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1935

  • Work on this object began.

1943

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Sideboard

This is a drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1939 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite on white 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

27.2 × 32 cm (10 11/16 × 12 5/8 in.), irregular

It has the following markings

Large Deskey Associates stamp in black, center left: DONALD DESKEY/ASSOCIATES; middle Deskey stamp in black: DONALD DESKEY/630 FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: SIDEBOARD [underlined] / MACASSAR EBONY & WHITE LACQUER / PULL-MACASSAR EBONY / LOCK ON RIGHT DOOR (YALE) / REFLECTOR IN RAISED PART OF TOP-SWITCH / FLEXIBLE WIRE & PLUG / VENTILATION IN BACK—SHIELDED / INTERIOR / SLIDE UNDER TOP / DRAWER / 3 SLIDING SHELVES / 1 ADJUSTABLE SHELF [all underlined]; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in graphite, lower right: 8431 [circled]; in graphite, lower right: 8431 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions, components (including REFLECTOR ON TOP, SLIDE UNDER TOP DRAWER, 3 SLIDING SHELVES, 1 ADJUSTABLE SHELF), and materials (including MAC. EBONY and WHITE LACQUER)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Sideboard; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); graphite on white tracing paper; 27.2 × 32 cm (10 11/16 × 12 5/8 in.), irregular; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1953

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