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19th Century French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
Located in Amerongen, NL
19th century French Art Nouveau fireback with a horse rider on a horse. The fireback has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black / pewter.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Fireplace Tools and Chimney...

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Iron

  • 19th Century French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
  • 19th Century French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
  • 19th Century French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
  • 19th Century French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
H 19.49 in. W 19.49 in. D 0.6 in.
Pair of French Art Nouveau Walnut Console Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau walnut console tables with shaped tops and festoon designs. (PRICED AS Pair)
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Console Tables

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Walnut

French Art Nouveau Bronze 'Spinning Wool' by Alexandre Clerget
By Alexandre Clerget
Located in London, GB
A delightful Art Nouveau early 20th century bronze figure of a naked woman sat upon a rock spinning wool, exhibiting excellent rich brown patina and fine hand finished detail. Raised...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Signed French Art Nouveau Metal Vase, 1stdibs New York
Located in Chicago, IL
French Art Nouveau metal vase. Signed Lola 1911. The top is embellished with green glass cabochons and the body is decorated with dimensional flowers and birds.
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Early 20th Century French Vases

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Metal

Art Nouveau Planter or Jardinière Floral, France, circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic ceramic planter or jardinière from France, circa 1910. This floral designed planter or jardinière just looks fantastic in combination with the wonderful worked blossoms on ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Montjoye, France, Large Art Nouveau Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1880-1900
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Montjoye, France. Large Art Nouveau vase in mouth-blown art glass. Decorated with flowers in enamel work, gilt. High quality vase. Dated 1880-1900. In very good condition. Measures...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Montjoye, France, Large Art Nouveau Vase in Mouth-Blown Art Glass, 1880-1900
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Montjoye, France. Large Art Nouveau vase in mouth-blown art glass. Decorated with flowers in enamel work, gilt. High quality vase. Dated 1880-1900. In very good condition. Measures...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Daum Nancy Huge Vase Art Nouveau France Lorraine Made in circa 1906
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Huge Vase tube form type / made in France (Lorraine), Nancy / circa 1906. Specifications: Stunningly manufactured casing glass with brownish, orange, ye...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Enamel

French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp. Measures: Total height 95 cm, height without chain 78 cm, diameter 50 cm. Weight (approximately): 8kg. N...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire

French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp. Measures: Total height 150 cm, height without chain 85 cm, diameter 50 cm. Weight (approximately): 8kg. ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire

French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp rarity Measures: Total height 125 cm, height without chain 110 cm, diameter 73 cm. Weight (approximately): 1...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp rarity Measures: Total height 150 cm, height without chain 120 cm, diameter 62 cm. Weight (approximately): 1...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Antique French Brass Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique French brass crystal chandelier ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp Measures: Total height 120 cm, height without chain 105 cm, diameter 70 cm. Weight (approximately) 15 ...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Bronze Bust on Red Marble Base by J. A. Injalbert Art Nouveau France, circa 1900
By Jean-Antoine Injalbert
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Outstanding bronze bust by famous French sculptor Jean Antoine Injalbert (1845-1933) from the beginning of the 20th century. This unique, extra large version - twice as big as the co...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Busts

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Griotte Marble, Bronze

Art Nouveau Bronze 'Femme avec Chat' by Hippolyte Moreau
By Hippolyte François Moreau
Located in London, GB
A charming bronze study of a young girl looking down at her feet where her cat is standing exhibiting excellent rich brown patina and very fine hand finished detail, signed Hip Moreau.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Documents Du Bijou Art Moderne, Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A3 folio comprising 20 plates with numerous designs for art nouveau jewels, includes necklaces, hairpins, ear rings, pendants, combs, hairpieces and more. Would be of great interest ...
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Early 20th Century French Books

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Paper

Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity, 1930
Located in Berlin, DE
Crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity, 1930 Measures: Total height 110 cm, height without chain 85 cm, diameter 63 cm. Weight (approximately): 18k...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Daum Frères Nancy Cameo Vase by Georges de Feure Frieze Figurines 1925
By Daum, Georges De Feure
Located in Vienna, AT
Daum Frères Nancy / Lorraine / France Rarest Cameo Vase With Frieze Decoration Running Around Made circa 1920-1930 (= Transition Period From Art Nouveau To Art Deco) Design & ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

