Marcel Breuer (American, born Hungary, 1902–1981). <em>Desk</em>, 1938. Birch plywood and solid wood, 29 1/16 x 50 x 24 5/8 in. (73.8 x 127 x 62.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Bryn Mawr College, 83.1.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.1.2_bw.jpg)


Artist:Marcel Breuer

Medium: Birch plywood and solid wood

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Dimensions: 29 1/16 x 50 x 24 5/8 in. (73.8 x 127 x 62.5 cm)


Accession Number: 83.1.2

Image: 83.1.2_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Desk (one of four pieces of dormitory furniture), birch plywood and solid wood. Desk is composed of simple rounded-edged rectangular top supported on the proper left by a flat-bottomed U-shaped leg; in the middle by two braces stretching under the width of the top; and on the proper right by rectangular drawer unit, the full depth of the top. The drawer unit has a recessed base below, then one large and three small drawers above, all with handles (recessed) cut into the middle of each drawer unit. Condition: Fair, generally worn. Numerous scratches and stains to the top. Wear to finish on most edges with 1 3/4 inch chip to front proper right leg. Grain raised along inside of leg. Greatest wear to front of all four drawers; surfaces are heavily worn and brushed, with scratches, stains and discolorations throughout.

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