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1932

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2019

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

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by Widdicomb Furniture Company. It is dated March 14, 1932 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite and black ink 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

96.4 x 118 cm (37 15/16 x 46 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Architect's stamp in black ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH STREET/NEW YORK CITY; see inscription Printed adhesive label at lower right; see inscription; on verso: FROM/ DONALD/DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH STREET/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite with dimensions, instructions, materials throughout Inscribed in graphite in architect's stamp: 1648; F.S.; WIDDICOMB/POLISHED ALUMINUM / I{RUBBED BLK FORMICA / ORIENTAL WALNUT / AND / II{ZEBRA WOOD / BROWN LEATHER.; ULLMAN / D[circled] / 3-14-32; 3/16/32 3/16 2 WIDDICOMB / 3/1 1 GPT. Inscribed in graphite at lower right margin: Approved for construction Eag[...]/RAS[circled]; at lower right: R.C.#141 Inscribed in pen and black ink on adhesive label: WIDDICOMB./STOCK NO/ DRAW NO. 1648

Cite this object as

Drawing, Desk-Various Woods, Formica, Polished Aluminum, Leather, March 14, 1932; Manufactured by Widdicomb Furniture Company ; USA; graphite and black ink on tracing paper; 96.4 x 118 cm (37 15/16 x 46 7/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-645

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