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1934

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Metal and Glass Vanity

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1934–1935 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, green color pencil 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

Sheet: 27.6 × 37.6 cm (10 7/8 × 14 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 501 MADISON AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"—1'–0"; in graphite, lower right: 6312 [circled]; in graphite: dimensions

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Metal and Glass Vanity; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); graphite, green color pencil on tracing paper; Sheet: 27.6 × 37.6 cm (10 7/8 × 14 13/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1970

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