P.E. Guerin

AN AMERICAN LEGEND

1833

On August 17th, Pierre Emmanuel Guerin was born in Brittany, France, to parents Emanuel Guerin and Sophia St. Martin.

1852

P.E. Guerin arrives in New York City aboard the ship Trenton from the port of Le Havre on April 10th.

1857

Begins his metalworking business in partnership with Charles Bertheley as “Bertheley & Guerin”.

1860

Listed in the New York City directory of 1860 as “Peter” Guerin, a “Chaser,” with a business address of 1 ½ Marion Street in New York City; home address in West Hoboken, New Jersey. Also listed in the New York City Business Directory under “Brass Finishers” with Bertheley.

1860-1870

Sofa, with Ormolu mounts made by P.E. Guerin. It was added to the Art Institute of Chicago through the Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust Fund and the American Arts Purchase funds.

1863

Parts ways with Bertheley and begins working independently under his own name, P.E. Guerin.

1870-1877

Produces work for the Williamsburg Savings Bank in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the New York Polo Club and the New York Hospital.

1886

Our Ostrich Leg Lamp, patented in 1886, on display in the Brooklyn Museum.

1889

Construction begins on the famous Biltmore Estate. We produced curtain hardware for the family's luxurious home.

1892

Moves to 21, 23, 25 Jane Street, where the company is still located.

1900

P. E. Guerin participated in the exposition displaying our piano hardware.

1903

Pierre Emmanuel Guerin becomes a naturalized citizen of the U.S.; firm is incorporated; Pierre E. Guerin, Emmanuel P. Guerin, and Frederick Haroth were named as directors.

1907

We celebrated our 50th year in business.

1908

We published our second catalog, which highlighted our cut and pressed glass products.

1909

The next year, we published our third catalog.

1911

On March 4, Pierre Emmanuel Guerin passes away and is buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York; his son Emmanuel Pierre Guerin takes over the company.

1913

On December 10, construction begins on Henry Ford's estate, Fair Lane. P.E. Guerin created custom hardware for the esteemed inventor for every room in his home.

1916

A medallion we created for Never-Never Land Kennel of the famous Ponto, a French Bulldog breeding stud.

1924

We created curtain hardware for the Greek Revival Parlor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1933

Emmanuel Pierre Guerin passes away; his wife Marguerite V. Guerin continues running the company.

1934

A recipet from a client, Mrs. W. A. Clark, who ordered hardware for her bedroom and dressing room.

1946

Arthur C. Ward, Emmanuel and Marguerite’s nephew, begins working at the company.

1955

Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased her Hillwood Estate. She soon renovated the home and furnished it with our hardware.

1957

On September 18, Marguerite Guerin passes away; Arthur C. Ward inherits and runs the company.

1960

The Kennedy's ordered door hardware from us to outfit their new home in the White House.

1989

Our table in the home of the Reagans.

2002

Written by Ellen Williams and Steve Radlauer, it featured prominent locations in New York City visited by people such as George Washington and Abe Lincoln. P.E. Guerin was included in the line-up.

2014

P.E. Guerin worked on the restoration of the Salon Doré in San Francisco.

2017

With the help of Veranda Magazine, we celebrated our 160th Anniversary in style.

PRESENT

Andrew F. Ward, Arthur’s son, now runs P.E. Guerin.


  

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