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Drawing, Design for Bed, 1933

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by Kroehler Manufacturing Co. and drafted by K. and made for (as the client) Valentine-Seaver Company. It is dated 1933 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

29.8 x 37 cm (11 3/4 x 14 9/16 in.) Loss, left margin

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY; in red ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil, upper right: V. & S.-2 / B; in graphite, lower left: [torn] K. / [...] 30/33; in blue color pencil, lower right: [check mark]; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"– 1'-0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 7190 [encircled]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Bed, 1933; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 29.8 x 37 cm (11 3/4 x 14 9/16 in.) Loss, left margin; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-30

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