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Desk

Designed about 1946; produced about 1946–47
Designed by Paul R. Goldman (American, 1912–2003), Made by Plymold Corporation (American, active about 1946–1947)


Object Place: Lawrence, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 76.2 x 113.7 x 58.4 cm (30 x 44 3/4 x 23 in.)

Accession Number

1985.378

Medium or Technique

Molded plywood, bent laminated wood; walnut veneer, birch or maple

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Bent and laminated wood (walnut veneers sandwiching birch core) desk consisting of two pedestals, each with four drawers, which flank a central kneehole space with a thin drawer underneath top. All drawers have blind pulls. Overall streamlined shape with rounded corners and edges. End table 1985.379 is a companion piece.

Inscription

"81" in white chalk on bottom of PR case

Markings

Label: "PLYMODERN / furniture / Plymold C [ . . .] Lawrence [label torn]." Under middle drawer: "715 / D-261 / 11-8"

Provenance

1985, gift of John Axelrod (Accession Date June 26, 1985)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection