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Drawing, Night Table

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Widdicomb Furniture Company. It is dated 1929–1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite 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

29.7 x 37.5 cm (11 11/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Small stamp in black ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/ 145 WEST 57TH STREET/ NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil at upper margin, right: W. - B. - 1; lower right: Scale 1"=1'0"/A NIGHT TABLE, 7227[circled]; lower right in red color pencil: P; dimensions in graphite.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Night Table; Office of Donald Deskey Associates, Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); Client: Widdicomb Furniture Company; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 29.7 x 37.5 cm (11 11/16 x 14 3/4 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1236

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