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Art Nouveau Candle Holders

ART NOUVEAU STYLE

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.

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Style: Art Nouveau
Pair of French Art Nouveau Candelabras Marble Zamac Candleholder, Early 20th C.
Located in Labrit, Landes
Pair of Marble and zamac candelabras French art Nouveau candle holder Natural decoration with dragonflies, butterflies and flowers circa 1900 Good antique condition Shipping: ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Marble

Dominick & Haff and Mauser 1903 Pair of Sterling Silver Candlesticks Art Nouveau
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Dominick & Haff / Mauser sterling silver candlesticks from 1903 in exquisite Art Nouveau style with raised natural motifs, measuring 10 1/4'' in height by 4 1/2'' in diameter...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Quality Carved Wood Chandelier / Pendant Light Chandelier, 1910s
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish and all handcrafted chandelier from the turn of the century. This good quality pendant of a 100 years old has six perfectly and evenly hand-carved arms. This stylish exampl...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Wood

Tiffany Studios Pulled Feather Favrile And Bronze Candlestick
Located in Dallas, TX
Tiffany Studios Pulled feather favrile glass and bronze candlestick lamp, circa 1910 A lovely Art Nouveau candelabra with a early decorated L.C.T Tiffany glass shade. This ensemble w...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Set of Two Swedish Brass Candleholders
Located in London, GB
Pair of brass candlesticks, in Art Nouveau style. First half 20th century, Sweden. Simple design, of sheet and cast brass. Good condition with some age-related wear, old cleaner a...
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20th Century German Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

JD Schleissner Sohne German Silver Dwarf Candlestick
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish German jugendstil silver dwarf candlestick by JD Schleissner Sohne and dating from around 1910. The candlestick is mounted on a square base raised on four ball shaped feet ...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver

Tiffany Studios New York Mosaic Candle Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A Tiffany Studios New York Favrile glass and patinated bronze mosaic candle lamp. The mosaic candlestick base has inlaid panels of glass shading from green to blue running vertically...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Antique American Edwardian Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver candlesticks. Each: Tapering socket with detachable bobeche on ovoid shaft with reeded base knop on raised foot. Engraved ornament in fo...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Art Nouveau Style Continental Silver Dolphin-Form Candlestick
Located in New York, NY
Unusual pair of Art Nouveau style Continental Silver (.800), Dolphin-form candlesticks, European, circa 1930s. Dolphins and sea flora form the column of each candlestick, which will ...
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1930s European Vintage Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Wiener Werkstaette Koloman Moser Tea Light, Tea Candle Holder, Re-edition
Located in Vienna, AT
A little version of the Koloman Moser lamp, originally manufactured at the historical Wiener Werkstaette, for the use as a tea candle, with a swivable shield.
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

Gilt Bronze Mirror and Candlestick, France, 19th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Gilt bronze mirror and candlestick. France, 19th century. Dimensions mirror: 39 cm height. 26 cm depth. 20 cm width. Dimensions candlestick: 20 cm height. 8 cm depth. 11 cm width.
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Tiffany Studios New York Candlestick Bronze Model 1213
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An American patinated bronze candlestick by Tiffany Studios. Stamped 'TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1213' A beautiful American Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau design, circa 1910. Original c...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Vintage Single Engraved Candle Holder Silver Plated Pillar Nº 463 Stamped
Located in SITTINGBOURNE, Kent
Vintage single engraved candle holder silver plated pillar nº 463 stamped. Made in England - silver plated with grapes and vine designed.
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Late 20th Century British Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver Plate

Steuben Pair of Handblown, Pomona Green Crystal Candlesticks
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This pair of candlesticks are outstanding examples of Steuben's finest glassblowing and workmanship. Hand blown crystal with "Pomona Green" overlay and cut to clear in a c...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Crystal

