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Art Nouveau Cabinets

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
Art Nouveau Louis Majorelle Brass-Mounted Fruitwood Cabinet
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A two-part early 20th century French cabinet. The top of mixed fruitwoods with marquetry, mirrored panels and glass doors above a marble base alcove. The lower section with two drawe...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Brass

19th Century Mahogany Vitrine Cabinet with Faceted Glass, Austria, circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic Mahogany Vitrine Cabinet from the early 20th century with the still original faceted glass panels. An absolute beautiful designed Art Nouveau Vitrine elaborately made in Au...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Brass

Pair of Solid Wooden Art Nouveau Bedside Cabinets / Tables with Marble Top
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful style and good condition pair of half-open nightstands with anthracite color marble tops. If you are looking for aesthetically pleasing and practical to use bedside cabin...
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Marble, Brass

Two Art Nouveau Gilt Metal and Steel Vitrines
Located in London, GB
These wonderful vitrines (display cabinets) were created in France in the early 20th century. They are designed in an elegant Art Nouveau style which was in vogue in this period. ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Steel, Metal

Characteristic Italian Sideboard in Walnut with Brass and Marble
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sideboard, marble, brass, walnut, mirror, metal, Italy, 1940s. This breathtaking sideboard from Italian origin undoubtedly breathes the ethos of the 1940s. A sophisticated storage ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Art Nouveau Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in Brussels, BE
Art Nouveau mahogany display cabinet.
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1920s European Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Wood

1920s Art Nouveau Cabinet
Located in High Point, NC
A hardwood cabinet from France, produced circa 1920. Worked to a high shine and with a robust silhouette that maintains the architectural angles of Art Nouveau, this bold cabinet dri...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Hardwood

Italian Wardrobe Original Art Nouveau Walnut and Fir One Door with Mirror
Located in Buggiano, IT
Wardrobe in walnut and fir with one door with mirror and drawer, original art Nouveau, original Italian. Coming from home in Fiesole.  
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Walnut, Fir

Henry Van De Velde High Board Art Nouveau, Belgium, Victor Horta, William Morris
Located in Antwerp, BE
Henry Van De Velde; Art Nouveau; Arts and Crafts Movement; Jugendstil, Victor Horta, Paul Hankar, Belgian design; Architecture; Samuel Bing; Charles Verlat; Royal Academy of Fine Art...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Metal

Henri van de Velde, Cabinet, High Board, Art Nouveau, 1930s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Henry Van De Velde; Art Nouveau; Belgian Design; 1930s; Cabinet; High Board; Wood; Arts and Crafts Movement; Jugendstil, Victor Horta, Paul Hankar; Architecture; Interior Design; Sam...
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1930s Belgian Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Galle Display Cabinet or Vitrine
Located in Bridgewater, CT
French Art Nouveau inlaid vitrine by Emille Galle, signed. Measures: Width 19" x depth 12" x height 63". In good condition.  
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Wood

French Vintage Gobelin Set of Clutch Handbag and Coin Purse, circa 1920
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Vintage Gobelin set of clutch handbag and coin purse, black base with floral embroidery on both sides, enameled brass frame and chain strap. The interior is lined in black silk with ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Tapestry

Art Nouveau Oakwood Cabinet/ Buffet with Colored Lead Glass, Austria, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Marvelous Art Nouveau oakwood cabinet/ Buffet originated from the period in Austria around 1900. An exceptional designed buffet made of solid oakwood, reflecting the renown organic d...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Brass

Pair of Showcases Bruno Paul Austrian Jugendstil Wood Walnut Maple, circa 1905
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of showcases design attributed to Bruno Paul manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstatten fur Kunst im Handwerk Munchen walnut maple glass silver coral beads Austrian Jugendstil ca. 1...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Coral

Oak Art Nouveau Jugendstil Cabinet, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Art Nouveau Jugendstil cabinet. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original solid ebony macassar knobs on the doors. This wonderful Art Nouveau...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Macassar, Oak

