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1937

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1975

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2019

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Blueprint, Harold S. Anderson House: Desk, February 23, 1937

This is a Blueprint. It was manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Harold Spurrier Anderson. It is dated February 23, 1937 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: 99.7 x 144.8 cm (39 1/4 in. x 57 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in red ink on verso, lower left: MAR 4 1937/COMPANY OF/MASTER CRAFTSMAN, INC.; stamp at center: DONALD DESKEY/630 FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in stamp, center: 8608/F.S./ANDERSON, OLSSON/P.S./D./2/23/37, 3/3/37, 1, MASTERCR.; inscribed below stamp: TWO DESKS: 45" LONG x 25" WIDE 30" HIGH/ONE IN POLLARDD OAK - INSIDE OAK/ONE IN EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD - INSIDE MAHOGANY/FINISH ALL AROUND/ALL EXPOSED EDGES VENEERED ALSO TOP EDGES OF DRAWERS/FOUR DRAWERS ON CENTRE DRAWER GUIDES/USE CENTRE LOCKING DEVICE /USE DOMES OF SILENCE/PULLS SAME WOOD AS REST OF DESK/PROVIDE STOPPERS FOR ALL DRAWERS; inscribed in red color pencil on verso, lower left: 8608 Desk

Cite this object as

Blueprint, Harold S. Anderson House: Desk, February 23, 1937; Manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen (United States); USA; blueprint on white wove paper; H x W: 99.7 x 144.8 cm (39 1/4 in. x 57 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-933

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