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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1931

  • 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 1929–1931 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

51.8 x 45.5 cm (20 3/8 x 17 15/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: #316 / F.S. D W G.# 529311-LAMP / DONALD DESKEY / 145 W. 57th St.; in graphite, lower right: 316; 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; 51.8 x 45.5 cm (20 3/8 x 17 15/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-382

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