This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Hector Guimard. There are 2 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

Object Timeline

1909

  • Work on this object began.

1913

  • Work on this object ended.

1956

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2019

2022

2023

  • You found it!

Photo Frame, from the Hôtel Guimard Photo Frame

This is a photo frame. It was designed by Hector Guimard and founded by Paul Philippon. It is dated 1909–1913 and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is bronze, gold, plate glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Madame Hector Guimard. It is credited Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard.

  • Mirror
  • cast brass, beveled mirrored glass.
  • Gift of Gerald G. Stiebel and Penelope Hunter-Stiebel.
  • 2013-49-23

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 10.5 × 6.7 × 1.4 cm (4 1/8 × 2 5/8 × 9/16 in.) H x W x D (open): 10.5 × 6.7 × 5.7 cm (4 1/8 × 2 5/8 × 2 1/4 in.)

It is signed

"Hector Guimard" (lower right)

Cite this object as

Photo Frame, from the Hôtel Guimard Photo Frame; Designed by Hector Guimard ((French, 1867–1942)); Founded by Paul Philippon (French, active 1893 - 1919); France; bronze, gold, plate glass; H x W x D (closed): 10.5 × 6.7 × 1.4 cm (4 1/8 × 2 5/8 × 9/16 in.) H x W x D (open): 10.5 × 6.7 × 5.7 cm (4 1/8 × 2 5/8 × 2 1/4 in.); Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard; 1956-76-4-a,b

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