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Photo Frame, from the Hôtel Guimard

It was designed by Hector Guimard and founded by Paul Philippon. It is dated 1907 and we acquired it in 1948. Its medium is bronze, gold, plate glass; modern photo reproduction. 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (dimension of closed / folded frame): 26.7 × 16.5 × 3.8 cm (10 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.) H x W x D (dimensions of open / standing frame): 24.8 × 16.5 × 16.5 cm (9 3/4 × 6 1/2 × 6 1/2 in.)

It is signed

"Hector Guimard 1907" (lower right)

Cite this object as

Photo Frame, from the Hôtel Guimard; Designed by Hector Guimard ((French, 1867–1942)); France; bronze, gold, plate glass; modern photo reproduction; H x W x D (dimension of closed / folded frame): 26.7 × 16.5 × 3.8 cm (10 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.) H x W x D (dimensions of open / standing frame): 24.8 × 16.5 × 16.5 cm (9 3/4 × 6 1/2 × 6 1/2 in.); Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard; 1948-114-4-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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