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Picture Frame, from the Hôtel Guimard

It was designed by Hector Guimard. We acquired it in 1956. Its medium is fruitwood (pearwood?), gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Madame Hector Guimard.

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Picture Frame, from the Hôtel Guimard; Designed by Hector Guimard (French, 1867–1942); fruitwood (pearwood?), gold; 1956-76-9

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Thom Browne Selects.

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