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Drawing, Design for Sofabed, ca. 1934

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 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

33.9 x 41 cm (13 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.) Creased, side edges

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 501 MADISON AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1 1/2"–1'-0"; in graphite, lower right: 8343 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Sofabed, ca. 1934; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; 33.9 x 41 cm (13 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.) Creased, side edges; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-72

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