Cheney Brothers Printed Florentine Silk, 1913

Cheney Brothers Printed Florentine Silk, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers printed Florentine Silk. Very lightwieght plain weave. Printed with overall naturalistic pattern of locust flowers in pinks, red-orange, and purple with green leaves on a white ground. (W. 32 in., L. 36 in.) A Cheney sample card for printed FLorentine, with a different design on a small swatch, gives the following additional information: "Used for Kimonas (sic) and Bed Quilts and for light decorative purposes. Woven with Italian gum silk warp and spun silk singles filling."
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Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
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)
white, pinks, purples, greens (overall color)
locust flower (overall pattern)
plain weave, cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 32 in; 91.44 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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