Drawing, Design for Television Cabinet
This is a drawing. It was from the office of Henry Dreyfuss and manufactured by RCA Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. It is dated June 17, 1953 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is pastel on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This is one of a group of drawings proposed for acquisition that document work by the Dreyfuss firm during the postwar years, for clients including Royal Typewriter (1944–45), New York Central Railroad (mid-1940s), RCA (1946–55), National Supply Co. (1949–58), and Cities Service (1951–62).
A number of the finished drawings correspond to prototypes or other documentation held in Cooper-Hewitt’s Dreyfuss archives, including those for RCA radio/phonograph and television consoles, and two beautiful drawings for Bell Telephone Laboratories of public phone booths.
It is credited
Gift of John Bruce.
Its dimensions are
Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.) Sheet: 90.2 x 109 cm (35 1/2 x 42 7/8 in.)
It is signed
Signed in brown pastel, lower left: Mut / 6-17-53 / 3[circled]
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for Television Cabinet; Office of Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; pastel on tracing paper; Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.) Sheet: 90.2 x 109 cm (35 1/2 x 42 7/8 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-23