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1937

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1975

  • We acquired this object.

2022

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Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Glass Top Desk with Lighting Fixture, February 26, 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 26, 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: 8555/F.S./ANDERSON, OLSSON/P.S./D./2/26/37, 3/3/37, 1, MASTERCR.; inscribed in graphite, lower right: 1 DESK 50" LONG OVERALL 24" WIDE 29" HIGH/WHITE SYCAMORE & POLLARD OAK BURL/NATURAL FUR LAMB MAT FASTENED BY SNAPPERS OR ZIP/INTERIORS: SYCAMORE WHITE/FINISH ALL AROUND/TOP 1/2" TUFLEX GLASS - POL. EDGES 49 1/2" LONG 24" WIDE/TURNABLE LAMP WITH ADJUSTABLE SHIELD - POL CHROM BY OTHERS/POL.CHROM PULLS 7/8" DIA - 5" LONG/TWO DRAWERS AND/ONE BLIND DRAWER WITH REMOVABLE FRONT INSIDE BELL AND SWITCH/SWITCHBOX OPENING ON TOP TO HAVE EXTRA COVER VENEER GRAIN SAME AS REST OF TOP/WIRE OUTLET ON LEFT SIDE/PROVIDE STOPPERS FOR DRAWERS/USE DOMES OF SILENCE/NOTE!/DESK WILL BE SHIPPED WITH GLASS & LAMP UNASSEMBLED TO AVOID BREAKAGE/PROVIDE SCREWS & PLUGS FOR SAME AS SHOWN; dimensions, materials, instructions in graphite

Cite this object as

Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Glass Top Desk with Lighting Fixture, February 26, 1937; Manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen (United States); USA; graphite, black ink, and red color pencil on tracing paper; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-975

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