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Art Nouveau Bookcases

Art Nouveau furniture designers did not intend to revive past styles but rather to create something innovative that reflected the climate of the time. The style originated in France and Britain in the early 1880s before taking shape as a vastly popular movement in the United States and elsewhere in the years that followed. In furniture, jewelry-making and graphic design, Art Nouveau (“New Art”) designers embraced the inherent beauty of the natural world, freeing themselves from the stiff and stuffy confines of Victorian-era decorative arts.

Fittingly, Art Nouveau furniture makers — such as architects Victor Horta and Antoni Gaudí — were fluent in multiple media, freely producing handcrafted walnut tables as frequently as they worked in metal. Industrial materials, such as iron and glass, were utilized in concert with new methods of bending and shaping wood. Art Nouveau furniture mixed curved and geometric contour lines and is rich in details and adornments.

There are ways to tastefully integrate a touch of Art Nouveau into even the most modern interior — browse the ever-expanding selection of original antique Art Nouveau style furniture at 1stDibs, which includes decorative objects, seating, tables, garden elements and more.

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Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Bookcase by de Phoenix Amsterdam, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts bookcase. Design by de Phoenix Amsterdam. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with solid brass handles. Two original slidi...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique English Victorian Art Nouveau Oak Breakfront Bookcase Display Cabinet
Located in Glasgow, GB
A beautiful Victorian three door breakfront bookcase or display cabinet attributed to Maple & Co and in the Art Nouveau/Arts & Crafts taste. In golden quarter-sawn oak with bevelled ...
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19th Century English Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Art Nouveau Library, Oak, circa 1920
Located in Chorzów, PL
Art Nouveau library, oak, circa 1920. Very good condition. Dimensions: height: 144 cm, width: 152 cm, depth: 43 cm.
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1920s Swedish Vintage Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Early 20th Century Twisted Mahogany Austrian Revolving Bookcase or Reading Table
Located in Roma, IT
Rare and solid ancient revolving bookcase with precious twisted mahogany artisanal production. This amazing and unique piece was designed in Austria at the beginning of the 20th cent...
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20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Oak Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Bookcase Attributed to K.P.C. de Bazel, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Glass

China Closet, Bar Secesja from 1900
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
Introducing the unique custom-made shop window, the 1900 Art Nouveau bar It has been cleaned to the bare veneer, disinfected and hand finished with a high gloss shellac varnish. ...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Antique C1900 Art Nouveau Arts and Crafts Oak Bookcase
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality C1900 Art Nouveau / Arts and Crafts oak bookcase. Solid and strong, with no loose joints and no woodworm. A lovely quality piece. Would look great in the right ...
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Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

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Oak

Antique Art Nouveau Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet Liberty of London
Located in London, GB
This antique Art Nouveau mahogany display cabinet dating from the 1890's period, was bought from Liberty in 1991 for £2750 & we still have the original receipt which we have show in ...
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1890s English Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

Art Nouveau Library, Scandinavia, 1920s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique bookcase or vitrine from circa 1920. Made of oakwood. The upper part consists of a glazed display case with shelves and the lower part of a capacious chest of drawers with...
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1920s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Oak

French Mahogany Louis Majorelle Art Nouveau Bookcase. C.1910
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
French mahogany Art Nouveau Louis Majorelle Bookcase to accompany signed Louis Majorelle Desk. See photos below.
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Art Nouveau Bookcase, Tiger Oak Bureau Bookcase, Scotland 1910, B1802
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique Art Nouveau Bookcase, Fantastic Tiger Oak Bureau Bookcase, Antique Furniture, Scotland 1910, B1802 Scotland 1910 Solid Tiger Oak Original Finish Carved Cornice Above 2...
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1910s Scottish Vintage Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Oak

English Art Nouveau Walnut Étagère or Bookcase with Leaded Glass Doors
Located in Milford, NH
A fine two part English Art Nouveau étagère or bookcase, its upper case featuring a radial carved crest and spiral turned finials surmounting a center cabinet with leaded glass doors...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Large Hungarian Antique Cabinet Attributed to Adolf Loos for FO Schmidt
Located in Budapest, HU
This large, beautiful bookcase was manufactured by Miksa Schmidt in the Budapest branch of the Viennese company Friedrich Otto Schmidt. Miksa Schmidt produced furniture using French ...
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Early 1900s Hungarian Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Brass

French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Wooden Showcase Vitrine with Four Drawers
Located in Miami, FL
French fruitwood wooden showcase vitrine with four-drawer Measures: Height to the drawers 33.46in.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Fruitwood

China Closet from 1900
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
China closet from 1900. Every piece of furniture that leaves our workshop from the beginning to the end is subjected to manual renovation, so as to restore its original condition ...
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20th Century Polish Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Two Eclectic Twin Bookcases from 1890
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
We present beautiful two eclectic twin bookcases from 1890, from Vienna, Austria). They were made from oak, which was subjected hand renovation (It has been cleaned to bare wood, d...
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1890s Czech Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Dutch Oak Art Nouveau Library Bookcase by H. Pander & Zonen Den Haag, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Art Nouveau library bookcase. Design by H. Pander & Zonen Den Haag. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original brass handles on the drawers. ...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Late 19th Century Bookcase Étagère by Fratelli Mora Milano in Walnut Wax-Polish
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Art Nouveau bookcase étagère by Fratelli Mora Milano in walnut restored and polished to wax, 1880-1900s Measures in cm: H 128 x W 100 x D 43/33.
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1890s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

Era Art Nouveau Bookcase Wardrobe, Walnut, Inlay Front, Restored Wax-Polished
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian bookcase wardrobe with drawer in solid blond walnut restored and polished to wax, circa 1900. Upper front decorated with inlay Amber colored printed glass. Excellent condit...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Walnut, Walnut, Glass

Continental Art Nouveau Bookcase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bookcase with adjustable shelves and two drawers with hand-cut dove-tails in all four corners.
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Bookcases

Materials

Pine, Birch

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Located in Roubaix, FR
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