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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: Desk, February 25,1937

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 25,1937 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite, black ink, red, yellow 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 104.1 x 134.6 cm (41 x 53 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 stamp in graphite, lower right: 8556/F.S./ANDERSON,OLSSON/P.S./D./2/25/37, 3/3/37, 1, MASTERCR.; inscribed at center left in graphite: 1 DESK- 51" LONG 25" DEEP 30" HIGH/ALL ANDAMAN KOA-GRAIN AS INDICATED/INTERIOR-WHITE SYCAMORE/WHITE LEATHER TOP/PULLS ANDAMA KOA CROSS VENEERED/FINISH ALL AROUND/FOUR DRAWERS /DRAWER OVER KNEE HOLE ON EXT. SLIDES-LEATHER FRONT/INSIDE PENCIL COMPARTMENT WITH SLIDING TRAY-/SLIDING TRAY TO HAVE CLEAR GLASS BOTTOM/DRAWERS IN PEDESTAL ON CENTRE DRAWER GUIDES/PROVIDE STOPPERS FOR ALL DRAWERS-/USE DOMES OF SILENCE/TOP EDGES OF ALL DRAWERS VENEERED; dimensions, materials, instructions in graphite

Cite this object as

Drawing, Harold S. Anderson House: Desk, February 25,1937; Manufactured by Company of Master Craftsmen (United States); USA; graphite, black ink, red, yellow and blue color pencil on tracing paper; H x W: 104.1 x 134.6 cm (41 x 53 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-973

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