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1934

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1935

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  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers, Helena Rubinstein Apartment, 625 Park Avenue, New York, NY

This is a drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, Inc. and made for (as the client) Helena Rubinstein. 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

38.4 x 42.9 cm (15 1/8 x 16 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY; later stamps in black ink at center left and lower center: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: 9; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: # / 7401 [circled]; in graphite, lower right: RUBIN

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers, Helena Rubinstein Apartment, 625 Park Avenue, New York, NY; Design Director: Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); Manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, Inc. (United States); Client: Helena Rubinstein (American, b. Poland, 1872 - 1965); USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper ; 38.4 x 42.9 cm (15 1/8 x 16 7/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1794

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