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Drawing, Design for Low Bookcase, September 30, 1933

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and drafted by K. and manufactured by 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

29.2 x 37 cm (11 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: K. 9/30/33/ NOTE! BASE TO FIT IN OPEN TOP. / WOOD COMB.#2 OF BEDROOM 7236 / BOMBAY ROSEWOOD & BLACK LACQUER; in graphite, lower left: 8; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"–1'-0"; in graphite, lower right: 7361 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, materials

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Low Bookcase, September 30, 1933; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper ; 29.2 x 37 cm (11 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-868

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