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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for Desk Lamp

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Deskey-Vollmer. It is dated 1929–1934 and we acquired it in 1975. 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

60.9 x 45.6 cm (24 x 17 15/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower right margin: #309 / DWG #527311 – LAMP / DONALD DESKEY / 145 W. 57h ST.; in graphite, center right; TUBE BULB; in graphite, lower right: 1/16" SHEET METAL; in graphite, lower right: 309; in graphite: object dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Desk Lamp; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper ; 60.9 x 45.6 cm (24 x 17 15/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-230

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