Cheney Brothers engineered print silk Cushion Top, 1913

Description (Brief):

Sample of a Cheney Brothers engineered print silk cushion or pillow top, 1913. Velvet. Silk. Turkish design with Arabic or pseudo-Kufic calligraphy and flowers in gold, red, and grey on green ground. Construction; Yarns: main ground warp, black. Main ground weft, black. Pile: green. Pattern; printed, single medallion “Turkish” (W. 22 in., L. 22 in.)

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

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Credit Line: Gift of Cheney Brothers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T00050Catalog Number: T00050.000Accession Number: 55080

Object Name: Fabric, Upholsteryfabric samplecushion top

Physical Description: silk (overall material)Turkish medallion (overall pattern)calligraphy (overall pattern)floral (overall pattern)green (overall color)red (overall color)gold (overall color)grey (overall color)pile weave, velvet; printed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 22 in x 22 in; 55.88 cm x 55.88 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-6a7f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_624388

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