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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Lighting ➔ Lampshade

Identifier:
130728
Description:
This lampshade is eight-sided with brown and black fabric and fringe. This lampshade is currently being paired with the Heyda floor lamp (1985.13.3) for display purposes.
Materials:
Walnut
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift of Mrs. Elvira Bivins
Exhibits/Programs
Furniture City (1994 – 2013)
Furniture City was one of the signature core exhibits installed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum's new Van Andel Museum Center when it opened in 1994.  At approximately 10,000 square feet, the exhibit occupied a significant portion of the museum's second floor and contained hundreds of pieces of Grand Rapids Furniture.  The exhibition was accompanied by the authoritative book on the subject, "Grand Rapids Furniture", by GRPM curator Christian Carron.  The Furniture City exhibit told a comprehensive story of the Furniture Industry in Grand Rapids, from its origins in the years after the Civil War, up to the present day with office and fixed seating manufacturers like Steelcase and American Seating.  The exhibition was significantly reduced in size in 2013 to make room for a new gallery, and was finally closed in 2019.

Furniture Highlights (October 1 2014)
Highlights from the Grand Rapids Public Museum's collection of over 2,000 pieces of furniture.
Maker/Donor
Mrs. Elvira Bivins
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