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Art Nouveau Cupboards

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
Credenza Sideboard Art Nouveau Art Deco Buffet Rare to Find France
Located in Berlin, DE
A French Art Nouveau walnut credenza in ash and rosewood, featuring depicted in marquetry and deep carving. The credenza has four lockable storage areas, each with a shelf and two dr...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Walnut

Oak Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Cupboard by Jac. van den Bosch for 't Binnenhuis
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts cupboard or cabinet. Design by Jac. van den Bosch for 't Binnenhuis Amsterdam. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with ...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Glass, Birch, Macassar, Oak

Oak Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Buffet by H. Pander & Zonen Hollandia, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts buffet or cupboard. Design by H. Pander & Zonen Hollandia. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original patinated b...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Marble, Brass

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 Cupboards

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Bamboo, Rush

Original of the Time Marked "Wiener Werkstätte" Koloman Moser Bookcase / Cabinet
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare cabinet from the short period when the Wiener Werkstätte has had its own cabinet makers workshop in the Neustiftgasse in Vienna. Attributed to Koloman Moser or Emanuel Marg...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Oak

Florentine Art Nouveau Wardrobe Solid Cherry Wood by Dini & Puccini, Hand-Carved
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Antique Florentine Art Nouveau wardrobe or bookcase in solid cherry wood, hand-carved, from the end of the 19th century, wax polished. All massive beautiful Classic Art Nouveau wardr...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Cherry

Dining Room Set, Finland, Early 1900s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Dining set, anonymous. Finland, early 1900s. One dining table with two extensions, six chairs and one cupboard. Birch, Karelian birch and leather upholstery on the chairs. Ta...
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Early 1900s Finnish Antique Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Birch, Leather

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 Cupboards

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Wood

Massive Art Nouveau Pine Wardrobe, circa 1910
Located in Opole, PL
Massive Art Nouveau Pine Wardrobe, circa 1910 We present you a three-leaf pine wardrobe, circa 1910, in the Art Nouveau style. This piece of furniture is of a simple form, finished ...
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1910s European Vintage Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Glass, Pine

Art Nouveau Sideboard by Limbert Van Raalte Craftsman Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
Art Nouveau display cabinet by Limbert Van Raalte Craftsman Furniture American, 1920s Beautiful example of Arts & Crafts cabinet. Art Nouveau appliques' on glass and carved pul...
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1920s American Vintage Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Walnut

19th-Century English Art Nouveau Mahogany Showcase with Marqueteries
Located in Opole, PL
19th-Century English Art Nouveau Mahogany Showcase with Marqueteries We present you this English showcase in the Art Nouveau style with marqueteries. The whole piece of furniture i...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Mahogany

Antique Vitrine, Art Nouveau, circa 1920
Located in Chorzów, PL
Historic site from the beginning of the 20th century. Year: circa 1920 Origin: Western Europe / Spain Dimensions: height 164 cm, width 136 cm, depth 46 cm.
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Early 20th Century Spanish Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Walnut

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 Cupboards

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Display Cabinet from circa 1890, Antique
Located in Chorzów, PL
Ancient vitrine, site from the late 19th century. Unique piece of furniture Dimensions: height 169 cm, width 119 cm, depth 45 cm.
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Walnut

Original Josef Hoffmann &Wiener Werkstätte Cabinet for Mimi Marlow 20th Century
Located in Vienna, AT
For the private saloon of the then famous soubrette Mimi Marlow, who was also performing in the legendary "Fledermaus Cabaret," which was designed by Josef Hoffmann and executed by t...
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Oak

1940s Finnish E. Hallanvaara Oak Cabinet with Beautiful Carved Doors
Located in London, GB
A unique oak cabinet with beautiful carved doors by E. Hallanvaara with a black glass top and adjustable shelving. The cabinet was gifted to a paper mill worker, Ing. Hans Honauer fo...
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1940s Finnish Vintage Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Glass, Oak

Bookcase/Cabinet Original of the Wiener Werkstätte (signed)- Koloman Moser, 1904
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare cabinet from the short period when the Wiener Werkstätte has had its own cabinet makers workshop in the Neustiftgasse in Vienna. Attributed to Koloman Moser or Emanuel Marg...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Silver

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 Cupboards

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Walnut, Pine

Art Nouveau Oak Cupboard, circa 1900
Located in Opole, PL
Presented article of furniture is mostly made in oak and partially in oaken veneer. The whole is in the shade of dark bronze. This cupboard is in the stylistics typical for Art Nouv...
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Mirror, Oak

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 Cupboards

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Brass

Art Nouveau Oak Cupboard, circa 1910-1920
Located in Opole, PL
This cupboard is in the Art Nouveau style. It is made in solid oaken wood and soft wood in oaken layer. The cupboard is two-door, with drawers on the door axis, and a removable sett...
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Early 20th Century Scandinavian Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Iron

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 Cupboards

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Wood

Art Nouveau Sideboard or Buffet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small server or sideboard with two doors, two drawers and shelf above. Nicely made with carved columns and decorative details in typical Art Nouveau fashion (Jugendstil). More detail...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Pine

W J Neatby Attri, English Art Nouveau Music Cabinet with Musicians to the Doors
Located in London, GB
William James Neatby Attri. An English Art Nouveau music cabinet, with parquetry panels depicting Art Nouveau women and men playing musical instruments to the upper and lower doors. ...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Fruitwood, Mahogany

Early 20th Century Credenza Vitrine Art Nouveau by Meroni & Fossati Lissone
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century Credenza vitrine Art Nouveau walnut and burl walnut by Meroni & Fossati Lissone.     
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Cupboards

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Walnut

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Exceptional French Louis Majorelle Art Nouveau Sideboard
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Carved Sideboard, France, circa 1880
Located in Chorzów, PL
Carved sideboard, France, circa 1880. Dimensions: Height 242 cm, width 132 cm, depth 54 cm.
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20th Century Splendid Display Cabinet in the Antique Rococo Style Beech Carved
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Mahogany and Beveled Glass Bowfront Vitrine Display Cabinet, circa 1930's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Liberty Cupboard with Shelf
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Located in Dusseldorf, DE
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Oak French Art Nouveau Buffet Attributed to Jacques Gruber, 1904
By Jacques Gruber
Located in Amsterdam, NL
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