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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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  • You found it!

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 Kroehler Manufacturing Co.. It is dated 1929–1934 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, blue and black color pencil 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

29.3 x 37.3 cm (11 9/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil, upper right margin: V. & S. - 1-B; in graphite, lower left: MATERIAL: ALUMINUM BALL & OXIDIZED METAL / OR TRANSPARENT PLASTIC BALL & CHROME [this line crossed out]; in blue color pencil, lower right: [check mark]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Drawer Pull; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, blue and black color pencil on tracing paper; 29.3 x 37.3 cm (11 9/16 x 14 11/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-137

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