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Drawing, Design for Upholstered Armchair

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and manufactured by Metallon and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1934–1935 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, red color pencil 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

27.3 × 37.8 cm (10 3/4 × 14 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 501 MADISON AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: Metallon #36; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1 1/2"—1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 6350 [circled]; in graphite and red color pencil: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Upholstered Armchair; Design Director: Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); Manufactured by Metallon; USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; 27.3 × 37.8 cm (10 3/4 × 14 7/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1895

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