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Drawing, Design for Low Bookcase

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and drafted by K. and K. and manufactured by Kroehler Manufacturing Co.. It is dated September 30, 1930 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

28.8 x 36.5 cm (11 5/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: NOTE! / BASE TO FIT IN OPEN TOP / WOOD COMB.#2 OF BEDROOM #7246 / ANDAMAN KOA & BLACK LACQUER; in graphite, lower left: K. 9/30/33; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"–1'-0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 7360 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, materials, components

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Low Bookcase; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper ; 28.8 x 36.5 cm (11 5/16 x 14 3/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-867

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