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Drawing, Design for Desk with Drop Leaves and Built-In Compartments, ca. 1936

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1936 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, 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

25 × 33.8 cm (9 13/16 × 13 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Later stamp in black ink at center right, parallel to margin: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in graphite, lower right: P; in graphite: dimensions, view, components [including: PHONE BOX, OUTLET FOR LIGHT, ASHES & CIGARETTES, BUZZER, CIGAR LIGHTER, METAL LINED DRAWER FOR WASTE PAPER, and DROP END)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Desk with Drop Leaves and Built-In Compartments, ca. 1936; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, color pencil on tracing paper; 25 × 33.8 cm (9 13/16 × 13 5/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1780

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