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Art Nouveau Antiques
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, bedframes 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 studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany 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 offered here demonstrate, Art Nouveau retains its power to fascinate and seduce.
French Art Nouveau "Cephataria" Server by Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
A French Art Nouveau French walnut server by Louis Majorelle in the “Cephataria” motif. The server has two drawers with gilt-bronze handles in a leaf motif, double door storage below...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Sideboards

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Wooden Armchair by Edouard Colonna
By Edouard Colonna
A French Art Nouveau armchair, by Edouard Colonna, in carved mahogany with green upholstery. Circa 1900. A similar chair is pictured in The Paris Salons, 1895-1910, Volume III: Fu...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Art Nouveau Chandelier from Serrurier-Bovy, 1900s
By Gustave Serrurier-Bovy
Very rare chandelier from the famous Belgian Architect Gustave Serrurier-Bovy. Published in the magazine Art & Decoration from 1902. A similar one was published in the Serrurier-Bovy...
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Antique Early 1900s Belgian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron, Brass, Wrought Iron

Art Nouveau Antique Russian Gold Mounted Amazonite Box By Bolin
Exhibited: Moscow Kremlin, 2001 Published: this particular box is illustrated in W.A. BOLIN COURT JEWELLER, page 187, Nr. 151. Provenance: Ex-private collection Sweden, Ex-priva...
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Boxes and Cases

Tiffany Studios "Poppy" Table Lamp
By Tiffany Studios
A Tiffany Studios New York "Wire Mesh Poppy" leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp. The shade features crimson red poppy blossoms in various stages of bloom and a band of gree...
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

French Art Nouveau Walnut Rectangular Two-Tier Table by Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
French Art Nouveau walnut rectangular two-tier table with floral inlaid design and bronze floral design side handles (signed MAJORELLE).
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Tables

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Walnut

Rare Desk and Chair by Carlo Bugatti
By Carlo Bugatti
Rare desk and a chair by Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940) all in walnut and ebonized wood, inlaid with pewter, copper and brass, fitted with hammered copper reliefs and silk tassels and u...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Moorish Desks

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Walnut

Vienna Bronze Cobra Pocket Watch Holder by, Franz Bergman
By Franz Bergmann
An Austrian cold-painted bronze of a cobra snake coiled with its head fanned out and tongue extended. The tongue is long enough to intercept a pocket-watch as photographed. The bronz...
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20th Century Austrian Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

A French Art Nouveau Umbrella Stand by, Emile Gallé
By Emile Gallé
A rare and unusual French Art Nouveau umbrella stand by, Emile Gallé decorated with marquetry Inlaid Walnut, Tulipwood and Fruitwood depicting a budding tulip and retains its origin...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Umbrella Stands

Materials

Bronze

Art Nouveau Enamel Diamond Silver Gold Brooch
By Unknown
Feminine and beautiful art nouveau brooch, in a pleasant and modest size, rendered in silver over yellow gold. This piece embodies all that collectors love about this period. Fine en...
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, Silver, Enamel

Pair of Silvered Pewter Art Nouveau Candelabra by Achille Gamba
By Achille Gamba
Pair of Art Nouveau silvered pewter candelabra each cast in the form of a longhaired female form who seemingly blossoms from a natural, stemlike base and is encircled by eight flower...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Candle Holders

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Silver, Pewter

Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann Art Nouveau Armchair
By Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann
Koloman Moser (1868-1918) and Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Bent and polished beech and plywood, dyed to rosewood, brass inlays, renewed upholstery. Measures: Height 70 cm (27.5 in.)...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Armchairs

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Beech, Plywood

Art Nouveau Copper Veneered Vase with Opaline Glass Centers
Art Nouveau copper veneered square shaped vase with a tapered neck and molded floral design with opaline centers.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Copper

Louis Majorelle French Art Nouveau Wooden Table
By Louis Majorelle
A French Art Nouveau mahogany center table by Louis Majorelle, the rounded top above a slightly bowed frieze, over downswept tapering channeled legs joined by a conforming undertier,...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Center Tables

