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Chromed and copper-plated metal, aluminum, fabric
Overall: 14 x 11 x 10 in. (35.6 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm)
Diameter of base: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) (show scale)
Purchased with funds given by The Walter Foundation
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Kurt Versen (American, born Germany, 1901-1997). Table Lamp, ca. 1930. Chromed and copper-plated metal, aluminum, fabric, Overall: 14 x 11 x 10 in. (35.6 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by The Walter Foundation, 84.125. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.125_bw.jpg)
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Electric table lamp consisting of flat, round base, from one side of which rises a thin, rectangular, copper-plated, L-shaped bar. Suspended from this bar is the short, cylindrical shade with aluminum top and rigid fabric sides.
CONDITION: Fair. Base pitted and very worn; chrome or nickel plating wearing off, especially on top. Copper-plated arm with wear to edges and at area where lamp pull rubs. Only slight wear to top of shade. Fabric somewhat dirty, and punched in at left and right of arm. Lower ring of shade (paper or fabric over wire) considerably worn.
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