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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

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  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Desk, 1929–1934

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

  • Desk (USA), ca. 1933
  • lacquered wood, painted canvas, chromed metal.
  • Gift of Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz.
  • 2006-24-1

Its dimensions are

29.7 x 36.7 cm (11 11/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed dimensions Inscribed in red colored pencil at lower right: P

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Desk, 1929–1934; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; 29.7 x 36.7 cm (11 11/16 x 14 7/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-704

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