Original Massive Silver Jugendstil Candleholder Koloman Moser Wiener Werkstätte
Located in Vienna, AT
Materials and techniques notes: Silver and Lapislazuli Iconic and modern, this candleholder is a Classic design by Koloman Moser in the style of Wiener Werksta¨tte. ‘Gitterwerk,’ or...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver

French Art Nouveau Wrought Iron and Porcelain Parrot Figurine Candle Chandelier
Located in Barntrup, DE
This adorable French Art Nouveau style wrought iron candle chandelier features four arms or candleholders with beautifully shaped details toned in golden color and centered with an i...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Wrought Iron

Original, Signed Massive Silver Candleholder, Koloman Moser Wiener Werkstätte
Located in Vienna, AT
Signature: Austrian silver-mark, WW-mark. What is unusual for a Wiener Werkstatte silver-object. The signatures are on the bottom side instead of clearly visible on the object Mat...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver

20th Century German Art Nouveau Solid Silver Candelabra, Eugen Marcus, c.1900
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
20th Century German Art Nouveau silver monumental seven-light candelabra, beautifully modelled, on shaped and beautifully decorated bases, applied with whiplash leaves, the two amazo...
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20th Century German Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver

Pair of Antique English Art Nouveau Candlesticks c.1900, Art Nouveau
Located in Bath, GB
A stunning pair of antique English silver plated candlesticks, quite stunning with a stylized naturalistic design with a definite Art Nouveau flair dating to c.1890/1900. They com...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver Plate

Pair of Silvered Pewter Art Nouveau Candelabra by Achille Gamba
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Nouveau silvered Pewter Candelabra a pair Pair of Art Nouveau silvered pewter candelabra / candleholder with female figure surrounded by 6 arms for six candles (probably WMF) ...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Pewter

Wonderful Pair of Tiffany Studios Dore Bronze Art Nouveau Two Arm Candelabras
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful pair of Tiffany Studios Poppy flower bud centers candelabrum, in the Art Nouveau Design finished in doré bronze gold finish Stamped: Tiffany Studios/NEW YORK 1230 With...
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20th Century American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Pair of Moser Handblown Crystal Candlesticks with Intaglio Poppy Pattern & Gold
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is a rare pair of tall handblown crystal candlesticks made by Moser in the ever popular Art Nouveau "Paula" pattern. Most often seen only as stemware, these exhibit all of the c...
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Early 1900s Czech Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Crystal

Pair of 5-Flame Silver Candelabras with Acanthus Decoration, Milan, Around 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
Two five-light candelabras on a round base with a leaf rosette and a raised hump decoration in the middle, bundled by a beaded band and stylized acanthus leaf tips, the hump decorati...
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1950s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver

Pair Viennese Silver Art Nouveau Candle Holders by Rudolf Steiner, around 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of elegant silver candlesticks on a sweeping, oval base with stepped frame, at the foot of the shaft circumferential, corrugated zigzag band, foot pulled up in the middle and co...
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1890s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver

Pair of Very Large Church Candleholders
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of church candleholders, iron, Europe, early 19th century. Two exquisite large size candle trees that have probably been housed in a church for many years. These 19th century i...
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Iron

Seven-Arm Brass Candlestick or Candelabra of Organic Form
Located in London, GB
Candlestick or candelabra with seven arms of organic, ribbon form. Second half 20th century in Art Nouveau style. Good original condition with a nice aged patina, left as found. ...
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Late 20th Century European Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

French Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Iris & Lotus Candlesticks by, A. Clerget
Located in Englewood, NJ
A rare pair of cast bronze French Art Nouveau Candlesticks "Iris & Lotus" by, French Sculptor Alexandre Clerget each of a fully nude Art Nouveau maiden with one embracing a blooming ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Candlesticks Iniridescent Glass Signed Tiffany
Located in Milano, IT
Candlesticks in iridescent glass signed tiffany Tiffany colored glass candlesticks Measurements: diameter 10 cm height 30 cm.  
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Early 20th Century Central American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Art Glass

Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Adjustable Candlestick by, Tiffany Studios
Located in Englewood, NJ
An Early 20th century American Art Nouveau bronze and glass Telescopic "Organic Root" candlestick produced by, Tiffany Studios decorated with three tiffany favrile iridescent "pulled...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Italian Pair of Brass & Green Marble Candelabra 5 Arms Candle Holder
Located in SITTINGBOURNE, Kent
This pair of vintage candle holders were found in Paris, they are made of marble, brass, and metal. The Marble/Onyx is in lovely green color and they are in very good condition.
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1990s Italian Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Art Nouveau Morning Glory Silver Plated Candelabras
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic pair of Art Nouveau candleholders were realized in the United Kingdom circa 1905. The larger features three trumpet candleholders each with swirling bases a...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver Plate

Midcentury Five-Arm Organic Form Brass Candleholder, Candelabra, 1960s, Austria
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Beautiful midcentury candelabra with five arms of organic, ribbon form, evoking Art Nouveau style from 1960s, Austria. Handmade of polished cast massive brass. Very good original co...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Brass Art Nouveau Style Candlesticks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage pair of solid brass Art Nouveau candlesticks.
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20th Century Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

Art Nouveau Period French Wrought Iron Candle Stand
Located in Forney, TX
Simple clean lines but deeply complex design, brilliantly poetic if you see it, uninteresting and repetitious if you can't. Inspired by the sinuous curves of flowing flowers and ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Iron

Pair of 19th Century Doré Bronze Candelabra
Located in New Orleans, LA
An exceptional pair of hand-chased doré bronze candelabra by the distinguished French sculptor Eugène Lelièvre, and foundered by Susse Freres of Paris. Influenced by the designs of M...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Tiffany Studios Four Place Candelabra with Blown Out Green Glass Candleholders
Located in Bronx, NY
This vintage patinated bronze candelabra was made by the Tiffany Studios, New York & dates from the early 20th century. The decorative four place candelabra is designed with blown ou...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Floral Candlestick
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau bronze, copper and onyx floral candlestick with holder.  
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Copper, Bronze

Continental Brass Art Nouveau Brule Parfum
Located in New York, NY
Continental Brass Art Nouveau incense burner in the Japonesque taste, the rounded chamber with pierced cover, the whole decorated with stylized floral motifs above a tripod base. ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

Koloman Moser Chanukiah, 1904 Jugendstil, Wiener Werkstaette Style, Re Edtion
Located in Vienna, AT
Koloman Moser designed this Chanukkia for Hermann Wittgenstein 1904, other images show the interior for Hermann Wittgenstein as well as a documentation of Deutsche Kunst und Dekorati...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

Antique Crystal Bohemian Emerald Green Enamel Pair Lusters Lustres Candlesticks
Located in Dublin, Ireland
A stylish example of a fine pair of Bohemian emerald green gilt heightened white enamel handcut full lead crystal lusters of outstanding quality and of standard proportions. Third qu...
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19th Century Czech Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Crystal, Enamel

Vintage Holyland Brass Candlesticks with Green Eliat Stones, Tamar Israel
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A pair of Art Nouveau / Arts & Crafts styled israeli candlesticks in cast ornamented and partially perforated brass. Set with polished oval pieces of Eliat. The Eilat stone is the na...
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1970s Israeli Vintage Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

Eichwald Art Nouveau Twin Handled Majolica Pottery Candlestick
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish and finely made Art Nouveau pottery twin handled candlestick decorated in Majolica glazes by Eichwald and dating from around 1910. The lightly potted candlestick stands rai...
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1910s Czech Vintage Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Pottery

Art Nouveau Goddess Figurine Candlestick Holder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Expressive female figurine candlestick holder. The perfect table accent for a cozy dinner party, or in community with other candlesticks. Or perhaps bring a bit of Venus candleli...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Metal, Bronze

