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"Paris Courses" Color Lithograph Poster by Jules Chéret, 1890
By Jules Chéret
Located in Stockton, NJ
"Paris Courses" color lithograph poster by Jules Chéret. An Advertising poster for horse racing at the Hippodrome de la Porte Maillot depicting a free-spirited Belle Époque woman cal...
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Antique 1890s French Belle Époque Posters

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Original Jules Cheret "Jardins de Paris" Poster, 1890, Art Nouveau
By Jules Chéret
Located in Dallas, TX
Jules Chéret (French, 1836-1932) Jardin de Paris - Fête de nuit bal, 1890 Lithograph in colors on paper (crease lines visible) Sheet: 32.5 x 23.3 inches (82.2 x 58.7 cm) Printed si...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Original French Belle Époque Beer Poster by Marold
By Luděk Marold
Located in Los Gatos, CA
This original French poster created by the Czech artist Ludek Marold advertises La Meuse, the French beer from Bar-le-Duc on the Meuse River. Printed circa1895, it represents the bel...
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Antique 1890s French Belle Époque Posters

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Antique French Polichinelle Poster by Realier-Dumas 1896, Narrow for Its Size
By Maurice Réalier-Dumas
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Designed by Maurice Realier-Dumas in 1896, this original antique poster for the weekly magazine “Polichinelle” shows mother and daughter reading this humorous publication. Appropriat...
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Original French color lithograph poster for Saxoléïne by Jules Chéret, 1893
By Jules Chéret
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Vintage original French Art Nouveau color lithograph poster for Saxoléïne by Jules Chéret, 1893. Catalogue raisonné: Lucy Broido, "The Posters of Jules Chéret," entry 947 (figure 17...
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Antique 1890s Art Nouveau Posters

Original French color lithograph poster for Saxoléïne by Jules Chéret, 1892
By Jules Chéret
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Vintage original French Art Nouveau color lithograph poster for Saxoléïne by Jules Chéret, 1892. Featuring Jules floor lamp model. Catalogue raisonné : Broido, "The Posters of Jule...
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Antique 1890s Art Nouveau Posters

Original Paris Women's Art Exhibition Poster
By Etienne Moreau-Nelaton
Located in Los Gatos, CA
After reviewing that year's many exhibition posters, Maindron, the important publisher and critic, singled out this work as "la delicieuse affiche" and predicted it would have "grand...
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Original Paris Women's Art Exhibition Poster
H 47 in. W 29.5 in. D 0.003 in.
Alphonse Mucha JOB Original Poster, 1898
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Dallas, TX
Alphonse Mucha 1898 "JOB" poster. Printed by: “Imp. F Champenois 66 Boul, St Michel, Paris” in 1898 Very good (A-) condition with toning throughout and less under matting. Linen b...
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Original Antique Russian Exhibition Advertising Poster, Exposition Russe 1895
By Alfred Choubrac
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster for the 1895 Exposition Russe (Russian exhibition), Hippique et Ethnographique, Champ de Mars. The Russian Exhibition 1895 was held by the Champ d...
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Antique 1890s French Posters

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Original Antique Poster PLM Railway Paris Zermatt Matterhorn Lac Noir Neubruck
Located in London, GB
Original antique Paris Lyon Mediterranee railway travel poster advertising direct services to Paris and Zermatt (Mont Rose) via Dijon Pontarlier Lausanne featuring a picturesque wate...
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Alphonse Mucha Original "JOB" Poster 1898 Art Nouveau Classic
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Dallas, TX
Alphonse Mucha 1898 "JOB" poster. Excellent (A) condition. Linen Backed with beautiful frame under plexiglass ready to hang. No Issues. Poster: 60.85 x 40.75 inches Frame: 64.5 x 44...
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Original Antique Poster Raleigh Bicycles Meilleures Bicyclettes Cycles Bike Art
Located in London, GB
Original antique bicycle advertising poster for Raleigh (founded 1885) - Les Meilleures Bicyclettes sont les Raleigh Munies de jantes en bois Fairbanks / The Best Bicycles are Raleig...
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Antique 1890s French Belle Époque Posters

