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1931

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1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

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Drawing, Tables: Set of Three Nesting

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and Donald Deskey and manufactured by Deskey-Vollmer and drafted by R. S.. It is dated October 2, 1931 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper; yellow crayon on verso. 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

33.9 x 39 cm (13 3/8 x 15 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Designer's largest stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY/ 145 WEST 57TSTREET/ NEW YORK CITY; see inscription

It is inscribed

Inscribed on drawing beneath drawings: FRONT; SIDE; in upper right quadrant: 1" sq. tube; inside section drawing 3 holes /1 1/2 " o.c./F.S.D.; in red color pencil, lower right: #6205 (encircled)/P; in graphite, in designer's stamp: 102313 [crossed out in red pencil]; 1 1/2" = 1'-0; 1629 / BRUSHED ALUMIN'S; draftsman: R.S. / approved by: D.D. / OCT. 2/31. Inscribed in graphite, upper left (erased): (BRUSHED ALUMINUM)/Table #1629; at lower right: DONALD DESKEY [erased]; Inscribed dimensions, instructions, materials on left and center drawings.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Tables: Set of Three Nesting; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite on tracing paper; yellow crayon on verso; 33.9 x 39 cm (13 3/8 x 15 3/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1420

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