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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Bed

This is a Drawing. It was overseen (as design director) by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1929–1934 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

(irregular): 25.3 × 33.3 cm (9 15/16 × 13 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY [minimally cut-off]; later stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: B. # 1. - FiG ASPEN & WHITE LACQUER. / #2 - COCOBOLA & BLACK lACQUER. / SAWED LAUREL [all crossed out]; in graphite, lower right: 1 [circled] SATIN-E. VERMILLION COLORED / MAHOGANY / 2 [circled] ANDAM[?]H KOA & BLACK (GUM); in graphite, lower right: Chair / bench; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"=1'–0"; in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: # / 7246 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Bed; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; (irregular): 25.3 × 33.3 cm (9 15/16 × 13 1/8 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1829

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