Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958). <em>Vanity</em>, 1929-1932. Enameled steel, chrome-plated metal, brass, wood, 30 x 44 x 20 in. (76.2 x 111.8 x 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Benjamin Linder, 87.221.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 87.221.3_87.221.4a-c_SL3.jpg)


Artist:Norman Bel GeddesThe Simmons Company

Medium: Enameled steel, chrome-plated metal, brass, wood

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Dimensions: 30 x 44 x 20 in. (76.2 x 111.8 x 50.8 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 87.221.3

Image: 87.221.3_87.221.4a-c_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Vanity (part of six piece bedroom suite, 87.221.1-.6) of beige-enameled steel with chrome-plated decoration. Raised by four squared legs made of steel with rounded edges. Top, also with rounded corners, is covered with sheets of steel. Proper right side (front) has rectangular-shaped drawer with semi-cylindrical chrome-plated pull. Proper left side of vanity has three drawers of equal width and depth, each with semi-cylindrical pulls. Top half of front is decorated with chromed-metal strip. En suite with mirror 87.221.4. CONDITION: Various small scratches on top surface; (b) Large drawer (has numerous interior scratches. Semi-cylindrical drawer pull is dull; (c) Drawer pulled (d) Various scratches interior on bottom (e) Two large vertical scratches below drawer pull on interior of drawer front. Top of vanity has a 6’ wide area of pink discoloration and several small-discolored circular spots; back of proper right leg has six vertical paint "drips".

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