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1932

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1975

  • We acquired this object.

2022

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Drawing, Radio City Music Hall and Harold S. Anderson House: Chaise Longue and Chairs, August 25, 1932

This is a Drawing. It was manufactured by Valentine-Seaver Company and Company of Master Craftsmen and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Radio City Music Hall, Samuel L. "Roxy" Rothafel and Harold Spurrier Anderson. It is dated August 25, 1932 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, black ink, and red 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.

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY/[crossed out in graphite]145 WEST 57TH STREET/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite in stamp, lower right: 7036 [over erased notation]/F.S./ANDERSON, Olsson/Aug 25 -32, 4/15/33, 1, V&S CO/4/14 -33/BY OLSSON, 3/30/37, 1, MASTERCR./R.C. 194; inscribed in graphite, lower right corner: #194; lower right: NOTE!/ANDERSON JOB./TWO CHAIRS/ONE CHAIR WITH WALNUT SHOWWOOD/ONE CHAIR WITH WHITE SYCAMORE-SHOWWOOD; above perspective drawing of armchair: 9 [crossed out] like this/1 [in orange color pencil], [crossed out] 4 ivory lacq./5 blck "; below perspective drawing of chaise longue, crossed out: 1 like this ivory lacq; below perspective drawing of love seat, crossed out: 2 like this/1 black lacq.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Radio City Music Hall and Harold S. Anderson House: Chaise Longue and Chairs, August 25, 1932; Manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen (United States); USA; graphite, black ink, and red color pencil on tracing paper; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-780

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