Albert GUENOT (1894-1980): 1930's modernist wall mirror in walnut marquetry



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Albert GUENOT (1894-1980): Nice modernist wall mirror in burl of walnut veneer marquetry and nickeled brass details. Hand-made varnish ('French polish') redone. New mirror.

Circa 1930

Height: 52,5 cm - 20 5/8 in
Width: 42,5 cm - 16 3/4 in
Mirror: 39,5 x 29,2 cm - 15 1/2 x 11 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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