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Art Nouveau Furniture

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
An Extremely Rare Original Viennese Art Nouveau by Doris Leslie Blau
Located in New York, NY
An Extremely Rare Original Viennese Art Nouveau by Doris Leslie Blau Size: 10'4" × 13'10" (314 × 421 cm) A fine wool rug, hand-knotted in the Austrian Empire at the turn of the 20th ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Furniture

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Wool

Huge Candelabrum Crystal Antique Chandelier Ceiling Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Huge candelabrum crystal antique chandelier ceiling lustre Art Nouveau Measures: Total height 140 cm, height without chain 110 cm, diameter 125 cm. Weight (approximately): 45 kg. N...
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1920s European Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Art Nouveau Italian Silver Bronze Picture Frame Venetian Glass
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Illumination red is an Art Nouveau Italian metal picture frame with Murano glass. Illumination red is an art-design picture frame, proudly handmade in Italy by master of crafts. silv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Nouveau Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century Chinoiserie Bamboo Table
Located in High Point, NC
19th century tortoise bamboo side table from France with a chinoiserie decorated top, supported on legs, which are connected by a lower shelf. The shelf is covered with a painted wal...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Bamboo

Antique Venetian Murano Pink Green Ribbons Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Jar
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, antique, early Venetian / Murano hand blown pink, green and gold flecks Italian art glass covered jar, jewelry box. Created in the manner of the Salviati and Fratelli Toso...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Art Nouveau Lantern Pendant Lamps Brass Opal Glass, circa 1910
Located in Vienna, AT
Four (4) beautiful patinated brass lanterns, Art Nouveau, Secessionist, circa 1900-1910 Rare handmade lanterns made from differently patinated brass-work including hammered, cast a...
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Brass

Art Nouveau Italian Scupture Terracotta, Lioness with Her Lions, A Amorgasti
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing sculpture in patinated bronze terracotta, "Lioness with her lions" by Antoine Amorgasti, born in 1880 in Pisa and died in Antwerp, Belgium in 1942. He studied sculpture at th...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Terracotta

19th Century Art Nouveau Copper with Oak Desktop Stationery Box
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful antique letter box. The box comes from England and dates from about 1900. The box has an oak interior with compartments. The outside tank is lined with embossed copper. The...
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1890s British Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Copper

19th Century French Bamboo Bench with Arms
Located in High Point, NC
Late 19th century tortoise bamboo bench with arms from France. The arms are made from thick bamboo and are decorated in a Chinese Chippendale pattern, along with the aprons on the fr...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Bamboo

Batlló door handle by Antoni Gaudi - individual item
Located in Barcelona, ES
Solid cast brass with polished finish. A company that has always attributed such great importance to the author of the designs could never forget the great figures in history. Tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Art Nouveau Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Antique Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Murano Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp Murano Florentiner lustre Art Nouveau. two wonderful Murano chandeliers. Once two of the same as a pair Cabling and sockets completely renewed...
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1940s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Crystal, Wire, Iron

Batlló butterfly knob fix by Antoni Gaudi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Solid cast brass with polished finish. A company that has always attributed such great importance to the author of the designs could never forget the great figures in history. Tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Art Nouveau Furniture

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Brass

French Art Nouveau Bronze Figure "Bohémienne" by Emmanuel Villanis
Located in London, GB
Captivating late 19th Century French bronze figurine modelled as a beautiful young woman with wonderful slightly revealing costume, enhanced by the rich brown patination and excellen...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Venetian Glass Chandelier, Amber Color with Red, Contemporary, 8 Arms, Italy
Located in New York, NY
Decorative glass chandelier, Venetian style, Murano, 2007, 8-arms chandelier. Amber/gold color with red details. This chandelier is sold but we have another chandelier same color, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Nouveau Furniture

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Nautical Cameo Lamp by Daum Nancy
Located in New Orleans, LA
This cameo glass lamp by the renowned French glassmaking firm Daum Nancy casts an alluringly warm glow. Careful wheel-carving and acid-etching reveal layers of vibrant color, and the...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Furniture

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Art Glass, Glass

Daum Nancy Wild Orchids
By Daum
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daum Nancy wild orchids Glazing technique and acid work Circa 1915 Origin France Artist Daum Art nuveau Excellent condition.
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Enamel

French Art Nouveau Table Beginning 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Art Noveau table French Beginning 20th century in oak wood. Front with a drawer and two shelves. Small defects. Dim.: 77 x 64 x 45 cm.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Furniture

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Wood

Oak Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Double Bed by Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts double bed. Design by Gustave Serrurier-Bovy. Striking Belgium design from the 1900s. Solid oak with a pair of original black lacque...
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Early 1900s Belgian Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Mint Green Dessert Plates, Set of 11 Antique England with Enamel Decoration
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
From Royal Worcester England, a pretty set of mint or aqua green first course, salad or dessert plates with 24 karat gold trim and pretty raised enamel "jeweled" decorated collars. C...
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1910s English Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Gold, Enamel

