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Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections

Norman Bel Geddes, Four-Piece Bedroom Suite

Lot Closed

October 7, 05:39 PM GMT


2,500 - 3,500 USD

Lot Details


Norman Bel Geddes

Four-Piece Bedroom Suite

circa 1929

comprising a bed, chest of drawers, wall mirror and table mirror

manufactured by Simmons Furniture Company, Chicago

enameled steel, chrome-plated metal, brass, mirrored glass

table mirror numbered o-33 23015 with manufacturer's label

bed: 36 x 53 1/4 x 74 1/2 in. (91.4 x 135.2 x 189.2 cm)

Gifted anonymously to the Brooklyn Museum in memory of Benjamin Linder, 1987

Martin Greif, Depression Modern: The Thirties Style in America, New York, 1976, p. 159

Karen Davies, At Home in Manhattan: Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1983, p. 112 (for the table mirror)

Richard Guy Wilson, Dianne H. Pilgrim and Dickran Tashjian, The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941, New York, 1986, p. 313 (for the table mirror and related vanity)

J. Stewart Johnson, American Modern 1925-1940: Design for a New Age, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2000, p. 141 (for the table mirror)

Kristina Wilson, Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design During the Great Depression, New Haven, 2004, p. 126 (for the table mirror and related vanity)

Jane Adlin, "Vanities: Art of the Dressing Table," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin no. 71, Fall 2013, p. 45, no. 59 (for the table mirror)