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1933

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1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Drawer Pull

This is a drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, Inc.. It is dated September 15, 1933 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, blue 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

29.3 x 37 cm (11 9/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: HANDLE FOR # 7418 CHEST; in graphite, lower left: 33 TO S.H.K.; in graphite, lower right: FULL SIZE; in graphit, lower right: 6125 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, materials, specs

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Drawer Pull; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); Client: Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, Inc. (United States); USA; graphite, blue color pencil on tracing paper; 29.3 x 37 cm (11 9/16 x 14 9/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-761

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