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Object Timeline

1937

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Chair, February 19, 1937

This is a Drawing. It was manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Harold Spurrier Anderson. It is dated February 19, 1937 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/630 FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite in stamp, lower right: 8560/F.S./ANDERSON, OLSSON/DILLMANN/D./2/19/37, 3/3/37, 1, MASTERCRAFTSMAN; inscribed in graphite, left of stamp: MAKE 12 LIKE THIS/STRAIGHT GRAIN SOLID WOOD TO MATCH/MACASSAR WHEN FINISHED/NOTE! MAKE ONE MODEL CHAIR FOR APPROVAL/BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH BALANCE OF CHAIRS; dimensions, materials, instructions in graphite

Cite this object as

Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Chair, February 19, 1937; Manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen (United States); USA; graphite, black ink, and red color pencil on tracing paper; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-967

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