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Aesthetic Movement

Rarely in history has a decorative art trend become a lifestyle, but the Aesthetic Movement, which swept around the world in the last quarter of the 19th century, was a rare and wonderful exception. It was born of a delirious fusion of flat, stylized Gothic ornament with the ornament of Japan, and was championed by such luminaries as Oscar Wilde and James McNeil Whistler. The predominate theme of Aestheticism was "Art for Art's Sake", which thumbed its nose at Victorian discipline.
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B.J. Talbert Wallpaper Collection

B.J. Talbert Wallpaper Collection

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Victorian Walter Crane Swan and Iris Poster

Victorian Swan Poster

Beauty salon: An interior inspired by the Aesthetic Movement

A pair of committed modernists have turned their living-room into a temple to the Aesthetic Movement.

Beauty salon: An interior inspired by the Aesthetic Movement

Walnut, maple, white pine, and glass Modern Gothic cabinet, design attributed to Frank Furness; manufactured by Daniel Pabst; Philadelphia, ca. 1874–77

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Wilhelmshöhe Castle (formerly Karlsberg) was built in 1696. It occupies an entire hillside in the city of Kassel, Germany. The crown of the hill is the gigantic 'grotto' topped by the sculpture of Hercules, situated almost 300 m. above the foot of the garden.

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A fine American Aesthetic carved and inlaid rosewood secretary cabinet commissioned for the Salon of the Mark Hopkins Nob Hill residence, San Francisco, California executed by Herter Brothers, New York circa 1878

Warner Brothers' Studio Collection of Herter Brothers Furniture | Rare Victorian

Tiffany & Co Antique Sterling Silver Aesthetic Movement Bud Vase, New York, 1872-75

American Victorian (Aestetic Movement) Silver-Plate Ice Water Pitcher On Stand With Tray And Handle Etched With Japanese Designs - Marked: Rogers & Bro. Triple Plate

About Us | American Victorian (Aesthetic Movement) silver-plate ice water pitcher on stand with tray and handle etched with Japanese designs (marked: ROGERS & BRO-TRIPLE PLATE)