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What is this?

Black outline of an organic, bulbous form connected to a wide footed, trunk-like base. Three ornamental bud-shapes appear at top center. The form is bisected by a thin black horizontal line to suggest the lid line. The interior of the form is colored in a reddish-brown or sienna colored wash.
The tracing paper overlay indicates the arrangement of the stereo apparatus inside.

This is a drawing from United States. It is dated 1973 and we acquired it in 2005. Gift of Linda and Irwin R. Berman. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

pen and black ink; black marker; brush and red-brown wash; graphite on white strathmore illustration board with tracing paper overlay, annotated in graphite.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 24 x 21.6 cm (9 7/16 x 8 1/2 in.) paper: 30.5 x 21.6 cm (12 x 8 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso of illustration board shows portion of Manufacturer's printed logo

It is signed

Lower right corner of illustration board in graphite: WC 73

It is inscribed

On recto of tracing paper in graphite: outline of stereo cabinet is delineated with rectangular sections for amp, storage and changer indicated. Each section noted in script. At left, linear dimension indicated with 30"; at right, linear dimension indicated with 38"; across sheet below image linear dimension indicated with 38".

This object was designed by Wendell Castle

This object was donated by Linda Berman and Irwin R. Berman

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18701837/ |title=Drawing, "Design for a Stereo Cabinet", 1973 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 September 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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