On View: Decorative Art, 4th Floor
Aluminum, plastic resin (probably Bakelite), brass, glass
20 x 8 x 8 in. (50.8 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm) (show scale)
H. Randolph Lever Fund
Table lamp composed of stepped, turned metal base, and decorated with uncolored, painted and brass-inlaid narrow, horizontal bands. Surmounted at the top by a shade composed of six horizontal discs, separated from one another by metal rods; a circular frosted-glass shade is inserted into the middle of the discs.
CONDITION: Metal is in need of conservation. Surface is oxidizing and in need of cleaning. Many small scratches throughout. Electrical housing is rusty inside and may need replacement. Some minor dents to band that protrudes from center of base, most noticeably just above highest red area. All brass surfaces worn. Numerous dents to outside edges of metal discs at top; considerable surface wear to metal rods separating them.
Possibly Walter von Nessen (American, born Germany, 1889-1943). Lamp, ca. 1930. Aluminum, plastic resin (probably Bakelite), brass, glass, 20 x 8 x 8 in. (50.8 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.78.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.78.2_view1_bw.jpg)
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