Object Timeline

1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2018

2021

  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for Bookshelf with Cabinet

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and manufactured by Widdicomb Furniture Company and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1929–1934 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

27.2 × 37.8 cm (10 11/16 × 14 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY [partial]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil, center: OK.; in graphite, lower left: WOOD COMB / SWIRL MAHOGANY & LACQUER / POL. CHROM. PULL; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: WiDDiCOMB; in graphite, lower right: 7803 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Bookshelf with Cabinet; Design Director: Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 27.2 × 37.8 cm (10 11/16 × 14 7/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1734

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18625019/ |title=Drawing, Design for Bookshelf with Cabinet |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=25 October 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>