Materials

Bronze

Art Nouveau Carved Mantelpiece Attributed to Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Attributed to French Art Nouveau designer Louis Majorelle, this fireplace mantel is composed of mahogany carved with sinuous floral motifs around an arched cutout and an upper tier i...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Fireplaces and Mantels

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Mahogany, Mirror

French Art Nouveau Statuary Marble Mantelpiece
A refined French Art Nouveau white Statuary marble fireplace. The shaped frieze with delicately carved rose and foliage to centre and ends, the jambs with full length tapered panels....
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Fireplaces and Mantels

Pair of Art Nouveau Bronze Dore Wall Sconces
Pair of French Art Nouveau bronze dore wall sconces each with three arms extending from an organic, vine-like base.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze, Gold Leaf

French Art Nouveau Walnut Serving Table by Emile Galle
By Emile Gallé
French Art Nouveau serving table signed by Emile Galle. The table is composed of walnut decorated with inlaid and incised floral designs and rests upon four convex scroll legs beneat...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Serving Tables

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Walnut

French Art Nouveau Savonnerie Wool Rug 1910's
Early Art Nouveau carpets display a decoration that is reminiscent of the late nineteenth century 'Second Empire' weavings of the Napoleon III period, yet with touches of innovation ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Western European Rugs

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Wool

Pair of Louis Majorelle Armchairs
A pair of walnut armchairs by Louis Majorelle.
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Early 20th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Art Nouveau Wall Mirror within an Embossed Metal Frame
Art Nouveau wall mirror of possible Austrian origin set with a metal veneered frame embossed with floral designs encasing a shaped, beveled panel of mirrored glass.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Wall Mirrors

Materials

Metal

French Art Nouveau Marble Figure of a Nude Lady by Théodore Rivière
By Théodore Rivière
A rare French Art Nouveau carved marble figure of a nude lady by Theodore Riviere. Signed: Theodore Riviere, circa 1900, Art Nouveau Era. Width 22" (56 cm) Depth 12" (30 cm) ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Sculptures

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Marble

French Art Nouveau Tall Bronze Bird Floor Lamp
French Art Nouveau floor lamp composed of bronze in the form of a heron standing upon an irregular, naturalistic base in high relief consuming hanging fruit from a tree above.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze

French Art Nouveau Triptych Cheval Mirror Attributed to Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Attributed to French Art Nouveau designer Louis Majorelle, this triptych cheval mirror features one large rectangular mirror flanked by two smaller variations joined to one another b...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors

Materials

Walnut, Mirror

Pair of American Art Nouveau Andirons
Pair of American Art Nouveau iron andirons with foliate finials over a fluted shaft design.
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Andirons

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Iron

Art Deco Daum Freres Vase "Clematis Et Papillons"
By Daum
Opalescent glass acid-etched with butterflies. Overlaid and carved with flowering stems. Engraved daum Nancy France with the cross of Lorraine.
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Early 20th Century French Vases

Materials

Opaline Glass

French Art Nouveau "Magnolia" Desk by, Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
An extremely fine and rare carved wood and inlaid marquetry single drawer "Magnolia" desk decorated with inlaid exotic wood marquetry of blooming magnolias with a beautifully carved ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

French Art Nouveau Walnut High Back Bergère
French walnut Art Nouveau bergère armchair featuring a high back and arms with stylized cut outs and beige velvet upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Bergere Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Moonstone Diamond Rose Gold Ladies Ring by Jane Voorhees
Stunning ring telling many stories created by Jane Voorhees, an East Coast artist, painter and designer. Created as an Art Nouveau revival piece of Art. Depicting a woman with beaut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Nouveau Cocktail Rings

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Moonstone, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Doulton Burslem Art Nouveau Vase with Poppies
By Doulton Burslem
This striking Doulton Burslem porcelain vase is a wonderful example of Art Nouveau/Arts and Crafts decoration. The blue and white transfer body with a teal blue contrasting band is h...
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Antique 19th Century British Arts and Crafts Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Art Nouveau Sculpture Lamp, 1901 by Gustav Gurschner
By Gustave Gurschner
Large Sculpture lamp by Gustav Gurschner, Vienna, 1901. Bronze, patinated. On marble base. Signed and dated. The glass shade is made by Pallme Konig. Measures: Height 41.34 in ( 105 ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

