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Beverage Cart

Decorative Arts

MANUFACTURER Troy Sunshade Company
MEDIUM Chrome-plated steel, painted wood, cork
  • Place Manufactured: Troy, Ohio, United States
  • DATES ca. 1933
    DIMENSIONS 33 x 33 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (83.8 x 85.7 x 47.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 85.77
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). Beverage Cart, ca. 1933. Chrome-plated steel, painted wood, cork, 33 x 33 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (83.8 x 85.7 x 47.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.77. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 85.77_bw_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Two-wheeled beverage cart with tubular steel frame and black and green trays of painted wood. The frame is a continuous, rectilinear form of an overall double-sided S-shape with straight sides and rounded corners. Along the top horizontal part, the frame forms a handle and carries a green rectangular, box-like deep tray lined with a cork bottom (tray attached along sides to frame). The frame bends into a straight vertical section (two "legs" at front of cart), then into a horizontal lower part, finally bends again and angles back to form the stand for the cart. Two tubular crossbars join the sides of the frame across the front and back of the horizontal lower section. A rectangular strip of metal runs from the bottom of the upper tray to the back crossbar. Hanging down from the horizontal lower frame section is a straight, black-painted shelf (the frame and crossbars form a kind of bumper to keep things from falling off this shelf). Two wheels with black rubber tires and green "hubcaps" are attached to the bottom of the lower shelf at the front end of the cart. Various pieces attached with screws. CONDITION: Fair; some wear to frame and rusting to screws; some chips, cracks and losses to paint; cork lining stained.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (82%)
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