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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1943

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Expanding Liquor Cabinet

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by Widdicomb Furniture Company. It is dated ca. 1936 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

28.7 × 32.4 cm (11 5/16 × 12 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Later stamp in black ink, upper center [vertical]: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil, upper right: W.; in graphite, upper left: FRONT WHEN OPEN - SCALE 1/2"=1'-0"; in graphite, center left: WHEN OPEN 72" LONG; in graphite, starting lower left: FRONT | SIDE VIEW / CLOSED | SIDE V IEW / OPEN; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–[CUT OFF]; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 7325 [circled, cropped]; in graphite: dimensions, views, components

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Expanding Liquor Cabinet; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); graphite on tracing paper; 28.7 × 32.4 cm (11 5/16 × 12 3/4 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1966

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