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Art Nouveau Dressers

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
Liberty Italian Thuja Briar and Pink Portugal Marble Dresser, 20s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Chest of drawers in thuja briar, maple inlays and Portuguese pink marble top, 1920s Italian production. The dresser has been restored and polished with shellac. Also available the p...
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1920s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Dressers

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Marble, Brass

Viennese Secession Dressing Table with Mirror, 1910
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This dressing table with a mirror dates back to the Viennese Secession Art Nouveau period. The mirror features geometric elements and shapes typical of Viennese Art Nouveau. It was m...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Dressers

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Marble, Brass

Jugend Stil Chest of Drawers, Sweden, circa 1910
Located in New York, NY
This deeply stained mahogany chest of drawers exhibits the style of the the turn of that century, with three lower drawers, a pair of upper drawers, all locking. The original hardwar...
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1910s Swedish Vintage Art Nouveau Dressers

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Mahogany

French Wrought Iron and Painted Washstand with Jug and Bowl
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A French painted wrought iron washstand with an Art Nouveau-influenced sinuous design to the legs and scrolled back splash. Original ceramic bowl and jug with iris motif.  
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Dressers

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Wrought Iron

Large Italian Chest of Drawers with Mirror, Walnut, circa 1900
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Beautiful large antique chest of drawers with mirror, from Tuscany in Italy, circa 1900. Exterior completely made of walnut. 4 drawers. Standing on 4 feet, of which 2 full-plastic li...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Dressers

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Mirror, Wood, Walnut

Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Amboyna Burl Hand Carved Walnut Vanity Table
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of an Antique early 1900s Art Nouveau Amboyna burl hand carved walnut vanity table Approximate measureme...
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1910s Vintage Art Nouveau Dressers

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Walnut, Burl

Czech Art Nouveau Dressing Table with Mirror, Walnut, Restored, 1910s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Art Nouveau dressing table. Source: Czechia (Czechoslovakia) Material: Cherry-tree Period: 1910-1919 Completely restored.
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Dressers

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Mirror, Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

Antique c 1900 Art Nouveau Amboyna Burl Hand Carved Walnut Dresser
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions Of An Antique Art Nouveau Amboyna Burl Hand Carved Walnut Dresser Approximate Measurements in Inches 53" hi...
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Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Dressers

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Walnut, Burl

Antoni Gaudi Wood and Metal Calvet Hanger
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Calvet hanger designed by Antoni Gaudí, 1903. Manufactured in 2019 made in Spain. The Calvet hanger. An original design by Antoni Gaudí dating back to 1903 and possibly the ...
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2010s Spanish Art Nouveau Dressers

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Wood

Jugendstil Chest of Drawers, Circa 1910
Located in New York, NY
The solid top rests above three long drawers of equal depth. Clean lines subtley adorn the piece in the classic Jugendstil style with matching hardware hardware.
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1910s Swedish Vintage Art Nouveau Dressers

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Ash

Antique , Italian , Kitchen Shelf Plate and Pot Rack, Walnut, dresser 3 Drawers
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century Art Nouveau Italian big particular shelf with three drawers. plate and pot racks in dark walnut. Restored and wax finished. Decorative and useful element for your ...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Dressers

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Walnut

Fine Austrian Art Nouveau Mahogany Commode Attributed to Kohn
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine Austrian Art Nouveau 4-drawer commode in darkened mahogany with patinated bronze handles and keyholes.  
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Dressers

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Bronze

1910s Art Nouveau Chest of Drawers Dresser in Cherrywood, Marble Top, Restored
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1910s Art Nouveau chest of drawers, dresser in cheerywood with marble top restored and polished to wax. Measures cm: H 103, W 130, D 56.
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1910s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Dressers

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Marble

Liberty Walnut Wood and Olive Root Italian Secretaire, 1920s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This secretaire walnut wood with olive root inlays dates back to the Liberty period, 1920s. " If you like it please make your offer and we will evaluate it, it couldn't be better ...
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1920s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Dressers

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Olive, Walnut

Mirrored Jugendstil Armoire
Located in New York, NY
With strong internal shelves, this piece sacrifices nothing to absolutely maximize storage while maintaining a graceful and elegant aesthetic. Created in the early 20th century, the ...
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1920s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Dressers

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Ash

Antoni Gaudi Wood and Metal Calvet Hanger
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Calvet hanger designed by Antoni Gaudí, 1903 Manufactured in 2019 made in Spain. The Calvet hanger. An original design by Antoni Gaudí dating back to 1903 and possibly the ...
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2010s Spanish Art Nouveau Dressers

