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$ 15,000

Donald Deskey Machine Age Desk

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Origin United States
Period 1920-1949
W. 44 in; H. 27 in; D. 24 in;
W. 111.76 cm; H. 68.58 cm; D. 60.96 cm;
Condition Excellent. The walnut has been refinished; the metal shows minor wear consistent with age and use.
Creation Date 1929
Description Desk in walnut and banded copper-plated aluminum, designed by Donald Deskey and produced by Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company, circa 1929. A strong statement of Machine Age aesthetics, rare to the market. Ref: David Hanks, "Donald Deskey: Decorative Designs and Interiors," and Jonathan Woodman, "Twentieth Century Ornament." This example sold at Phillips New York "20-21st century Design Art," May 24, 2005, lot 67.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 219143
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