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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for Open Glass Shelving: Specs

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and Donald Deskey Associates. It is dated 1929–1934 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

33.2 x 36.5 cm (13 1/16 x 14 3/8 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: 8; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"=1'-0"; in graphite, lower right: 7677 / SPEC [circled]; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite: dimensions, materials, instructions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Open Glass Shelving: Specs; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 33.2 x 36.5 cm (13 1/16 x 14 3/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-873

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