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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Drawer Pull

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Valentine-Seaver Company and made for Kroehler Manufacturing Co.. It is dated 1929–1934 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

29 x 35.7 cm (11 7/16 x 14 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY; in red ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in orange color pencil, upper right margin: V. & S. - D - 2; in graphite, lower right: 6107 [encircled]; in graphite, lower right: "A" + "B"; in graphite: object dimensions, materials, instructions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Drawer Pull; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper ; 29 x 35.7 cm (11 7/16 x 14 1/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-131

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