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End Table (USA), ca. 1933–35

This is a End table. It was designed by Donald Deskey and manufactured by Metallon. It is dated ca. 1933–35 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is bent chromed metal, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Deskey, an industrial design pioneer and furniture designer, was largely inspired by European modernist styles such as Art Deco and the Bauhaus. From this inspiration, Deskey developed an American modernism of affordable and distinctive furniture and interiors, including the first domestic line of chrome-plated metal furniture. This end table made use of chrome-plating and was designed as part of the Richard H. Mandel House in Bedford Hills, New York, done entirely in the modernist International Style.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Deskey Table.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 46.5 x 46.4 x 58 cm (18 5/16 x 18 1/4 x 22 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

End Table (USA), ca. 1933–35; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); bent chromed metal, glass; H x W x D: 46.5 x 46.4 x 58 cm (18 5/16 x 18 1/4 x 22 13/16 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2006-4-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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