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Drawing, Design for Mechanical Furniture: Desk, ca. 1805

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1805 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is graphite, pen and ink, brush and watercolor on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

  • Drawing, Inkstand
  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on off-white laid paper.
  • 1938-88-8189

Its dimensions are

35.3 x 28.4 cm (13 7/8 x 11 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: C&I Honig (Heawood 1854)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Mechanical Furniture: Desk, ca. 1805; Germany; graphite, pen and ink, brush and watercolor on paper; 35.3 x 28.4 cm (13 7/8 x 11 3/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-488

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