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Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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
Apothecary Pot Ornements Collection Maison Manoï Limoges Porcelain
Located in BORDEAUX, FR
Ornements Apothecary pot Limoges porcelain Decorated by chromolithography Diameter 9 cm Height 21 cm Weight 549 Gr Enamel finish Ornaments Collection - Heraldry - "The Orname...
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2010s French Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Porcelain

French Majolica Purple Daisy Plate Orchies, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica purple daisy plate Orchies, circa 1890.
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Jugendstil Wardrobe Vienna Around 1908
Located in Wien, AT
Jugendstil Wardrobe vienna around 1908 Polished and stove enameled.
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Brass

1 of the 20 Unique Art Nouveau Relief Tiles by Gilliot Fabrieken Hemiksen, 1930
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the 28 unique and antique set of Art Nouveau handmade glazed relief tiles. Manufactured by Gilliot Fabrieken Hemiksem, 15.1 x 15.1 cm, around 1930. A beautiful relief and color ...
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1920s Belgian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Pair of Wood Reliefs Germany circa 1908 Wall-Mounted Mythological Art Nouveau
Located in Vienna, AT
Wooden reliefs, design Hermann Feuerhahn, execution E. Sund, Dr. Epstein Villa Berlin, ca. 1908 The German sculptor Hermann Feuerhahn attended the school of arts and crafts in Ber...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Fruitwood

Two Wall Hooks, 1910s
Located in Wien, AT
Two wall hooks, 1910s 2 are available, priced and sold per piece. Polished and stove enameled (We have the same only smaller ten pieces).
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Brass

Alphonse Mucha "Lorenzaccio" Lithograph
Located in New York, NY
This stunning theater poster was designed by the designer Alphonse Mucha for the play "Lorenzaccio", written by Alfred de Musset, about the Medici family in 16th century Florence, in...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Gesso, Giltwood, Paper

Pair of Art Nouveau Furniture Framed Prints
Located in Barcelona, ES
Unmatching pair of framed prints representing Art Nouveau furniture. Spain, 1920s-1930s Newly framed arround 20 years ago. Measures: 47 cm H x 33.5 cm W x 2 cm D (including the fra...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

French Large Majolica Roses Crown, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
French large crown with roses in high relief, circa 1890. Highly decorative pieces, very heavy. Numerous chips previously repaints.  
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Majolica Flowers and Butterfly Plate Wasmuel Circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica flowers and butterfly plate Wasmuel circa 1890.
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1890s Belgian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

777 - Printed Tapestry of the 19th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Printed tapestry of the 19th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 175 cm x 145 cm.
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1850s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Wool

Majolica Water Lily Asparagus Plate Keller & Guerin Saint Clement
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica Art Nouveau asparagus plate unsigned Keller et Guerin Saint Clement Every important French manufactures produced at the end of the 19th century asparagus and artichoke sets...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Majolica

Leonetto Cappiello, Original Vintage Newspaper Poster, Le Cri de Paris, 1901
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Original Vintage Poster for Le Cri de Paris Newspaper by Leonetto Cappiello dating from 1901. Harlequin visits Paris, Place de la Concorde, Hotel de la Marine and Hotel Crillon. ...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

Lucien Henri Weil " WEILUC" Le Frou Frou French Vintage Poster, Wall Art
Located in Plainview, NY
A fine vintage reproduction of Le Frou Frou French poster originally created by WEILUC (Lucien-Henri Weil, 1873-1947). Le "Frou Frou", which in French means frilly or fancy, was made...
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1990s Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Glass, Paper

Calvet Peep-Hole by Antoni Gaudí
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Calvet Peep-Hole designed by Antoni Gaudí Solid cast brass with polished finish. An exact reproduction in both form and material original metalwork fittings designed by Antoni ...
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2010s Spanish Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Brass

