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Drawing, Design for Bed

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1929–1934 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.

  • Headboard
  • chased and cut steel, brass, pierced copper over carved and joined teak wood.
  • Lent by Bryn Mawr College.
  • 5.2012.1

Its dimensions are

29.1 x 36.5 cm (11 7/16 x 14 3/8 in.) Torn, lower right

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower center: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: SECTION THRU FOOT BOARD / HEIGHT OF FOOT BOARD / SAME AS SIDE RAIL; in graphite, upper right: SECTION THRU / HEAD BOARD / HEIGHT OF HEAD 36"; in graphite, center right: LENGTH OF BOXSPRING / 6'-3"; in graphite, lower center: #7415 [encircled]; in red color pencil, lower center: P; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"–1'-0"; in graphite: dimensions, object components

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Bed; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, green color pencil on tracing paper; 29.1 x 36.5 cm (11 7/16 x 14 3/8 in.) Torn, lower right; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-41

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