Cheney Brothers Printed Florentine Silk, 1913

Description (Brief):

Length of Cheney Brothers printed Florentine Silk. Very lightwieght plain weave. Printed with overall naturalistic pattern of locust flowers in pinks, red-orange, and purple with green leaves on a white ground. (W. 32 in., L. 36 in.) A Cheney sample card for printed FLorentine, with a different design on a small swatch, gives the following additional information: "Used for Kimonas (sic) and Bed Quilts and for light decorative purposes. Woven with Italian gum silk warp and spun silk singles filling."

Date Made: 1913

Maker: Cheney Brothers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New YorkUnited States: Connecticut, Manchester, South ManchesterMade At: United States: Connecticut, Manchester

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, American Silk Industry, Textiles


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Cheney Brothers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T00058Catalog Number: T00058.000Accession Number: 55080

Object Name: printed silkfabric lengthfabric sample

Physical Description: silk (overall material)white, pinks, purples, greens (overall color)locust flower (overall pattern)plain weave, cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 32 in; 91.44 cm x 81.28 cm


Record Id: nmah_624194

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