Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1925

GUSN

GUSN-56182

Description

Large double desk. Left side has four drawers to the left of the kneehole and a full height folio cupboard to the right. Small black painted shelf extends above desk at left end. The right side has four drawers to the left of the kneehole and three open shelves to the right. Drawers alternate color between black and maple. Three drawers have cylindrical black painted drawer pulls. The second drawer from the top has an escutcheon hole. The folio cupboard and open shelves are painted black. According to Ise Gropius the desk used to have an upper section of cabinets with sliding doors [1984.135.2] when it was used at their house in Dessau. The cabinets were taken off when the desk was installed in the Lincoln house so that they would not obscure the window in the study.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
maple (wood)
butternut (wood)
Modern (styles and periods)
veneer
Desk

Associated Building

Original To Bauhausmeister's Apartment,

Additional Identification Number

1984.135A

Related Items

Title Electric Lamp Accession Number 1984.136.1
Title Electric Lamp Accession Number 1984.136.2
Title Letter Organizer Accession Number 1984.135.3

Maker

Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 (Designer)
Bauhaus Furniture Workshop (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Germany; Dessau, Germany

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

28 5/8 x 116 1/8 x 28 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.135.1