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1930

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers, 1930–1934

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and manufactured by Kroehler Manufacturing Co. and Valentine-Seaver Company and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1930–1934 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

30 × 37.6 cm (11 13/16 × 14 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY; later st amp in black ink, center left: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil, upper right: V. & S.-1 B; in red color pencil, lower left: K. # / 1020 [circled in graphite]; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"=1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 7293 [circled]; in blue ballpoint pen, lower left: [check mark]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers, 1930–1934; Design Director: Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 30 × 37.6 cm (11 13/16 × 14 13/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1789

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