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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1940

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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Drawing, Design for Console Table with Electronic Equipment, ca. 1934

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, green color pencil on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Though Deskey's radio cabinets typically hide household phonographs behind doors, this console table features the radio as decoration. An admirer of Bauhaus metal furniture, Deskey was one of the first Americans to design a line of chromium-plated steel furniture. The tubular steel echoes the radio's material, creating a seamless chrome design highlighting new technologies.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

33.6 × 37 cm (13 1/4 × 14 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: R.C. 97 CONSOLE REVISED; in graphite, lower right: 6095 / R.C. 97 [encircled]; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1" = 1'–0"; in graphite: object dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Console Table with Electronic Equipment, ca. 1934; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, green color pencil on tracing paper; 33.6 × 37 cm (13 1/4 × 14 9/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-700

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