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1937

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2019

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Drawing, David Milton Apartment 420 East 52nd Street: Sofa, July 24, 1937

This is a Drawing. It was manufactured by W. and J. Sloane and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) David Milton. It is dated July 24, 1937 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite 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: 111.8 x 241.3 cm (44 in. x 7 ft. 11 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY/630 FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right underneath perspective drawing: FOR END TABLE SEE DRAW. NO. 8742/ONE SOFA LENGTH 9'-4" EXACT INCLUD. OUTSIDE COVER/DEPTH 36"/HEIGHT 35 1/2"/BASE BLEACH OAK. VENEER VERTICAL/4 DOWN FILLED CUSHION - SPRING BACK/DOWN ON TOP; inscribed in graphite in stamp, lower right: 8741/F.S./MILTON, OLSSON/ 7/24/37, 7/28, 1, W&J

Cite this object as

Drawing, David Milton Apartment 420 East 52nd Street: Sofa, July 24, 1937; Manufactured by W. and J. Sloane (United States); USA; graphite on tracing paper; H x W: 111.8 x 241.3 cm (44 in. x 7 ft. 11 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-923

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