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1958

  • Work on this object began.

1987

  • We acquired this object.

2019

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Drawing, Design for Breakfront, September 1958

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Charak Furniture Company. It is dated September 1958 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is graphite, red pencil on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of E. Paul Charak.

Its dimensions are

30.8 x 29.2 cm (12 1/8 x 11 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red pencil, upper left: NOTE: / MR. DESKEY WAS UNCERTAIN AS/TO WHETHER OR NOT HE APPROVED / THE LOCATION OF THE PULLS ON THE / DOORS OFTHE TOP SECTION AND / SUGGESTED THAT THIS BE DECIDED /UPON WHEN THE ENTIRE UNIT ARRIVES IN N.Y / ANY CHANGE, HOWEVER WILL / DECREASE THE OPERATING EFFICIENCY / OF THIS FOLDING TYPE OF DOOR / 9/8/58; in red pencil, lower left; phone call 9/15/58; in graphite, lower center: HARDWARE LAYOUT / #D-650 BREAKFRONT; in grahpite, upper right margin: EL-5-5045; in graphite and red pencil: object dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Breakfront, September 1958; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite, red pencil on tracing paper; 30.8 x 29.2 cm (12 1/8 x 11 1/2 in.); Gift of E. Paul Charak; 1987-1-15

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