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Drawing, Design for Desk with Adjustable Drawing Board and Extendable Surface, ca. 1936

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1936 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

(irregular): 26.2 × 36.5 cm (10 5/16 × 14 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, upper right: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in graphite, center right: DRAWING BOARD RAISED.; in graphite, lower right: TOP DOUBLE / FOLDED; in graphite, lower right: DOOR ON CASTERS; in graphite: dimensions, components, view

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Desk with Adjustable Drawing Board and Extendable Surface, ca. 1936; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; (irregular): 26.2 × 36.5 cm (10 5/16 × 14 3/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1779

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