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Crane 1937 Neuvogue sink by Henry Dreyfuss: The holy grail of pedestal sinks

My friends at DEA Bathroom Machineries aka deabath.com, longtime advertisers of the blog, let me know about this very rare find: A 1937 Crane Neuvogue pedestal sink. Correction: It’s not a “find” in the true sense — these bathroom Indiana Joneses hunted for three years to collect all the parts to make one sink. And then there was more fussing.

I think that… Brad Pitt or Barbra Streisand needs to buy this sink, they’re both big into design. In fact, Brad — may I call you Brad? — why don’t you contact me personally, and I’ll put you in direct touch with the folks at deabath. Heck, I’ll meet you there to look it over, and we can help you design a bathroom to go with. 

From the deabath.com website:

1937 Crane Neuvogue Pedestal Sink
This sink is the Holy Grail of pedestal sinks.  Designed by Henry Dreyfuss, this sink represents the pinnacle of Art Deco sink design.  Rarer than Hen’s teeth, it took us three years to come up with all the parts, and then we had to come up with a conversion kit to replace the original cartridges with something that actually works. This sink is the C-200 version, and it is 27 1/4” wide by 22” front to back, and stands 31” tall.  There are a few scuffs on the top of the waterfall spout, and a couple on the front lip.  There was a chip on the bottom right corner of the pedestal, it’s been repaired.   
Price: $8,995
Truck freight only!  Call for quote.

The DEA Bathroom Machineries team: From left to right, John V., Dave, Ray, Kristine, Patty, Tom, Kathy, Helmut, and John H. Missing from the photo is shop Artiste, Rob…

I really appreciate how deabath hustled to make this sink happen. Their quest indicates a real love of the vintage, just like the rest of us have. I love that aspect of “mission” in the businesses I often get to work with. xoxo

Seems to me this sink belongs in a museum.

  1. Lesley says:

    I’m so glad DEA bath now has the replacement fittings for this. I have one of these in white sitting in my basement (without the pedestal). It is amazingly beautiful!! I had originally planned to install it, but ended up finding a Crane Drexel off of Craigslist and a second one from Deabath – the Drexel’s were more appropriate for our Colorado Arapahaoe Acres 1955 home.

    One of these days, I need to take pics of my Crane Neuvogue and find a lovely home for it.

  2. TraceyC says:

    OH MY GOSH! Me love Art Deco ADORABLE sink! I can’t afford to buy it so maybe I could “foster” it until it finds a forever home:).
    Not for Brad….he is too fickle…he would not love it forever:(

    1. John V. says:

      Sure was! The tub was actually fairly common looking, but the toilet was extremely unique and modern looking even by today’s standards. Unfortunately, they required specific parts only made by Crane, and we haven’t seen anything more than a photo in years.

  3. The Atomic Fox says:

    Wow, that’s some neat Art Deco design right there! That sink can’t be common, I wouldn’t think.

  4. Karin says:

    Wouldn’t this sink be great to wake up to? I know Barbra S. loves art deco. It’s an exquisite example of the beauty of machine age modern style. It probably should be in a museum, but I would love to see it in a bathroom worthy of its beauty. Thanks for the post, I never knew looking at a sink could make my day. Thanks for the post.

  5. Bobbie says:

    It’s really something! If you need any help when meeting with Brad or Barbra, let me know. Meeting either of them would be exciting – as exciting as seeing this sink in a perfectly designed bathroom. Would look amazing with an intricate black/white mosaic pattern on the floor and a vintage deco mirror/medicine cabinet flocked by symmetrical vertical lighting on either side of the cabinet. Sadly, many people would just toss this out if it was in their newly-purchased home and replaced with a big box store vanity. YIKES!

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