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1937

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1975

  • We acquired this object.

2022

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Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Double Desk, February 27, 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 February 27, 1937 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, black ink, red and blue color pencil 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: DONALD DESKEY/630 FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite in stamp, lower center: 8558/F.S./ANDERSON, OLSSON/DILLM./D./2/27/37, 3/13/37, 1, MASTERCR.; inscribed in graphite, left of stamp: DOUBLE DESK 59" LONG 42" DEEP 30" HIGH/TEAK WOOD ALL AROUND/TEAK WOOD PULLS - FINISH ALL AROUND/WHITE OAK INTERIOR/11 DRAWERS - 1 DOOR - TYPEWRITER BIND/ALL DRAWERS ON CENTRE GUIDES/TWO CENTRE DRAWERS TO HAVE SLIDING TRAY/EXTRA PANEL FOR SWITCH BOX OPENING/WIRE OUTLET/USE DOMES OF SILENCE/VENEER ALL EXPOSED EDGES ALSO TOP EDGES OF DRAWERS/PROVIDE STOPPERS FOR DRAWERS; dimensions, materials, instructions in graphite

Cite this object as

Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Double Desk, February 27, 1937; Manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen (United States); USA; graphite, black ink, red and blue color pencil on tracing paper; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-970

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