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Norman Bel Geddes

American Art Deco Aluminum and Enameled Vanity Mirror

Circa 1932


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Art Deco vanity mirror designed by Norman Bel Geddes for the Simmons Furniture Company of Chicago.

  • Beige enameled steel and aluminum base.
  • New beveled mirror in keeping with original design.


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.

Richard Guy Wilson, Dianne H. Pilgrim and Dickran Tashjian, The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941, New York, 1986, p. 313.

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

Kristina Wilson, Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design During the Great Depression, New Haven, 2004, p. 126.

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

Condition Report

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Mirror has been replaced.

Small scratches, nicks and chips to base causing loss to enamel.

Stains to base.

Tape reside to mirror.

Dulling and patina to aluminum.


Height: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
Width: 27.5 inches / 69.85 cm
Depth: 6.5 inches / 16.51 cm


Enamel, Steel, Aluminum, Mirror


Art Deco

Decorative Style

Modern Style

Country of Origin

United States

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