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1930

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Night Table

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and Donald Deskey and manufactured by Kroehler Manufacturing Co. and Valentine-Seaver Company. It is dated 1930–1934 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

29.6 x 37.3 cm (11 5/8 x 14 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Small stamp in black ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/ 145 WEST 57TH STREET/ NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil at lower left: K.#/1020 (circled in graphite) Inscribed in red color pencil at upper right: V. & S. -1-B Inscribed dimensions, instructions, materials Inscribed in graphite at lower right: (check) Inscribed in red color pencil at lower right: P

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Night Table; Manufactured by Kroehler Manufacturing Co. ; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 29.6 x 37.3 cm (11 5/8 x 14 11/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-136

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