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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1931

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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Drawing, Design for Floor Lamp, Topside Gallery, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Apartment, 10 W 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 and 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

33.1 x 25 cm (13 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.), irregular

It has the following markings

Stamp in red ink at lower right: DO[torn] DESKEY/[torn]/145 [...]/ NE[...]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower center: 1 1/2" sc. LAYOUT OF BZE. LAMP FOR/ PRINTROOM/FINISH: CHROMIUM PLATED; inscribed in graphite at lower right: #155 [circled]/DRWG. # 35301; inscribed in graphite at upper left: 11; inscribed in graphite at upper right: $200 paid; inscribed in red color pencil at lower right: P; inscribed with dimensions and materials.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Floor Lamp, Topside Gallery, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Apartment, 10 W 54th Street, New York, NY, 1929–31; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite and red color pencil on tracing paper; 33.1 x 25 cm (13 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.), irregular; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-800

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