Oak Tea Cabinet from the Early 20th Century
Located in Opole, PL
We present you an oak piece of furniture from the early 20th century. The cabinet is placed on straight, high legs. Its case is glazed and instead of a top, it has a tray. Furtherm...
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Oak

Art Nouveau Side Cabinet Nightstand French Bedside Table Red Marble, C. 1900
Located in Labrit, Landes
This French nightstand bedside table was made circa 1900. This side cabinet has a red marble top, it was carved in cherry wood. One drawer and one cabinet. Art nouveau with carv...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Marble

Art Nouveau Side Cabinet Nightstand French Bedside Table Marble Top, circa 1910
Located in Labrit, Landes
This French nightstand bedside table was made circa 1910. This side cabinet has a grey Bardiglio imperial marble top. One drawer and one cabinet. The cabinet is recovered with white...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Marble

Art Nouveau Side Cabinet Nightstand French Bedside Table White Marble, C. 1910
Located in Labrit, Landes
This French nightstand bedside table was made circa 1910. This side cabinet has a white marble top. One drawer and one cabinet. Art nouveau Good and authentic condition. Shi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Marble

Art Nouveau Buffet by Louis Brouhot, France, circa 1890
Located in VÉZELAY, FR
Sublime sideboard / cabinet / buffet two asymmetrical bodies and richly carved with flowers. The free form of the sideboard and the work in wood and bronzes are typical of early A...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Ebonized Cabinet with Inlaid and Overlaid Naturalistic Panels
Located in Wells, ME
French Art Nouveau ebonized two door cabinet with double arched facade, lower shelf with mirrored back. Two cabinet doors with four inlaid and overlaid naturalistic panels of birds, ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Wood

Antique Art Nouveau Wall Cabinet Mahogany 1890 Japanse Gabriel Vierdot Style
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Gorgeous Antique mahogany wall cabinet etagere wall shelf display rack Japanese Chinese woodCarved 1890 1900 art nouveau rare Gabriel Viardot style Beautiful rare antique display wa...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Mahogany

Early 20th Century Cabinet with Beveled Mirror Walnut art Nouveau
Located in Buggiano, IT
Furniture with semi-oval ground mirror for entrance, original Art Nouveau, with three doors, one with ground glass linked to lead. Size cm.: 107 x 31 x 95 + 165 H (tot 260).
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1910s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Mirror, Walnut

Early 1900s Small Sideboard from Florence, Gold Leaf and Florentine Red Lacquer
By Fratelli Ugolini
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century, Art Nouveau period, small sideboard or nightstand from Florence, gold leaf widely engraved with characteristic decorations and Florentine red lacquer. Measures i...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Gold Leaf

Unique Pair of Art Nouveau Cabinets
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Two superb Art Nouveau mahogany and inlaid cabinets with mirrors. Art Nouveau mahogany and marquetry hall cabinets, each having arched cresting above divided mirror flanked by a pai...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Glass, Mirror, Mahogany

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 Cabinets

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Mahogany

Art Nouveau Cherry Cabinet with Mirror or Vanity Cabinet
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful antique, a cabinet with mirror made of solid cherrywood from the period of Art Nouveau. The mirror is facetted. Original fittings and locks made of brass. In very good rest...
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Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Cherry

19th Century Bamboo Cupboard
Located in High Point, NC
19th Century bamboo from France with a rush covered top and front door and painted wallpapered sides. The door opens to reveal shelving, and is raised on splayed feet.
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Bamboo, Rush

French Vintage Gobelin Set of Clutch Handbag and Coin Purse, circa 1920
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Vintage Gobelin set of clutch handbag and coin purse, black base with floral embroidery on both sides, enameled brass frame and chain strap. The interior is lined in black silk with ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Tapestry

Edouard Colonna Art Nouveau Paris "Bibliotheque Victor Hugo" Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Nouveau cabinet by Edouard Colonna, 1900-1901, identified in numerous period sources as Bibliotheque Victor Hugo. It is 57" wide x 16" deep x 83" high. Colonna used it as ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Other

