Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). <em>Desk Lamp</em>, 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)

Desk Lamp

Artist:Gilbert RohdeMutual -Sunset Lamp Manufacturing Company

Medium: Chrome-plated steel, painted brass

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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)


Accession Number: 87.121

Image: 87.121_bw.jpg,

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.

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