconces with thee arms and whiplash design.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze, Gold Leaf

Emile Galle French Art Nouveau Walnut Floral Serving Table
By Emile Gallé
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut and floral inlaid serving table on scroll legs with a tray form top having open handles and filigree gallery corners with a drawer (signed EMILE GALLE)
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Louis Majorelle Armchairs
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
A pair of walnut armchairs by Louis Majorelle.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Art Nouveau Floral Embossed Metal Wall Mirror
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau (possibly Austrian) wall mirror with floral design embossed metal veneer and a shaped, beveled glass.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Metal

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 Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Art Nouveau Iron Andirons
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Art Nouveau iron andirons with foliate finials over a fluted design. (PRICED AS Pair)
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Iron

Art Deco Daum Freres Vase "Clematis Et Papillons"
By Daum
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Opalescent glass acid-etched with butterflies. Overlaid and carved with flowering stems. Engraved daum Nancy France with the cross of Lorraine.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Opaline Glass

French Art Nouveau "Magnolia" Desk by, Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Englewood, NJ
An extremely fine and rare carved wood and inlaid marquetry single drawer "Magnolia" desk decorated with inlaid exotic wood marquetry of blooming magnolias with a beautifully carved ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

French Art Nouveau Bergére Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut high back bergere arm chair with brown velvet upholstery
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19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

French Art Nouveau Walnut Dining Table
By Eugène Gaillard
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut 2 section dining table with stretcher. (GAILLARD - page 386, Collectors Encyclopedia of Antiques) (Related Item: 051039)
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Art Nouveau Sculpture Lamp, 1901 by Gustav Gurschner
By Gustave Gurschner
Located in Berlin, DE
Large Sculpture lamp by Gustav Gurschner, Vienna, 1901. Bronze, patinated. On marble base. Signed and dated. The glass shade is made by Pallme Konig. Measures: Height 41.34 in ( 105 ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Louis Wièse Art Nouveau Lapis Lazuli Diamond Gold Cornflower Motif Cocktail Ring
By Jules & Louis Wiese
Located in London, GB
Illustrated in our book: Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, cat. no. 14...
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, 18k Gold

Giant French Art Nouveau Mirror
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Wonderful and enormous wooden frame with three mirrors (one oval flanked by two rectangular), carved with typical Art Nouveau motifs of arabesques and flowers. The two side mirrors a...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Charles Boutet de Monvel Art Nouveau Opal Diamond Gold Bat Maiden Ring
Located in London, GB
Illustrated in our book: Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, cat. no. 6 ...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Opal, Gold, 18k Gold

Eugène Vallin French Art Nouveau Side Chairs
By Eugène Vallin
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French Art Nouveau side chairs by Eugène Vallin. Featuring a carved mahogany "Wheat" patterned motif and leather upholstery, circa 1910. Similar chairs are pictured in: Th...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

French Art Nouveau Desk
By Ecole de Nancy
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau mahogany desk by l'Ecole de Nancy, featuring a hand-tooled leather top, letter rack and bronze drawer pulls with a floral motif. (MG #12005)     
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

Art Nouveau Aquamarine Gold Pendant Picture Frame Necklace
Located in San Antonio, TX
!8kt Gold necklace pendant, centering a glass picture frame with aquarmarine accent. Engraved on the back with date and inscription.
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1910s Art Nouveau Vintage Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Aquamarine, 18k Gold

French Art Nouveau Walnut Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut arm chair with carved floral filigree cane panel back and seat
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Original French Poster by Cheret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Los Gatos, CA
French artist Jules Chéret arranged color with a maestro’s touch. He produced huge, unique and fantastic posters for cabarets, theaters, novels, beverages, cosmetics and a spectrum ...
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19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Gothic Armoire
Located in New York, NY
FAPG 19959D/2 Gothic Revival armoire New York, about 1835-1840 Mahogany, with brass hardware Measure: 104 in. high, 73 in. wide, 30 in. deep Exhibited: Hirschl & Adler Galleri...
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19th Century American Gothic Revival Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Brass

