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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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French Art Nouveau "Cephataria" Server by Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau French walnut server by Louis Majorelle in the “Cephataria” motif. The server has two drawers with gilt-bronze handles in a leaf motif, double door storage below...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

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Bronze

Georges de Feure, "Grenade", 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

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Wood

Art Nouveau Chandelier from Serrurier-Bovy, 1900s
By Gustave Serrurier-Bovy
Located in Belgium, BE
Very rare chandelier from the famous Architect Gustave Serrurier-Bovy. Published in the magazine Art & Decoration from 1902. A similar one was published in the Serrurier-Bovy's cata...
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Early 1900s Belgian Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Wrought Iron, Brass, Wrought Iron

French Art Nouveau Walnut Rectangular Two-Tier Table by Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut rectangular two-tier table with floral inlaid design and bronze floral design side handles (signed MAJORELLE).
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

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

Tiffany Studios "Poppy" Table Lamp
By Tiffany Studios
Located in New York, NY
A Tiffany Studios New York "Wire Mesh Poppy" leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp. The shade features crimson red poppy blossoms in various stages of bloom and a band of gree...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

Vienna Bronze Cobra Pocket Watch Holder by, Franz Bergman
By Franz Bergmann
Located in Englewood, NJ
An Austrian cold-painted bronze of a cobra snake coiled with its head fanned out and tongue extended. The tongue is long enough to intercept a pocket-watch as photographed. The bronz...
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20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

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

Art Nouveau Cameo Vase by Emile Galle
By Emile Gallé
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very rare French Art Nouveau, Galle Cameo glass vase, several layers with tones of greens and whites decorated with flowers and large leaves. Cameo signature "Galle". Emile Galle...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Glass

Pair of Silvered Pewter Art Nouveau Candelabra by Achille Gamba
By Achille Gamba
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Art Nouveau silvered pewter candelabra each cast in the form of a longhaired female form who seemingly blossoms from a natural, stemlike base and is encircled by eight flower...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Silver, Pewter

Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann Art Nouveau Armchair
By Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser
Located in Paris, FR
Koloman Moser (1868-1918) and Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Bent and polished beech and plywood, dyed to rosewood, brass inlays, renewed upholstery. Measures: Height 70 cm (27.5 in.)...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Beech, Plywood

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 Carved Mantelpiece Attributed to Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to French Art Nouveau designer Louis Majorelle, this fireplace mantel is composed of mahogany carved with sinuous floral motifs around an arched cutout and an upper tier i...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Mahogany, Mirror

Art Nouveau Copper Veneered Vase with Opaline Glass Centers
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau copper veneered square shaped vase with a tapered neck and molded floral design with opaline centers.
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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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19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Marble

Pair of Art Nouveau Bronze Dore Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau bronze dore wall sconces each with three arms extending from an organic, vine-like base.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze, Gold Leaf

Antique French Art Nouveau Savonnerie Wool Rug 1910's
Located in Milan, IT
Early Art Nouveau carpets display a decoration that is reminiscent of the late nineteenth century 'Second Empire' weavings of the Napoleon III period, yet with touches of innovation ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

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Wool

French Art Nouveau Walnut Serving Table by Emile Galle
By Emile Gallé
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau serving table signed by Emile Galle. The table is composed of walnut decorated with inlaid and incised floral designs and rests upon four convex scroll legs beneat...
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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 Wall Mirror With an Embossed Foliate Design Metal Frame
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau wall mirror of possible Austrian origin set with a metal veneered frame embossed with floral designs encasing a shaped, beveled panel of mirrored glass.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Metal

French Art Nouveau Tall Bronze Bird Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau floor lamp composed of bronze in the form of a heron standing upon an irregular, naturalistic base in high relief consuming hanging fruit from a tree above.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Bronze

French Art Nouveau Triptych Cheval Mirror Attributed to Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to French Art Nouveau designer Louis Majorelle, this triptych cheval mirror features one large rectangular mirror flanked by two smaller variations joined to one another b...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Walnut, Mirror

Pair of American Art Nouveau Andirons
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Art Nouveau iron andirons with foliate finials over a fluted shaft design.
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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 Walnut High Back Bergère
Located in New York, NY
French walnut Art Nouveau bergère armchair featuring a high back and arms with stylized cut outs and beige velvet upholstery.
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19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

French Art Nouveau Two-Section Dining Table by Gaillard
By Eugène Gaillard
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut two section dining table resting upon four flared legs united by a buttress stretcher. This table was crafted by Gaillard and is featured on page 386 of the...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

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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
Very fine cornflower blue marquise cut lapis set with eight diamonds.The sculpted gold & diamond set shoulders representing cornflowers.
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Art Nouveau Lamp by Émile Gallé
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
A fine Art Nouveau period 'Papillons et Fleurs' glass lamp by Émile Gallé (1846-1904); depicting butterflies and flowers. Cameo signature of Galle to shade and base.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Glass

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
A superb and iconic art nouveau portrayal of a Parisian goddess of the Demi-Monde. She has style roots going back to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. The very revealing décolleté, fl...
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Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 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

Victorian Butterfly Ceylon Sapphire Pearl Ruby Diamond Brooch
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Beautiful rendition one of the classic Victorian themes. As the grande Victorian Era lead into the art nouveau, these natural themes began emerging with tremendous frequency. Butterf...
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold

French Art Nouveau Walnut Armchair with Cushion
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau armchair composed of walnut carved with filigree around a cane panel back. The chair rests upon four curved legs, has a seat cushion upholstered in grey fabric, an...
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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

Art Nouveau Enamel Garland Necklace with Pearls and Amethyst
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Art Nouvea enamel pendant featuring amethyst and natural fresh water pearls designed in a garland style. The pendant is 10k and the chain is 14k yellow gold.
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Amethyst, Natural Pearl, 10k Gold, 14k Gold

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

Tiffany Studios New York "Nasturtium" Paperweight Glass Vase
By Tiffany Studios
Located in New York, NY
This "Nasturtium" paperweight glass vase, from Tiffany Studios New York, features purple nasturtium blossoms with green leaves set within a golden, translucent ground. The beauty of ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Art Glass

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

Original Antique Food and Drink Advertising Poster for Produits Maxime Paris
Located in London, GB
Original antique food and drink advertising poster for Produits Maxime Paris - ses thes, ses cafes, ses cacaos, ses chocolates, en vente dans toutes les bonnes maisons. Fanastic Art ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

French Art Nouveau Walnut and Maple Hatrack with a Large Centre Mirror
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut and maple hatrack with a large centre mirror having whiplash carving and five gilt bronze firefly coat hooks and lower umbrella stand with two brass rails.
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Brass, Bronze

American Art Nouveau Glass Pedestal - 1stdibs New York
By Riviere Studios
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to the Riviere Studios, this early twentieth century American Art Nouveau pedestal rests on paw feet and is composed of green slag glass overlaid with metal.
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Metal

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

Louis Majorelle French Art Nouveau Pedestal
By Louis Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau two-tier wooden pedestal by Louis Majorelle, featuring a triangular top, a clover-shaped second tier and three sinuous, carved supports. A similar table is pic...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Wood

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

Exquisite Antique French Frosted and Art Glass Epergne or Centerpiece
Located in Chicago, IL
This large showstopping epergne or centerpiece consisting of footed bowl with extended arms and branches for flowers, fruits, or sweetmeats. A highlight at the end of the 19th centur...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Period Collection

Materials

Art Glass

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