Norman Bel Geddes

American Art Deco Enameled and Chromed Full Bed

1929 - 1939

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Description

Full-size bed designed by Norman Bel Geddes for the Simmons Furniture Company of Chicago.

  • Beige enameled steel with chrome-plated accents.
  • Black painted stripes on chromed decoration.
  • Matching headboard and footboard connect with simple iron rails which hold them together.
Provenance

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

Literature

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

Condition Report
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All four finals missing leaving exposed screws.

Losses to enameled metal throughout.

Scattered surface scratches, scuffing and small indentations.

Rusted rails.

Dulling and patina to chrome.

Loss and chips to black paint on chrome.

Stains and discoloration to metal and chrome throughout.

Bed is wobbly.

Dimensions
Height: 36.13 inches / 91.77 cm
Width: 53.13 inches / 134.95 cm
Depth: 77.5 inches / 196.85 cm
Materials
Enamel, Steel, Chrome Plate, Painted Metal, Iron
Period
Art Deco
Decorative Style
Modern Style
Country of Origin
United States
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