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Charles Schneider

Schneider Glassworks (France, 1917-81)
Schneider Glassworks (France, 1917-81)

The Schneider Glassworks (Verreries Schneider), established by brothers Charles and Ernest Schneider in Epinay-sur-Seine, France, in 1917, was among the leading producers of fine-art glass between the two world wars, creating exuberantly colorful vessels and lighting fixtures in both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. The factory’s highpoint was the 1920s, when it created iconic chandeliers and exquisitely decorated cameo glass vases that are still in high demand today.

Born in the last quarter of the 19th century in Château-Thierry, near Paris, Charles and Ernest Schneider moved with their family at a young age to Nancy, a major center of Art Nouveau design, particularly known for glass. Among the city’s master makers was the crystal studio Daum, where both brothers worked at the turn of the 20th century, Ernest in sales, and Charles receiving training in the engraving and decoration workshop, while concurrently learning drawing and modeling with Henri Bergé and attending the École des Beaux-Arts in Nancy. In 1904, he enrolled at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, where he studied painting and metal engraving and regularly showed in the engraving section of the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, twice receiving a prize.

Around 1912 the brothers and their friend, architect Henri Wolf, bought a small glass factory specializing in lightbulbs, renaming it Schneider Frères et Wolff. The partners enticed a group of about 20 workers from the Daum workshop to join the company, which produced high-quality cameo vases and lamps until the outbreak of World War I, in 1914, when Charles, Ernest and most of the workers were called up to fight. The Schneiders were demobbed in 1917 and reopened the factory, initially making practical glassware for hospitals. After the war, to fund their reentry into the art-glass market, they sold shares in the company, now named the Société Anonyme des Verreries Schneider. The success of the elegant drinking glasses and Art Nouveau-style cameo vases they produced allowed the brothers to buy back the shares, at which point they renamed the factory Verreries Schneider.

When a fire destroyed the Gallé studios in 1918, the Schneiders offered space to a group of the company’s artists so they could continue production. In return, they taught Charles marqueterie de verre. Similar to wood marquetry, this process involves cutting sections out of a glass surface and filling them with pieces of a contrasting color. In 1921, Schneider trademarked his technique for making cameo glass lamps and vases — exemplified in this piece from the early 1920s — which he signed “Le Verre Français” or “Charder,” the latter perhaps a portmanteau combining his first and last names. These works were popular and sold well at France’s top department stores, including Galeries Lafayette and Le Bon Marché. More elaborate, one-of-a-kind pieces from the studio were signed “Schneider” and offered at Paris art galleries like Au Vase Etrusque and Delvaux.

The Schneiders participated in the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne in Paris, at which Charles was a member of the jury. The company was at its peak, expanding both its design repertoire and the number of workers, to 500. During this period, it began moving away from the organic shapes of Art Nouveau to the more geometric designs of Art Deco, with some pieces embodying a kind of transitional style, such as this chandelier. Charles also began experimenting with pigmented powders, fine crushed glass mixed with metal oxides, which yielded brilliant, iridescent colors when applied to a glass surface.

A large portion of the factory’s art glass production was sold in the United States. When the U.S. stock market crashed in 1929, demand was all but obliterated, and the company struggled to stay afloat throughout the 1930s. Ernest died in 1937, and during World War II, the factory was seized by German troops and used as a canteen. In 1950, Charles and his son set up a new factory called Cristalleries Schneider in Epinay-sur-Seine, which for several years produced free-blown glass vases, small sculptures and lighting fixtures to some acclaim. Charles Schneider died in 1952, and the factory eventually closed in 1981.