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Adolph Willette “Cacao Van Houten” Original 1896 Poster Chaix
By Adolphe Willette, Chaix
Located in Dallas, TX
Willette- Maitres de L'affiche: Cacao Van Houten, original lithograph 1896, Impremie CHAIX. PL. 43 France, 1890-1919, paper Willette: Cacao Van Houten Original stone Lithograph on ...
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Original Antique Belle Epoque Drink Advertising Poster for Abricotine Liqueur
Located in London, GB
Large original antique alcohol drink advertising poster for Abricotine (an apricot flavoured brandy liqueur produced by the House of Garnier in France) - Abricotine P. Garnier. Great...
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Original Antique Poster Le Glob' Trotter Cycles Paris Bicycle Lion Design Bike
Located in London, GB
Original antique bicycle advertising poster for Le Glob' Trotter Cycles Paris featuring great artwork of a lioness looking out to the viewer, her paws clawing on the top of a brick w...
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Original Antique Victorian Era Cycling Poster for Cycles Clement Dunlop Tyres
By Charles Tichon
Located in London, GB
Original antique poster for one of the leading French bicycle manufacturers Clement Cycles - Cycles Clement Paris Dunlop Tyres. Great Victorian era image of an elegant lady wearing a...
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Antique 1890s French Victorian Posters

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Original Antique Art Nouveau Poster A La Place Clichy Paris Fashion Summer Sale
Located in London, GB
Original antique advertising poster for the Parisian department store A La Place Clichy promoting its special fashion summer sale in April / A La Place Clichy, Paris Lundi 1 Avril To...
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Antique 1890s French Belle Époque Posters

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Jane Avril" Lithograph
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in New York, NY
Aptly titled "Jane Avril," celebrated lithograph artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captures here, in static form, the very particular brand of motion Avril famously employed in her we...
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Antique 1890s French Posters

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Paper, Giltwood

  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Jane Avril" Lithograph
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Jane Avril" Lithograph
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Jane Avril" Lithograph
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Jane Avril" Lithograph
H 21.75 in. W 14.5 in. D 1.25 in.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "May Milton" Lithograph
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in New York, NY
Executed with a Degas-like sight-line and with a clear influence of the Japanese woodblock prints that so fascinated him, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec created this incredible lithograph...
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Antique 1890s French Posters

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  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "May Milton" Lithograph
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "May Milton" Lithograph
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "May Milton" Lithograph
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "May Milton" Lithograph
H 31.25 in. W 24.25 in. D 1.25 in.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Débauché" Lithograph
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in New York, NY
Created by the same hand that so famously advertised Le Moulin Rouge, this exceptional poster by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec demonstrates the artist's remarkable ability to capture moo...
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Antique 1890s French Posters

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Paper, Giltwood

Alphonse Mucha "Reverie" Lithograph
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
Titled "Reverie" (or "Dream"), this lithograph by Alphonse Mucha is one of his most noted and most desirable printed designs. The original use of the design was as an in-house poster...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Giltwood, Paper

  • Alphonse Mucha "Reverie" Lithograph
  • Alphonse Mucha "Reverie" Lithograph
  • Alphonse Mucha "Reverie" Lithograph
  • Alphonse Mucha "Reverie" Lithograph
H 35 in. W 28.25 in. D 1 in.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "L'Artisan Moderne" Lithograph
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in New York, NY
A rare and well-sought variant of the celebrated poster "L'Artisan Moderne," by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, this special lithograph includes a seldom seen addition of the text reading...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Giltwood, Paper

Alphonse Mucha "Gismonda" Lithograph
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
Alphonse Mucha’s first and perhaps most famous poster, this iconic "Gismonda" lithograph would launch both the artist’s career and his very lucrative relationship with the famed actr...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Giltwood, Paper

  • Alphonse Mucha "Gismonda" Lithograph
  • Alphonse Mucha "Gismonda" Lithograph
  • Alphonse Mucha "Gismonda" Lithograph
  • Alphonse Mucha "Gismonda" Lithograph
H 85 in. W 29.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Alphonse Mucha Pair of "Dawn and Dusk" Lithographs
Located in New York, NY
This pair of French Art Nouveau lithographs, "Dawn and Dusk," by Alphonse Mucha, both represent reclining female figures, and are among the few horizontal formats produced by Mucha. ...
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender" Lithograph
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in New York, NY
Reminiscent of the Japanese wood block prints that he so admired, this stunning lithograph portrayal of Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec demonstrates not onl...
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Antique 1890s French Posters

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Giltwood, Paper

Alphonse Mucha Pair of "Byzantine Heads" Lithographs
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
This pair of "Byzantine Heads" lithographs, by Alphonse Mucha, picture two women—portrayed in profile—decorated with beautiful jewelry, the richness and oriental nature of which sugg...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Paper, Giltwood

