Object Timeline

1930

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2018

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Chair, Two Versions and A

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and Donald Deskey and manufactured by Valentine-Seaver Company. It is dated 1930–1935 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

36.2 × 31 cm (14 1/4 × 12 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower left of upper left image: V. & S. DiNiNG ROOM/ G.-H. - WALNUT & BROWN Inscribed in red color pencil at lower right of upper left image: P Inscribed in graphite at lower left of upper right image: V. & S. DiNiNG ROOM/ G.-H. - WALNUT & BROWN Inscribed in red color pencil at lower right of upper right image: P Inscribed in graphite at lower left of lower left image: V. & S. DiNiNG ROOM/ 7268 Inscribed in red color pencil at lower right of lower left image: P Inscribed in graphite at lower left of lower right image: V. & S. DiNiNG ROOM/ 7268 Inscribed in graphite at upper left of lower right image: 1(circled) RUNGs- WALNUT/ REST - BLACK LAC. - GUM/ 2(circled) RUNGS - WHITE SYCOMORE/ REST - RED LAC. - MAPLE Inscribed in red color pencil at lower right of lower right image: P

Cite this object as

Drawing, Chair, Two Versions and A; Manufactured by Valentine-Seaver Company ; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 36.2 × 31 cm (14 1/4 × 12 3/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-583

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18626641/ |title=Drawing, Chair, Two Versions and A |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=16 August 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>