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Drawing, Design for Bed, ca. 1937

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1937 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

35.5 x 37.2 cm (14 x 14 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in blue ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 630 FIFTH AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: WOOD / HEADBOARD - SYCAMORE / BASE - PALDAO / QUANTITY / 30 BEDS; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"–1'-0"; in graphite, lower right: 8484 [circled; in graphite: dimensions, materials

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Bed, ca. 1937; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; 35.5 x 37.2 cm (14 x 14 5/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-73

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