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Drawing, Design for Radio Cabinet with Book Shelf

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1940 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

23.7 × 31.8 cm (9 5/16 × 12 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in blue ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 630 FIFTH AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY [cut off]; later stamp in black ink, center: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: WOOD / PALDAO BASE / REST SYCAMORE / QUANTITY / TWO; in graphite, lower margin: RADIO - SIDE | FRONT | BOOK SIDE; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in graphite: dimensions, components

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Radio Cabinet with Book Shelf; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 23.7 × 31.8 cm (9 5/16 × 12 1/2 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1755

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