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Drawing, Design for Portable Chaise Longue, ca. 1936

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and manufactured by Metallon and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1936 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): 29.2 × 35.8 cm (11 1/2 × 14 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: Metalon / 3; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 6353 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Portable Chaise Longue, ca. 1936; Design Director: Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; (irregular): 29.2 × 35.8 cm (11 1/2 × 14 1/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1896

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