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Drawing, Design for Bed

This is a Drawing. It was drafted by K. and K. and from the office of Donald Deskey and manufactured by Valentine-Seaver Company and Kroehler Manufacturing Co. and made for (as the client) Kroehler Manufacturing Co.. It is dated September 30, 1933 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

33.5 x 36.7 cm (13 3/16 x 14 7/16 in.) Torn, lower margin

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: BED – A 6; in graphite, lower left: K. / 9/30/33; in graphite, lower left: V. + S. / 10/17/33; in graphite, lower left: WHITE MAPLE & MAHOGANY / SOLID; in graphite script, lower left: 1 3/4" Round Ball except on Dressing Table mirror / which are 1 1/4" Dia.; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"=1'-0"; in graphite, lower right: 7562 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, materials

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Bed; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); Manufactured by Valentine-Seaver Company, Kroehler Manufacturing Co.; Drafted by K.; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 33.5 x 36.7 cm (13 3/16 x 14 7/16 in.) Torn, lower margin; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-52

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