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1930

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Bed

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Widdicomb Furniture Company. It is dated 1930–1934 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

29.3 x 37.3 cm (11 9/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil, upper right margin: W.-B-1; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"–1'-0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 7225 [encircled]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Bed; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 29.3 x 37.3 cm (11 9/16 x 14 11/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-33

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