Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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) (show scale)
Modernism Benefit Fund
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.
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_bw.jpg)
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