Cheney Brothers "Brocatelle" upholstery fabric; 1925

Cheney Brothers "Brocatelle" upholstery fabric; 1925

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Description (Brief)
Set of three Cheney Brothers silk fabric lengths, of the same pattern. "Brocatelle", with a spun silk warp and linen and spun silk wefts. Style #4234/2, Neo-classical design featuring large medallions and floral swags, combining pearl roundels, birds, cord, tassels, and nude figures (putti). Motifs in pinkish-tan and blue-gray on a pinkish strie ground. Wholesaled for $9.50 per yd. A- (W. 25 in, L. 140 in.), B- (W. 25 in., L. 36 in.), C- (W. 25 in., L. 4.5 yds) Design inspired by Phillippe de LaSalle styles in the late 18th C. for the French court.
These furnishing silks were, along with the patterned velvets, represent the most expensive and exclusive textiles that Cheney Brothers produced.
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Object Name
fabric lengths
furnishing fabric
Date made
Co. sales HQ
United States: New York, New York City
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
associated place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
cloth, silk warp (overall material)
filling, silk (overall material)
filling linen (overall material)
tan (overall color)
gray-green ground (overall color)
brocatelle, directoire (overall style)
weaving (overall production method/technique)
compound weave; jacquard woven (overall production method/technique)
blue; tan, rose (overall color)
part:b: 36 in x 25 in; 91.44 cm x 63.5 cm
part: c: 4 1/2 yd x 25 in; 4.1148 m x 63.5 cm
part: a: 140 in x 25 in; 355.6 cm x 63.5 cm
overall: 25 in; 63.5 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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