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Art Nouveau Lighting

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
Antique French Brass Crystal Chandelier Art Nouveau Black Classic Traditional
Located in Berlin, DE
old chandelier with love and professionally restored in Berlin. electrical wiring works in the US. Re-wired and ready to hang not one missing Cabling completely renewed. Crystal, han...
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1930s European Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Delicate French Art Glass and Bronze Sconces
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a beautiful and impressive sconce. The art glass shade is well over 13 inches wide. They were manufactured in Paris by ARTA. We have a small matching collection of them.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Lighting

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Art Glass

Monumental Chandelier Art Nouveau in silver plated bronze, Tulips sign Schneider
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Amazing Hanging Lamps in Silverplater Style: Art Nouveau and Modernism or Jugendstil Year: 1915 Material: silver plated bronze, Glass Schneider Tulips sign Schneider If you are look...
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze, Silver Plate

French Art Nouveau Stained-Glass Lantern, 1890-1900
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Nouveau stained-glass lantern, France, 1890-1900. Stained-glass and iron. Full height: 35.5"(90cm), overall sides 14.5"(37cm). Traces of age - 2 cracks on a small red glas...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Iron

Patinated Brass Art Nouveau Lantern with Original Glass Shade, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Art Nouveau hall lantern. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Patinated brass frame with original glass shade. Rewired with one original socket for E-27 light bulb. Th...
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1910s Dutch Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Vintage Tiffany-Style Stained Glass Square Lamp Tulips
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful vintage Art Nouveau style stained square glass lamp in dark purple and white with tulips in purple and green. The lamp looks wonderful as well as lit as unlit. One socket ...
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1960s German Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Pewter

Sculptural Art Nouveau Mistletoe Bronze Chandelier, France, 1920s
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful French Art Nouveau mistletoe chandelier light fixture from the 1920s. Handmade of bronze, hand painted, the berries are made of opaline glass. The chandelier has three li...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Large French 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Of Lady with Rose Lamp, Pedro Riqual
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large French 19th century bronze sculpture of lady with a lit yellow rose glass lamp shade, signed by Pedro Riqual.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Japonisme Art Nouveau Heron Floor Lamp, France, circa 1900
Located in VÉZELAY, FR
An exceptional piece! Superb sculpture floor lamp in patinated and painted bronze and brass, depicting a Japanese crane (tsuru) / heron / wading bird picking red berries in the midd...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze, Brass

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 Lighting

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Nickel, Brass

Terracotta Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Terracotta Art Nouveau lamp Origin Austria facade 1904 attributed Goldscheider signature illegible illuminated in the upper part and in the lower bed electrified 220 w perfect condit...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Terracotta

Rare Bohemian Art Glass Ceiling Light, 1920s
Located in Berlin, BE
Rare Art Nouveau Vaseline uranium glass pendant lamp This grand enchanting pendant lamp comes from a Victorian industrialist villa in Prague. Originally it was a gasolier, which w...
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1920s Czech Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

German Darmstadt Jugendstil Table Lamp Attributed to Peter Behrens
Located in New York, NY
German Jugendstil table lamp attributed to architect and designer Peter Behrens from the Darmstadt Artists' Colony. The piece has a brass shade with inset opalescent art glass elemen...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass, Bronze

Solid Brass Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lustre Art Nouveau Gold Glass
Located in Berlin, DE
Old chandelier with love and professionally restored in Berlin. Electrical wiring works in the US. Re-wired and ready to hang Not one missing Cabling completely renewed. Crystal, ...
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1940s European Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

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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1910s Czech Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

French Art Nouveau Style Floor Lamp
Located in Buchanan, NY
French 1920s patinated and two-toned floor lamp on a tripod base. The lamp has recently been rewired and has two sockets. Lampshade not included.
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass, Bronze

Danish 1920s Art Nouveau Patinated Copper and Brass Table Lamp
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Ornate and beautifully made Danish, 1920s desk lamp with frame and base of patinated copper and brass. Its mounted with a black steel shade that may have been applied later on. It ha...
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1920s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass, Copper, Steel

1970 4 Wall Lamp Maison Charles to the Foliages of Laurel
Located in Paris, FR
4 wall lamps in gilded brass, lampshades origin, good condition, circa 1970-1980.
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1960s French Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Early 1900 Six Arm, Quality Hand Carved Wood Pendant, Chandelier, Light Fixture
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish and all handcrafted chandelier from the turn of the century. This antique and beautiful quality pendant of a hundred years old has six perfectly and evenly, hand-carved ar...
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Lighting

