Cheney Brothers Silk Satin Lampas, 1925


A length of a Cheney Brothers solid color, silk satin lampas, 1925. Silk upholstery fabric. Jacquard figured fabric with figure and ground of contrasting weaves; made of gray-green organzine silk warp and tram silk fillings or weft yarns in white and drab (dull beige). Style #2926/3, Design is a Louis XVI reproduction, using conventional flower, medallion, bowknot, musical instrument trophies, etc., connected and framed by swags and wreaths. Drab and white figures on grey-green satin ground. Reproduction of a fabric in the Petit Trianon. Wholesale $19.50 per yard. Similar design to TE.T01025. (W. 50 in., L. 160 in.)

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

Place 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.T05117.00Accession Number: 87434Catalog Number: T05117.00

Object Name: Fabric Length

Physical Description: silk (overall material)green (overall color)Neo-classical (overall style)satin lampas; jacquard-woven (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 160 in x 50 in; 406.4 cm x 127 cm


Record Id: nmah_1161609

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