Story: Home décor and furnishings

Art nouveau stained glass

Art nouveau stained glass

This stained glass window in a modest Whanganui villa is a good example of the sinuous, plant-inspired designs that were typical of the art nouveau style. Art nouveau was popular in home decor from the 1890s through to the 1920s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PA12-1454-17
Photograph by Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Home décor and furnishings - Higher aspirations, 1860s to 1900s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013