Cheney Brothers "Broche Silk", 1913

Description (Brief):

Sample cut of Cheney Brothers "Broche Silk" fabric. Figured silk (and possibly artificial silk) lightweight "tissue" style fabric, jacquard woven, supplementary weft patterned "broche". Repeating half drop design of palmettes within imbricated scallops bordered by laurel . Two weft yarns: a very shiny golden yellow silk or artificial silk, and green. Dull orange (salmon) warp yarns, of silk. Pattern of weft floats in gold and green on a changeable ground of salmon shot with gold. 3"x6" and 6"x8" pieces cut from corner of the sample. (W. 49 in., L. 18 in.)

Date Made: 1913

Maker: Cheney Brothers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South ManchesterAssociated Place: United States: New York, New York City

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.T00094Catalog Number: T00094.000Accession Number: 55080

Object Name: jacquard silkfabric samplefabric length

Physical Description: silk (overall material)gold; green; orange (overall color)jacquard-woven, compound weave, supplementary weft patterning (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 18 in x 49 in; 45.72 cm x 124.46 cm


Record Id: nmah_624472

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