Cheney Brothers "Printed Satin Brocade", 1913

Cheney Brothers "Printed Satin Brocade", 1913

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Length of Cheney Brothers "Printed Satin Brocade". All-silk. The ground is jacquard woven with a repeating s-curve swirling figure. It is over-printed with a dense ground pattern of light blue lines with a delicate flowering branch design on top of that.. Construction; Compound satin weave, weft float patterning. The ground is a pinkish-beige ("champagne"). Printed design is light blue, with flowers in pink, yellow. brown, green, turquoise blue. Cheney Silks retail label attached with glue or adhesive. (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.
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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)
champagne (overall color)
pink, yellow, brown, green, blue (overall color)
compound satin weave (overall production method/technique)
cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
floral (overall pattern)
figured charmeuse satin (overall style)
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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National Museum of American History
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