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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for Bookcase with Cabinets

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

28.1 × 37.7 cm (11 1/16 × 14 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: WOOD COMB. / SWIRL MAHOGANY & LACQUER / PULL SWIL MAH.; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"–1'–0"; in graphite, lower rihgt: WiDDiCOMB; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 7804 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, views

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Bookcase with Cabinets; Design Director: Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 28.1 × 37.7 cm (11 1/16 × 14 13/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1735

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