Art Nouveau Console Table from Austria with Bronze and Onyx, circa 1890
Located in Chicago, IL
Exquisite Viennese Art Nouveau oblong console table made from solid mahogany with bronze clover details and an exotic appearing onyx top, circa 1890. This is a one of a kind, very im...
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19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Tiffany Studios Art Nouveau Bronze and Favrile Glass Table Candelabrum
By Tiffany Studios
Located in New York, NY
An American Art Nouveau patinated bronze and favrile glass mounted table candelabrum by Tiffany Studios New York. The candelabrum has six arms. Each candle holder is decorated with g...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

Tiffany Studios New York Art "Peacock Eye" Glass Vase
By Tiffany Studios
Located in New York, NY
A Tiffany studios New York Art Nouveau "Peacock Eye" glass vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Decorated with of peacock eye feathers on an iridescent blue and green ground, circa 1900. ...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Art Glass

Art Nouveau Walnut Hatrack & Umbrella Stand
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut and maple hatrack with a large center mirror having whiplash carving and 5 gilt bronze firefly coat hooks and lower umbrella stand with 2 brass rails.
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Very Rare Art Nouveau Gouache, Van De Velde 1899
Located in Encino, CA
ART NOUVEAU France 1899 Very rare gouache depicting flowers in the full Art Nouveau spirit. Very close and typical to Henry Van De Velde Works H.25"1/2 x w.23"1/2 with mat H.20...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Paper

French Art Nouveau Bergère by, Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Englewood, NJ
French Art Nouveau carved wood bergère (armchair) by, Louis Majorelle decorated in an upholstered in a blue velvet upholstery further embellished with nailheads.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Feuillatre Art Nouveau Silver and Enamel Vase
By Eugène Feuillatre
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau silver and enamel vase by Eugène Feuillatre. The vase is decorated with leafed branches holding pink and gold cloisonné flowers and buds against a sky blue backg...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Lobmeyr 7 Piece Lobed Rose Shaded to Clear Crystal Cordial Set
By J.L Lobmeyr
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This lovely Art Nouveau period hand blown crystal decanter is part of a complete cordial set. The 6-lobed decanter shades from a clear neck to a deep cranberry base with 6 matching q...
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19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Crystal

Tiffany Studios Turtleback Tile Candlestick
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Englewood, NJ
An extremely rare patinated bronze electrified "Turtleback Tile" candlestick by, Tiffany Studios with a jeweled candle cup decorated with an iridized Tiffany Favrile "Pulled Feather"...
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American Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

Russian Art Nouveau Gold Enamel Pill Box
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unusual Art Nouveau 14K two tone gold and enamel pill box. It features an enamel top with grape leaves motif around it; also features an intricate geometric design around th...
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

18k Gold

Art Nouveau Painted Screen by, Daniel McMorris
By Daniel Mcmorris
Located in Englewood, NJ
An Art Nouveau oil on canvas wood tryptic screen by American Illustrator Daniel McMorris decorated with five semi nude Art Nouveau maidens dancing and frolicking in a forest. The scr...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Wood, Canvas

Luis Majorlle French Art Nouveau Serving Table
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
French Art Nouveau walnut serving table with removable glass tray; all sides open out as extensions totable. Engraved Majorelle signature.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Glass, Walnut

French Art Nouveau Tea Table by, Emile Gallé
By Emile Gallé
Located in Englewood, NJ
An extremely rare and important French Art Nouveau tea table by, Emile Gallé decorated with inlaid exotic wood marquetry depicting various flora with beautifully carved organic legs ...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

French Art Nouveau Pedestal by, Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Englewood, NJ
French Art Nouveau carved mahogany and burled walnut three tier display pedestal by, Louis Majorelle. The selette is signed, "L Majorelle Nancy."
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Period Collection

Mother of Pearl and Black Lacquer Decorative Planter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black lacquer decorative planter with prnate mother of pearl inlaid details. Signed and Numbered by DK Home with C.O.A
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20th Century Dutch Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Lacquer, Mother-of-Pearl

Theo vanRysselberghe’s 1896 Art Nouveau Poster for La Libre Esthetique
By Theo van Rysselberghe
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Both rare and historically important, this original poster is an excellent example of the important avant-garde painter Theo vanRysselberghe's graphic work and is a significant piece...
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Late 19th Century Belgian Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Paper

