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Drawing, Design for Radio and Phonograph Cabinet, ca. 1934

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and manufactured by Beaux Arts Lighting Co., Inc. and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, red color pencil 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

28.4 × 36.3 cm (11 3/16 × 14 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Later stamp in black ink, upper right: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: QUANTITY- 1 RADIO CABINET- STRAIGHT GRAINED OAK & OAK BURL CAB / BRUSHED CHROME TUBE PULL / [BEAUX ARTS FOR REFLECTOR DETAIL & PRICE BY US.] / [RADIO-INSTRUMENT TO BE DECIDED LATER BY US.]; in graphite, lower right: 8193 / 66" LONG [circled]; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1 1/2"=1'–0"; in graphite: dimensions, views, materials

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Radio and Phonograph Cabinet, ca. 1934; Design Director: Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; 28.4 × 36.3 cm (11 3/16 × 14 5/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1738

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