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1907

  • Work on this object began.

1948

  • We acquired this object.

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Photo Frame, from the Hôtel Guimard, Paris, France Photo Frame

This is a photo frame. 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 (closed): 26.7 × 16.5 × 3.8 cm (10 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.) H x W x D (open): 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, Paris, France Photo Frame; Designed by Hector Guimard ((French, 1867–1942)); France; bronze, gold, plate glass; modern photo reproduction; H x W x D (closed): 26.7 × 16.5 × 3.8 cm (10 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.) H x W x D (open): 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

In addition to Hector Guimard, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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