Robert Sonneman Associates, Inc.. <em>Desk Lamp</em>, ca. 1970. Chromium, enameled metal, plastic, 19 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (50.2 x 15.9 x 26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Bonniers, Incorporated, 74.192.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.192.2_bw.jpg)

Desk Lamp

Artist:Robert Sonneman Associates, Inc.Robert Sonneman

Medium: Chromium, enameled metal, plastic

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1970

Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (50.2 x 15.9 x 26 cm) 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 74.192.2

Image: 74.192.2_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Electric desk lamp of chromium and metal shade enameled orange. Flat, rectangular base lined on underside with black felt; tubular stem with gray plastic terminal at top rises straight up from top of base at back; stem passes through thicker tubular cross bracket. At one end of cross bracket is a black plastic knob to adjust position of shade (it slides up and down stem & swivels from side-to-side); other end passes through side of shade and forms socket for bulb. Shade is drum-shaped with solid, flat top and open on bottom, has row of rectangular vents cut into side around top edge; inside has domed, white enamel steel liner. White electric cord extends from bracket down stem through one half of black plastic figure "8" piece (other half attached to stem at bottom); cord has rocker switch and terminates in two-pronged plug. CONDITION: Minor scratches, otherwise excellent.

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