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1934

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Drawing, Design for Dining Table, "Contemporary American Industrial Design" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

This is a drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, Inc. and from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is dated 1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, green, 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

30.5 x 39.4 cm (12 x 15 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 501 MADISON AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY [partially cut off]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in graphite, lower right: METROPOLITAN-MUSEUM / EXHIBITION-DINING-ROOM [underlined]; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: # / 6085 / spec. [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, dimensions, specs

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Dining Table, "Contemporary American Industrial Design" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Design Director: Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); Manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, Inc. (United States); Client: Metropolitan Museum of Art; USA; graphite, green, red color pencil on tracing paper; 30.5 x 39.4 cm (12 x 15 1/2 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1845

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