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1937

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2019

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Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Piano Bench, March 24, 1937

This is a Drawing. 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 March 24, 1937 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, green color pencil, and 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: 73.7 x 99.1 cm (29 x 39 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 in stamp, lower right: 8579/F.S./ANDERSON, OLSSON/DILLM./D./3.24.37, 4/7/37, 1, MASTERCR.; inscribed in graphite above stamp: PIANO BENCH/ITALIAN OLIVE BURL/SIZE 42" LONG/16" DEEP/20" HIGH/ NOTE - LOOSE SEAT FASTENED FROM/UNDERNEATH/ AFTER SAME IS COVERED; dimensions, materials, instructions in graphite

Cite this object as

Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Piano Bench, March 24, 1937; Manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen (United States); USA; graphite, green color pencil, and ink on tracing paper; H x W: 73.7 x 99.1 cm (29 x 39 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-956

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