Skip Navigation


Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Troy Sunshade Company
MEDIUM Chromed tubular steel, plastic laminate, wood, paint
  • Place Manufactured: Troy, Ohio, United States
  • DATES ca. 1934
    DIMENSIONS 29 x 42 x 22 in. (73.7 x 106.7 x 55.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
    You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.

    Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact (charges apply).

    For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch.

    For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright.

    If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact
    CAPTION Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). Desk, ca. 1934. Chromed tubular steel, plastic laminate, wood, paint, 29 x 42 x 22 in. (73.7 x 106.7 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 86.18. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 86.18_bw_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    "CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Desk made of rectangular sectioned polished steel frame resting on chromed tubular steel runners. Wooden desk surface covered on top with layer of black plastic laminate with alternating bands of steel and wood (?) on edges. Suspended from top and proper left legs is two-drawer unit, wood, painted black. Model 53, "Shawl" desk. CONDITION: Overall good. Minor nicks and scratches. Drawer unit probably repainted. Steel frame repolished. No significant damage.
    Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.