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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. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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