Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989). <em>Table Lamp</em>, 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)

Table Lamp

Artist:Donald DeskeyDeskey-Vollmer, Inc.

Medium: Chrome-plated metal, painted wood

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Dimensions: 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)


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


Accession Number: 1999.141.9

Image: 1999.141.9_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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)

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