Porcelain Group 'The Sin', Faun with Nymphs, Rosenthal Selb Germany, 1917
Located in Vienna, AT
Admirable Art Nouveau Figurine by Rosenthal. Laughing faun with crossed goat legs flanked by two nymphs sitting on a rock plinth. While the female figure on the left buries her face...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Vase by Knud Valdemar Engelhardt 1916
Located in New York, US
Our extraordinary porcelain vase with cover by Knud Valdemar Engelhardt (Danish, 1882-1931) for Royal Copenhagen dates from circa 1916, and features a unique celedon colored crystall...
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1910s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Porcelain

Antique American Art Nouveau Red Silver Overlay Vase
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Tapering bowl and raised and round foot. Overlay pattern comprising leafing stem flowers. Two oval c...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Furniture

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Silver

Vandermark Art Glass Decanter, in the Style of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vandermark Art Glass Pulled Feather Decanter, in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Signed in script. Measures: Stands 16" high, 5" diameter and 3" base.
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Late 20th Century American Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Art Glass

Antique Gorham Art Nouveau Green Silver Overlay Perfume
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau perfume with silver overlay. Globular bottle with short straight neck and everted rim in silver collar. Ball stopper. Overlay in biomorphic form with ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Furniture

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Silver

American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver & Brilliant-Cut Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau brilliant-cut glass vase with sterling silver collar. Cylindrical with vertical ornament comprising two notched flutes between plain ones alt...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Furniture

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Sterling Silver

Royal Crown Derby Rare Antique Imari Pattern Porcelain Bell
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very rare antique porcelain imari pattern bell by Royal Crown Derby and dating from 1904. The bell has a traditional bell shaped body with molded and finely decorated patterning in...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Monumental Emile Galle French Cameo Sailboat Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Emile Galle (French 1846-1904) A lovely two color cameo vase with a yellow background featuring a lake scene with boats, trees and birds. The detail and fineness of the acid etchi...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Art Glass

Pair of French Art Nouveau Candelabras Marble Zamac Candleholder, Early 20th C.
Located in Labrit, Landes
Pair of Marble and zamac candelabras French art Nouveau candle holder Natural decoration with dragonflies, butterflies and flowers circa 1900 Good antique condition Shipping: ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Furniture

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Marble

1920´s Danish Art Nouveau Ashtray / Bowl by P. Ibsens Enke
Located in Knebel, DK
1920´s Danish Art Nouveau ashtray / bowl by Peder Bentsen-Pedersen for Ibsens Enke. The ashtray/bowl that feature a well designed sea gull embracing the inner of the ashtray/bowl ...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Furniture

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Ceramic

Vintage Italian Side Table with Magazine Rack by Ico Parisi, 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
This is a beautiful design by the Italian designer Ico Parisi, produced in Italy around the 1960s. It is made of lacquered mahogany wood with a beautiful deep brown color, with br...
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1960s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Brass

Art Nouveau Paperweight with Mussels Amalric Walter & Henri Mercier, Nancy
Located in Vienna, AT
Two mussels on a yellow stone base covered with algae. Signed 'AWALTER NANCY' and 'hm'. Manufactory: Amalric Walter & Henri Bergé, Nancy, Lorraine, France Dating of manufacture: ...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Glass

Column with Heron and Planter, Italy
Located in Antwerp, BE
Great looking column with a heron bird and planter on top. The column or stand has lots of leaves and a heron bird around. The vase or jardinière has beautiful flowers. This ce...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Furniture

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Ceramic

1980's French Vintage Crystal De Boheme Ice Bucket
Located in Paris, FR
Superb late 20th Century blue Ice or Champagne Bucket by Crystal de Bohême. This statement cut crystal piece comes with a serving ice cube spoon and is brilliantly hand sculpted. -...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Furniture

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Crystal

Art Nouveau Vase by A. Fery Foundry by Louchet
Located in Fairfax, VA
Vase with maiden relief surrounded by flowers holding a butterfly at tip of her finger.
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Sculpture Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
Amazing large sculptural Art Nouveau table lamp with flora glass lampshades.
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Bronze, Spelter

Danish Glass and Pewter Decanter, 1960s
Located in Bochum, NRW
Triangular green glass bottle with pinched sides, embossed pewter overlay and stopper. Very good used condition. After a design of Georg Nilsson. Measure: Height 26 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Pewter

Pair Versace Bronze Medusa Figural Wall Sconces
Located in Toledo, OH
Pair two arm bronze wall sconces by Versace. Center figural Medusa face. Fluted body with urn shaped top. Dimensions: 13.5" wide x 4.5" deep x 20" high.
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20th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Furniture