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Art Deco Glass Vase Plamier Pattern
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase designed by Charles Schneider for Le Verre Francais, in the "Palmiers" pattern. Made in France Circa: 1924-1925 Signature: Le Verre Francais & Charder.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Le Verre Francais Vase Art Deco
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Le Verre Francais vase Art deco Artist Charles Schneider orange and purple colors - leaves - in perfect condition Origin France, circa 1920.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Schneider Vase Glass Marbled
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Schneider vase glass marbled artist Charles Schneider marbled work Origin France circa 1930 signed on its base.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase by Le Verre Francais in the Pavots flowers pattern. Made in France Circa: 1923 Signature: Le Verre Francais.  
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Schneider Glass
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art deco Schneider glass Artist Charles Schneider, circa 1920 Origin France, materials iron and glass applied base.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Le Verre Francais Art Deco Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Le Verre Francais Art Deco vase Art Deco circa 1920 artist Charles Schneider perfect condition origin France no chip no cracks.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

French Art Deco Cone Shape Glass Skyscraper Chandelier Signed by Schneider c1920
By Charles Schneider
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning French Art Deco pendant Signed by the French artist "Charles Schneider" was realized in France, circa 1920. Held by copper plated skyscraper style round ribbed frame and thr...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Metal

Le Verre Francais Digitalis Flowers
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Le Verre Francais Digitalis flowers Art Deco large size Origin France artist Charles Schneider perfect condition Art Deco circa 1920 No cracks no chips.  
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Glass Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco round glass vase by Charles Schneider in orange, brown and mustard colors. Made in France, Circa: 1925 Signature Schneider.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Glass Vase Signed Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art glass vase signed Schneider with applied handle origin France circa 1920 perfect condition.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Leverre Francais 'Houblons'
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Leverre Francais (Houblons) Art Deco circa 1925 origin France perfect condition signed Charles Schneider on the base.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Charles Schneider French Art Deco Desk / Table Lamp, 1920s
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco desk / table lamp by Charles Schneider (Epinay-sur-Seine, Paris), France, 1920s. This blown molded glass shade made by Charles Schneider comes on its classy solid bro...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Bronze

Schneider, a Glass and Wrought Iron Vase France, circa 1900
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Schneider, a glass and wrought iron vase, France, circa 1900 The topaz glass vase of shaped cylindrical form with flared rim blown into a reticulated wrought iron mount, Acid sta...
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Early 1900s Antique Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Charles Schneider, Art Deco Glass Vase, France, C. 1930
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco acid-etched smoked glass vase by Charles Schneider. Signed "Schneider, France".
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Glass

French Art Deco Bronze and Art Glass Table Lamp
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
French bronze harp shape and art glass table lamp by Charles Schneider.
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Bronze

Art glass Le verre Francais Art Deco
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art glass Le verre Francais Art Deco Artist Charles schneider model: dalilas circa 1930 perfect condition.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Cup Le verre francais 'Pegonias' Art Deco Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cup Le verre francais (Pegonias) Art Deco artist Charles Schneider applied base perfect condition Origin France circa 1920.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Glass Le Verre Frances 'Caracole'
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Glass Le verre frances (caracole) ArtDeco perfect state Artist Charles Schneider circa 1920.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

La Verre Francais Stylized Palm Tree Cameo Glass Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
This rare cameo glass vase was realized by Charles Schneider- one of the most illustrious and influential glass blowers of the period in France, circa 1930. It is part of his celebra...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Table Lamp in Iron and Glass 'Schneider'
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Table lamp in iron and glass ((SCHNEIDER)) France, circa 1910 very good condition Art Nouveau red glass signed on the glass.
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1910s French Art Nouveau Vintage Charles Schneider

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Iron

Charles Schneinder Art Glass Art Deco Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
French 1920's acid cut glass hand blown art glass vase.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Schneider, LeVere Francais Cameo Glass Lamp, circa 1920
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A Schneider, LeVere Francais cameo glass lamp, circa 1920, the frosted glass internally mottled with lilac and overlaid in graduating shades of brown and orange. Etched with stylized...
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1920s Vintage Charles Schneider