French Art Nouveau Two-Section Dining Table by Gaillard
By Eugène Gaillard
French Art Nouveau walnut two section dining table resting upon four flared legs united by a buttress stretcher. This table was crafted by Gaillard and is featured on page 386 of the...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Dining Room Tables

Materials

Walnut

Giant French Art Nouveau Mirror
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

Louis Wièse Art Nouveau Lapis Lazuli Diamond Gold Cornflower Motif Cocktail Ring
By Jules & Louis Wiese
Very fine cornflower blue marquise cut lapis set with eight diamonds.The sculpted gold & diamond set shoulders representing cornflowers.
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Art Nouveau Lamp by Émile Gallé
By Emile Gallé
A fine Art Nouveau period 'Papillons et Fleurs' glass lamp by Émile Gallé (1846-1904); depicting butterflies and flowers. Cameo signature of Galle to shade and base.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Charles Boutet de Monvel Art Nouveau Opal Diamond Gold Bat Maiden Ring
A superb and iconic art nouveau portrayal of a Parisian goddess of the Demi-Monde. She has style roots going back to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. The very revealing décolleté, fl...
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Antique Early 1900s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold

Eugène Vallin French Art Nouveau Side Chairs
By Eugène Vallin
A pair of French Art Nouveau side chairs by Eugène Vallin. Featuring a carved mahogany "Wheat" patterned motif and leather upholstery, circa 1910. Similar chairs are pictured in: Th...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

French Art Nouveau Desk
By Ecole de Nancy
A French Art Nouveau mahogany desk by l'Ecole de Nancy, featuring a hand-tooled leather top, letter rack and bronze drawer pulls with a floral motif. (MG #12005)     
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Early 20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Art Nouveau Aquamarine Gold Pendant Picture Frame Necklace
By Unknown
!8kt Gold necklace pendant, centering a glass picture frame with aquarmarine accent. Engraved on the back with date and inscription.
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Vintage 1910s Art Nouveau Drop Necklaces

Materials

Aquamarine, 18k Gold

Pair Crystal Sterling Silver Overlay Perfume Bottles Art Nouveau
This pair of hand blown crystal perfume bottles are beautifully decorated with sterling silver overlay in an all-over Art Nouveau swirling decoration. Thickly applied, these perfumes...
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Early 20th Century American Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Victorian Butterfly Ceylon Sapphire Pearl Ruby Diamond Brooch
By Unknown
Beautiful rendition one of the classic Victorian themes. As the grande Victorian Era lead into the art nouveau, these natural themes began emerging with tremendous frequency. Butterf...
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold

French Art Nouveau Walnut Armchair with Cushion
French Art Nouveau armchair composed of walnut carved with filigree around a cane panel back. The chair rests upon four curved legs, has a seat cushion upholstered in grey fabric, an...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Original French Poster by Cheret
By Jules Chéret
French artist Jules Chéret arranged color with a maestro’s touch. He produced huge, unique and fantastic posters for cabarets, theaters, novels, beverages, cosmetics and a spectrum ...
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Posters

Art Nouveau Enamel Garland Necklace with Pearls and Amethyst
By Unknown
Art Nouvea enamel pendant featuring amethyst and natural fresh water pearls designed in a garland style. The pendant is 10k and the chain is 14k yellow gold.
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau More Necklaces

Materials

Amethyst, Natural Pearl, 10k Gold, 14k Gold

Gothic Armoire
FAPG 19959D/2 Gothic Revival armoire New York, about 1835-1840 Mahogany, with brass hardware Measure: 104 in. high, 73 in. wide, 30 in. deep Exhibited: Hirschl & Adler Galleri...
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Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

