Cheney Brothers Furnishing "Brocade", 1913

Description (Brief):

Length of Cheney Brothers Furnishing "Brocade", 1913. Medium weight, fairly stiff, jacquard-woven fabric with several supplementary weft yarns, in different colors, tied in plain weave into the ground, forming bands of color on the reverse and weft float patterning on the face. The warp yarns are spun silk, cotton, and twisted spun silk; the weft yarns are tussah (wild) silk and cotton. Revival styling, Rococo into Neo-classical transition period, combining floral meanders with supplementary warp-float stripes. Meandering roses in pinks, and white and green flowering vines on a pale green ground striped with golden yellow. (W. 50 in., L. 36 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.T00100.000Catalog Number: T00100.000Accession Number: 55080

Object Name: furnishing fabricjacquard silkfabric length

Physical Description: silk (overall material)compound weave, Jacquard-woven, supplementary warp and weft float patterning (overall production method/technique)gold; green; pinks; white (overall color)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 50 in; 91.44 cm x 127 cm


Record Id: nmah_624478

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