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1934

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2019

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Drawing, George C. and Eleanor Hutton Rand Apartment: Bookcase, July 15, 1934

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, Inc. and made for (as the client) George C. Rand and Eleanor Hutton Rand. It is dated July 15, 1934 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, red color pencil, 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

H x W: 109.2 x 198.1 cm (43 in. x 6 ft. 6 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY/501 MADISON AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite in stamp, lower right: 7903/F.S./RAND JOB/MACASSAR EBONY/CL. GLASS SHELVES/BRUSHED CHROM./TUBE, Olsson/DALMAR/D./9/5/34, 9/8/34, 1, S.H.K.; inscribed in graphite above perspective drawing, lower right: WOOD - ALL MACASSAR EBONY/ALSO SIDE AND BACK/FINISH ALL AROUND; inscribed in graphite, lower right corner, below stamp: BOOK CASE; dimensions, materials, instructions in graphite

Cite this object as

Drawing, George C. and Eleanor Hutton Rand Apartment: Bookcase, July 15, 1934; Manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, Inc. (United States); USA; graphite, red color pencil, and black ink on tracing paper; H x W: 109.2 x 198.1 cm (43 in. x 6 ft. 6 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-820

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