Suzanne GUIGUICHON (1900-1985): 1940's sycamore bedroom side-tables



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Suzanne GUIGUICHON (1900-1985): Pair of bedroom side-tables in sycamore veneer with gold filets, opening with two drawers with brass handles. Hand-made varnish ("French polish") redone.

Circa 1948

Height: 57,5 cm - 22 3/4 in
Width: 36 cm - 14 in
Depth: 29 cm - 11 1/2 in


Auction catalogue: Auctioner: Cornette de Saint-Cyr/Expert: Emmanuel Legrand: Design 1950-2000, Paris October, 20, 2000. See N.82, p.36 the sycamore bedroom buffet coming with these two bed side-tables.
See also a similar buffet from 1938 already sold in the "Furniture" category

Suzanne GUIGUICHON (1900-1985):
French decorator and furniture designer born and active in Paris. From 1929, she was active as a designer with Maurice DUFRENE at 'La Maîtrise' design atelier of Galeries Lafayette, Paris, designing, for the most part anonymously, furniture, clocks, lighting, fabrics, rugs , and accessories. Her work (a bedroom with Gabriel ENGLINGER) was shown in 'La Maîtrise' Pavilion at 1925 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes' receiving a gold medal. In 1930, set up her own studio, 54 rue de Clichy, Paris, her furniture produced by various manufacturers in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, particularly SPEICH Frères. In the 1930's, her work was shown regularly at Salons of 'Société des Artistes Décorateurs' and 'Salon d'Automne'; also at 1935 'Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles' and 1937 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne'. Clients included private and contract clients; she was commissioned to design an office for the mayor of the 6th arrondissement, Paris, and in 1947, bedrooms of French President Vincent AURIOL in Château de Rambouillet and the Palais de l'Elysée, Paris. She taught at Ecole de l'Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Lucien FARNOUX-REYNAUD: "Suzanne Guiguichon" in: Mobilier et Décoration, 1938, pp.281-292.

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