Cheney Brothers Silk "Grisaille", 1913

Cheney Brothers Silk "Grisaille", 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers all silk 'Grisaille' apparel fabric. A balanced plain weave with slightly irregular weft. Yarn dyed, with white warp and black weft giving a changeable gray surface effect with a medium sheen. (W. 32 in., L. 1-1/2 yd.). Similar color effect to another Cheney piece, titled Bengal Pongee, but without the warp strie and in a slightly heavier weight.
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Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
made at
United States: Connecticut, Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave, yarn-dyed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 54 in x 32 in; 137.16 cm x 81.28 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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