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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Troy Sunshade Company
MEDIUM Chromed tubular steel, plastic laminate, wood, paint
  • Place Manufactured: Troy, Ohio, United States
  • DATES ca. 1934
    DIMENSIONS 29 x 42 x 22 in. (73.7 x 106.7 x 55.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Desk made of rectangular sectioned polished steel frame resting on chromed tubular steel runners. Wooden desk surface covered on top with layer of black plastic laminate with alternating bands of steel and wood (?) on edges. Suspended from top and proper left legs is two-drawer unit, wood, painted black. Model 53, "Shawl" desk. CONDITION: Overall good. Minor nicks and scratches. Drawer unit probably repainted. Steel frame repolished. No significant damage.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894–1944). Desk, ca. 1934. Chromed tubular steel, plastic laminate, wood, paint, 29 x 42 x 22 in. (73.7 x 106.7 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 86.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.18_bw.jpg)
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