Antique Russian Art Nouveau Bed
Hand Painted Enamel
Single Rope Strung Bed
Very Good Condition
Appraised on Antiques Road Show
This bed is really special. The body is made of steel (rare) which is hand painted. On the headboard and footboard there are beautiful turned brass details. There is very little Art Nouveau furniture anywhere in the world. The Art Nouveau period runs from about 1880-1920. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, floral and plant-inspired motifs, as well as very stylized, flowing curvilinear forms. Art Nouveau is a philosophy of design which states that the artists should work on everything, from architecture to furniture, making art part of ordinary life.