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1937

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2021

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Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Desk, March 1, 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 March 1, 1937 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, black ink, red and blue 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: 8557/F.S.D./ANDERSON, OLSSON/P.S./D./3.1.37, 3/13/37, 1, MASTERCR.; inscribed in graphite, left of stamp: ONE DESK 54 x 33" x 30" H/MACASSAR EBONY/FINISH ALL AROUND/INTERIOR IN WALNUT/PULLS POL. CHROM./LIGHT BY OTHERS/WIRE OUTLET/FOUR DRAWERS - PROVIDE STOPPERS./DRAWER ABOVE KNEEHOLE TO HAVE SLIDING PENCIL TRAY/ONE DOOR ADJ. SHELF BEHIND/PROVIDE EXTRA PANE FOR SWITCH BOX OPENING/GRAIN OF PANEL SAME AS TOP/USE DOMES OF SILENCE/VENEER ALL EXPOSED EDGES ALSO TOP EDGES OF DRAWER/AND DOOR EDGES; dimensions, materials, instructions in graphite

Cite this object as

Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Desk, March 1, 1937; Manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen (United States); USA; graphite, black ink, red and blue color pencil on tracing paper; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-971

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