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1934

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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Drawing, Design for Bookcase with Drawers

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1934–1935 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 × 36.4 cm (10 5/8 × 14 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 501 MADISON AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: 8; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 8065 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Bookcase with Drawers; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 27 × 36.4 cm (10 5/8 × 14 5/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1736

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