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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 Chest of Drawers

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and Donald Deskey and manufactured by 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

30 x 37.5 cm (11 13/16 x 14 3/4 in.) Loss, UR margin

It has the following markings

Stamps: Small black stamp in black ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH STREET/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower left: NOTE:/COMB. #1-ZEBRA WOOD WITH CREAM LACQUER/COMB. #2.-CALIFORNIA REDWOOD BURR WITH BLACK LACQUER Inscribed in graphite in upper right: W.-B-53 Inscribed in graphite circled in lower left: 2 Inscribed in red colored pencil at lower right: P-#797

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers; Manufactured by Widdicomb Furniture Company ; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 30 x 37.5 cm (11 13/16 x 14 3/4 in.) Loss, UR margin; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-685

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