Art Nouveau Console Table from Austria with Bronze and Onyx, circa 1890
Exquisite Viennese Art Nouveau oblong console table made from solid mahogany with bronze clover details and an exotic appearing onyx top, circa 1890. This is a one of a kind, very im...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Tiffany Studios New York "Nasturtium" Paperweight Vase
By Tiffany Studios
A Tiffany Studios New York "Nasturtium" paperweight vase featuring purple nasturtium blossoms with green leaves set within a golden, translucent ground. The paperweight technique in...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Tiffany Studios Art Nouveau Bronze and Favrile Glass Table Candelabrum
By Tiffany Studios
An American Art Nouveau patinated bronze and favrile glass mounted table candelabrum by Tiffany Studios New York. The candelabrum has six arms. Each candle holder is decorated with g...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Candle Holders

Materials

Bronze

Tiffany Studios New York Art "Peacock Eye" Glass Vase
By Tiffany Studios
A Tiffany studios New York Art Nouveau "Peacock Eye" glass vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Decorated with of peacock eye feathers on an iridescent blue and green ground, circa 1900. ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Original Antique Food and Drink Advertising Poster for Produits Maxime Paris
Original antique food and drink advertising poster for Produits Maxime Paris - ses thes, ses cafes, ses cacaos, ses chocolates, en vente dans toutes les bonnes maisons. Fanastic Art ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Posters

French Art Nouveau Walnut and Maple Hatrack with a Large Centre Mirror
French Art Nouveau walnut and maple hatrack with a large centre mirror having whiplash carving and five gilt bronze firefly coat hooks and lower umbrella stand with two brass rails.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Coat Racks and Stands

Materials

Brass, Bronze

American Art Nouveau Glass Pedestal - 1stdibs New York
By Riviere Studios
Attributed to the Riviere Studios, this early twentieth century American Art Nouveau pedestal rests on paw feet and is composed of green slag glass overlaid with metal.
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Pedestals

Materials

Metal

Very Rare Art Nouveau Gouache, Van De Velde 1899
ART NOUVEAU France 1899 Very rare gouache depicting flowers in the full Art Nouveau spirit. Very close and typical to Henry Van De Velde Works H.25"1/2 x w.23"1/2 with mat H.20...
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Antique 19th Century French Paintings

Feuillatre Art Nouveau Silver and Enamel Vase
By Eugène Feuillatre
A French Art Nouveau silver and enamel vase by Eugène Feuillatre. The vase is decorated with leafed branches holding pink and gold cloisonné flowers and buds against a sky blue backg...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

French Art Nouveau Bergère by, Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
French Art Nouveau carved wood bergère (armchair) by, Louis Majorelle decorated in an upholstered in a blue velvet upholstery further embellished with nailheads.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Bergere Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Tiffany Studios Turtleback Tile Candlestick
By Tiffany Studios
An extremely rare patinated bronze electrified "Turtleback Tile" candlestick by, Tiffany Studios with a jeweled candle cup decorated with an iridized Tiffany Favrile "Pulled Feather"...
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American Candle Holders

Materials

Bronze

A Pair of French Art Nouveau Organic Candlesticks
A pair of gilt bronze French Art Nouveau "Organic" double candlesticks each resembling a budding flower. The sticks are very organic in there feeing and are finished in a gilt bronze...
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Early 20th Century French Candle Holders

Materials

Bronze

Lobmeyr 7 Piece Lobed Rose Shaded to Clear Crystal Cordial Set
By J.L Lobmeyr
This lovely Art Nouveau period hand blown crystal decanter is part of a complete cordial set. The 6-lobed decanter shades from a clear neck to a deep cranberry base with 6 matching q...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Russian Art Nouveau Gold Enamel Pill Box
By Unknown
Rare and unusual Art Nouveau 14K two tone gold and enamel pill box. It features an enamel top with grape leaves motif around it; also features an intricate geometric design around th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Boxes and Cases

Materials

18k Gold

Louis Majorelle French Art Nouveau Pedestal
By Louis Majorelle
A French Art Nouveau two-tier wooden pedestal by Louis Majorelle, featuring a triangular top, a clover-shaped second tier and three sinuous, carved supports. A similar table is pic...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Pedestals

Materials

Wood