Cheney Brothers Printed "Sweetbriar" silk, Japanese design, 1917

Cheney Brothers Printed "Sweetbriar" silk, Japanese design, 1917

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Description
A length of Cheney Brothers printed "Sweetbriar" silk. Lightweight, plain weave fabric. Design No. 72273, "Japanese Pine Cone and Peacocks" and Color No. 6063/204. Japanese-inspired 'island' design. Green, red, yellow, and brown long-tailed birds, including phoenix (?) and peacocks, on the ground and perched in purple and black pine trees, with a variety of Japanese flowering plants, on a tan ground. (W. 30 in., L. 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)
tan (overall color)
purple (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
green (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
brown (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
TE.T3662
accession number
60888
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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National Museum of American History
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