Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). <em>Desk</em>, 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_transp6317.jpg)


Artist:Gilbert RohdeTroy Sunshade Company

Medium: Chromed tubular steel, plastic laminate, wood, paint

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Dates:ca. 1934

Dimensions: 29 x 42 x 22 in. (73.7 x 106.7 x 55.9 cm)


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


Accession Number: 86.18

Image: 86.18_transp6317.jpg,

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.

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