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Drawing, Design for Chest off Drawers, Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller Apartment, 10 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 1929–31

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller. It is dated 1929–31 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, green 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

34.1 x 41.3 cm (13 7/16 x 16 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps in black ink, lower right and lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY; later stamp in black ink, upper left: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: 9 [circled]; in graphite, lower center: NOTE: DRAWERS WITH / EXTENSION SLIDES; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 7403 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, materials, notations throughout

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Chest off Drawers, Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller Apartment, 10 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 1929–31; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, green color pencil on tracing paper; 34.1 x 41.3 cm (13 7/16 x 16 1/4 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1797

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