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Coverlet, "Electric" Pattern

This is a Coverlet, "Electric" Pattern. It was designed by Ruth Reeves and retailed by W. and J. Sloane. Its medium is cotton.

Reeves’s electric pattern exhibited by W. & J. Sloane in 1930, combines influences of Cubism from her studies in Paris with the impact and energy of electric waves. This length was made into a coverlet for the bed that Reeves designed for the Long Beach, Long Island, house of Louise and Glendon Allvine, who also acquired a screen by Donald Deskey.

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  • Textile, Manhattan, 1930
  • linen.
  • Lent by Yale University Art Gallery, John P. Axelrod Collection, B.A. 1968,....
  • 65.2016.7

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Textile, Sawtooth
  • linen.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Frederick Rathbone.
  • 1949-13-1
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"Handful of Keys," Fats Waller (1929)

The Ruth Reeves Electric coverlet seemed evocative of the Fats Waller recording “Handful of Keys” from 1929. The recording is a remarkable tour-de-force by Waller. Waller also performed this...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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