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Desk Lamp

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Chrome-plated steel, painted brass
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1933
    DIMENSIONS 6 7/8 x 13 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (17.5 x 34.6 x 5.7 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
    ACCESSION NUMBER 87.121
    CREDIT LINE Modernism Benefit Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). Desk Lamp, ca. 1933. Chrome-plated steel, painted brass, 6 7/8 x 13 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (17.5 x 34.6 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 87.121. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.121_transp2885.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Desk lamp, chrome-plated steel and brass. C-shaped base composed of three contiguous chrome-plated steel rods; the center rod curves and rises in C-shape to carry a straight, cylindrical brass shade painted black (parallel to base). Bottom of hollow shade is flat with incandescent bulb fitting within. CONDITION: Worn with many scratches to painted shade; chrome worn off over much of base.
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