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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer: Ruth Reeves, American, 1892–1966
Retailer: W. & J. Sloane, American, 1843–1985

Coverlet, “Electric” Pattern



74 1/8 × 41 1/8 in. (188.3 × 104.46 cm)
John P. Axelrod Collection, B.A. 1968
Made in New City, New York
Not on view
20th century

Made for Louise and Glendon Allvine, Lond Beach, N.Y., 1930; Ruth Reeves, New Delhi, by 1966; transferred to the Estate of Ruth Reeves, New York, 1966-86; purchased by John P. Axelrod, Boston, 1986-95


Karen Davies, At Home in Manhattan Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 80, no. 60.

“Acquisitions, January 1994–December 1995,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1995–96): 140.

Alastair Duncan, American Art Deco (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1999), 141, ill.

Marian Wardle, American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910–1945, exh. cat. (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 2005), 34–35, fig. 45.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 65–66, no. 34.

Sarah D. Coffin, Stephen Harrison, and Emily M. Orr, The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, exh. cat. (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2017), 222–23, 358, no. 302, fig. 271.

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