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1932

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2019

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Drawing, Radio City Music Hall: Upholstered Armchair and Sofa, August 18, 1932

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Radio City Music Hall and Samuel L. "Roxy" Rothafel. It is dated August 18, 1932 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, black ink, red, and blue color pencil 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

H x W: 110.5 x 148 cm (43 1/2 x 58 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, upper left: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH STREET/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite in stamp, upper left: R.C. - 137/Olsson/Aug. 18-1932; above stamp: 7035; below stamp: Approved for construction/rough...?/RS; inscribed in graphite below perspective drawing of chair: 14 -Like this; below perspective drawing of sofa: 1 - Like This; dimensions, materials, instructions in graphite

Cite this object as

Drawing, Radio City Music Hall: Upholstered Armchair and Sofa, August 18, 1932; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite, black ink, red, and blue color pencil on tracing paper; H x W: 110.5 x 148 cm (43 1/2 x 58 1/4 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-779

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