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Glass

Charles Schneider French Art Deco Table Lamp, 1920
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco table lamp by Charles Schneider, Epinay-sur-Seine (Paris), France, 1920s. Molded glass shade with a stylized geometric pattern that comes hung at its original wrought...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco vase by Le Verre Francais under the creative direction of Charles Schneider, this piece have been carved in the cameo technique to depict a foliage and flowers in pink-reddi...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Charles Schneider Large French Art Deco Table Lamp, 1928-1929
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Large French Art Deco table lamp by Charles Schneider (Epinay-sur-Seine, Paris), France, 1928-1929. This blown molded glass shade made by Charles Schneider comes on its wrought iron ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Charles Schneider French Art Deco Semi Flushmount, 1920
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco chandelier by Schneider (Epinay-sur-Seine, Paris), France, circa 1925. Glass and wrought iron. Superb mottled blown double glass shade, Colors: Orange, purple and yel...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Charles Schneider French Art Deco Pink Chandelier, 1924-1928
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco chandelier by Charles Schneider (Epinay-sur-Seine, Paris), France, 1924-1928. Mottled glass shades, powders are applied between two layers that comes hung at their or...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Bronze

Charles Schneider / Ranc French Art Deco Eagle Table / Desk Lamp, 1920s
By Charles Ranc, Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco table/desk lamp by Charles Schneider (Epinay-sur-Seine, Paris) and Charles Ranc (Paris), France, 1920s. Blown double glass shade stretched with pliers by Charles Sch...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Bronze

Charles Schneider and Henri Fournet Rare French Art Deco Table Lamp, 1925
By Henri Fournet, Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
The perfect shape. Rare French Art Deco table lamp by Charles Schneider (Epinay-sur-Seine, Paris) and Henri Fournet (Lyon), France, circa 1925. This large blown molded glass shade ma...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Charles Schneider Wide French Art Deco Chandelier, 1926-1933
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Wide French Art Deco chandelier by Charles Schneider, Epinay-sur-Seine (Paris), 1926-1933. Mottled glass shade, powders are applied between two layers that comes hung at its original...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Bronze

Charles Schneider French Art Deco Table Lamp, 1920s
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco table lamp by Charles Schneider, Epinay-sur-Seine (Paris), France, 1920s. Molded glass shade with a stylized geometric pattern that comes on its wrought iron base. Th...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Charles Schneider, Large French Art Deco Pendant Chandelier, Early 1920s
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Large French Art Deco chandelier by Charles Schneider, Epinay-sur-Seine (Paris), early 1920s. Mottled glass shade, powders are applied between two layers that comes hung at its origi...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais Cameo Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) Le Verre Francais Cameo Glass Vase France, 1923-1926 of ovoid form decorated with flowers in purple and pink on a mottled pink and orange ground ...
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20th Century Charles Schneider

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Glass

Charles Schneider Large French Art Deco Table Lamp, 1924-1928
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Large French Art Deco table lamp by Charles Schneider (Epinay-sur-Seine, Paris), France, 1924-1928. This blown molded glass shade made by Charles Schneider comes on its wrought iron ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Charles Schneider French Art Deco Vase, 1914-1918
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco vase by Charles Schneider Epinay-sur-Seine (Paris), 1914-1918. Unusual vase colored with bright yellow and rich orange colors overlaid with a veil of dark brown/black...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais French Art Deco Houblon Chandelier
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco chandelier by Charles Schneider, Epinay-sur-Seine (Paris), 1922-1925. Yellow glass overlaid with orange changing to blue at the top. Houblon pattern acid-etched that ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Charles Schneider Wide Art Deco Pendant Chandelier, France, 1924-1928
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Wide French Art Deco chandelier by Charles Schneider, Epinay-sur-Seine (Paris), 1924-1928. Mottled glass shade, powders are applied between two layers that comes hung at its original...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Art Deco Taza by Le Verre Francais
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
An early Art Deco glass tazza by Le Verre Francais in the Tortues (turtles) pattern, in orange overlaid in red and green colored glass with a clear glass stem and foot streaked with ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Taza by Charles Schneider
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass tazza by Charles Schneider in the Marbines (marble) technique, with shade colors of orange, yellow and brown. Made in France, circa 1925 Signature: Schneider.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Simonet Freres & Charles Schneider French Art Deco Chandelier, 1920s
By Simonet Freres, Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Give colors to your interior and see life in blue with this beautiful chandelier by Simonet Freres with 6 glass shades by Charles Schneider. This stunning nickel-plated bronze frame ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Bronze

