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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 1907 and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is bronze, silver, 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.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 26.8 × 16.8 × 4 cm (10 9/16 × 6 5/8 × 1 9/16 in.)

It is signed

"Hector Guimard 1907" (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, silver, plate glass; H x W x D (closed): 26.8 × 16.8 × 4 cm (10 9/16 × 6 5/8 × 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard; 1956-76-6-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Hector Guimard and Thom Browne Selects.

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