See more objects with the color dimgrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • Work on this object began.


  • Work on this object ended.


  • We acquired this object.





  • You found it!

Object ID #18705521

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 Day series in a post titled A Deskey Table.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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

Object ID #18705521; 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.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Object ID #18705521 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=20 October 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>