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco mottled opalescent white, yellow and orange glass vase, overlaid with green and brown colors, acid etched and wheel carved in the Anneles pattern by Le Verre Francais. Made...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Rare Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
A rare Art Deco Mottled opalescent white, and pink colored glass vase, overlaid with green and black with an acid-etched and wheel carved to the Frenes pattern by Le Verre Francais u...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase by Le Verre Francais in the orchids pattern, under Charles Schneider creative design this piece had beautiful lines. Made in France circa 1926 Signature Le Ver...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco mottled opalescent white, yellow and orange glass vase, overlaid with violet, acid etched and wheel carved to the Lauries pattern by Le Verre Francais. Made in France, circ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase by Charles Schneider in the Pluviose series; with two glass black carved tears-Like applications along the entire body. Made in France circa 1930 Signature: Sc...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Stunning circa 1930 Charles Schneider Gold Gilt Bronze Table Lamp Glass Shade
By Charles Schneider
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this stunning Charles Schneider circa 1930s glass and gilt bronze table lamp A very well made piece, with the original glass shade, the base subtle floral foli...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau/Art Deco Period Fixture
By Charles Schneider
Located in Bronx, NY
This vintage early 20th century French Art Nouveau/Art Deco period ceiling fixture is beautifully designed. The patinated brass fixture features wonderfully rendered handwrought pati...
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1920s French Art Nouveau Vintage Charles Schneider

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Metal

Art Deco Glass Candlestick by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Pair of Art Deco candlestick by Charles Schneider in colored red glass and light blue. Made in France, circa 1921 Signature: Schneider.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Taza by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass tazza by Charles Schneider, in orange and bright yellow colors with a deep purple foot. Made in France, circa 1928 Signature: "Schneider".
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco " Escallies" vase (Bubble traps technique) in a deep brown color with two jade color tear-like applications. Made in France circa 1924 Signature: "Schneider".  
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Jade Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
A green Jade Art Deco vase by Charles Schneider with applied glass dots along each side. Made in France, circa 1928 Signature: Schneider.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais Palmier Bleus
By Charder, Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco cameo glass vase in the Palmiers Bleus pattern by Le Verre Français. Made in France, circa 1927.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase by Charles Schneider in the filetes (threads) decor, red tango and purple color applied foot. Made in France, circa 1921 Signature: Schneider.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco by Le Verre Francais & Charder
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco artistic glass vase by Le Verre Francais (Charles Schneider) with colors of white and orange-red tango and geometric flowers pattern design. Made in France circa 1922 Sig...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Le Verre Francais Glass Vase
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco cameo glass by Le Verre Francais (Charles Schneider) in the pattern called Solaneé, orange color and overlay by cobalt blue carved glass. Made in France Signature: Le Verr...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Glass

Art Deco Bowl by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco vase by Le Verre Francais designed by Charles Schneider in the Papillion (butterflies) decor pattern, with two glass handles in purple colored applied. Made in France, cir...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco art glass vase by Le Verre Francais in the pattern called Goresilles. Made in France circa 1927 Signature: Le Verre Francais.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco cameo glass vase by Le Verre Francais, under the direction of Charles Schneider as creative supervision, the piece is on the "Chardon" pattern. Made in France, circa 1925-...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Art Glass