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Charles Schneider

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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20th Century Art Decorative Lamp in Glass 1925 Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Roma, IT
French lamp, city of Paris, created by Charles Schneider between 1921-1939, in etched glass, bearing the signature on the base and on the hat "Le Verre Français". This lamp belongs ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Glass

Grand French Art Deco Geometric Chandelier Signed by Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning French Art Deco chandelier signed by the French artist "Charles Schneider". Having six clear frosted glass shades and center bowl with intricate geometric motif. The frame h...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Glass

Schneider Crystal Candelabra, French Mid-Century Modern, 1950
By Charles Schneider
Located in Paris, FR
Stunning pair of sculptural Mid-Century Modern crystal candelabra candleholders, signed by Charles Schneider, Schneider, France (Ecole de Nancy), 1950s. Made in solid heavy crystal ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Schneider

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Crystal, Brass

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

Wrought Iron and Schneider Glass Chandelier, France, circa 1920
By Charles Schneider
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wrought iron and Schneider glass chandelier. France, circa 1920. Glass signed Schneider.
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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

French Art Deco Hexagonal Chandelier by Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Grand French Art Deco chandelier by the French Artist Charles Schneider. With a hexagon shaped nickel bronze frame, embracing six horizontal oblong glass shades with matching central...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Glass

Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais French Art Deco Houblon Chandelier
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
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 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 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

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

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

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

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

Charles Schneider Large French Art Deco Table Lamp, 1920s
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Large 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 ba...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

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 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

French Art Nouveau Blown Glass Chandelier by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
This stunning chandelier was design by Charles Schneider at end of Art Nouveau period and beginning of Art Deco. Excellent iron work and great blown glass shades. Total of three lig...
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1910s French Art Nouveau Vintage Charles Schneider

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Iron

Pair of Art Deco Wall Sconces by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
Elegant pair of 1930 French Art Deco wall sconces in nickel on bronze bird holding clear frost glass shades.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Nickel

Charles Schneider Internally Decorated Glass Jug
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) Internally decorated glass jug with applied handle on a mottled red ground, circa 1924-1925, etched signature Schneider Dimensions  Height 6.5 in. ...
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1920s Vintage Charles Schneider

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Glass

Charles Schneider Internally Decorated Glass Jug
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) Internally decorated glass jug with applied handle on a mottled white ground, circa 1924-1925, etched signature Schneider Dimensions: Height 6.5 in...
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1920s Vintage Charles Schneider

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Glass

Mid-century Triangular Modernist Schneider Heavy Glass Vase, Signed
By Charles Schneider
Located in London, GB
Post war heavy clear triangular Schneider thick art glass vase, circa 1950s with etched signature.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern 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

Schneider Crystal Candelabra, French Mid-Century Modern, 1950
By Charles Schneider
Located in Paris, FR
Stunning pair of sculptural Mid-Century Modern crystal candelabra candleholders, signed by Charles Schneider, Schneider, France (Ecole de Nancy) 1950s. Made in solid heavy crystal w...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Schneider

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Crystal, Brass

French Schneider Art Deco Chandelier
By Charles Schneider
Located in Dallas, TX
Fully Signed … ” Schneider France II06? … on each of the larger bowls. Made circa 1925, this pendant chandelier is of stunning quality ! It consists of a chrome body with Deco ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Chrome

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 dahlias in purple and pink on a mottled pink and yellow ground et...
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Early 1900s Antique Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Pair of French Art Deco Signed by Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Bronx, NY
Stunning pair of French Art Deco sconces were created by the French artist " Charles Schneider " in great condition. Marked SCHNEIDER FRANCE 406. Frames with matching clear frosted g...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Bronze

Charles Schneider French Art Deco Chandelier
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
Hand blown acid cut glass chandelier by Charles Schneider with bronze mounting.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Blown Glass

Art Nouveau Pate de Verre Glass Bowl Chandelier by Charles Schneider, 1920s
By Charles Schneider
Located in Barntrup, DE
This adorable French Art Nouveau period pendant chandelier features a mottled “Pâte de verre” art glass shade in orange, yellow and cream color, signed ”Schneider” by Charles Schneid...
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1920s French Art Nouveau Vintage Charles Schneider

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Bronze, Brass

Charles Schneider French Cameo Glass "Le Fougeres" Acid-Etched Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Miami, FL
Charles Schneider French cameo glass "Le Fougeres" acid-etched vase Offered for sale is a French acid-etched "Les Fougeres" glass cameo vase by Charles Schneider engraved "La Verr...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

French Art Deco Pendant Chandelier by Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Bronx, NY
A French Art Deco pendant chandelier by the French artist “Schneider“. Clear frosted molded glass shades with intricate flowers and geometric polished motif details held by six ribbe...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Bronze

Art Deco French Schneider Crystal Glass Lamp Stand
By Charles Schneider
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning and heavily made Art Deco French Schneider crystal glass lamp stand with knobbly designs. The hand blown lamp base narrows as it rises with larger knobbly designs to the l...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Blown Glass

Schneider Pair of French Art Deco Wall Sconces
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
Pair of 1930s French Art Deco clear Frost glass with nickel on bronze wall sconces.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Nickel

Schneider Glass Vase, circa 1910
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
Schneider glass vase, circa 1910. Internally decorated pink, white and blue.
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1910s French Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Set of Three 1930s Art Deco Glass Shade Pendant Light by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
Set of three 1930s Art Deco glass shades by Charles Schneider that have been modified with new white cord and nickel canopy as pendant lights. Price is for set of 3.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Nickel

Art Deco French Glass Coupe in Frosted Glass by Charles Schneider, 1930s
By Charles Schneider
Located in Prato, IT
Art Deco French glass coupe in frosted glass by Charles Schneider. 1930s The glass is in very nice condition, it is intact. No accident. There are however some traces of use on the ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco Glass Schneider Centerpiece, France 1930s Estate Find
By Charles Schneider
Located in Montreal, QC
Fabulous Art Deco signed Schneider Glass centerpiece; vibrant yellow bowl, tortoise colored footed base. Signed: SCHNEIDER; circa 1930s. Simple and dynamic, enhance your living space...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Fine Art Deco Schneider Glass and Wrought Iron Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) A fine Art Deco Schneider Glass and wrought iron vase, circa 1920 orange glass with white and pink powders, in a patinated wrought iron case engr...
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1920s Vintage Charles Schneider

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Glass

Schneider Glass Vase, circa 1900
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
Schneider red glass vase, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century French Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Magnificent Early French Art Deco Chandelier by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Kingston, NY
This magnificent early French Art Deco chandelier was created and signed by Charles Schneider. It features a hand-wrought iron frame with floral detailing, that supports four (4) rel...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Huge Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais French Art Nouveau Dahlia Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A monumentally large Charles Schneider French art glass floor vase. In the 'decor Dahlia' pattern. The vase has a pink and purple palette and is decorated with large acid-cut flow...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Fine Schneider Applied Glass Footed Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A very Fine Schneider Applied Glass Footed Vase France, circa 1910 The inverted bell-form bowl in mottled plum and pink glass, on a straited amethyst, gray and colorless glass cylind...
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1910s French Vintage Charles Schneider

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Glass

French Art Deco Pendant Chandelier Signed by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Bronx, NY
This French Art Deco chandelier known as the Dragonfly was created by the French Artist "Charles Schneider". Six shades in clear frosted glass with streamlined details. Each glass sh...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider

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Bronze

Schneider Crystal Table Lamp, France 1950
By Charles Schneider
Located in Paris, FR
Crystal table lamp by Schneider, France 1950s. D 14 x h 33 cm Measures With black lampshade: 13 x P 11 x H 25.5 cm Without lampshade D 14 x H 13 cm.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Schneider

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Crystal, Metal

Charles Schneider Art Deco Glass Vase With Smoked Details
By Charles Schneider
Located in Mexico City, MX
An Art Deco glass chalice with smoked details by Charles Schneider. The acid etched, chalice-shaped design with round spots. Signed on base.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Glass

Charles Schneider, French Art Deco Bubbled Glass & Forged Iron Vase, circa 1918
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
Dimensions: 7-3/4” high x in 5-15/16” diameter (glass top) x 4-3/8” diameter (iron base) Charles Schneider (French, 1881 - 1981) was born in Chateau-Thierry, near Paris. At an ear...
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1910s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Iron

Two Charles Schneider Crystal Glass Table Lamps and Original Fabric Shades 1960s
By Charles Schneider
Located in Wien, AT
Two Charles Schneider crystal glass table lamps and original fabric shades, 1960s. Original condition.
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Schneider

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Crystal

Midcentury Bubble Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in London, GB
Heavy glass vase with elliptical bubble pattern, circa 1950s, with etched signature (see detailed image).
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charles Schneider

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Glass, Glass

Art Deco Schneider Art Verre Francais Tall Blue Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Dallas, TX
Schneider Glassworks (France, 1917-81) A blue, orange and yellow variegated tall art glass vase perfect as a center piece on a dining table or side table. French Art Nouveau - Art...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

Art Deco French Schneider Bulbous Variegated Red Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Dallas, TX
Schneider Glassworks (France, 1917-1981) Circa 1920. A red, yellow, orange and black Variegated round art glass vase perfect as a center piece on a dining table or side table. Fre...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

French Art Deco Chandelier by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
Fabulous French Art Deco glass with handmade nickel plate frame chandelier. Total of 16 lights with maximum of 60 watt each.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Nickel

Pair of French Art Deco Geometric Table Lamps by Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in North Bergen, NJ
A pair of French Art Deco table lamps signed by the French artist Charles Schneider. The shades are enhanced by geometric motif in clear frosted glass with polished details. Held by ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Charles Schneider

Pair of French Art Deco Floral Wall Sconces by Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning pair of French Art Deco sconces were created by the French artist Charles Schneider. Frames are in polished nickel with matching clear frosted glass shades. Both have intric...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Charles Schneider

French 1920s Art Glass Chandelier by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
Wrought iron and blown glass shade chandelier by Charles Schneider. Total of seven lights 60 watt max each.
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1920s French Vintage Charles Schneider

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Midcentury Crystal Candleholders by Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Arles, FR
Pair of midcentury sculptural four arm crystal candleholders by Schneider, France. These modern candleholders are absolutely beautiful and in very good condition. Unique and interes...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Schneider

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Crystal

Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais Art Deco Large Footed Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Dallas, TX
A monumental Art Deco air bubbles blown glass urn form vase in yellow and crimson cintra with a striated yellow and burgundy foot, Signed with an etched Schneider and hour glass,...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Art Glass

French Art Deco Geometric Chandelier Signed by Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning French Art Deco chandelier "Dragonfly" signed by the French artist "Charles Schneider". Having clear frosted glass shades with intricate geometric motif....
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Charles Schneider

Impressive French Art Deco Chandelier by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Kingston, NY
This impressive French Art Deco chandelier was designed by Charles Schneider. It features a nickel-plated bronze frame with floral ornamentations with five (5) glass shades in hues o...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider

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Nickel

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