Cheney Brothers Silk & Metal Thread Dress Silk, 1925

Cheney Brothers Silk & Metal Thread Dress Silk, 1925

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Description (Brief)
One length and a sample cut of a Cheney Brothers silk & metal thread evening dress fabric, 1925. Jacquard woven, figured fabric #15511, made with silk warp; silk and tinsel (metal thread) filling (wefts). Origin of tinsel Jacquard design #7461/2509/4: Old Chinese armour pattern, overprinted with Chinese vine and frame design in red, blue, green yellow, etc. Wholesale $10.50 per yard. A- (W. 32 in., L. 8 in.); B- (W. 40 in., L. 168 in.)
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Object Name
fabric length
dress silk
Date made
place made
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
associated place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk, metallic yarns (overall material)
jacquard-woven, supplementary weft patterning (overall production method/technique)
"tinsel brocade" (overall style)
cylinder-printing (overall production method/technique)
overall: 168 in x 40 in; 426.72 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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