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Drawing, Design for Coffee Table, Helena Rubinstein Apartment, 625 Park Avenue, New York, NY, ca. 1934

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and Donald Deskey Associates and manufactured by Metallon and made for (as the client) Helena Rubinstein. It is dated ca. 1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite and green 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

34.1 x 36.9 cm (13 7/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink at lower left: DONALD DESKEY/ 501 MADISON AVENUE/ NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite in lower right corner: SCALE 1 1/2" - 1'0"/P [in red color pencil]/6188 [circled]; inscribed in graphite at lower margin, right: METALLON; inscribed with dimensions, instructions, and materials.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Coffee Table, Helena Rubinstein Apartment, 625 Park Avenue, New York, NY, ca. 1934; Manufactured by Metallon ; USA; graphite and green color pencil on tracing paper; 34.1 x 36.9 cm (13 7/16 x 14 1/2 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1183

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