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1937

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1975

  • We acquired this object.

2020

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Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Beds, March 5, 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 5, 1937 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.

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower center (large portion of stamp missing): DONALD DESKEY/630 FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite in stamp, lower center: 8568/F.S.D./ANDERSON, OLSSON/P.S./D./3.5.37, 3/18/37, 1, MASTERCR.; inscribed in graphite above stamp at right: ONE DOUBLE BED 6' - 7 3/4 X 4' X 10 1/4'/39" HEADBOARD - 24" FOOTBOARD/WITH TURNABLE LIGHT LIKE SHOWN//EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD./VENEER ALL EXPOSED EDGES/DOMES OF SILENCE; below: TWO SINGLE BEDS 6' - 7 3/4" X 3' - 7 1/4" X 39" HEADBOARD/24" FOOTBOARD/WITH TURNABLE LIGHT - LIKE SHOWN/POLLARD OAK/VENEER ALL EXPOSED EDGES/DOMES OF SILENCE/VENEER INSIDE OF FOOTBOARD/SAME AS FRONT; dimensions, instructions, materials in graphite

Cite this object as

Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Beds, March 5, 1937; Manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen (United States); USA; graphite, red color pencil, and black ink on tracing paper; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-961

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