Orchies French Art Nouveau Faïence Majolica Asparagus & Artichoke Plate, 1880s
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Majolica glazed French faïence barbotine artichoke and asparagus plate, Orchies, circa 1880. In the Art Nouveau style, showing the stylized leaves of both plants, an artichoke glob...
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Frie Onnaing French Art Nouveau Barbotine Majolica Asparagus & Shell Plate
By Onnaing
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Barbotine majolica Asparagus plate in the Art Nouveau style, Frie Onnaing, circa 1890-1910. A deep plate with a shaped rim and a scallop shell motif sauce well bordered b...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Ornate French Art Nouveau Art Deco Beaded Glass Straw Fringe 6-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Ornate French Art Nouveau and Art Deco, frosted satin etched art glass lamp shades chandelier Measures: Diameter 30.7 in/ 78 cm Height 32.2 in / 82 cm Weight 7 Kg / 32 lb 6-light bu...
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20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Nouveau Art Deco Gilded Amber Beaded Glass Fringe Chandelier, Lantern
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful antique French Art Nouveau Art Deco gilded bronze lanterns and amber beaded glass straw fringe, 2 tiers. Measures: Depth 8.7 in /22 cm Width 8.7 in /22 cm Diagonal 12 in/ 3...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
Located in Rebais, FR
Bronze lamp with gold finish (24-carats).
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
  • Art Nouveau Guimard's Lamp
H 29.53 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
French Candelabrum Black Crystal Antique Chandelier Ceiling Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Amber crystal chandelier ceiling Murano Florentiner lustre Measures: Total height 99 cm, height without chain 65 cm, diameter 60 cm. Weight (approximately): 6 kg. Number of li...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition Measures: Diameter 28.5 in / 72...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good working...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition Measures: Diameter 28.5 in / 7...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Art Nouveau Emile Galle Four Color Botanicals Vase. Circa 1905
By Emile Gallé
Located in Dallas, TX
A stunning four color wheel carved and acid etched fat vase with pink, yellow, greenish browns and white on a cream background. The coloring is strong and the workmanship excellent. ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Art Deco & Art Nouveau Crystal Glass Fringe Hollywood Regency Gilt Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous midcentury Art Deco or Art Nouveau frosted crystal glass fringe and green glass beaded gilt spiral chandelier. Also have a matching pair of table lamps. Measures: Diameter 1...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Original Vintage French Cycling and Bicycle Poster J.B. Louvet by Mich, 1919
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Artist: Mich Year: 1919 Dimensions: 120 x 90 cm Condition: Excellent condition Format: Linen backed.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Posters

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Other

French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
Located in Paris, FR
Large Modern Style (Art nouveau) trumeau mirror. French antique fireplace mirror named « The Parisienne », with fruits and plants carved. Re-gilding to the patinated silvered leaf. M...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Wall Mirrors

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Silver Leaf

  • French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
  • French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
  • French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
  • French Trumeau Mirror, Silvered Leaf, circa 1910
H 52.76 in. W 29.34 in. D 2.76 in.
Original Vintage Poster Les Bellet Russes by Villemot
By Bernard Villemot
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
The Ballets Russes was a ballet company based in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929 throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America."
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Vintage 1970s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Paper

Georges Antoine Rochegrosse “Le Jongleur de Notre Dame”
Located in Vienna, AT
Poster by Georges Antoine Rochegrosse, for “Le Jongleur de Notre Dame” (1902), by Jules Massenet. Color lithograph signed lower right in print: G. Rochegrosse. Framed behind glass wi...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Paper