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Wood

Art Nouveau Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, Italy, circa 1900, Beveled Mirror
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Art Nouveau chest of drawers with marble top, Italy, circa 1900. Beveled mirror. All solid walnut, hand carved, restored and polished to wax. We can sale separately the commode and...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Dressers

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Mirror, Walnut

Art Nouveau Period Oak Dresser, Belgium, circa 1900
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Nouveau period oak dresser, Belgium, circa 1900 In the style of Gustave Serrurier Bovy.  
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Early 1900s Belgian Antique Art Nouveau Dressers

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Brass

Art Nouveau Vanity with Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Featuring the qualities of a vanity combined with the functions of a chest of drawers, this tall and handsome piece has three locking drawers for clothing, as well as two generously ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Dressers

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Fir

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Pair of Art Deco Italian Briar Walnut Bedside Tables, 1920s
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Pair of Art Deco Italian Bedside Tables White Ash Briar, 1920s
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This pair of bedside tables was produced in Italy in the 1920s, Art Deco period. They have been made of ash wood and white ash burl, the top is in printed glass with light green leaf...
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Pair of Midcentury Italian Walnut and Cream Valencia Marble Night Stands, 1940s
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Pair of Art Dèco Italian Walnut and Grafite Gray Marble Bedside Tables, 1920s
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This pair of bedside tables was produced in Italy in the 1920s, Art Deco period. They were made of solid European walnut, the top is in graphite gray marble, the structure is in popl...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Italian Walnut Double Bed, 1925
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Particular double bed in Walnut wood from the Art Deco period. The headboard is a unique piece with rounded shapes that embraces the two bedside tables. Mattress dimensions Hei...
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Art Nouveau Italian Brass Double Bed, Early 1900s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
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Art Nouveau 19th Century Italian Hand Painted Iron Double Bed
Located in Puglia, Puglia
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Pair of Single or Doble Beds 19th Century Italian Art Nouveau Hand Painted Iron
Located in Puglia, Puglia
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Luciano Frigerio Mid-Century Modern Italian Gold Brass and Bronze Double Bed
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Located in Puglia, Puglia
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Located in Dayton, OH
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1930's Italian Dresser Drawer in Mahogany and Chestnut, with Mirror Restored
Located in Buggiano, IT
Dresser drawer in mahogany and chestnut, with original mirror and handles, Italian design and production, complete with keys. Seven dressers, wax finiture, one of decoration has a l...
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Early 20th Century Italy Art Nouveau Chest of Drawers Commode in solid Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1910s period Art Nouveau chest of drawers commode dresser in solid walnut restored and polished to wax. The furniture is completely original with all its working accessories in silv...
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Tall Art Nouveau Commode or Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Vintage Art Nouveau Style Solid Cherry Tall Chest or Dresser, Hollywood Regency
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Shapely Vintage Solid Cherry Art Nouveau Style Hollywood Regency Tall Chest by Bethlehem Furniture Mfg. of Red Lion, PA. This chest features 6 dovetailed drawers, gold gilt accents, ...
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Antique Art Nouveau Dressing Table, English, Maple and Co., Mahogany, circa 1890
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
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19th Century, French Faux Bamboo Chest
Located in High Point, NC
19th century, French faux bamboo chest with marble top. The top is decorated with hand-turned finials and a three sided gallery, which are all lined with marble following down to a m...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Dressers

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Marble

  • 19th Century, French Faux Bamboo Chest
  • 19th Century, French Faux Bamboo Chest
  • 19th Century, French Faux Bamboo Chest
  • 19th Century, French Faux Bamboo Chest
H 37.75 in. W 47.5 in. D 19.88 in.
Antique Burled Maple French Carved Dresser by Romweber, circa 1920s
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and outstanding burled maple French carved dresser by Romweber. The dresser features stunning burled maple wood grain and beautiful carved wood details, with a shell motif. It...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Dressers

Jugendstil Brass Vintage Wall Hooks by Adolf Loos, Vienna, 1916
Located in Vienna, AT
These five wall hooks were designed by Adolf Loos and executed in Vienna, 1916. The wall hooks were used for the coatracks at the Viennese Cafe Capua. You can fix these hooks on the...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Dressers

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Louis Majorelle "Pirouette" Figured Mahogany Dresser and Mirror, circa 1910
Located in Shippensburg, PA
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