26 March 2009,
Price realised USD 27,500
USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
HECTOR GUIMARD (1867-1942)
A Painted Cast-Iron Section of a Guard Rail from the Paris Métro, circa 1900
40½ in. (103 cm.) high, 47 in. (119.5 cm.) wide
New York +1 212 636 2000
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cf. G. Vigne, Hector Guimard: Architect, Designer 1867-1942, New York, 2003, pp. 152-182 for information and illustrations.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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