Superb Antique English Marquetry Inlaid Art Nouveau Mahogany Corner Cabinet
Located in Charleston, SC
Exceptional antique English marquetry inlaid late 19th century Art Nouveau mahogany corner cabinet with wonderful stylized inlays of the Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau period. Original ...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Mahogany, Satinwood

Wall Cabinet with Marquetry Inlays and Drawer Art Nouveau Vienna Austria, 1900s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful wall cabinet with 4 drawers and marquetry inlay Door. Perfect as a furniture in your dressing room for your lingerie or in your living room. It could also be great at the w...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Metal

Custom-Built Wood & Concrete Display Case by Neil Homstead for Alusha Design
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed and crafted in Florence, Massachusetts in 1981, this one of a kind gem was custom built as a jewelry display. Art nouveau inspired, featuring bentwood details and ornate, in...
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1980s American Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Concrete

French Art Nouveau Mahogany and Walnut Cupboard
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau mahogany & walnut cupboard cabinet with floral inlay and carving and bronze drawer handles with 2 glass door upper structure (signed MAJORELLE)
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Bronze

Early 20th Century French Cupboard into Art Nouveau Longcase Grandfather Clock
Located in Labrit, Landes
French cupboard into an Art Nouveau/Art Deco longcase clock Oak The shelves can be renovated if you wish Good antique condition. Shipping: 203 x 30 x 45 cm 30kg.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Oak

Louis Majorelle Ebony, Mahogany, Bronze & Abalone Deco Cabinet, France, 1919
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Louis Majorelle, cabinet, France, c. 1919, Macassar ebony, mahogany, mother-of-pearl, glass, patinated bronze. Measures: 66¾ h × 89¼ w × 19½ d in (170 × 227 × 50 cm). Cabinet feature...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Walnut-Veneer Vertiko / Cabinet
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The Vertiko made from walnut veneer, with brass fittings, a mirror with facet cut, with typical Art Nouveau ornamentations. In good restored condition with the original glasses and ...
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1890s German Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Walnut, Pine

Asian-Inspired Art Deco Lacquered Wardrobe, France, circa 1925
Located in VÉZELAY, FR
Superb red lacquered Art Deco cabinet / wardrobe decorated with scenes of Far Eastern inspiration: characters in Asian costumes, pagodas, cranes... Interesting decorator work, surel...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Bronze

Josef Maria Olbrich Music Room Settee Cabinet Darmstadt Germany made c.1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Gorgeous Art Nouveau music room settee with cabinet of finest manufacturing quality. Designer: Attributed to circle of Josef Maria Olbrich (1867 - 1908). Olbrich, the world-famo...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Other

Early 20th Century Wooden Store Counter with Patina
Located in Vulpellac, Girona
Early 20th Century Wooden Store Counter with Patina. On the back side there is lots of store place with 36 small drawers and 6 shelves.  
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Early 20th Century Spanish Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Wood

Art Nouveau Cabinet Stand with Mirror
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
K0450 stylish Art Nouveau mahogany and marquetry hall cabinet with arched cresting above divided mirror flanked by a pair of circular platforms on downswept supports, the projecting ...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Mahogany

Emile Gallé Style “Les Ombelifères” Cabinet, 1960s
Located in Rijssen, NL
An exceptional and complex mixed wood cabinet with carved walnut and exotic wood inlays. Everything is there: the love of plants and nature with sculpted elements and the inlaid deco...
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1960s French Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Wood

Dutch Antique 1910 Art Nouveau / Jugendstil Wall Cabinet in Cherry Wood Brass
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Gorgeous Dutch antique Art Nouveau wall cabinet from the 1910s. Gorgeous Art nouveau lines in solid wood with high quality brass decorations. (these could be considered Arts & craf...
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1910s Dutch Vintage Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Brass

