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

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by BL-S-W. 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

35 × 37.2 cm (13 3/4 × 14 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 501 MADISON AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY; in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET [crossed out] / NEW YORK CITY later stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: BL.-S.W / 9/1/33; in graphite, lower left: 4 [circled]; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"=1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: # / 7446 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, view

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers, September 1, 1933; Design Director: Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; 35 × 37.2 cm (13 3/4 × 14 5/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1799

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