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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 Valentine-Seaver Company. It is dated October 17, 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

32.9 x 37.3 cm (12 15/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower left: V. & S. 10/17/33; inscribed in graphite and erased at upper margin, center: Mahogany & White Maple; lower right in graphite: SCALE1"=1'0"/7673 [circled]/& Mirror, [check mark}; dimensions, instructions, materials in graphite throughout.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Vanity and Mirror; Manufactured by Valentine-Seaver Company ; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 32.9 x 37.3 cm (12 15/16 x 14 11/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1299

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