Pair of 19th Century Majolica Floral Jardinières
Located in The Hills, TX
19th century pair of French Majolica pink flowers jardinières. Sand background.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Lamp in Wrought Iron with Colored Glass Shades Signed
By Art de France
Located in Verviers, BE
A wonderful French Art Nouveau lamp. The stands are handmade in wrought iron with black finish patina and hammered with floral pattern. The metalwork is of excellent quality. Crowne...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Art Nouveau Antique Leather Doors
By C. Desse
Located in Los Angeles, CA
20th century French leather doors with applied leather and stud motif. Leather has been completely reconditioned and has beautiful patina. Signed C. Desse. - France Would be a great...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Decorative Art

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Leather

19th Century French Art Nouveau Verre Églomisé Gilt Trade Shop Sign
Located in Lowestoft, GB
Of striking composition, a reverse painted and gilt trade sign, late 19th century (circa 1890) in age French in origin. The sign has typical Art Nouveau organic flowing forms and...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Paintings

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Glass, Hardwood

French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut display cabinet with 3 beveled glass doors and a floral carved center pediment and side corners.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vitrines

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Walnut

  • French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
  • French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
  • French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
  • French Art Nouveau Walnut Cabinet
H 89.5 in. W 52 in. D 16.5 in.
French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
Located in Amerongen, NL
20th century French Art Nouveau fireback with a horse. The fireback is made of cast iron. The patina is black / pewter. The fireback is in a good condition and does not have any c...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Iron

  • French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
  • French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
  • French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
  • French Art Nouveau 'Horse' Fireback
H 27.17 in. W 27.37 in. D 0.95 in.
French Art Nouveau Vases
Located in Bronx, NY
An exquisite pair of French Art Nouveau vases in its original patina. It can be turned into a stunning pair of table lamps with marble bases with an additional charge. Re-plating i...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Zinc

  • French Art Nouveau Vases
  • French Art Nouveau Vases
  • French Art Nouveau Vases
  • French Art Nouveau Vases
H 15 in. Dm 6 in.
French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau bronze inkwell with 3 ladies heads.  
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Inkwells

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Bronze

  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
H 6.25 in. W 11.75 in. D 7 in.
French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau carved fruitwood floral design crib with spindle sides.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Children's Furniture

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Fruitwood

  • French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
  • French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
  • French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
  • French Art Nouveau Fruitwood Crib
H 36.5 in. W 42.5 in. D 24 in.
French Art Nouveau High Chair
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut childs high chair (signed)
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Armchairs

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Cane, Walnut

  • French Art Nouveau High Chair
  • French Art Nouveau High Chair
  • French Art Nouveau High Chair
  • French Art Nouveau High Chair
H 37 in. W 14.5 in. D 12 in.
French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French Art Nouveau gilt and patinated bronze side table. The tabletop features floral design around a central gilt bronze oval plaque depicting 2 ladies conversing by a lake, rais...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Side Tables

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Bronze

  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
H 30 in. W 29.5 in. D 28.5 in.
French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
By Albert Cheuret
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau oval shaped bronze inkwell with pine cones and needles design (signed: ALBERT CHEURET)
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Inkwells

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Bronze Inkwell
H 6.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 5.5 in.
French Art Nouveau Sculpture Clock
Located in Bronx, NY
French Art Nouveau sculpture with a clock decorated with a pair of women rejoicing in the harvest of the season.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Pewter

  • French Art Nouveau Sculpture Clock
  • French Art Nouveau Sculpture Clock
  • French Art Nouveau Sculpture Clock
  • French Art Nouveau Sculpture Clock
H 22.75 in. W 16.5 in. D 8 in.
French Art Nouveau Grandfather Clock
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau bronze dore grandfather clock with marble & onyx pedestal top and base. *Not working
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Clocks

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Marble, Onyx, Ormolu

  • French Art Nouveau Grandfather Clock
  • French Art Nouveau Grandfather Clock
  • French Art Nouveau Grandfather Clock
  • French Art Nouveau Grandfather Clock
H 64.25 in. W 16.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Giant French Art Nouveau Mirror
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Wonderful and enormous wooden frame with three mirrors (one oval flanked by two rectangular), carved with typical Art Nouveau motifs of arabesques and flowers. The two side mirrors a...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

