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Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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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1910 Jugendstil Arts & Crafts Hammered Brass Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely early 20th-Century decorative lidded brass box with copper ornament. Large shape with elegant modernist Jugendstil or Arts & Crafts design with a hand-hammered textured patter...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Metal, Brass, Copper

Desk Equestrian Horse Racing Cigar Smoking Box, circa 1900s
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Equestrian cigar box with space for matches. Perfect desk piece. Engraved with racing horses.
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Brass

Art Nouveau Silver, Risqué Nude Enamel Cigarette or Card Case Padgett & Braham
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Magnificent Art Nouveau silver and risqué nude enamel cigarette or card case by Padgett & Braham Ltd This is an exceptional Art Nouveau sterling silver cigarette, it has a rectang...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Silver Plate, Enamel

Bronze Repousse & Art Glass Tobacco Jar After Tiffany, 20th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts into Art Nouveau tobacco jar in the manner of Tiffany Studios offers floral repousse bronze jar with lid having art glass insert, later added stamp on base "...
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20th Century American Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Bronze

Dutch NV Goedewaagens Boxed Miniature Clay Pipe Promotional Samples
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very rare original boxed set of Dutch clay pipe samples by N V Goedewaagen of Gouda containing six miniature clay pipes and dating from the early 20th century. The pipes are presen...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Clay

Handcrafted Sterling Silver Match Holder Object Decorative Antique Gift LA CA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A beautiful Art Nouveau Sagittarius, circa 1888. Special gift item object to add a touch of elegance to your desk office table or console Holiday season decorative. Make it part of t...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Sterling Silver

Austrian Erotic Bronze Nude/Erotic Woman Cigar Cutter, 1910
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Antique naughty cigar cutter - Carl Kauba Erotic bronze lady figure cigar cutter on marble base - open & close legs to cut cigar. Signed by the great Austrian artist Carl Kauba (18...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Marble, Bronze

Unusual Art Nouveau Woman, Carved Wood and Metal Pipe Holder Wall Plaque
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual Art Nouveau woman, relief carved wood and metal pipe holder wall plaque. Stunning nude, wonderful detailing.., bronze mounted, hand forged pipe holders, carved wood match hol...
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1920s American Vintage Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Bronze

1920s Tobacco Tin Box, Antwerp, Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique tobacco tin from the 1920s. An Early 20th century large tobacco tin, tobacco box, tobacco storage box made of metal. This antique lithographic shop tin for tobacco was ma...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Metal, Tin

Cigarette Case, Joseph Gloster, Birmingham, 1907
Located in Greding, DE
Silver cigarette case stamped Birmingham 1907 and J.G. (Joseph Gloster, reg. 1901). Slightly concave shape with vine motifs on the wall and monogram RRS. Inside gilded with rubber ba...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Silver

Small Antique Brass Ships Wheel Tabletop Cigar Cutter circa 1920 Tobacco
Located in Stamford, CT
Small antique brass ships wheel tabletop cigar cutter circa 1920. Hinged base cover opens for disposing the cigar tips. This is part of the personal collection purchased directly, F...
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Mid-20th Century Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Brass

Antique Brass Wheel Cigar Cutter Tobacco Accessory
Located in Stamford, CT
Brass wheel cigar cutter, circa 1920s. A memento from a voyage and sea, the vintage brass nautical cutter is in the form of ship's wheel, spinning the wheel activates the blade cutt...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Brass

Pair of Sterling Silver Ashtrays by Tiffany & Co.
Located in London, GB
A matched pair of classically-styled Sterling silver ashtrays, each with three cigar rests and edged with an slim Art Nouveau style border and bearing Tiffany marks and silver marks ...
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Late 20th Century American Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Sterling Silver

Viennese Smoking Table, 1910s
Located in Wien, AT
Very beautiful Viennese smoking table 1910s Polished mahogany wood Brass parts polished and stove enamelled cut-glass.  
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Brass

