"The Garden of the Trianon" design printed dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series II

Description
"The Garden of the Trianon" is a repeating design of a small temple on a ground of flowers and foliage, printed on silk "Pussy Willow," a popular fabrication by American silk manufacturer H.R. Mallinson & Co. The design is from the second La Victoire series, produced by Mallinson in conjunction with the Peace Conference that followed the signing of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. The gardens of the Trianon Palace, within the Versailles estate, must have provided welcome relief from the treaty negotiations for the delegates to the Peace Conference in 1919. The Grand Trianon Palace would also be the site of the signing of the Treaty of Trianon in June 1920, the formal ending of hostilities between the Allies and the newly formed nation of Hungary.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fabric length
date made
1918
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
plain weave, cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
TE*T04083
accession number
63204
catalog number
T04083.000
T4083
subject
World War I
Textiles
American Silk Industry
American Silks
Mallinson’s La Victoire
event
World War I
Armistice of November 11, 1918
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
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