Alphonse Mucha "Hamlet" Lithograph
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
This French Art Nouveau lithograph, entitled "Hamlet," by Alphonse Mucha, is one of several posters that Mucha designed for the renowned actress, Sarah Bernhardt. In this lithograph,...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Giltwood, Paper

  •  Alphonse Mucha "Hamlet" Lithograph
  •  Alphonse Mucha "Hamlet" Lithograph
  •  Alphonse Mucha "Hamlet" Lithograph
  •  Alphonse Mucha "Hamlet" Lithograph
H 84 in. W 32 in. D 2 in.
Alphonse Mucha Series of "Les Saisons" Lithographs
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
This series of four lithographs, titled "Les Saisons," or "The Seasons," by Alphonse Mucha is one of three that he designed to represent the four seasons. Here, the seasons are depic...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Giltwood, Paper

Original Art Nouveau Queen size 1890s Brass Four Poster Bed
Located in London, GB
This beautiful Art Nouveau Queen size fourposter bed is all original and has been in the same family near Paris France since the 1890s. Beautifully proportioned, this fine bed will t...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Original French Antique Art Nouveau Bicycle Advertising Poster For Clever Cycles
Located in London, GB
Original vintage bicycle advertising poster: Clever Cycles. La Meilleure Machine Francaise (the best French machine). Art Nouveau design of a lady holding a bike in front of the sea....
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Original Antique Theatre Poster by Mucha - Lorenzaccio Starring Sarah Bernhardt
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in London, GB
Original antique advertising poster for the performance of Lorenzaccio at the Theatre de la Renaissance in Paris, an adaption by M. Armand d'Artois of a romantic tragedy play written...
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Louis Oury, circa 1897 Art Nouveau Poster, Cavalcade Des Etudiants
By Louis Ourry
Located in Dallas, TX
Louis Oury (French, 19th century). Calvcade des Étudiants, 1897. Color poster. Measures: 30-3/4 x 23-1/8 inches (78.1 x 58.7 cm) (sight). Signed at center right edge: Lou...
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Original 1896 Poster by A. Mucha - La Dame Aux Camelias Starring Sarah Bernhardt
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in London, GB
Original antique advertising poster for La Dame aux Camelias play based on an 1848 novel by Alexander Dumas (1824-1895), in Paris at the Theatre de la Renaissance, starring the famou...
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French Art Nouveau Lithograph, "Lorenzaccio," Alphonse Mucha
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau lithograph by Alphonse Mucha titled Lorenzaccio, from Maitre de L'Affiche. The poster was designed by Mucha for the play "Lorenzaccio", written by Alfred de Muss...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

French Art Nouveau Lithograph "Flirt Biscuits" by Mucha
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau lithograph, "Flirt Biscuits", by Alphonse Mucha. "Flirt" was one of the brands of biscuits made by Lefevre-Utile who gave Mucha a number of commissions over the ...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

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French Art Nouveau Lithographs "Les Fleurs" by Mucha
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A set of four "Les fleurs" French Art Nouveau lithographs by Alphonse Mucha, printed by F. Champenois, Paris. Each lithograph depicts a different flower; carnation, lily, r...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

French Art Nouveau Lithograph "Monaco Monte-Carlo" by Alphonse Mucha
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau lithograph “Monaco-Monte Carlo” by Alphonse Mucha. This work illustrates one of the most intricate color designs by the artist. The lithograph portrays a kneelin...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

French Art Nouveau Lithograph "The Four Seasons" by Alphonse Mucha
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau lithograph entitled “The Seasons” by Alphonse Mucha. One of Mucha’s most enduring sets, the popularity of his lively depictions made this one of the most popular...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

Alphonse Mucha French Art Nouveau Lithographs "Le Printemps et la Plume"
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau lithographs "Le Printemps et la Plume" (The Primrose and the Quill) by Alphonse Mucha. The lithographs feature a young blonde holding a goose quill and a brunette ...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

Alphonse Mucha French Art Nouveau Lithograph “Salons des Cent XXeme Exposition”
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau “Salons des Cent XXeme Exposition” lithograph by Alphonse Mucha. Salon des Cent was the exhibition hall associated with La Plume magazine. This poster was Mucha’...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

French Art Nouveau Lithograph, "La Trappistine," by Alphonse Mucha
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A French lithograph by Alphonse Mucha advertising La Trappistine. La Trappistine was a liqueur made in Paris, allegedly from a recipe handed down by Trappist monks. Here Mucha depict...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

