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1929

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Drawing, Design for Drawer Pull, 1929–1931

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 1929–1931 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, blue and 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

28.9 x 37 cm (11 3/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: CHROMIUM. / HANDLE FOR # 7403 CHEST.; in graphite, lower right: 6124 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, materials, instructions [?]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Drawer Pull, 1929–1931; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, blue and green color pencil on tracing paper; 28.9 x 37 cm (11 3/8 x 14 9/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-760

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