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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

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Drawing, Design for Cabinet, Built-in for Books and Phonograph

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1929–1934 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. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

35.5 x 52 cm (14 x 20 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Small stamp in red ink, upper left: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH STREET/ NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: DONALD DESKEY, 145 WEST 57TH STR. N.Y.C. dimensions, instructions throughout; upper left corner, 6 (or 9); in red color pencil, lower right: P P P P P

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Cabinet, Built-in for Books and Phonograph; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red color pencil on tracing paper; 35.5 x 52 cm (14 x 20 1/2 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-208

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