"Rose Gardens of the Bagatelle" dress silk; Mallinson's Playgrounds of the Worlds series

"Rose Gardens of the Bagatelle" dress silk; Mallinson's Playgrounds of the Worlds series

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A length of printed "Indestructible Chiffon Voile" dress silk, from H.R. Mallinson & Co.'s "Playgrounds of the World" series of printed silks. This sample is an allover printed design, "Rose Gardens of the Bagatelle", a landscape design with an architectural feature within a framework of meandering or serpentine floral bands. Colors are greens, yellows, and other pastel shades.. Mallinson trade name "Indestructible Chiffon Voile" was an important fabric quality for the firm. It was a fine, sheer plain weave silk. Selvage inscription - Mallinson's Silks Deluxe Playgrounds of the World Rose Gardens of the Bagatelle. The series dates to 1928 and included both European and American "playgrounds". NMAH holds samples of each design in the series. Company numbers: 1800/2675. Colorway # 7.
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Object Name
fabric length
Date made
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
"Indestructible Voile" (overall style)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
catalog number
T (/) 5738
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Migel-Mallinson Silks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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