Art Nouveau Easel Back Table Mirror
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Art Nouveau easel back frame dressing table mirror with two women figures.
Category

Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Period Collection

Moulin Rouge - French CanCan Watercolor Paris 1899
Located in Encino, CA
Extremely rare and historical French Art Nouveau Watercolor, 1899 Titled, " Fin de Siecle, MIMI Patte en l'air " H.31" x W.29" with frame H.22" x W.20" without frame Provenance : Ess...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Paper

“ Rodin and the Chaste Suzanne” by Pierre Bonnard
By Pierre Bonnard
Located in Sheffield, MA
Bronze Height 7 1/4" in. Width 11 in. Depth 3in. Circa 1905 Signed with monogram and numbered on the left side Bonnard was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Sei...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

Carved Arm Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art nouveau carved arm chair.
Category

20th Century Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Wood

Vase by Daum Nancy
By Daum
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Etched and enameled glass vase, France, circa 1905. etched signature to side: Daum Nancy with the cross of Lorraine. Provenance: Private collection
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Period Collection

Vase by Daum Nancy
By Daum
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Etched and enameled glass vase, France, circa 1905. Etched signature to side: Daum Nancy 3501 with the cross of Lorraine. Provenance: private collection.
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Art Glass

"Mother and Child" by Kai Nielsen for Bing & Grondahl
By Kai Nielsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Exquisitely crafted by Bing and Grondahl in 1913, this blanc de chine porcelain figure by Kai Nielsen explored his facination with female figures that seem to be mothers to both huma...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Porcelain

Art Nouveau Pâte-de-verre Tray by Bergé and Walter
By Amalric Walter
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau glass pâte-de-verre tray designed by Henri Bergé and executed by Amalric Walter, featuring yellow, orange and green striations. The tray is adorned with an oce...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Art Glass

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau wheel-carved cameo glass vase by Daum Nancy, featuring a decoration of blue flowers and light blue or grey stems and leaves on an opaque, mottled white and yello...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Art Glass

Stevens & Williams Crystal & Green Biscuit Barrel Sterling Silver Lid & Handle
By Stevens & Williams
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This Art Nouveau handblown crystal biscuit barrel was made by Stevens and Williams with internally decorated apple-green stripes. The top and rims are hallmarked Birmingham sterling ...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Crystal

A French Art Nouveau Carved Wood and Inlaid Marquetry "Ombelle" Occasional Table
By Emile Gallé
Located in Englewood, NJ
A French Art Nouveau carved wood and inlaid marquetry "Ombelle" occasional table by, Emile Gallé with an inlaid marquetry landscape scene with butterfly on the top further inlaid lo...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Wood

French Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture by Savine
By Léopold Savine
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau sculpture, "Four Peacocks," by Léopold Savine, depicting the bust of a woman surrounded by four peacocks whose tails form the pedestal on which her bust sits. Pi...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

Art Nouveau Painting by Alexander Goltz, "Fruhling"
By Alexander Demetrius Goltz
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Oil on canvas by Austrian artist Alexander Demetrius Goltz (1857-1944) depicting a spring allegory subject, from circa 1900. Titled "Fruhling" or "Girl among blossomin...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Canvas

French Art Nouveau Jardinere
Located in Englewood, NJ
A French Art Nouveau bronze and ceramic jardinere decorated with portrait of an Art Nouveau Maiden with stylized whiplash and fruit design finished in its original bronze patina and ...
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French Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

Art Nouveau Mirror
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
An Art Nouveau easel back frame dressing mirror w/full figure of woman.
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Period Collection

Important Pair of Tiffany and Co. Figures by Peiffer
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Hollywood, FL
Figure holding scroll 23.5" tall. Figure holding oil lamp 23" tall. Measurement includes black base on each. Retailed by Tiffany and Co. each impressed with Tiffany mark and impre...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Marble, Bronze

A French Art Nouveau "Algae" Decorated Desk Lamp by, Daum Nancy
By Maurice Dufrêne, Daum
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 Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

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