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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

Art Nouveau Large Mushroom Lamp in the Manner of
By Galle Art Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is one of Galle's most famous Mushroom lamps. Custom mage in Europe to look exactly like the original one . The large shade shows the name. Base is cast in Bronze The stems are ...
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1990s European Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Glass

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

Amazing Art Nouveau Table Lamp
Located in Munich, DE
Attributed to loetz. New wiring and lamp socket.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

  • Amazing Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • Amazing Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • Amazing Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • Amazing Art Nouveau Table Lamp
H 14.18 in. Dm 7.88 in.
Austrian Art Nouveau Serpent Table Lamp with a Peacock Art Glass by, Loetz
Located in Englewood, NJ
A Whimsical Austrian Art Nouveau patinated bronze and glass "Serpent" table lamp decorated with a Loetz shade decorated with green peacock feathers against an iridescent gold oil spo...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Antique Galle Art Glass Lamp, France Art Nouveau
By Gallé
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Elegant handmade French Galle glass vase now as a lamp. The signed glass vase in shades of yellow, orange and white. the aged gilt mounts are original, lamped in the 1920's. The lamp...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Art Glass

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 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

Antique Art Nouveau Brass & Glass Floor Lamp
By Liberty of London
Located in London, GB
A stunning and very rare original Art Nouveau floor lamp in brass, with an original glass shade. This was made in England, it dates from around the 1890-1910 period. It has an amazi...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Brass

Antique Art Nouveau Leaded Glass Table Lamp by Chicago Mosaic, ca. 1910
By Chicago Mosaic Lamp Co.
Located in Petaluma, CA
This very colorful floral leaded glass table lamp was made by the Chicago Mosaic Lamp Co. The lamp is totally original, to include the finial, heat cap, base and of course the shade....
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Metal

Art Nouveau Table Lamp ,Art glass shade Wrought iron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand forged wrought iron lamp with a tinted acid cut glass blue shade . modern made from the design of E .Brandt . Looks good when it is all lit up .
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1990s North American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

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

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Bronze

  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp
H 23.63 in. W 18.12 in. D 6.3 in.
Antique French Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in New Orleans, LA
Kuan Yen figure with stained glass. This is a wonderful lamp!.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Antique French Art Nouveau Lamp
  • Antique French Art Nouveau Lamp
  • Antique French Art Nouveau Lamp
  • Antique French Art Nouveau Lamp
H 17 in. W 16 in. D 6.5 in.
Art Nouveau Copper and Marbled Glass Table Lamp
Located in Kramfors, SE
Table lamp in Art Nouveau with a copper foot and a marbled glass top. The foot is hand-made in solid copper and has a rich decor. The decor is typical for the art nouveau period with...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Copper

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

Art Nouveau Brass and Art Glass Lamps
Located in Tarrytown, NY
A rare pair of lamps composed of clear art glass and very precise, intricate metal work with fine detail. Professionally restored and wired with solid brass hardware.
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Early 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Art Nouveau glass table lamp by Émile Gallé
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Art Nouveau glass table lamp by Émile Gallé French, c. 1900 Height 58cm, diameter 22cm This striking Art Nouveau lamp is by one of the style’s leading practitioners: Émile Gallé. Th...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Glass

American Art Nouveau Durand Green Glass Table Lamps
By Durand
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Art Nouveau green and gold glass table lamps on a 6 legged bronze base (attributed to Durand).
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

An Austrian Art Nouveau Desk Lamp with Pallme-Konig Art Glass Shade
By Pallme König
Located in Englewood, NJ
An Austrian Art Nouveau cast bronze and glass decorated Sunflower Desk Lamp decorated with a blue iridescent decorated shade with white applied decoration with in a cast and gilt ...
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20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Table Lamp, 1910s
Located in Praha, CZ
Art Nouveau table lamp in perfect original condition. E27 or E26 bulb.
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Vintage 1910s Czech Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp, 1910s
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp, 1910s
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp, 1910s
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp, 1910s
H 10.63 in. W 5.91 in. D 10.24 in.
Art Nouveau/ Deco Lamps Silvered Bronze, Glass Beads
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of the Famous designer contemporary cast Lamps with Alabaster inner shade and draped with frosted glass beads. Frame is with three arms sitting on the hexagon base. One of Ruh...
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1990s North American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, 1920's
Located in Praha, CZ
Exceptional Art Nouveau table lamp made of brass and metal with opaline glass shade. New wiring. Original switch.
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, 1920's
  • Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, 1920's
  • Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, 1920's
  • Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, 1920's
H 11.82 in. W 9.45 in. D 6.7 in.
Moreau Bronze Art Nouveau Figural Lamp
By Auguste Moreau
Located in Fulton, CA
Impressive solid cast bronze table lamp after French Sculptor, Auguste Moreau. Titled "Mandolin on Back". Art Nouveau style draped female figure with a mandolin over her shoulder enc...
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Late 20th Century Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

