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Drawing, Design for Sideboard

This is a drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by Luce Furniture Company. It is dated 1929–1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite 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

33 × 37.1 cm (13 in. × 14 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY; later stamp in black ink, cupper left: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: LUCE #11 [crossed out in orange color pencil] / [in orange color pencil] #13; in graphite, lower left: DOOR FACES & ENDS IN CROTCH WALNUT / DRAWER FRONTS & TOPS IN STRAIGHT GRAIN WALNUT; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 7683 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, materials

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Sideboard; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); graphite on tracing paper; 33 × 37.1 cm (13 in. × 14 5/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1937

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