Cigar Set Art Nouveau Barbotine by Jean Bernard De Bruyn, 1900
Located in Paris, FR
Art Nouveau style cigar tobacco set tabac made in Barbotine faience ceramic by famous De Bruyn, 1900s. Plate L 32 cm, W 28 cm, D 4cm Jars D 4.5, H 7cm D 7, H 9 cm D 9, H 17c...
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19th Century Belgian Antique Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience

Antique Sterling Silver Cigar Lighter Hallmarked London 1913 by Joseph Braham
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1913 by Joseph Braham, this stylish, antique sterling silver cigar lighter, operators on a gimble mechanism, allowing the flame to stay upright now matter how...
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1910s English Vintage Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Sterling Silver

Ignatius Taschner Jugendstil Brass and Copper Monkey Cheroot Cutter, circa 1900
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and unusual German Jugendstil brass, copper and steel cheroot cutter modeled as a monkey sat within a rounded tray. The tail lifts and acts as the cutting edge with a small ho...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Metal

Small Wooden Antique Bell Cigar Cutter
Located in Stamford, CT
Small wooden antique bell cigar cutter. This is part of the personal collection purchased directly, from the estate of Jerry Terranova, Author of "Antique Cigar Cutter and Lighters"...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Wood

Cigar Set Art Nouveau Barbotine by Jean Bernard De Bruyn, 1900
Located in Paris, FR
Art Nouveau style cigar tobacco set tabac made in Barbotine faience ceramic by famous De Bruyn, 1900s. Plate L 32 cm, W 28 cm, D 4cm Jars D 4.5, H 7cm D 7, H 9 cm D 9, H 17cm Top ...
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19th Century Belgian Antique Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience

Smoking Set with Plate Copper/ Brass Art Nouveau, Austria, circa 1915
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
From the Art Nouveau period in Austria circa 1915 comes this beautiful unique smoking set. Consisting of four items, this set comes with an artfully ornated copper plate, two tobacco...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Brass, Copper

Cigar Barbotine Art Nouveau Set by Jean Bernard De Bruyn, 1900s
Located in Paris, FR
Art Nouveau style cigar tobacco set tabac made in Barbotine faience ceramic by famous De Bruyn, 1900s. Plate L 32 cm, W 28 cm, D 4cm Jars D 4.5, H 7cm D 7, H 9 cm D 9, H 17c...
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19th Century Belgian Antique Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Ceramic, Faience

Royal Doulton Kingsware Tobacco Box with Lid
Located in Mexico, DF
Kingsware was developed by Charles Noke and produced between 1898-1939. No other factory in the world has been able to recreate the same lustrous finish, which makes Kingsware a uniq...
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Early 1900s British Antique Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Ceramic

Turn of the Century French Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Ashtray by Marionnet
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau gilt bronze ashtray with a floral design and a fluted edge (signed: MARIONNET).
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Ormolu

Ipsens, Denmark, Terracotta, Art Nouveau Pipe Holder
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ipsens, Denmark, model number 50, terracotta, Art Nouveau pipe holder, circa 1910s. Measures: 9.5 cm. x 6 cm. In perfect condition. Stamped.
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1910s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

Boucheron, Paris Gold Tone Metal Lady Cigarette Holder
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Boucheron, Paris lady cigarette holder. It is adorned with a reticulated and engraved 14k gold scene of a bird and a butterfly in some foliage. The flower’s center are embe...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Metal

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Located in Stamford, CT
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  • 1920s Tobacco Tin Box, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1920s Tobacco Tin Box, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1920s Tobacco Tin Box, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1920s Tobacco Tin Box, Antwerp, Belgium
H 10.63 in. W 18.51 in. D 8.67 in.
Demley French Bulldog Dog Lighter on Base
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Located in Antwerp, BE
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Metal

  • Demley French Bulldog Dog Lighter on Base
  • Demley French Bulldog Dog Lighter on Base
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