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"Manhattan" Serving Tray with Liner, Box with Lid

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Chrome-plated metal
  • Place Manufactured: Rome, New York, United States
  • DATES 1937
    DIMENSIONS (a) Tray: 3/4 x 14 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (1.9 x 36.8 x 29.5 cm) (b) Liner: 1 7/8 x 11 1/8 x 8 1/16 in. (4.8 x 28.3 x 20.5 cm) (c) Box: 1 1/4 x 15 1/8 x 12 in. (3.2 x 38.4 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS (a) Stamped on base of tray: "Revere / Rome / N.Y." (c) Printed on box: "Handicraft by Revere; Revere copper and brass incorporated Rome manufacturing company, division Rome, New York; Founded by Paul Revere in 1801"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 83.108.14a-d
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958). "Manhattan" Serving Tray with Liner, Box with Lid, 1937. Chrome-plated metal, (a) Tray: 3/4 x 14 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (1.9 x 36.8 x 29.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 83.108.14a-d. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, 83.108.5a-c_83.108.6_83.108.13_83.108.14a-d_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Serving Tray, chrome-plated metal. (a) Tray, rectangular form with raised stepped rim, five steps. (b) Liner for tray, wire, and painted beige. Rectangular grid on four feet. (c & d) Original cardboard box (c) and cover (d) for tray and liner. Condition: (a) Good. Some light discoloration in interior well, possibly rust marks. (b) Good. Light discoloration, generally scattered. Paint slightly worn, particularly the feet. (c & d) Badly worn.
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