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

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

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Bronze

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

Art Nouveau Stained Glass Table Lamp, Brass, Emerald, Yellow
Located in Peekskill, NY
The look of this lamp moves between Art Nouveau and Deco. It features bright brass with emerald and yellow striated stained glass. The look is striking and a bit formal.
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Stained Glass

Art Nouveau Style Mushroom Table Lamp
Located in Lisboa, 11
This Art Nouveau Style table lamp was designed and manufactured in France, during 1970's. The base and the lampshade are both in color blown glass and has brass flowers details. It...
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Vintage 1970s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

Antique Art Nouveau Figural Young Female Table Lamp with an Art Glass Shade
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This table lamp is completely unmarked but is presumed to have been made in Europe in approximately 1910 in the Art Nouveau period and style. The figural base of the lamp is a young ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Spelter

Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp with Glass Cabochons, 1910
Located in Rijssen, NL
Brass table lamp with embossed brass shade and colorful glass cabochons The lamp dates from around 1910. It shows an embossed maple leaf decoration in the foot area. The shade is c...
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Vintage 1910s Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Lamp / table lamp, metal, glass. Metal construction with a curved lamp arm and a reliefed and wavy glass lampshade, as well as a florally decorated base and embossed 'F.R.C. Dep.', w...
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass, Zinc

  • German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
  • German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
  • German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
  • German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
H 11.82 in. W 6.7 in. D 10.24 in.
Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, circa 1920
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of brass, glass - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, circa 1920
  • Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, circa 1920
  • Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, circa 1920
  • Art Nouveau Brass Lamp, circa 1920
H 15.36 in. W 5.52 in. D 11.42 in.
Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
By Hector Guimard, Louis Majorelle
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.
German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass lamp base bronze plated with a hand-cut glass shade and fitted with one porcelain E27 sockets with a rotary switch. Made in Germany about 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass, Zinc

  • German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
  • German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
  • German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
  • German Art Nouveau Brass Table Lamp
H 13.39 in. W 6.7 in. D 11.42 in.
Art Nouveau Style Adjustable Height Brass and Glass Table Lamp
Located in Barntrup, DE
An adorable Art Nouveau style vintage table lamp made of brass and metal, adorned with floral decor. The base is in the shape of flower petals; the glass shade is partially frosted a...
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Vintage 1970s German Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

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

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Bronze

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

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 Lamp in Wrought Iron with Glass Shade, 1920s
Located in Verviers, BE
The 1920s, France A wonderful French Art Nouveau lamp. The stands are handmade in wrought iron with black finish patina and hammered with a floral pattern. The metalwork is of excel...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

Luneville Freres Art Nouveau Rose and Mauve Signed Glass Lamp
By Luneville Freres
Located in Valladolid, ES
Art Nouveau rose and mauve glass lamp by Luneville Freres, signed. A exquisite and one of a kind table lamp, circa 1910 from France. In a perfect condition.
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

Art Nouveau Table Lamp, Original
Located in Praha, CZ
- A very decorative table lamp from the Art Nouveau period - Metal bracket with wooden surround - Beautiful glass shade adjustable in inclination - On / off button on the stand.
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Antique Early 1600s Czech Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp, Original
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp, Original
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp, Original
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamp, Original
H 16.93 in. W 9.45 in. D 7.09 in.
Swedish Art Nouveau Copper Table Lamp
Located in Kramfors, SE
Art nouveau table lamp from Sweden. The lamp is from the early 20th century, from 1910 to 1915, and is hand made with a foot in solid copper. The whole lamp is decorated with typical...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Copper

Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Table Lamp
By Daum
Located in Dallas, TX
Daum Cameo Glass and Wrought Iron Maple Leaf Table Lamp, circa 1920 Art Nouveau Art Deco design. Mottled and variegated glass base with with carved and acid etched Deco symmetric...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Art Glass

  • Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Table Lamp
  • Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Table Lamp
H 17.25 in. Dm 9.25 in.
Art Nouveau Table Lamp with Original Cut-Glass, circa 1908
Located in Wien, AT
Art Nouveau table lamp with original cut-glass, circa 1908 polished and stove enameled.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

Art Nouveau Patinated Metal Jeweled Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau (possibly Hungarian) floor lamp with a dark green patina metal and a floral and vine filigree design. Inset glass jewels and supporting 3 round hanging shades.
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20th Century Hungarian Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Metal

French Art Nouveau Spelter Table Lamp with Vintage Loetz Art Glass Shade
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
French art nouveau white metal or spelter with the figure of a woman/lady with a long flowing gown. Has a handblown Loetz iridescent art glass shade also circa 1900. See description ...
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Spelter

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

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Bronze, Brass

french art nouveau brass lamps from 1920s
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Pair of noble brass Kontor lamps with satin floral glass shades. Height and tilt adjustment with typical carrying handle. Art Nouveau ca. 1920 - France Dimensions: 51 cm height 13 c...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

  • french art nouveau brass lamps from 1920s
  • french art nouveau brass lamps from 1920s
  • french art nouveau brass lamps from 1920s
  • french art nouveau brass lamps from 1920s
H 20.08 in. W 5.12 in. D 5.12 in.
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.
Art Nouveau Bronze and Glass Desk Lamp, France C.1910 Muller Frères
By Muller Frères
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Art Nouveau bronze glass desk lamp, France C.1910 Muller Frères, Luneville. The lamp style of Louis Majorelle (French designer late 19th century renowned for organic use of curves) s...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

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

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Bronze

Colored Glass Lamp Signed Emilé Gallé Liberty Art Nouveau, Original 1900s
Located in Milano, IT
Colored glass lamp signed Emilé Gallé Liberty Art Nouveau - original from the early 1900s Colored glass lamp signed Emile Gallè Liberty Art Nouveau, original from the early 1900s. ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Glass

Monumental Antique Art Nouveau Neoclassical Cast Iron Slag Glass Table Lamp
Located in Dayton, OH
Monumental antique Art Nouveau slag glass lamp featuring Neoclassical styling with reticulated filigree shade. Measures: 25".  
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Iron

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

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Hand Blown Glass & Brass Table Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 20th century Art Nouveau style hand blown green glass & brass table lamp Lamp is missing ( pull string for one of the sides of turning light on ).
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20th Century Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Italian Art Nouveau Silver and Glass Lamps, 20th Century
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Italian Art Nouveau silver and glass lamps. 20th century, Art Nouveau style, with circular bases with stem with foliage of vases and bells in lilac glass. Marked with 92...
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20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Silver

Rare Art Nouveau Hand Blown Stained Glass Brass Table Lamp Germany
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Beautiful Art Nouveau stained glass lamp in working condition. Adjustable, curving brass stem. Throws a warm light while projecting aesthetic perfection. In the Tiffany style for a f...
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Vintage 1910s German Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

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

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Marble, Bronze

Art Nouveau Hungarian Jeweled Brass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau (Hungarian) brass table lamp with a multicolored glass jewel encrusted shade with 3 supports on a filigree base.
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Antique Late 19th Century Hungarian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Table Lamp, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful and rare Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts table lamp. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid elm base with original milk glass shade. Rewired with one socket for E-14 ligh...
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Antique Early 1900s Dutch Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

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Art Nouveau Art Glass Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic art nouveau art glass lamp available at 1stDibs. Each art nouveau art glass lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and bronze. If you’re shopping for an art nouveau art glass lamp, we have 1041 options in-stock, while there are 13 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect art nouveau art glass lamp — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each art nouveau art glass lamp bearing Art Nouveau, Baroque or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Tiffany Studios, Daum and Louis Comfort Tiffany each produced at least one beautiful art nouveau art glass lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Art Nouveau Art Glass Lamp?

Prices for an art nouveau art glass lamp start at $10 and top out at $178,000 with the average selling for $2,751.

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 Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.