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Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers with Mirror, September 1, 1933

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated September 1, 1933 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

(irregular): 30.3 × 37.3 cm (11 15/16 × 14 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right over same stamp in red: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY; later stamp in black ink, upper right: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed dimensions in graphite on left. Inscribed in graphite: lower left hand corner, BL-S-W; lower right, Same mirror as/ dress[ing] Table but/ in scale with/ Dresser. OK; lower right hand corner [Deskey #] 7207. Iscribed in red color pencil, lower right hand corner, P Inscribed in graphite, lower left: BL-S-W / 9/1/33; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"=1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: # / 7207 [circled]; in graphite, lower right: Same mirror / as dress. Tabl but / in scale with / OK Drawer.; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers with Mirror, September 1, 1933; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; (irregular): 30.3 × 37.3 cm (11 15/16 × 14 11/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1786

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