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Drawing, Vanity and Mirror

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and Donald Deskey and manufactured by K. and Kroehler Manufacturing Co. and drafted by K.. It is dated September 30, 1933 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite 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

32.3 x 36.8 cm (12 11/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink at lower left: DONALD DESKEY/ 145 WEST 57TH STREET/ NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at upper margin, right: BED A1; lower left in graphite: K-9/30/33; lower right margin in graphite: SCALE 1"-1'0", 7529 [circled]; lower right margin in red color pencil: P; lower right in graphite: OUT; dimensions in graphite throughout.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Vanity and Mirror; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 32.3 x 36.8 cm (12 11/16 x 14 1/2 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1201

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