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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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Drawing, Design for a Single Bed: Macassar Ebony and White Lacquer, 1929–1934

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, red 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

35.6 x 39.1 cm (14 x 15 3/8 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 graphite, center left: MAC. EBONY; at center: WHITE LAC.(with arrow pointing to headboard, lower left; on lower left drawing: WHITE LAC; lower right: SCALE: 1"= 1' -0" (underlined); #/7521 (encircled); dimensions on upper left and lower drawings; in red color pencil, lower right: P

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Single Bed: Macassar Ebony and White Lacquer, 1929–1934; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; 35.6 x 39.1 cm (14 x 15 3/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-45

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