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1937

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1975

  • We acquired this object.

2019

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Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Master Bedroom- Switch/Bellbox, September 13, 1937

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Harold Spurrier Anderson. It is dated September 13, 1937 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite 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.

  • Model 302 Telephone, ca. 1937
  • cast and enamel-coated metal, steel, printed paper, rubber-sheathed cord.
  • Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1994-73-2

Its dimensions are

H x W: 39.4 x 48.9 cm (15 1/2 x 19 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY/630 FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, center left: SWITCH BOX/ INSTALLATION OF SWITCH & BELL BOX/REMOVE BACK OF NIGHT CABINET/FASTEN SWITCH BOX TO REMOVABLE/PANEL "A" AND PLACE BELL BOX/AS SHOWN ON OUR DRAW. NO./8589 - REV; inscribed below drawing at left: PHONE FASTENED/TO SLIDE FROM UNDERNEATH; lower right under stamp: SENT TO ANDERSON 9/13/37

Cite this object as

Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Master Bedroom- Switch/Bellbox, September 13, 1937; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite and black ink on tracing paper; H x W: 39.4 x 48.9 cm (15 1/2 x 19 1/4 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-951

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