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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Armchair, Upholstered

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1929–1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, orange 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

30.4 x 55.2 cm (11 15/16 x 21 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Large stamp in black ink at upper center: [torn]/145[torn]/New York City

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower center to lower right: NOTE. UPHOLSTERY WORKIN GENERAL LOOKS TO(sic.) CARELESSLY DONE/MUST BE WELL TAILORED AND FINELY FINISHED./WELT EDGES ARE TO(sic.) HEAVY. Inscribed dimensions, instructions Inscribed in red color pencil at lower center: P

Cite this object as

Drawing, Armchair, Upholstered; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, orange color pencil on tracing paper; 30.4 x 55.2 cm (11 15/16 x 21 3/4 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-218

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