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Object Timeline

1932

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2019

  • You found it!

Blueprint, Desk-Various Woods, Formica, Polished Aluminum, Leather, March 14, 1932

This is a Blueprint. It was manufactured by Widdicomb Furniture Company and Greenpoint. It is dated March 14, 1932 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is blueprint on white wove 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

H x W: 101.6 x 116.8 cm (40 x 46 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in lower right: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH STREET/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite in stamp, lower right: 1648/F.S./WIDDICOMB/POLISHED ALUMINUM/ I. RUBBER BLK FORMICA/ORIENTAL WALNUT/II. ZEBRA WOOD/BROWN LEATHER, at right in stamp: ULLMAN/D./3-14-32/3/16/32, 3/16, 2, WIDDICOMB/2/16, 1, GPT.; inscribed at left: SPECIFICATIONS./COMBINATION NO. 1/POLISHED ALUMINUM/ORIENTAL WALNUT/RUBBED BLK BAKELITE TOP/COMBINATION NO. 2/POLISHED ALUMINUM/ZEBRA WOOD/LEATHER TOP (EAGLE -OTTAWA)/SUPER VEAL FIN./W-1; upper center: ALL EDGES VENEERED-/METAL WORK SUPPLIED BY DONALD DESKEY.; dimensions, instructions, materials throughout

Cite this object as

Blueprint, Desk-Various Woods, Formica, Polished Aluminum, Leather, March 14, 1932; Manufactured by Widdicomb Furniture Company ; USA; blueprint on white wove paper; H x W: 101.6 x 116.8 cm (40 x 46 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-644

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