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Drawing, Design for Desk

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and Donald Deskey. It is dated October 30, 1931 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

33.2 x 37.1 cm (13 1/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Later stamp in black ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/501 MADISON AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY Large stamp in black ink at lower right: DONALD D[trimmed]/145 WEST 57T [trimmed]/NEW YOR[trimmed]

It is inscribed

Inscribed dimensions, instructions, materials Inscribed in graphite at lower left: II Inscribed in red colored pencil at lwer right: P Inscribed in black ink and (graphite) in stamp at lower right: STOCK(1636)/MATERIALS(SATIN. FINISH/ALUMINUM.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Desk; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 33.2 x 37.1 cm (13 1/16 x 14 5/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-701

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