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Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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 Versace Bronze Medusa Figural Wall Sconces
Located in Toledo, OH
Pair two arm bronze wall sconces by Versace. Center figural Medusa face. Fluted body with urn shaped top. Dimensions: 13.5" wide x 4.5" deep x 20" high.
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20th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Enlarged Brass, Frostet Glass Josef Hoffmann Flush Mount/Wall Lamp, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Larger version of the Henneberg Hohe Warte lamp from Josef Hoffmann 1901 enlarged by Woka Lamps. All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will ...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Amazing Set of Light Fixtures, Austria, Vienna, Koloman Moser Style
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A beautiful and very elegant set of brass and glass chandelier, wall sconces and floor lamp in the style of Koloman Moser and Otto Wagner, circa 1990s, Austria, Vienna. Excellent ...
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1990s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Big Jugendstil Wall Lamp with Original Opal Glass
Located in Wien, AT
Big jugendstil wall lamp with original opal glass Polished and stove enamelled.  
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opal, Brass

Koloman Moser/Josef Hoffmann/Wiener Werkstätte Jugendstil Lamp, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Small and elegant wall or ceiling lamp; the depth is including Edison-bulb. The hole for the bulb has 6.5 cm or 2.55" Originally manufactured at the Wiener Werkstätte, now manufactu...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Jugendstil Otto Wagner Wall/Ceiling Lamp Brass Opaline Glass, Re Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Wall or ceiling light with opaline glass, pictured in brass, designed for the viennese tram/streetcar Brass, optionally varnished or nickel-plated, all other surfaces on request, op...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1920 Exceptional Train Sconce in Heavy Brass / Copper
Located in Surrey, BC
One of the best sconces I have owned, heavy brass extremely well built and beautiful form. Rewired for easy install. BTB acquired from a first class train in NYC.
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1920s American Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Copper

French Art Nouveau Brown Iron Tole Paint Wall Jardinieres or Big Scale Sconces
Located in Firenze, IT
Sourced in France, this pair of Art Nouveau period wall mounted jardinieres or sconces made of tole brown metal painted were probably grape harvest baskets that can now be used as a ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Art Nouveau Sconces, by Daum and Attributed to Jules Cayette
Located in charmes, FR
Pair of gilded bronze sconces, each holding two orange glass tulips powdered with yellow, signed daum nancy in very good condition, electrified frame attributed to Jules Cayette.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

NYC Waldorf Astoria Brass & Nickel Wall Sconce w/ Two Arms Tulip Light Shades
Located in New York, NY
These Art Nouveau style wall sconces once adorned the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. They feature a nickel over brass oval wall mount with two brass arms each with a ...
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20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Nickel, Brass

Brass and Glass Wall Lamp, Flushmount Re-Edition Ast3-14
Located in Vienna, AT
Wall or ceiling light reconstructed from the originals by Stefan Passini and Woka available in different sizes and finishes. All components according to the UL regulations, with ...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Amsterdam School, Frank Llyod Wright Style Sconce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Amsterdam School, Frank Llyod Wright style Dutch copper, wengé and milk glass sconce, 1930s-1940s, Holland. In original condition with some visible wear consistent with age ...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

