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1925

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1945

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Drawing, Executive's Desk, ca. 1930s

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and Donald Deskey Associates. It is dated ca. 1930s and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, brown crayon, yellow crayon; ruled border in graphite support: tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey and catalogued by Dr. Gail Davidson. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

29.7 x 35.2 cm (11 11/16 x 13 7/8 in.) Loss upper left

It has the following markings

Stamps: Stamp in black ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/501 MADISON AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower center: EXECUTIVES DESK/IN METAL & BAKELITE/for MR. A. ROTHBART Inscribed in graphite at lower left: 11

Cite this object as

Drawing, Executive's Desk, ca. 1930s; Office of Donald Deskey Associates ; USA; graphite, brown crayon, yellow crayon; ruled border in graphite support: tracing paper; 29.7 x 35.2 cm (11 11/16 x 13 7/8 in.) Loss upper left; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-752

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