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Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1929–1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, red crayon 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 × 36.8 cm (13 in. × 14 1/2 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, upper center: Think we should consider / using a contrasting wood / instead of metal.; in graphite, upper right: 2 Drawers / ? should there be separate / pull for each drawer; in graphite, upper right: Door / think a good sized pin[?] tray / should be attached to back / side of door - both sides; in graphite, lower center: Would like to have balance of suite / sketched at once - draw[?] interesting mirrors / think this suite can be a winner[?] / How about using thin panel sides; in graphite, lower left: 4 [circled]; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: [check mark] / 7607 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, materials, views, notations; in red color pencil: updated dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red crayon on tracing paper; 33 × 36.8 cm (13 in. × 14 1/2 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1731

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