Cheney Brothers "Brocatelle" upholstery fabric; 1925

Description (Brief):

Set of three Cheney Brothers silk fabric lengths, of the same pattern. "Brocatelle", with a spun silk warp and linen and spun silk wefts. Style #4234/2, Neo-classical design featuring large medallions and floral swags, combining pearl roundels, birds, cord, tassels, and nude figures (putti). Motifs in pinkish-tan and blue-gray on a pinkish strie ground. Wholesaled for $9.50 per yd. A- (W. 25 in, L. 140 in.), B- (W. 25 in., L. 36 in.), C- (W. 25 in., L. 4.5 yds) Design inspired by Phillippe de LaSalle styles in the late 18th C. for the French court.

Description (Brief)

These furnishing silks were, along with the patterned velvets, represent the most expensive and exclusive textiles that Cheney Brothers produced.

Date Made: 1925

Location: Currently not on view

Co. Sales Hq: United States: New York, New York CityPlace Made: United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South ManchesterAssociated Place: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: Gift of Cheney Brothers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T05113.A-CAccession Number: 87434Catalog Number: T05113.A-CT05113.000

Object Name: fabric lengthsfurnishing fabric

Physical Description: cloth, silk warp (overall material)filling, silk (overall material)filling linen (overall material)tan (overall color)gray-green ground (overall color)brocatelle, directoire (overall style)weaving (overall production method/technique)compound weave; jacquard woven (overall production method/technique)blue; tan, rose (overall color)Measurements: part:b: 36 in x 25 in; 91.44 cm x 63.5 cmpart: c: 4 1/2 yd x 25 in; 4.1148 m x 63.5 cmpart: a: 140 in x 25 in; 355.6 cm x 63.5 cmoverall: 25 in; 63.5 cm


Record Id: nmah_1161608

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