Requires Photography

Deaccessioned December 19, 2013

Desk Lamp

about 1950
Manufacturer Apollo Electric Company (American)


Object Place: Chicago, Illinois

Dimensions

Overall: 56.5 x 26.7 cm (22 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1985.377

Medium or Technique

Chrome, cast iron

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Lighting devices

Table lamp consisting of a round chrome shade attached to a chrome C-shaped arm with a ball-joint that permits the shade to tilt and rotate. The arm sits upon a round chrome base.

Markings

Red metal label on front of base: "Apollo / APOLLO ELECTRIC CO. / CHICAGO"
On post: "PAT. NOS. 2.262.585 / 2.242.303"
On cast iron base: ""APOLLO ELECTRIC CO./ CHICAGO" ; "355" ; "PATS. D 139354- D139955"

Provenance

1985, gift of John Axelrod to the MFA (Accession date: June 26, 1985); December 19, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA.

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection