Henry Dreyfuss designed Crane "Neuvogue" bathroom fixtures. 1936
Henry Dreyfuss was a noted industrial designer of the 1930s and 40s. He was born in New York City in 1904, and died in Pasadena CA in 1972. His design work could be found in objects as varied as farm implements and tractors to telephones, airliner interiors, to Hoover vacuum cleaners and Polaroid cameras. For those of us interested in bathroom fixtures, his most notable design work is found in the Crane Mfg Co line of upscale bathroom fixtures, "Neuvogue". The Neuvogue fixtures display the streamline look of the late 1930s. The rectangular sink top was perched on a china pedestal, or a sleek tubular chrome plated stand. "Neuvogue" sinks featured a wide waterfall shaped integral china spout set on top of the flat sink top, with ovoid lever handles mounted on the sides of the spout. The basin was a distinctive half round shape. The "Neuvogue" toilet was an oblong basin that sloped down in the back to create a bit of a squat position for the user, and was set on a square base. The tank formed a stark continuous and tall vertical shape from the floor and appeared to be all one piece with the base. The bath tub is a lightly curved diagonal in a square overall shape with an integral seat. There has never been another sink, bathtub or toilet design quite like that of the "Neuvogue".
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Crane Neuvogue Fixtures
The Crane Neuvogue pedestal sink. Stunning!
The Neuvogue "waterfall" spout, with "Futura" handes. Outrageous!
the Neuvogue Streamline Moderne pedestal. Wow!
Crane Neuvogue toilet. One of a kind!
Crane Neuvogue posture shaped saddle seat. Always looking to buy fixtures like these.
Profile view, Streamline Moderne design, Neuvogue toilet.
A medicine cabinet unlike anything you have ever heard of. Note: the whole ensemble is SOLD.
Box is 20" x 25" and wing mirrors make the unit 44" wide. Center mirror 29" tall. All gold etched glass in excellent condition with slight silver flaws near bottom of left mirror. Solid cast bronze gargoyle sconces on wing mirrors.
Every part of this ensemble is to die for. Will also include an ovoid brass porthole type hanging lamp that came from same bathroom. This set will be the showpiece of your ca1930 house restoration. ALL SOLD.
Nothing fancy, but a good workable c1935 toilet set by Kohler. The model is Sibley. There is an age crack on the floor base at the back, that does not affect function. Price for set, tank/lid/bowl, and 90 degree elbow flush pipe: $350
Tank is in good shape, and is typical large size (non-water saving) Price for tank/lid/bowl SOLD