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Mid-Century P.E. Guerin NY Cartonnier File Cabinet Box

$1,500per item

About the Item

A wonderful vintage upholstered cartonnier by legendary American luxury artisans P.E. Guerin. Exquisitely hand-crafted in Greenwich Village, New York City in the mid 20th century, the monumental size cartonnier (French name for an ornamental box for filling papers, usually portable for easy travel and placed on a desk) document storage chest feature luxurious golden colored upholstery richly decorated with nail head trim, gilt bronze ormolu rosette mounted embellishments, and finely sculpted gilded dore bronze side handles. Having a brass hinged front panel which swings upward to reveal a large spacious fitted interior divided into nine vertical storage compartments, ideal for important paperwork, record albums, magazines or book collections. Signed, "P.E.G." "803" "805" Circa 1960s-1970s Two (a pair) is available. Sold each. Provenance: Acquired from the Dallas, TX estate of T. Boone Pickens (b.1928 -2019). An American business magnate and financier. J. Garrett Auctioneers had the pleasure of presenting this item from the iconic Texas and Oklahoma oil tycoon, T. Boone Pickens' Dallas home. The breadth of T. Boone Pickens' career is impressive. He built one of the largest independent natural gas oil companies in the United States and flourished as an entrepreneur thereafter, generating hundreds of billions of dollars in the process. Among his lengthy accolades, Time magazine has identified him one of its "100 Most Influential People", Financial World named him "CEO of the Decade" in 1989, and Oil and Gas Investor identified him as one of the "100 Most Influential People of the Petroleum Century." Dimensions: Approx 18.5"H, 39"W, 18"D Condition. Good. Structurally sound. Upholstery loss. Distressed patina. Excessive wear and tear. Stains. Discoloration. No key. History: P.E. Guerin is the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, and the only metal foundry in New York City. The company was started in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin and has been at its current location on Jane Street in Greenwich Village since 1892. Pierre Emmanuel Guerin was one of the pioneers in artistic metalwork in New York City, and examples of his production can still be found in various public buildings, parks and important residences throughout the city and the country. The business was later passed on to Pierre’s son, Emmanuel Pierre Guerin, followed by his son’s wife Marguerite V. Guerin, and then his great nephew, Arthur C. Ward. Four generations later, the company remains a family business, now owned and directed by Pierre Emmanuel’s great grandnephew, Andrew F. Ward. The P.E. Guerin family has always stood for the highest quality and finest service — and maintain this standard today.
  • Creator:
    P. E. Guerin (Maker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 18.5 in (46.99 cm)Width: 39 in (99.06 cm)Depth: 18 in (45.72 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Brass,Bronze,Metal,Upholstery,Wood
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1960s-1970s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Good. Structurally sound. Upholstery loss. Distressed patina. Excessive wear and tear. Stains. Discoloration. No key.
  • Seller Location:
    Forney, TX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5977227400572

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