Art Nouveau Oil Painting on Canvas, signed and dated 1927s
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful oil painting on canvas dated 1927s. A girl in a white dress with flowers, the image is art nouveau inspired with a high quality impressionist style painting technique. Sold...
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1920s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Leonetto Cappiello, Original Vintage Art Nouveau Poster, Biscuits Pernot, 1905
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Original vintage Poster for Biscuits Pernot by Leonetto Cappiello dating from 1905. Leonetto Cappiello (1875 - 1942) was born in Livorno, Italy, and spent most of his adult life i...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

XL Framed Painting Peacock and Sunflowers by M.Soetaert
Located in Antwerp, BE
Impressive framed painting with peacock and sunflowers. This awesome artwork is signed by the artist: M. Soetaert. This painting has beautiful colors and is framed with a thick w...
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Mid-20th Century European Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood

Ornami Art Nouveau Parrots Vinyl Wallpaper Made in Italy Digital Printing
Located in reggio emilia, IT
ORN19_001 Parrots Warm colors blend in bright and dynamic combinations that match the quiet of the room, while we stand by helpless, waiting for a movement or for a sudden hint of li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

1 of the 86 Authentic Glazed Art Nouveau Relief Tiles Rose, Belga, circa 1930s
Located in Rijssen, NL
This is an amazing set of antique Art Nouveau handmade tiles with an image of yellow rose in relief on a soft yellow background. These tiles would be charming displayed on easels, fr...
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1930s Belgian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Traditional Decorative Modernist Ceramic Spanish Tile, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Traditional Spanish decorative ceramic tile. Made in the iconic designs of Catalan Modernism. Manufactured by unknown artist in Spain, circa 1940. Materials: Ceramic In goo...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Orange Merchants on the Mediterranean Coast, 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Important oil on canvas, 19th or early 20th century, representing orange merchants on the Mediterranean coast. Frame - H: 154 cm, W: 193 cm, D: 10 cm Canvas - H: 114 cm, W: 155 cm ...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Canvas

19th French Majolica Sunflower Plate Delphin Massier
Located in Austin, TX
19th French Majolica sunflower plate Delphin Massier Vallauris.
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Josef Hoffmann Jugendstil Wiener Werkstaette Art Nouveau Coat Hook, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Very elegant handmade coat-hook. Literature: Waltraud Neuwirth, Wiener Werkstaette – Avant Garde Art Deco, Industrial Design, 1985 Vienna p. 49. Different hooks are available see pi...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Brass

Original Vintage French Laundry Poster 'Linge Monopole', 1897
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Original Vintage French Laundry Poster 'Linge Monopole', 1897 Here, a woman looks out the window and sees a group of three animated objects composed completely of collars and cuff...
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1880s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

1 of the 38 Unique Antique Relief Tiles with Flower, France, circa 1900
Located in Rijssen, NL
38 stuks Art Nouveau wall tiles with an relief image of a flower. The dimensions per tile are 5.9inch (15 cm) × 5.9 inch (15 cm). Please note that the piece is for one piece. 38 p...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

1 of the 140 Art Deco Tiles by Boch Freres, la Louvière, 1920's
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the 140 glazed ceramic tiles tiles by Boch Freres, la Louvière, circa 1920's . Beautiful original antique blue and off-white tiles with a wonderful rich pattern. The dimensi...
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1920s Belgian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

French Majolica Dalhias Plate Orchies, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Lovely French Majolica plate with purple and pink dahlias Orchies, circa 1900.        
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

4 Nude Drawings After a Live Model by V. Geoffroy, Circa 1895
Located in Paris, FR
Four male nude drawings from life by V. Geoffray in the late 19th century. These academic drawings of the nude, called académies, were the basic building block of academic education,...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

Austrian Majolica Flower Plate circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Small Austrian Majolica Flower Plate Circa 1900. Attributed to Julius Dressler.
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Ornami Art Nouveau Spring Vinyl Wallpaper Made in Italy Digital Printing
Located in reggio emilia, IT
ORN19_005 Spring The “season of regeneration and rebirth” is reflected in art, making new patterns bloom with the help of appealing graphics. Warm colours blend in bright and dynamic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

