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Cheney Brothers Printed "Sweetbriar" silk, "Vine & Basket" design, 1917

Cheney Brothers Printed "Sweetbriar" silk, "Vine & Basket" design, 1917

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A length of Cheney Brothers printed "Sweetbriar" tradename silk. Lightweight, slightly sheer, plain weave fabric. Design No. 65974, "Vine and Baskets" Color No. 8051/4. Design: Green, pink, orange, yellow, black flowering vines in blue and green baskets. Vines form hexagons on white ground. Design is somewhat modernist in styling - simplified forms, but in a Neo-Classical arrangement. (W. 30 in., 36 in.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fabric length
printed silk
date made
1917
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
sold
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave, printed (overall production method/technique)
white (overall color)
green (overall color)
blue (overall color)
orange (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
pink (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
TE.T3661
accession number
60888
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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