Cheney Brothers jacquard-woven metallic upholstery fabric; 1916


A length of Cheney Brothers jacquard-woven metallic upholstery fabric. Elaborate floral medallion and lace-pattern ogee design, late 17th-early18th century inspired. Upholstery fabric:: silk and metallic thread compound weave; supplementary-weft patterning, Not a true brocade with discontinuous wefts, but an expensive furnishing fabric.. Gold metallic threads create much of the patterning. Elaborate overall pattern in various colors on a tan ground. Large-scale, long repeat. Formal floral medallion surrounded by lace-pattern meanders with additional floral sprays and stylized birds and dogs. Baroque-inspired design. 24" long repeat; two repeats fill the fabric width. One end is soiled. Coordinating objects from this donation: T-2845, design for silk brocade; and T-2846, point paper draft for silk brocade.

Date Made: 1916

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester

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Credit Line: Gift of Cheney Brothers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T02847.000Accession Number: 59368Catalog Number: T02847.000

Object Name: Fabric Lengthfurnishing fabric

Physical Description: silk (overall material)metallic yarns (overall material)cotton (overall material)Baroque; Lace pattern (overall style)red (overall color)rose (overall color)green (overall color)blue (overall color)rust (overall color)tan ground (overall color)brocade (overall style)jacquard woven; compound weave (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 54 in x 50 in; 137.16 cm x 127 cm


Record Id: nmah_1168898

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