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Steelite #5, Lamp

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Steel, fiberglass, wood, rubber, thread
DATES Designed and Made 1994
DIMENSIONS 15 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (38.1 x 26 x 26 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1995.109
CREDIT LINE Gift of Lisl Steiner Monchek
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Emily McLennan (American, 1943-2003). Steelite #5, Lamp, Designed and Made 1994. Steel, fiberglass, wood, rubber, thread, 15 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (38.1 x 26 x 26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Lisl Steiner Monchek, 1995.109. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.109_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1995.109_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Table lamp, "Steelite #5". Steel, fiberglass, wood, rubber, thread. Welded steel base of trapezoidal form raised on four rounded black rubber feet; on top of base, round black rubber socket with oblong clear light bulb at center; flanking light bulb are two tall metal rods attached near top by horizontal metal rod inside wooden tube, from which is suspended a black mesh shade of trapezoidal shape joined by thread, wire rods, and tiny black rubber washers; black industrial electrical cord attached to underside at base. CONDITION - Excellent.
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