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Handles (USA)

This is a Handles. It was designed by Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Charak Furniture Company and made for Charak Furniture Company and firm: Donald Deskey Associates. It is dated ca. 1958 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is aluminum. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of E. Paul Charak.

  • Table (USA)
  • enameled metal, aluminum, wood.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and General....
  • 1993-111-4

Its dimensions are

2.7 x 13.5 x 2.3 cm (1 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Handles (USA); Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); aluminum; 2.7 x 13.5 x 2.3 cm (1 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 7/8 in.); Gift of E. Paul Charak; 1987-1-1-a/d

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