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Picture Frame, from the Hôtel Guimard

It was designed by Hector Guimard. It is dated 1909–1913 and 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. It is credited Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard.

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Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 60.5 x 47 x 4 cm (23 13/16 x 18 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Picture Frame, from the Hôtel Guimard; Designed by Hector Guimard (French, 1867–1942); fruitwood (pearwood?), gold; H x W x D: 60.5 x 47 x 4 cm (23 13/16 x 18 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard; 1956-76-9

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

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