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1930

  • Work on this object began.

1934

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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 Valentine-Seaver Company and Kroehler Manufacturing Co. and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1930–1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey and catalogued by Rachel Hunnicutt. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

(irregular): 30.1 × 37.5 cm (11 7/8 × 14 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil, upper right: V.-S. [??]; in graphite, center right: 5 Drawers [circled]; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"=1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: # / 7248 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Chest of Drawers, 1930–1934; Manufactured by Valentine-Seaver Company ; USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; (irregular): 30.1 × 37.5 cm (11 7/8 × 14 3/4 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1791

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