Art Nouveau Vintage French Poster, Linen Backed for Preservation
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Art Nouveau Vintage French Poster, Linen Backed for Preservation Art Nouveau, ornamental style of art that flourished between circa 1890 and 1910 throughout Europe and the United St...
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Late 20th Century French Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

1 of the 100 Art Deco Tiles by Boch Freres, La Louvière, 1920's
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the 100 glazed ceramic tiles tiles by Boch Freres, La Louvière, circa 1920's . Beautiful original cobalt blue and off-white tiles with a wonderful rich pattern. The dimensio...
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1920s Belgian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

1 of the 40 Art Nouveau Wall Tiles Marque de Fabrique CF, Devres, France, 1920
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the 40 amazing set handmade tiles in rich dark green, lilac/purple colors. Manufactured around 1920 by Marque de Fabrique CF, Devres, France These tiles would be charming displ...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Majolica Dragonfly Wall Pocket Desvres, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica dragonfly wall pocket by Desvres, circa 1900.     
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Jugendstil Wall Hooks, 1910s
Located in Wien, AT
Jugendstil wall hooks, 1910s Polished and stove enamelled Price and sell per piece.
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Brass

Two Wall Hooks, circa 1910s
Located in Wien, AT
Two wall hooks, circa 1910s 2 are available, priced and sold per piece. polished and stove enameled we have four in bronze (same model).  
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Brass

1 of the 10 Antique Ceramique Galsed Relief Tiles by Gilliot Frères, Hemiksem
Located in Rijssen, NL
10 pcs, Gilliot Frères, Hemiksem. Exceptional antique wall tiles, white with rich red, creme and cognac brown with images of small leaves (Gilliot Freres, Hemiksen). The dimension...
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1920s Belgian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Rare Domed Wiener Werkstaette Vienna Art Nouveau Enameled Advertising Sign
Located in Vienna, AT
A rare, domed, black and white enameled Art Nouveau advertising sign for Wiener Werkstätte, founded by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and Fritz Waerndorfer in 1903 in Vienna, Neustift...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Metal, Enamel, Iron

Josef Hoffmann Coat Hook for the Wiener Werkstaette, Re-edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Sensational design from the very puristic period of Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstaette. Literature: Waltraud Neuwirth, Wiener Werkstaette - Avantgarde Art Deco, Industrial des...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Brass

19th Century French Green Majolica Daisy Plate Saint Clement
Located in Austin, TX
19th Century, French green Majolica Daisy Plate Keller & Guerin Saint Clement.
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Pair of Wooden Sconces, Art Nouveau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Pair of wooden sconces - Art Nouveau " Charming pair of sconces in wood painted in polychrome and wrought iron.
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19th Century European Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Wrought Iron

1 of 300 Art Nouveau Relief Tiles, Morialmé, circa 1930's
Located in Rijssen, NL
Beautiful Art Nouveau tiles, with an image of a flower in relief. The gorgeous red-brown color is glazed. Manufactured around 1930 by, Societé Morialmé, Belgium. The dimensions per ...
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1930s Belgian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Coat and Hat Hanger, circa 1910, Austria-Hungary
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This coat and hat hanger was made around 1910 in the former Austria-Hungary. It is made of stained oak wood. It has several chrome holders, one storage shelf and storage space for um...
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Chrome

1 of the 20 Glazed Art Nouveau Relief Tiles, Maison Helman, Céramiques d'Art
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the 20 amazing original antique Art Nouveau handmade tiles manufactured in 1920s by Maison Helman - Céramiques d'Art - St. Agatha-Berchem. A beautiful relief and deep green, ...
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1920s Belgian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Very Rare Original Vintage Poster-Steinlen-Coffee Chocolate Tea-Cat, 1895
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Very Rare Original Vintage Poster-Steinlen-Coffee Chocolate Tea-Cat, 1895 In this family-friendly lithograph for the chocolate and tea company Compagnie Française des Chocolats et T...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

