Cheney Brothers "Printed Satin Brocade", 1913

Cheney Brothers "Printed Satin Brocade", 1913

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Length of Cheney Brothers "Printed Satin Brocade". Lightweight silk compound satin weave with a weft float pattern of abstract swirls and whorls (almost wood-grain-like). Printed floral design of small scattered sprigs of various sizes in blues and pinks with green leaves and brown stems.. "Champagne" (pinkish-beige) ground. (W. 24 in., L. 36 in.) This is not an actual brocade, in the technical meaning of discontinuous weft patterning. It is a jacquard-woven figure, with weft-float patterning against the satin weave ground. This fabric, called "Jouy Broche" by the company, is woven at 24" wide. There is a page from a Cheney sample book with swatches of two additional colorways of this pattern in the study card file.
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Object Name
dress silk
fabric sample
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)
floral (overall pattern)
champagne (overall color)
blue, pink (overall color)
compound satin weave, cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 24 in; 91.44 cm x 60.96 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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American Silk Industry
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National Museum of American History
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