Cheney Brothers printed Florentine silk; 1916


Sample cut of a Cheney Brothers printed Florentine silk. A thin, lightweight plain weave silk printed with a conventionalized fringed-petal flower and spiky leaf design with bands of craquelure in the background, on a black ground. Print colors: light blue, pink, light brown, green, gray,

Original cataloging: Printed Florentine silk. A light spun-silk filled pongee. Floral pattern in 7 colors on a black ground. Width: 32"

Grouping for this design includes the original painted design, the enlarged design sheets for creating the pantograph plates, and the plates for transferring the design to the copper rollers or cylinders.

Date Made: 1916

Maker: Cheney Brothers

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.T02834.000Catalog Number: T02834.000Accession Number: 59368

Object Name: printed silkfabric sample

Physical Description: silk (overall material)black; blue; grey; pink; brown; green (overall color)plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 28 1/2 in x 32 in; 72.39 cm x 81.28 cm


Record Id: nmah_638707

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