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Cheney Brothers Silk Satin Lampas, 1925

Cheney Brothers Silk Satin Lampas, 1925

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Description
A length of a Cheney Brothers solid color, silk satin lampas, 1925. Silk upholstery fabric. Jacquard figured fabric with figure and ground of contrasting weaves; made of gray-green organzine silk warp and tram silk fillings or weft yarns in white and drab (dull beige). Style #2926/3, Design is a Louis XVI reproduction, using conventional flower, medallion, bowknot, musical instrument trophies, etc., connected and framed by swags and wreaths. Drab and white figures on grey-green satin ground. Reproduction of a fabric in the Petit Trianon. Wholesale $19.50 per yard. Similar design to TE.T01025. (W. 50 in., L. 160 in.)
These furnishing silks were, along with the patterned velvets, represent the most expensive and exclusive textiles that Cheney Brothers produced.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1925
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
associated place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
green (overall color)
Neo-classical (overall style)
satin lampas; jacquard-woven (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 160 in x 50 in; 406.4 cm x 127 cm
ID Number
TE.T05117.00
accession number
87434
catalog number
T05117.00
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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