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Desk Lamp

Decorative Arts and Design

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
    CREDIT LINE Modernism Benefit Fund
    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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    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_bw.jpg)
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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