Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Chrome-plated metal, painted wood
14 7/8 x 8 3/4 x 11 in. (37.8 x 22.2 x 27.9 cm)
Diameter of shade: 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Paul F. Walter
Electric table lamp with painted-black wooden base and chrome metal spine and lampshade. Base is solid rectangular block that rises to about 1 inch at front, then swoops upward in a concave curve to almost 4 inches at back; electric cord protrudes from center of back of base. Supported by and attached to base is two-inch wide rectangular strip of chrome metal bent into a C-shape which forms the spine. Suspended from underside of top of spine is a light socket and metal hemispherical lampshade, joined to spine by a short barrel and ball-and-socket joint (which allows the shade to be swiveled). Along back of spine, just above base is on/off switch.
(condition notes in condition section)
Donald Deskey (American, 1894-1989). Table Lamp, 1927-1931. Chrome-plated metal, painted wood, 14 7/8 x 8 3/4 x 11 in. (37.8 x 22.2 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.141.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.141.9_PS2.jpg)
overall, 1999.141.9_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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