Albert GUENOT (1894-1980): 1930's picture-frame in walnut marquetry

 

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Albert GUENOT (1894-1980) : Nice and rare picture-frame in walnut marquetry veneer, for the POMONE Studio of the 'Bon Marché' Department Store.

1930

Frame : 40,5 x 34,5 cm - 15 3/4 x 13 6/8 in
Glasses : 30 x 24 cm - 11 7/8 x 9 1/2 in

Albert GUENOT (1894-1980):
French decorator and designer, born Arcueil-Cachan. Studied Ecole Boulle, Paris. He worked as a designer in the workshop of Maurice Dufrêne, where he became familiar with the Moderne style. 1914-18, worked in sculptured wood with Laurent Malclès; from 1920, in sculpture with Paul Follot; in 1922, for ironworker Edgar Brandt; and briefly for architect René Crevel. From 1923 and for the rest of his career, he was at the Pomone design studio of Au Bon Marché department store, Paris; became the 'chef d'atelier' under director Follot; in 1932 succeded René Prou as its director, remaining there until 1955. Guénot designed the interiors of the hôtels Chateau Frontenac, and Georges V, Paris, 1935 oceanliner 'Normandie', 1961 oceanliner 'France', and offices of Maison Militaire de l'Elysée.

Mel BYARS (ed.): The Design Encyclopedia. New York. John Wiley & Sons. 1994. s.n. Guénot, Albert-Lucien.

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