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"La Plume-Zodiac" French Art Nouveau Lithograph by Alphonse Mucha
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau "La Plume - Zodiac" lithograph by Alphonse Mucha. With Zodiac, Mucha reaches the full maturity of his style, with every one of his signature design elements in...
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Pair of French Art Nouveau Lithographs, “Dawn and Dusk”, by Alphonse Mucha
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French Art Nouveau lithographs, “Dawn and Dusk,” by Alphonse Mucha. These two panels both representing reclining figures, are among the few horizontal formats produced by...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

"Divan Japonais" by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, 1893
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in Wiscasset, ME
In good condition, professionally conserved and laid on to linen backing. 1893, Divan Japonais Ed Fournier/directeur l.r. JMP EDW. ANCOURT, PARIS Original color lithograph poster D...
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  • "Divan Japonais" by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, 1893
  • "Divan Japonais" by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, 1893
  • "Divan Japonais" by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, 1893
  • "Divan Japonais" by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, 1893
H 31.25 in. W 24.25 in. D .2 in.
Alphonse Mucha “La Dame Aux Camelias” Lithography
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau lithograph by Alphonse Mucha depicting Sarah Bernhardt in the role of “La Dame aux Camelias”. Circa 1896. Mucha was commissioned to design this poster for a r...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Posters

Alphonse Mucha, "Gismonda" from Les Maîtres de l’Affiche
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Dallas, TX
Alphonse Mucha (Czechoslovakian, 1860-1939) Art Nouveau lithograph from 1896 as printed in Les Maîtres de l’Affiche, volume I, plate 27 A smaller version of Mucha's iconic first pos...
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Alphonse Mucha Gismonda Sarah Bernhardt Original Lithograph, 1896
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Dallas, TX
Alphonse Mucha (Czechoslovakian, 1860-1939) Art Nouveau original lithograph from 1896. Gismonda From Les Maîtres de l’Affiche, volume I, plate 27?? color lithograph on wove pap...
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Art Nouveau French Poster, circa 1898
Located in Dallas, TX
French School (19th century) Sirop "Fruit Thé." Color poster. Dimensions: 30-1/2 x 23 inches (77.5 x 58.4 cm) (sight). Comes beautifully framed as shown under glass. Rar...
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  • Art Nouveau French Poster, circa 1898
  • Art Nouveau French Poster, circa 1898
  • Art Nouveau French Poster, circa 1898
  • Art Nouveau French Poster, circa 1898
H 39 in. W 31.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Lait Pur Sterilise, 1894 by T.A. Steinlen, Original French Poster Large Format
By Théophile Alexandre Steinlen
Located in Los Gatos, CA
This original stone lithographic poster is perhaps Steinlen’s most successful and best-known image. The poster advertises pure sterilized milk from the dairy of the Quillot Brothers ...
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Original 1896 Chat Noir Poster by Steinlen for the Black Cat French Cabaret
By Théophile Alexandre Steinlen
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Today, the cabaret Chat Noir is perhaps best known for this iconic poster created by Theophile Steinlen in 1896 to announce its move to its new location in Montmartre on rue de Laval...
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Original French Antique Poster by Hermann-Paul for the 1895 Salon des Cent
By Rene Hermann-Paul
Located in Los Gatos, CA
This is Rene Hermann-Paul’s humorous poster for the 1895 Salon des Cent. Printed in France, this original stone lithograph features a flamboyant caricature of a Bohemian artist that ...
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Antique 1890s French Belle Époque Posters

