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

Description:

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 224 to 440. "T055" written in pencil on the upper right corner. "T.1055D" written on the verso in pencil in the bottom right corner. Three remnants of small red border paper stickers used to mend on the left edge of verso, and three more on the bottom. 22" of brown paper tape on verso.

Date Made: 1913

Maker: Cheney Brothers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles

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Credit Line: Gift of Cheney Brothers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T01055.00DCatalog Number: T01055.00DAccession Number: 56298

Object Name: point papertextile design

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-8536-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_645114

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