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1928

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Object ID #1108784669

This is a Wastebasket. It was designed by Donald Deskey. It is dated 1928. Its medium is wood, paint, silver leaf.

Donald Deskey’s decorative furnishings included this waste basket of about 1928, which evokes both skyscrapers and electrical lights, and uses the same strong geometries and color contrasts seen on some of his screens. These objects could be mixed with Deskey’s own chrome and mixed-media furniture or Paul Frankl’s Skyscraper forms.

It is credited Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Object ID #18705521
  • bent chromed metal, glass.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 2006-4-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 34.9 × 34.9 × 22.5 cm (13 3/4 × 13 3/4 × 8 7/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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