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Alphonse Mucha Biscuits Lefeure Utile Poster, 1897
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Dallas, TX
Alphonse Mucha Art Nouveau, 1897 Poster printed by F. Chapmenois Paris. France. Vivid and vibrant colors. Museum archival glass, silk mat and frame ready to hang. Poster is linen ...
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Alphonse Mucha Carnation Art Nouveau Poster, 1898
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Dallas, TX
Original Alfons Mucha lithograph, "Carnation" from The Flowers Series, 1898, first edition Vivid colors and detail of femininity, curves and floral design to draw in the viewer. The...
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Lucien Lefevre Original Poster “Cacao Lacte” 1896 Chaix
By Chaix, Lucien Lefevre
Located in Dallas, TX
Artist: Lucien Lefevre French (1850-1902) Plate: PL. 11, circa 1896 Title: Cacao Lacte Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series. Printed by Imprimeri...
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Bouisset “Chocolat Meier” Original Art Nouveau Poster, 1895
Located in Dallas, TX
Artist: Firmin Bouisset French (1859-1925) Title: Chocolat Menier Original stone Lithograph on vélin paper 1895 Size : 15.75 x 11.5 in. / 39,5 x 29 cm Framed: 17 X 12.75 inches Print...
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Large Original Antique Art Nouveau Cycling Poster for Humber Bicycles Paris
By Maurice Deville
Located in London, GB
Original antique advertising poster for Humber cycles, a premium British manufacturer of bicycles founded by Thomas Humber (1841-1910) known as "the aristocrat among bicycles&qu...
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Original Antique Art Nouveau Travel Advertising Poster for Vichy by PLM Railway
By Henri Gray (Henri Boulanger)
Located in London, GB
Original antique travel advertising poster for Vichy, by PLM Paris Lyon Mediterranean Railway discount tickets. Fantastic illustration by the artist and caricaturist Henri Gray (Henr...
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Alphonse Mucha Poster of Sarah Bernhardt “La Dame Aux Camelias” 1896
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Dallas, TX
Alphonse Mucha (Czechoslovakian, 1860-1939) La Dame aux Camelias, 1896 Lithograph in colors on paper Printed by F. Champenois, Paris. Measures: Height 80.5 inches Width 29 inc...
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‘La Bodinière,’ Théatre De La Tour Eiffel, Vintage Framed Poster by Jules Chéret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
‘La Bodinière,’ Théatre de La Tour Eiffel, Art Nouveau poster by Jules Chéret Dated "1993" at the lower right near the signature. Framed.   
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(after) Alphonse Mucha, "Gismonda" from Les Affiches Illustrées
By Chaix, Alphonse Mucha
Located in Dallas, TX
A 1896 lithograph of the 1894 Art Nouveau poster "Gismonda" by Alphonse Mucha (Czechoslovakian, 1860-1939) as published in "Les Affiches Illustrées: 1886-1895" by Ernest Maindron (Pa...
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1890s French Posters For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of 1890s French posters available for sale. Each of these unique 1890s French posters was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paper, giltwood and wood. 1890s French posters made by Art Nouveau designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — are very popular at 1stDibs. Alphonse Mucha, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Chéret each produced beautiful 1890s French posters that are worth considering.

How Much are 1890s French Posters?

Prices for 1890s French posters start at $275 and top out at $95,000 with the average selling for $4,911.

Finding the Right Posters for You

Add a welcome personal touch to your space and tie your distinctive interior scheme together by introducing antique and vintage posters to any and every room of your home.

In the late 19th century, following the advent of text-heavy posters printed from woodblocks for use in taverns and shop windows, hand-drawn poster art had become commonplace in regions such as France, England and the United States. Well-known illustrators were commissioned to produce decorative posters to advertise political campaigns, theatrical events, books, household goods and other items. Early poster artists used a printmaking technique called lithography, which sees drawings or paintings created on a stone (or metal) surface with an oil-based substance, such as a greasy crayon or tusche (an oily wash). The image is eventually affixed to the surface by means of a chemical reaction, and ink adheres to certain sections of the surface while non–image areas are made to repel the ink.

If you wanted a color lithograph in the early days, the number of stones prepared had to match the number of colors you commissioned for the poster. French painter Jules Chéret, widely known as the father of the modern poster, designed some of history's most popular lithographic posters that featured color. Today, Chéret’s art is highly collectible, along with original works by Czech painter and decorative artist Alphonse Mucha, whose posters advertising theatrical productions helped define Art Nouveau.

Over time, poster artists transitioned to more advanced techniques. Using silkscreens, woodblocks and photolithography, painters and illustrators printed larger quantities at a faster rate.

If you’ve finally tracked down that vintage movie poster, mid-century modern promotional travel poster or other work and you’re looking to find out if it is valuable, distinguishing between an original poster and a reproduction can be complicated. A professional appraiser can work with you on factors such as rarity, assessing the physical condition of your poster and authenticating your piece. For now, take care of your new acquisition because conserving posters is essential in helping them retain their value. A practical conservation method is to have the work mounted on archival, acid-free paper and thin artist’s canvas, then enclosing it in a sturdy frame. (And here is a primer on how to hang wall art, be it arranged gallery-style or otherwise.)

On 1stDibs, find all kinds of posters for your home today.