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What is this?

Lamp composed of geometric elements: horizontally mounted cylindrical bulb cover on rod as adjustable arm with chromed metal ball counterweights at back; low circular base; bakelite electrical fittings.

This is a piano lamp from Netherlands. It is dated 1928 and we acquired it in 1994. Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Funds.

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Its medium is

metal, chrome-plated metal, bakelite

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 11.5 x 29 x 20 cm (4 1/2 x 11 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

This object was manufactured by W.H. Gispen and designed by J.J.Pieter Oud

This object was fund: Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund and Smithsonian Institution CAP Funds--do not use and purchased from GALERIE FRANS LEIDELMEIJER and catalogued by Cynthia Trope

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