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Wood

Brass Faceted Glass Pendant Lantern
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass frame gold-plated with six feceted glasses in the style of Adolf Loos from the 1970's. Dimention of the lamp only 8.26x8.26.15.74inch Total height 78.74inch
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1970s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Koloman Moser Josef Hoffmann/Wiener Werkstätte Jugendstil Chandlier Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Ceiling light with four opaline glass bulbs, total drop custom-made. Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser were using these designs! Glasses with coloured spots with an additional charge ...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Art Nouveau Guimard Chandelier
Located in Rebais, FR
Art Nouveau Guimard chandelier with nickel finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Lighted Glass Top Art Stand with Coco Bola and Walnut Base
Located in Wilton, CT
Lighted Glass Top Art Stand, customizable Shown in Coco Bola and Walnut This piece was conceived to act as a pedestal for a single sculpture or glass art. The light within the tabl...
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2010s American Art Nouveau Lighting

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Art Glass, Wood

Antique French Milk Glass and Brass Hall Lantern
Located in Houston, TX
Antique French milk glass hall lantern, originally operated by oil and now newly wired for use within the USA (using all UL approved parts) as a hanging pendant or lantern fixture. W...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Tiffany Studios 3 Arm Table Lamp W/ 3 Hand Blown Tiffany Shades, ca.1905
Located in Petaluma, CA
This exceptional Tiffany lamp displays some of his best work. The signed bronze base is meticulously cast and beautifully patinated. The Tiffany shades, while unsigned are exotic and...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Tiffany Studios Table Lamp w/Hand Blown Art Glass Shade, All Signed, ca. 1905
Located in Petaluma, CA
This lovely little Tiffany lamp can be put almost anywhere in your home. The bronze base has a rich warm brown patina. The hand blown shade is beautiful and colorful. White lined k...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Austrian Art Noveau Table Lamp w/ Original Hand Blown Iridescent Glass Shade
Located in Petaluma, CA
A fine example of Art Nouveau lighting. The bronze base is richly patinated and beautifully cast with an art nouveau design. The shade is a deep green when lit and purple and green w...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Iris Floor Lamp, Raka Studio
Located in Cape Girardeau, MO
The floor lamp stands 72 inches tall and works as an arc lamp. A minimally crafted piece and finished in collaboration with Hamza Khan Shirwani who has contrasted the minimal with ab...
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2010s Asian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bentwood, Paint

French Art Nouveau Bronze Figural Table Lamp, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
An exquisite pair of Art Nouveau figural table lamps of two women sculptures. The table lamps are made of bronze and are beautifuly carved showing fine details. One woman is playing ...
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19th Century Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Edgar Brandt Stylewrought Iron with Sign Daum Nancy Glass Chandelier
Located in Fairfax, VA
An Edgar Brandt style gingko leaf wrought iron chandelier with signed Daum Nancy glass shade.
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Wrought Iron

Josef Hoffmann & Wiener Werkstätte Jugendstil Style Pende, Re Editon
Located in Vienna, AT
Pendant, used in several Versions in Showrooms of the Wiener Werkstätte. Also available in a single Originally manufactured at the Wiener Werkstätte Atelier, now custom-made produc...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Original Early 20th Century Crystal Candelabra Table Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Hand cut Crystal Bulbs with energy efficiency class A++ to E can be used for this lamp.  
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Antique Lantern Leaded Glass
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique lantern with colored stained glass - leaded glass A wrought iron French candle lantern from the Early 20th century. The iron frame has a black painted finish with gold - bro...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Lighting

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Wrought Iron

Piano or Library-Lamp by Josef Hoffmann Wiener Werkstätt Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Piano and library-lamp, comes out from the shelve and has a glare-screen, see details! Early 20th century 1903, hammered originally, can be manufactured hammered with an additional c...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

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 Lighting

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Metal

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 Lighting

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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 Lighting

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Brass

Art Nouveau Table Lamp in Sandstone by "Illums Bolighus", Copenhagen, 1930s
By Olaf Stæhr-Nielsen, Illums Bolighus, Axel Salto
Located in Odense, DK
Sculptural art nouveau table lamp made in Denmark in the 1930s and sold in "Illums Bolighus", Copenhagen. The base is made from sandstone and the front depicts the classical motif of...
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1930s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Sandstone