  • Giant French Art Nouveau Mirror
  • Giant French Art Nouveau Mirror
  • Giant French Art Nouveau Mirror
  • Giant French Art Nouveau Mirror
H 82.68 in. W 122.05 in. D 5.91 in.
French Art Nouveau Gilt Box
By Albert Marionnet
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau gilt bronze round box with 4 scrolls and a floral relief design with a cover (signed: MARIONNET)
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Boxes

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Ormolu

  • French Art Nouveau Gilt Box
  • French Art Nouveau Gilt Box
  • French Art Nouveau Gilt Box
  • French Art Nouveau Gilt Box
H 5.75 in. Dm 4 in.
French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau ebonized pedestal with floral design and square fretwork top.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Pedestals

  • French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Ebonized Pedestal
H 40.75 in. W 13.75 in. D 13.75 in.
French Art Nouveau Silver Box
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau silver round shaped box with cranberry glass liner and floral design.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Boxes

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Silver

French Art Nouveau Bronze Dore Compote
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau round bronze dore compote with twig design handles and floral relief on pedestal base (signed ALBERT CHEUREL SILOS).
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Centerpieces

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Walnut Bookshelf Archway
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut narrow 3 section bookcase/archway with 6 shelves and carved floral trim.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Doors and Gates

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Walnut

Selmersheim French Art Nouveau Pedestal
By Tony Selmersheim
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau rosewood two-tiered pedestal by Anthony Selmersheim. While the top tier is circular, the lower shelf has four symmetric lobes. The four supports are sinuous and ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Pedestals

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Rosewood

French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau stripped floral filigree pedestal with square top.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Pedestals

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Wood

  • French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
  • French Art Nouveau Filigree Pedestal
H 46 in. W 17.25 in. D 19.5 in.
French Art Nouveau Japonisme Secretaire
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A French secretaire in mahogany richly inlaid with mother of pearl. The top features inlay of two exotic birds resting on the branch of a blossoming cherry tree branch. The front of ...
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Desks

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Brass

  • French Art Nouveau Japonisme Secretaire
  • French Art Nouveau Japonisme Secretaire
  • French Art Nouveau Japonisme Secretaire
  • French Art Nouveau Japonisme Secretaire
H 41.75 in. W 36 in. D 17.75 in.
2-Piece French Art Nouveau Copper Inkwell
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau 2 piece copper inkwell and roll blotter with open handle with reclining ladies. (priced as set).     
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Inkwells

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Copper

  • 2-Piece French Art Nouveau Copper Inkwell
  • 2-Piece French Art Nouveau Copper Inkwell
  • 2-Piece French Art Nouveau Copper Inkwell
  • 2-Piece French Art Nouveau Copper Inkwell
H 4.75 in. W 9.5 in. D 5 in.
French Art Nouveau Chinoiserie Perfume Bottle
By Stuart & Sons
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau cranberry glass perfume bottle with tapered cylindrical form and gilt decorated with chinoiserie design flowers and fan with a silver top (possibly Stuart & Son)
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Gold Leaf

French Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture
Located in Fairfax, VA
This beautifully made French bronze sculpture of a young woman will wow you with its craftsmanship and artistic detail. The statue is mounted atop a marble base.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture
H 9.5 in. W 2.75 in. D 2.25 in.
French Art Nouveau Bronze Floral Inkwell
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau bronze floral design inkwell with handles and iridescent glass well.       
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Inkwells

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Bronze

  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Floral Inkwell
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Floral Inkwell
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Floral Inkwell
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Floral Inkwell
H 3.25 in. W 9.75 in. D 7.25 in.
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French Art Nouveau For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic French art nouveau available at 1stDibs. A French art nouveau — often made from metal, glass and bronze — can elevate any home. Find 5392 options for an antique or vintage French art nouveau now, or shop our selection of 31 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a French art nouveau — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right French art nouveau, those designed in Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one French art nouveau that is appealing in its simplicity, but Emile Gallé, Daum and Louis Majorelle produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a French Art Nouveau?

A French art nouveau can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,708, while the lowest priced sells for $61 and the highest can go for as much as $638,555.

A Close Look at Art Nouveau Furniture

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.