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Table-top Mirrror in Stand from Bedroom Set

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER The Simmons Company
MEDIUM Enameled steel, chrome-plated metal, brass, wood
  • Place Manufactured: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • DATES 1929-1932
    DIMENSIONS Stand: 13 x 27 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (33 x 69.9 x 16.5 cm) Backing support: 24 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 1/8 in. (62.2 x 46.4 x 0.3 cm) Mirror: 24 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 1/4 in. (62.2 x 46.4 x 0.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS An original circular decal reads: "SIMMONS / FURNITURE. / SIMMONS COMPANY / TRADE MARK REG. U.S, PAT. Off. / MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'. Bottom on stand is stamped: "23015".
    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 87.221.4a-c
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift in memory of Benjamin Linder
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958). Table-top Mirrror in Stand from Bedroom Set, 1929-1932. Enameled steel, chrome-plated metal, brass, wood, Stand: 13 x 27 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (33 x 69.9 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Benjamin Linder, 87.221.4a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.221.3_87.221.4a-c_SL3.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tabletop mirror set (part of a six-piece bedroom suite 87.221.1-.6), beige enameled steel with chrome-plated decoration and glass. Set consists of stand (a), back plate (b), and mirror (c). Mirror is rectangular in shape with round left and right edges and has conforming back plate of beige enameled steel. Stand has rectangular base of beige enameled steel with rounded corners; running across width of base in center is chrome-plated, routed metal strip with recessed center; at either side of center strip rise two vertical framing elements (that hold mirror and back plate) of chrome-plated metal, each consisting of three rounded strips of graduated height forming a "skyscraper" motif. Green felt strips adhered to bottom of stand. En suite with vanity, 87.221.3. CONDITION: Good.
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