Antique Italian Art Nouveau Mahogany Bedside Cabinet
Located in Forney, TX
A moderately restored, attractive, period Italian Art Nouveau mahogany bedside cabinet. Handcrafted in northern Italy at the turn of the 19th - early 20th century, featuring good...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Marble

Big Art Nouveau Solid Ash Wood Three-Door Wardrobe / Cabinet / Bookcase
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The Art Nouveau cabinet from circa 1900 from Germany was made in solid ashwood. The panels of the side doors are made of cherry wood. In the middle is a mirror with facet. The handle...
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Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Ash, Cherry

Intarsia Vitrine, France, 1890
Located in New York, NY
Fantastic display and storage cabinet constructed around the turn of the century in France. Beautiful Art Nouveau lines crown this showcase. Constructed in Mahogany, intarsia floral ...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Cut Glass, Ash, Birch, Mahogany

Stylish Art Nouveau Cabinet with Mirror
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4337 stylish Art Nouveau mahogany and marquetry hall cabinet or side cabinet, having arched cresting above divided mirror flanked by a pair of circular platforms on downswept suppo...
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Early 1900s British Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Mahogany

Art Nouveau Cabinet/ Buffet with Faceted Glass Doors, Austria, circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Artfully made Art Nouveau cabinet or buffet from Vienna/ Austria, circa 1910. Beautifully veneered in fine palisander the lower middle part shows a slightly convex shape providing tw...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Marble, Brass

Oak Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Cabinet, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful and rare Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts cabinet. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with solid Macassar ebony knobs on the doors. Rare because of its size and qu...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Macassar, Oak

Antique France Liberty Cabinet in Painted Wood Art Nouveau
Located in Milano, IT
Gorgeous French Art Nouveau style cabinet from the early 1900's. The Liberty cabinet was made with fine wood, beautifully carved in some parts and then painted. The Art Nouveau fur...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Wood

Pair of Elegant Early 20th Century Carved Wood Swedish Art Nouveau Armoires
Located in Atlanta, GA
A tall pair of Swedish Art Nouveau wardrobe cabinets with beautifully carved fronts from the early 20th century. This pair of antique armoires from Sweden each feature a pair of exqu...
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20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Wood

August Ungethüm Art Nouveau Mahogany Cabinet, Ca. 1905
Located in Budapest, HU
This valuable Art Nouveau cabinet was fabricated by the famous Viennese furniture manufactury August Ungethüm Kunst-Möbel-Fabrik. The cabinet documents the Viennese taste of the epoq...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Mahogany

Louis Majorelle Signed Art Nouveau Burled Mahogany Bar Cabinet, Newly Restored
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional antique Art Nouveau armoire dresser or bar cabinet By Louis Majorelle (original label present) Paris, France - Circa 1900 Exotic burled mahogany, with...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Brass

Rare Tall 19th Century Cherry Music Cabinet Etagere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Elaborate design Antique music cabinet with two pull drawers that hold sheet music. The fronts with hand carved violin and lyre design. The open etagere sides with mirrored panels.
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Late 19th Century Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Cherry

Art Nouveau Cabinet or Buffet by August Ungethüm Mahogany, Austria, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Mesmerizing Art Nouveau cabinet or buffet by August Ungethüm from Austria, circa 1900. Designed and produced by the famous art furniture factory of A. Ungethüm in Vienna, the fine ma...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Copper

Mahogany Wall Cabinet with Two Drawers Art Nouveau, Austria, circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Appealing mahogany wall cabinet from the Art Nouveau period in Austria, circa 1910. Made with finest mahogany veneer, this small wall-mounted cabinet offers two doors with beautiful ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Brass

Art Nouveau Oak Small Side Cabinet
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Small side cabinet made of oak from the Art Nouveau period, very nice simple shape, practical in use. In very good restored condition.
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Oak

Léon Jallot Cabinet, Oak and Ash France, C. 1905
Located in New York, NY
A grand Nouveau cabinet with a carved floral motif, featuring five doors, two drawers and gilt bronze handles.
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Bronze

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