Antique 1940's French Soap label by Victor Vissier, a Pair, Framed and Matted
Located in Plainview, NY
A pair of original 1940's made in Pris, France soap label designed by the talented visual artist Victor Vissier ( French, 1907-1955). Te first label depicts a lady and gentleman dres...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Art Nouveau Poster-Privat Livemont-Automobile Cycle Sports, 1902
By Henri Privat-Livemont
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Original Art Nouveau Poster-Privat Livemont-Automobile Cycle Sports, 1902 The first "International Automobile Exhibition" took place in 1898 in the Jardin des Tuileries. All the m...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

13 Jugendstil Wall Hooks
Located in Wien, AT
13 jugendstil wall hooks. Polished and stove enameled. priced and sold per piece.
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Brass

1 of the 150 Art Deco Tiles by Boch Freres, la Louvière, 1920's
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the 150 glazed ceramic tiles tiles by Boch Freres, la Louvière, circa 1920's . Beautiful original antique dark green and off-white tiles with a wonderful rich pattern. The d...
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1920s Belgian Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Eccentric Art Nouveau Rustic Frame with a Signed Paul Gorka Print
Located in Stamford, CT
Eccentric Art Nouveau Rustic frame with a Signed Paul Gorka drawing large exotic wooden frame with heavily oxidized metal detailing throughout. A seemingly stunning frame that can ea...
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Mid-20th Century Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Wood, Driftwood

THE LAOCOON - Augmented Reality Sculpture Mirror by Eduard Locota
Located in Timisoara, RO
From extremely detailed 3D scans of the most important classical sculptures of all times, Eduard Locota has digitally sliced and extracted the essential portion of the artwork, then ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balkan Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic, Mirror, Acrylic, Fiberglass

Antique Ceramic Tiles by Societe Morialme, Europe, Belgium, 1920s
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the 36 amazing and unique handmade ceramic tiles. Manufactured by Societe Morialme, circa 1920s. Stylized design in wonderful colors brown, yellow, green. These tiles would be c...
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1920s European Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Small German Majolica Sunflower Plate Circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Small German Majolica sunflower plate Circa 1900.
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Several Antique Relief Tiles from Le Glaive, 1920s
Located in Rijssen, NL
Large amount of exceptional antique wall tiles, Le Glaive, Europe, Belgium. Beautiful color and quality with the images of purple flowers and ochre and green details. The dimensio...
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1920s European Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Toulouse Lautrec Divan Japonais Silkscreen Print
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage silkscreen print by Toulouse Lautrec, "Divan Japonais" circa 1960s framed without glass nice paper condition not faded.
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20th Century American Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

'Moulin Rouge' Original Vintage Movie Poster by Maggi Baaring, Danish, 1955
Located in Devon, GB
Based on the novel by Pierre La Mure, the 1952 British film "Moulin Rouge" is a fictionalised account of the life of street artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as he pursues his art in ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Paper

30 Art Jugendstil Ceramic Tiles by Gilliot Fabrieken Te Hemiksem, circa 1920
Located in Rijssen, NL
Recently lifted from its original home, a set of antique tiles from the early 20th century. With a beautiful stylized design of a lily. Manufactured by Gilliot Fabrieken te Hemiksem...
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1920s European Vintage Art Nouveau Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Emil Fiala wall decorations for sale on 1stDibs

Wall decorations by Emil Fiala are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of paper and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Emil Fiala wall decorations, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 2 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original wall decorations by Emil Fiala were created in Europe during the early 20th century in Art Deco style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider wall decorations by and . The prices for Emil Fiala wall decorations can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$427 and tops out at US$6,602, while pieces like these can sell for US$3,514.

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