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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 a Table Lamp in form of Cubist Guitar

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

36.6 x 48.3 cm (14 7/16 x 19 in.)

It has the following markings

Small stamp in red ink at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57TH/STREET/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, on drawing at right side of neck: 5/8" x 1 1/4" BRASS TUBING; at middle of neck: 3/8" BRASS BALLS; to left of base: 1/4" TUBING; to left of pedestal 3/8" PLATE/1/2" BALL; lower right: 1 only (in parens); in right margin: 599 (crossed out), in lower right margin: 1133 (encircled); in lower margin, right: # 323; in lower margin right: #1133. Inscribed in graphite with dimensions throughout..

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Table Lamp in form of Cubist Guitar; Manufactured by Deskey-Vollmer ; USA; graphite on tracing paper; 36.6 x 48.3 cm (14 7/16 x 19 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-235

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