Cheney Brothers point paper for furnishing fabric, 1 of 8 sheets, 1913


Cheney Brothers point paper, design for furnishing fabric, 1 of 8 sheets for this design, 1913. Painted design on square paper for T-1056 fabric sample, a figured weave with a gray-green ground. Mfrs. #s: Com. 4629; Style 3272. 8 sheets, A through H. Point papers were used to plot a design out for cutting the cards for Jacquard-loom-woven textiles.

"point paper" depicting red floral motif with branching green stems and leaves, plus graphic squiggle line in repeating black, green and ochre rectangles, and matching graphic five point flower motif. "2" written in blank ink at the upper left corner. Numerical scale written in pencil on the right side runs from 8 to 216. "1st Mach" painted in black ink along the top margin. "T.1055E" written in pencil on the upper right corner. "T.1055E" written on the verso in pencil along the left edge. Ten remnants of small red border paper stickers used to mend on the edges of the verso. Approximately 120" of brown paper tape on verso. A number stamped in purple ink along the right edge of the verso is obscured by paper tape.

Date Made: 1913

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.T01055.00ECatalog Number: T01055.00EAccession Number: 56298

Object Name: point papertextile design


Record Id: nmah_645113

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