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Steelite #5, Lamp

Decorative Arts and Design

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)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Lisl Steiner Monchek
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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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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