Jugendstil Re-Edition Brass Wall Light with Glass Tubes
Located in Vienna, AT
Different finishes are available.
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Very Rare Exceptional Wall Lamp Attributed to Joseph Maria Olbrich
Located in Wien, AT
Very rare exceptional wall lamp with original cut-glass. Joseph Maria Olbrich attributed. Excellent original condition.
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Secessionist Torch Sconce Handcrafted Artistic Work Woka Lamp Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Very artistic, handformed sandcasted parts, please look at other image made from below. Now manufactured at the WOKA workshop in Vienna. All components according to the UL regul...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Adolf Loos Jugendstil Swivel-Mounted Silk Brass Wall-Lamp, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Swivel-mounted wall-lamp, measures as desired either with a wall-plate for direct-wiring, or with the cable going down to plug in - in that case a weight can be mounted on the cable ...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1910s Pair of Brass Two-Arm Wall Sconces Art Nouveau Style
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1910s Art Nouveau brass wall sconces with two candlestick arms each. Priced as a pair. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
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1910s American Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Fabric Department Wiener Werkstaette Silk Wall Light Wall Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant wall lamp suitable to the fabric department pendants of the Wiener Werkstaette Material Metal frame work covered with silk All components according to the UL regulations, ...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Art Nouveau Wall Lamp, 1920s
Located in Praha, CZ
Very good condition. Glass without any defects Rewired: 1x60W, E25-E27 bulb US wiring compatible.
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1920s Czech Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Four Wall Lamps, 1930s Vienna with Original Parchment Lamp Shades, Adolf Loos
Located in Vienna, Austria
These four wall lamps were made for an interior / apartment on the Getreide Markt, for the family Sequence, in the first district here in Vienna. The apartment is located near the se...
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1930s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Otto Wagner Jugendstil "Viennese Tramway" Wall or Ceiling Lamp, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Wall or ceiling light with opaline glass, pictured in brass, designed for the Viennese tram. All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-l...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Josef Hoffmann/ Wiener Werkstätte Jugendstil Silk/Brass Wall Lamp Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
For the residence of the Banker Dr Dietrich Moldauer Material: Patinated brass, silk, all other colors are possible All components according to the UL regulations, with an additio...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Josef Hoffmann/Wiener Werkstaette Jugendstil Brass Wall Light, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Great example from the early, puristic phase of Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstaette. Brass varnished or nickel-plated optionally, other surfaces available. All components a...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Josef Hoffmann Wiener Werkstätte Art Nouveau Wall Light Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
From the billard-room at the Purkersdorf Sanatorium in Vienna All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-list and label our fixtures.
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Wiener Werkstätte Secessionist Wall Light Flush Mount
Located in Vienna, AT
Lamp with this significant ornament All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-list and label our fixtures. We produce the lamp in three...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Adolf Loos "Haus Scheu" Wall Sconce Vienna, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
A clear and simple wall-sconce for the house of Dr Gustav and Helene Scheu in the 13th district of Vienna, Laroch Gasse All components according to the UL regulations, with an add...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Gilt Bronze Art Nouveau Bullrush Sconces
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A pair of very well cast wall sconces in the shapes of bullrushes. The bronzes show signs of earlier gilding and are now a dull gold colour. Each sconce has a pair of electrified dec...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of Bronze Seahorse Shaped Sconces, France 1940's
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind seahorse shaped wall lights Retofitted for use in the US Half moon clip on shades ideal for these sconces (please note these sconces will sell without shades).
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1940s French Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Josef Hoffmann & Wiener Werstaette Wall Lamp Vienna Secession Jugendstil Re-Edit
Located in Vienna, AT
The famous "Fledermaus Cabaret" in Vienna was build by many members of the Wiener Werkstaette by the time when working on the Stoclet Palais project All components according to th...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Jugendstil Wall Lamp with Original Opaline Glass Shade, Vienna, circa 1908
Located in Wien, AT
Jugendstil wall lamp with original opaline glass shade, Vienna, circa 1908 Brass polished and stove enameled.   
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Large Wall or Ceiling Lamp, Viennese Jugendstil Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass lamp on a white lacquered wooden frame, opaline glass All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-list and label our fixtures.
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Adolf Loos Nr. 5 for the American Bar Vienna Loos Bar, Re Edition Several Silks
Located in Vienna, AT
Adolf Loos has used such lamps in several houses such as Villa Steiner 1910, Wohnung Vogl Pilsen 1929, Wohnung Brummel pilsen 1929. The lamps from the American Bar in Vienna are diff...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Grand Hotel Astoria, Vienna, Brass and Glass Wall Lamp, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Wall or ceiling light for the Grand Hotel Astoria in Vienna, 1908 All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-list and label our fixtures....
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Otto Wagner & Koloman Moser Wall Light for "Steinhofchurch", Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Wall-lamp for the famous Steinhof-Church in Vienna, built in 1904. Available in different finishes. Originally manufactured at the Wiener Werkstaette Atelier, now custom-made prod...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Adolf Loos American Bar Wall Lamp for the Famous Loosbar in Vienna, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Adolf Loos has used such lamps in several houses such as Villa Steiner 1910, Wohnung Vogl Pilsen 1929, Wohnung Brummel pilsen 1929. The lamps from the American Bar in Vienna are diff...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Josef Hoffmann & Wiener Werkstatte Gitterwork Wall Lamp, Re Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
A very modern wall lamp from 1903 "Gitterwork" at its finest. All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-list and label our fixtures. Ori...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Three-Light Sconces Brass from Italy Tuscany
Located in Buggiano, IT
Three-light brass wall light from Italy. The design is floral. Some flowers do not have an internal pistil. The type of attack of the bulbs is type E14. If the voltage in your cou...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Brass Wall or Ceiling Lamp by Josef Hoffmann Jugendstil Design, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Wall or ceiling light with mirror back side, pictured in nickel All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-list and label our fixtures ...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of French Gilt-Metal and Crystal Leaf Sconces by Maison Baguès
Located in Pembroke, MA
Pair of very elegant French gilded metal and tole sconces with glass leaves and drops by Maison Baguès (midcentury). The bobesches are hand-strung crystals in the form of flowers. Th...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Iron, Tôle