Adjustable Jugendstil Pendant Around 1908
Located in Wien, AT
Adjustable jugendstil pendant around 1908 Brass polished and stove enamelled Original opal glass shade.
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Red Crystal Chandelier Antique Brass Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Beaded
Located in Berlin, DE
old chandelier with love and professionally restored in Berlin. electrical wiring works in the US. Re-wired and ready to hang. not one missing. Cabling completely renewed. Crystal, h...
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Early 17th Century European Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Austrian Enameled Art Nouveau / Vienna Secessionist 5 Arm Chandelier ca. 1910
Located in Petaluma, CA
One of the finest Austrian chandeliers we have ever owned. We are saying that it has Art Nouveau influence as well Vienna Secessionist influence. It's got a lot going on for the typi...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Daum Nancy Cameo Landscape Pink Vase Lamp
By Daum
Located in Dallas, TX
A acid etched cameo art nouveau pink landscape vase tastefully mounted as a multi luminescent lamp. Enjoy a exquisite Daum Nancy art nouveau cameo vase in the raw unlit or light the ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Art Glass

Jugendstil Jeweled Table Lamp
Located in Peekskill, NY
Jugendstil was an artistic movement, particularly in the decorative arts, that was influential primarily in Germany and elsewhere in Europe to a lesser extent from about 1895 until a...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

19th Century Shell Table Lamp with Flexible Neck
Located in Weiningen, CH
19th century shell table lamp with flexible neck.
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Early 1900s European Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Nickel

Art Nouveau "Carlo Rizzarda" attr. Iron Chandelier, circa 1910
Located in Sacile, PN
Iron Art Nouveau floral chandelier with five Murano glass bowls. Italian design, dated beginning of 20th century.   
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1910s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Iron

French Gilt Chandelier
Located in Woodbury, CT
French gilt chandelier suspended from canopy by gilded chains connecting to three swan shaped appliques. Opaque glass bowl features gilt floriated rim and finial.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Tiffany Studios Gilt Bronze Three Light Favrile Table Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
Tiffany Studios Three-Light Table Lamp circa 1910 favrile glass shades, Three arm gilt bronze base Shades engraved “L.C.T. Favrile” Base impressed “TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/309” ...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Brass Art Nouveau Lantern, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Art Nouveau lantern. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid brass with original glass shades. Rewired with one socket for E-27 light bulb. In very good condition wi...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstaette Silk & Brass Table Lamp, Re Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
For the Villa Pickler, Budapest, 1909, originally manufactured at the Wiener Werkstatte, reproduced at Woka Lamps, Vienna in 2003 on the occasion of the centennial of the founding of...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Jugendstil Art Deco Brass and Glass Single Pendant Chandelier, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
The total drop is custom made 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 Lighting

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Brass

Josef Hoffmann Opaline Glass Table Lamp, Re-Edition, Woka Lamps, Vienna
Located in Vienna, AT
A table light with Opaline glass shade, pictured in brass. Brass, optionally varnished or nickel-plated, all other surfaces on request, Opaline-glass, hand blown. All components ...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Josef Hoffmann & Wiener Werkastätte Table/Desk Lamp, Re Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Pictured is an original fixture which was sold for 250.000 US$ at Jacques Grange Collectionneur in Paris in November 2017. We manufacture this lamp true to the original - Please ch...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

20th Century American Art Nouveau Six Light Chandelier by, Tiffany Studios
Located in Englewood, NJ
A early 20th century American Art Nouveau cast bronze and favrile glass Six Light Chandelier by, Tiffany Studios decorated with six blown iridescent pulled feather decorated Tiffany ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Otto Wagner Ceiling Lights for the Vienna Metropolitan Railways, Around 1900
Located in Wien, AT
As the most important Austrian urban planner of the time, Otto Wagner was commissioned with the planning and construction of the Vienna metropolitan railway system, which he implemen...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

Romanesque Art Nouveau Chandelier Bronze, France, circa 1900
Located in Berlin, DE
Romanesque Art Nouveau chandelier bronze, France, circa 1900 Extremely unusual chandelier in Art Nouveau / Romanesque design, circa 1900. Multi-sectioned circular body frame made ...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze, Wrought Iron

Signed Bronze Bousquet Double Lamp Schneider Pâte De Verre Glass, 1910
Located in Rijssen, NL
Signed bronze polished double lamp Schneider Pâte de verre glass, signed (Robert) BOUSQUET (1894-1917) Lamp in the cone design, shades made of pâte de verre glass, signed on the s...
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1910s European Vintage Art Nouveau Lighting

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Bronze

Japanese Antique Pair Art Nouveau "Dragonfly" Lighting Lanterns, Rare Find
Located in South Burlington, VT
Unusual early Art Nouveau Find - first we have seen Japan, an attractive hand cast antique pair (2) of slim Art Nouveau period motif lanterns with classic "dragonfly" motifs. ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Art Nouveau Lighting

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Iron

Josef Hoffmann Brass Table Lamp Wiener Werkstaette, Re Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass lamp, optionally varnished or nickel-plated, all other surfaces on request. Originally manufactured at the historical Wiener Werkstaette, now manufactured at the WOKA worksh...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Lighting

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Brass

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