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1933

  • Work on this object began.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

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Drawing, Table with Slide for Cup-and-Saucer and Ashtray

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by BL-S-W and Widdicomb Furniture Company. It is dated September 1, 1933 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, brown, orange 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.

Its dimensions are

29.5 x 37.2 cm (11 5/8 x 14 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY/ 145 WEST 57TH STREET/ NEW YORK CITY; stamp in red ink, lower right corner: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH STREET/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, beside upper left drawing: slide for cup/& ashtray; lower right margin: SCALE 1" =1'- 0"; #/7117; lower left margin: BL - S - W./ 9/1/33; upper margin, right: W; lower left, 6; inscribed dimensions, instructions; in red color pencil, lower right: P

Cite this object as

Drawing, Table with Slide for Cup-and-Saucer and Ashtray; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, brown, orange color pencil on tracing paper; 29.5 x 37.2 cm (11 5/8 x 14 5/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1056

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