Pair of Gilt and Patinated Bronze Cherub Wall Sconces
Located in La Plata, MD
A pair of bronze cherub wall sconces from the Art Nouveau period. The classically formed cherubs are rising from waves holding illuminated neoclassical globes over head. Both are wir...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstätte Jugendstil Wall Lamp, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
A design for the Purkersdorf Sanatorium near Vienna. Originally manufactured at the Wiener Werkstaette, now manufactured at the WOKA workshop in Vienna. All components according ...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

"Pair of large Polychrome Wooden Sconces -Art Nouveau"
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Pair of large Polychrome Wooden Sconces -Art Nouveau" In the Venetian taste of the eighteenth century, beautiful sizes, decorated with flowers and fruit, here is a lovely pair of s...
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20th Century European Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Silver

Pair of Wooden Sconces, Art Nouveau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Pair of wooden sconces - Art Nouveau " Charming pair of sconces in wood painted in polychrome and wrought iron.
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19th Century European Antique Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wrought Iron

Art Nouveau Brass Wall Lamp, 1910s, Restored
Located in Praha, CZ
Beautiful Art Nouveau wall lamp consists of brass base, dark blue glass stones and crystal beads. The fixture creates interesting light pattern on the wall and on the floor. Item h...
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Art Nouveau Italian Brass Wall Sconce, 1970s
Located in Bastogne, BE
Delightful Art Nouveau style sconce. Stunning Italian Flush mount light made of full shiny brass frame with opaline glass diffuser. The light can be mounted as wall lamp. The brass ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Gold Plate, Brass

Modern Jugendstil Josef Hoffmann Hand Cut Glass Wall or Ceiling Lamp, Re Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Wall or ceiling light with mirror back side, handcut glass, designed in 1901 for the Henneberg Mansion at the Hohe Warte in Vienna. All components according to the UL regulations,...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Large Fire-Gilded Wall Lamp, 1900s
Located in Wien, AT
This large heavy fire-gilt bronze wall lamp was manufactured in the Czech Republic in the late 19th century. She originally came from a theater in Prague. Very nice original conditi...
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Late 19th Century Czech Antique Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Josef Hoffmann Wiener Werkstätte hammered Brass Wall Light Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Hammered brass, optionally varnished or nickel-plated, all other finishes on request. Originally manufactured at the Wiener Werkstaette, now manufactured at the WOKA workshop in Vie...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of 19th-Century Italian Floral Sconces Hand-Forged Wrought Iron Wall Lights
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of antique three-light wrought iron wall lights dating back to the late-19th century. This Italian artwork is fully handmade, featuring three wrought iron curved arms, decorated...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Vilhelm Lauritzen Set of Four Indoor / Outdoor Airport Sconces by Louis Poulsen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 4 Wilhelm Lauritzen "Airport" indoor / outdoor sconces originally designed for the new Kastrup airport building in Copenhagen in 1936. The building is today legendary and prot...
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1930s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Jugendstil Vintage Table Lamp Wall Light Brass Dust Pink Austria circa 1910
Located in Vienna, AT
Jugendstil vintage table lamp or wall light from solid brass with a new paper shade in dusty pink circa 1910 Austria. An amazing table lamp or sconce from solid brass in beautiful g...
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Art Nouveau Huge Wall Lights of Brass Thorvald Bindesbøll Style Denmark 1900s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Pair of rare large Art Nouveau wall lights/wall sconces made of strong, heavy brass. They are made in Denmark 1890-1910 in the style of Torvald Bindelbøll and attributed to him. The...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Outdoor/Indoor Luminaire Josef Hoffmann Jugendstil Wall Lamp, Re Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Outdoor luminaire from Josef Hoffmann 1904 for the Sanatorium Purkersdorf.
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Imposing Art Nouveau Wrought Iron Outdoor Lamp
Located in Verviers, BE
Beautiful imposing wrought iron outdoor lamp. Completely restored new cable and fitting also galvanized and painted in the color RAL 7026. The piece is in excellent condition and...
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Josef Hoffmann Wiener Werkstätte Wall or Ceiling Light, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Puristic design from the early stages of the Wiener Werkstaette, Measures: Diameter 25 cm. This lamp is also available in diameter 35cm and 50cm. All components according to the...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Two Big Jugendstil Wall Lamps with Cut Glass, Vienna, circa 1910s
Located in Wien, AT
Two big jugendstil wall lamps, Vienna, circa 1910s Polished and stove enameled Partially hammered Cut glass Pair price.
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Koloman Moser for the Wiener Werstaette Jugendstil Wall Light, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
For the fashion saloon of the Floege-sisters, early 20th century All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-list and label our fixtures.
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Adolf Loos "Cafe Museum" Lamp by the Wiener Werkstätte, Re Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Originally manufactured at the Wiener Werkstaette Atelier, now custom-made production at the Woka Lamps Workshop in Vienna. Exhibited at the Art Basel Miami 2020 Sockets: 3 x Ediso...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

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