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1931

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1975

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Drawing, Design for a Table Lamp Stem and Base in Aluminum

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by Deskey-Vollmer and drafted by R. S.. It is dated September 30, 1931 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, pen and black ink 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

39.1 x 50.4 cm (15 3/8 x 19 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Large stamp in black ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH STREET/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed dimensions, instructions, materials Inscribed in stamp: Stock 328 / Materials (crossed out)SATIN FINISH / (crossed out)BRONZE POL. / ALUMINUM Drawn by R.S. / Approved by D.D. / Date SEPT 30/31 / Revised 11/20/31 Drawing/930312 / Scale 1 1/2" = 1"0"/ Record of Prints, Date 1/12, No 1, Sent To GNPT. Inscribed with dimensions, instructions, materials throughout. Architect's stamp inscribed: 930312; 1 1/2"=1'0; 328 / SATIN (crossed out) FINISH / BRONZE (crossed out) POL. / ALUMINUM; R.S. / D. D. /SEPT 30/31 / 11/20/31; 1/12 1 GNPT. On drawing, inscribed dimensions, instructions, materials.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Table Lamp Stem and Base in Aluminum; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, pen and black ink on tracing paper; 39.1 x 50.4 cm (15 3/8 x 19 13/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-198

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