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1927

  • Work on this object began.

1931

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for Wastebasket or Table Lamp, 1927–1931

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1927–1931 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, red, 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.

  • Wastebasket, 1928
  • painted wood with silver leaf.
  • Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler.
  • 2018-29-2

Its dimensions are

31.3 x 36.4 cm (12 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.) Torn, left corner

It has the following markings

Small stamp in red ink, lower right corner: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57th STREET/ NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower left quadrant: PLAN; in lower right quadrant: SCALE 3" = 1'-0"; in lower right corner: #7078; at lower left corner: 8; in red color pencil, lower right: P

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Wastebasket or Table Lamp, 1927–1931; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red, green color pencil on tracing paper; 31.3 x 36.4 cm (12 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.) Torn, left corner; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-838

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