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Bronze

Émile Gallé Art Nouveau Cameo Vase With Annual Honesty Decor, France 1925/31
Located in Vienna, AT
Vase in the form of a baluster: Flush foot, high, bulbous body with set off, short neck on gently sloping shoulders. Colorless glass with light blue color powder inclusions, burgundy...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Glass

Enlarged Brass, Frostet Glass Josef Hoffmann Flush Mount/Wall Lamp, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Larger version of the Henneberg Hohe Warte lamp from Josef Hoffmann 1901 enlarged by Woka Lamps. All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will ...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Furniture

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Brass

Gorham Sterling Silver and Glass Pitcher Vase in Art Nouveau Style
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century, Gorham sterling silver and cut glass pitcher or vase in Art Nouveau style with applied, dimensional peonies and stylized leaves around the body. It measures 8'' i...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Furniture

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Daum & Hilton McConnico "Nevada" Cactus Cup, 1986
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
It is at the end of 1960s that Daum reties with the very particular technique of the molten glass. From this date, of prestigious artists are requested: Dali, Caesar and here Hilton ...
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1980s French Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Art Glass

Loetz Glass Art Nouveau
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loetz Glass Art Nouveau Origin Austria Circa 1920 Blue leaves and flowers motif with white background perfect condition.
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1920s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Art Glass

Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau Vase No 6435/1
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau vase No 6435/1. Measures 15 cm / 5 29/32 in.  
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20th Century Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Dominick & Haff and Mauser 1903 Pair of Sterling Silver Candlesticks Art Nouveau
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Dominick & Haff / Mauser sterling silver candlesticks from 1903 in exquisite Art Nouveau style with raised natural motifs, measuring 10 1/4'' in height by 4 1/2'' in diameter...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Silvered Bronze Sculpture of a Briard Dog Signed Sanson, France, 1900
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Silvered bronze sculpture of a Briard Dog signed Sanson - France 1900 The Briard packs so much loyalty, love, and spirit into its ample frame that it's often described as a "heart w...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Art Nouveau Brass Andirons, France 1920's
Located in New York, NY
Whimsical pair of andirons in brass and wrought iron.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Antique French Art Nouveau Mirror w/ Maiden, ca.1900
Located in Petaluma, CA
A fine example of a figural art nouveau mirror in bronze. A young woman holding a beveled mirror with a flat area below covered in flowers. We especially loved that flat area for it'...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Door Knob N.4 by Antoni Gaudí
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Solid cast brass with polished finish. An exact reproduction in both form and material original metalwork fittings designed by Antoni Gaudí for various of his works of architectur...
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2010s Spanish Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Brass

Door knob in solid brass Batlló no.2 by Antoni Gaudi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Solid cast brass with polished finish. A company that has always attributed such great importance to the author of the designs could never forget the great figures in history. Tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Brass

French Lalique Cactus Perfume Bottle
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a round shaped frosted bottle cactus with black enameled center spikes. The round stopper of the bottle is designed in the same way. Under the base, it is signed Lalique, Fra...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Glass

Art Nouveau Style Art Glass Vase, Signed
Located in Arles, FR
A stunning Art Nouveau style vase carefully handcrafted using centuries old techniques. This beautiful decorative object is carefully designed and is made of fine quality art glass. ...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Art Glass

Art Nouveau Bronze 'La Femme Nue' by Louis Chalon
Located in London, GB
A wonderful sensuous Art Nouveau early 20th century gilt bronze figure of a beautiful naked lady standing in a coy pose, the surface of the bronze with a wonderful smoothg tactile fi...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lighting Decorative Book by A. Duncan
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Art Nouveau and Art Deco lighting decorative book by A. Duncan Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition (October 15, 1978) Language: English Hardcover: 208 pages Item weight: 2...
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1970s American Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Paper

Brass Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Brass crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp Measures: Total height 130 cm, height without chain 104 cm, diameter 82 cm. Weight (approximately) 18 kg. ...
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1940s European Vintage Art Nouveau Furniture

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Whirling Dervishes Hand Painted Decorative Plate Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Amazing decorative plate of 50cm diameter representing whirling dervishes on an ikat background completely hand painted, this plate Made in Italy by local talented artisans, is the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Nude Theme and Roses Straight Razor, Germany, 1905
Located in Incline Village, NV
Highly desirable barber shop collectible item consisting of a German straight edge razor with a molded cream, red, and green colored celluloid handle; theme is a nude standing sidewa...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Steel

Dutch Fruitwood Art Nouveau Kerfschnitt Wall Cabinet, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Offered by Amsterdam Modernism: Stunning and rare Art Nouveau wall cabinet. Fruitwood with nice kerfschnitt carving. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. In good original condition ...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

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Fruitwood

Pair of Vintage French Salt Cellar or Caviar Dishes, France 1890s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A lot of two vintage decorative open salts or caviar pots. Made of silver plate metal and glass inserts. A nice original vintage item for displaying or just to use on your table. Eac...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Furniture

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

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