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1954

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1993

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Drawing, Interior with desk and chair, April 8, 1954

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated April 8, 1954 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is graphite, red, brown color pencil 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

32.7 x 35.7 cm (12 7/8 x 14 1/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: 4-8-54 / GP

Cite this object as

Drawing, Interior with desk and chair, April 8, 1954; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; graphite, red, brown color pencil on tracing paper; 32.7 x 35.7 cm (12 7/8 x 14 1/16 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-54

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