German Jugendstil Pair Bakelite Mounted Polished Brass Candlesticks
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A quality pair German Jugendstil bakelite and polished brass candlesticks dating from around 1910. These heavily made solid brass candle sticks are mounted on square pale brown bakel...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Silver Plate Candlesticks by Christofle
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of silver plate candlesticks by christofle circa 1920. Good quality pair of plate candlesticks by well known maker christofle very much in the art nouveau taste. 3 candle ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver Plate

19th Century Tiffany Studios Gilt Bronze Branch Form Candelabra
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This matched pair of Art Nouveau gilt bronze candelabra were made by Tiffany Studios of New York. The candelabra have an naturalistic form modeled after tree branches and feature six...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Koloman Moser Chanukiah, 1904 Jugendstil, Wiener Werkstaette Style, Re Edtion
Located in Vienna, AT
Koloman Moser designed this Chanukkia for Hermann Wittgenstein 1904, other images show the interior for Hermann Wittgenstein as well as a documentation of Deutsche Kunst und Dekorati...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

Metal Chandelier Berliner, Electro-Plated-Waren-Fabrik, Germany
Located in Roma, IT
Metal chandelier by Electro-Plated-Waren-Fabrik is an original artwork realized in the 1920s. Early 20th Century Original silver plated metal. Realized by Berliner Electro-Plated-W...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Metal

Pair of Silver Candelabras Signed Mayerhofer, Austria, Late 19th Century
By Mayerhofer & Klinkosch
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of silver candelabras signed Mayerhofer, Austria, late 19th century.
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Late 19th Century Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver

Tiffany Studios Tall Candlestick with Tiffany Studios Shade
Located in Bronx, NY
This Tiffany Studios patinated tall candlestick features a blown out green glass candle cup. This candle cup contains an original shade holder with 3 “set” screws & holds a beautiful...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Georg Jensen 263B Handcrafted Sterling Silver Candlestick
Located in New York, NY
Small Georg Jensen Grape candlestick. Spiralling stem with small bunches of grapes hanging on the vine. The surface of the top and the foot has the characteristic hammering, which Ge...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Heavy Hand Wrought Iron Wall Sconce
Located in Redding, CT
Heavy hand wrought iron wall candelabra. Intricate detailed craftsmanship of five roses in a bouquet shape. One of a kind artisan piece. Heavy and substantial. Holds 5 candles.    
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Iron

American Art Nouveau Double Night Chamber Candlestick by, Tiffany Studios
Located in Englewood, NJ
An American Art Nouveau patinated bronze and blown glass “Night Chamber” candlestick by, Tiffany Studios decorated with two over-sized green glass blown out candleholders atop an org...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Candelabra Candlesticks, Orivit, Germany, circa 1900
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Art Nouveau candelabra candlesticks, Orivit, Germany, circa 1900. The polished pewter Jugendstil secessionist candelabra each on polygon base, supporting open stylised flowing organi...
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1890s German Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Pewter

Pair of French Art Nouveau Silver Plate Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau silver plate candlesticks with floral whiplash design on oval base (PRICED AS Pair)
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver Plate

Art Nouveau "Saxifrage" Candlestick by, Tiffany Studios
Located in Englewood, NJ
A rare American Art Nouveau patinated bronze "saxifrage" candlestick by, Tiffany Studios. This candlestick in the form a saxifrage plant exemplifies the studios deep influence with n...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Bronze

Arts and Crafts Copper and Brass Candleholder Jugendstil Aesthetic Movement
Located in Sharon, CT
Arts and Crafts copper and brass candleholder Jugendstil Aesthetic Movement. Candleholder retains original patinated surface.
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19th Century British Antique Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Brass

Georg Jensen 264 Handcrafted Sterling Silver Candlestick
Located in New York, NY
As most of Georg Jensen’s designs the Grape candlesticks are in the Art Nouveau style with the characteristic ornamental curved lines, organic structures, decorative ornaments of flo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

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