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Guillerme et Chambron

Three Drawer Dresser

France, Mid-20th Century

GC 61

Description

Medium: 19.5 in deep x 42.25 in wide x 32.75 in high 

Medium: Glazed ceramic, polished oak

This midcentury, polished light oak dresser by the celebrated French designer Robert Guillerme, was created as part of a line of design he produced for the company Votre Maison. With three drawers, rounded handles, and an inset tile top.

Guillerme placed equal emphasis on function and aesthetics, creating an aesthetic as staid as it was arresting. While his work was in many ways distinctively conservative and recognizable from project to project, both in form as well as in medium—his wood of choice, waxed oak, was often either lightened or darkened to the same few tones—Guillerme’s pieces also possessed an unusual flare. He incorporated elaborately detailed tiles and unusually bright fabrics, both of which could be used interchangeably in a variety of pieces.

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