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Drawing, Desk for Mrs. Allen, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, Kansas, 1917

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Frank Lloyd Wright and designed by George Mann Niedecken and made for (as the client) Henry J. Allen and Elsie J. Nuzman (Mrs. Henry J.) Allen. It is dated 1917 and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is graphite on cream tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition and Friends of Drawings and Prints Funds.

Its dimensions are

22.4 x 30.3 cm (8 13/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: DESK FOR MRS. ALLEN/ TOP- 24" X 42"/ Height 28"/ 1 of these/ #24 (all underlined); right in ruled borders: BED ROOM FURN. = FIXTURE/ FOR MR. H. J. ALLEN/ NIEDECKEN. WALBRIDGE CO./ INTERIOR . ARCHITECTS./ SCALE 1 1/2" - 1' 0"/ Detailed Dec. 10. '17/ O.K. (all underlined).

Cite this object as

Drawing, Desk for Mrs. Allen, Henry J. Allen Residence, Wichita, Kansas, 1917; Designed by George Mann Niedecken (1878–1945); USA; graphite on cream tracing paper; 22.4 x 30.3 cm (8 13/16 x 11 15/16 in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition and Friends of Drawings and Prints Funds; 1983-1-24

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